Following her Nintendo Labo collaboration with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots (see video above), American singer, songwriter and actress Ariana Grande seems to have acquired her very own Switch. The only problem is, she had to sort out a few things before she could enjoy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with a friend who was in another location.
Taking to Instagram, Ariana asked her 123 million followers how she could play Mario Kart online with a friend:
"Does anybody know how to playmario kart with a friend from different locations onnintendo switch? pls dm me it's urgent thank you so much. "
She obviously worked out friends codes needed to be exchanged and a Nintendo Switch Online subscription was required in order to get the race up and running. After this was solved, she posted the following picture recognizing the "crazy" powers of modern technology:
While it's not exactly mind-blowing a famous person is playing Mario Kart on the Switch, it helps reinforce the fact that this has been an incredibly successful generation for Nintendo so far.
Last week, Cristiano Ronaldo – the famous Portuguese football player – tweeted a picture of himself wearing a Super Mario Odyssey hat to his 75 million followers, and not long ago, American singer Lady Gaga was spotted tweeting about her love of Bayonetta to her 77 million followers.
This is a reminder of just how far Nintendo has come from the Wii U generation, which was an uphill battle from the very beginning. Now the company has some of the most popular people in the world actively tweeting about the Switch to millions of followers. Surely it will translate even more sales success for the system over time.