Rare stock of Mario Kart Live for Nintendo Switch is back - bring fun carnage to your living room today

You can get Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit into your living room right now from Best Buy
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Gaming deals are never a bad way to start a year off, and seeing something coming back into stock that has long been unavailable is absolutely such a deal (even if not in the traditional sense of the word). 

If you've been wanting to bag a Mario Kart Live kit since it was announced then now is your chance: you can get either the red Mario version or the green Luigi set for $99.99 at Best Buy right now. 

Mario Kart Live is a new 'augmented reality' (AR) take on the classic kart racer. This time out, however, you race real AR toy karts controlled through your Switch console. On the console's screen, you view the race with it blending your real-life home - furniture and pets included - with the virtual world to create a ridiculously fun, chaotic, and interesting take on racing. 

You'll need to use the cardboard set to build gates around a room, through which you drive in numerical order which determines the layout of the track which you've designed. Simple circle? Sure thing. Underneath grandma's legs? FIne. Through the hazardous pet-feeding area? You bet. You really can create what you want. Nintendo says you'll need to aim for a space of at least 3.5m x 3m  / 10 x 12ft to play in so it'll be better to do it in larger rooms or all around the house. Check out our full Mario Kart Live review for more info.

Mario Kart Live - US prices


Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit | Red | <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6414101&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fmario-kart-live-home-circuit-nintendo-switch-nintendo-switch-lite%2F6414101.p%3FskuId%3D6414101&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">$99.99 at Best Buy
The way Nintendo gear and hardware has gone lately, acting very quickly is your best bet here if you're at all interested in the augmented reality racer.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit | Green | $99.99 at Best Buy

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit | Green | <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6414102&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fmario-kart-live-home-circuit-nintendo-switch-nintendo-switch-lite%2F6414102.p%3FskuId%3D6414102&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">$99.99 at Best Buy
The same but in green with Luigi behind the wheel. The Mario one usually sells out first, but Luigi follows suit straight after, so we wouldn't wait too long on either one.

Mario Kart Live - UK prices

Fear not UK readers, as the AR bag of fun is also available for you to get your hands on too. These are the best current prices for both sets in the UK right now.

And remember, you will have to have a Switch consoles to get going with Mario Kart Live, so here are the latest Nintendo Switch bundle prices no matter where you are in the world. We've got you covered for the best Nintendo Switch accessories too.

Rob Dwiar

Rob is the Deputy Editor of sister site, TechRadar Gaming, and has been in the games and tech industry for years. Prior to a recent stint as Gaming Editor at WePC, Rob was the Commissioning Editor for Hardware at GamesRadar+, and was on the hardware team for more than four years, since its inception in late 2018. He is also a writer on games and has had work published over the last six years or so at the likes of Eurogamer, RPS, PCGN, and more. He is also a qualified landscape and garden designer, so does that in his spare time, while he is also an expert on the virtual landscapes and environments of games and loves to write about them too, including in an upcoming book on the topic!