How much would you pay for Mario Kart DLC?

There are only a couple dozen tracks in Mario Kart 7 for 3DS, so I got to thinking about DLC downloadable tracks for the game. I think I’d be willing to pay around $5 for each new “cup” of four courses. Of course, this would create a question around the inclusion of these courses in the online aspect of the game.

Do you think this is a good idea and how much would you be willing to pay?

25 Responses to How much would you pay for Mario Kart DLC?

  1. Hitokiri_Ace says:

    Sounds like a cool idea! I don’t mind DLC so long as it’s not something that should’ve been included from the get-go. 5$ per new cup sounds pretty good.

    I’d like them have bundles of old maps from older games. I’d love me some Block Fort battles, or some crazy Baby Park action. A dollar per stage sounds about right to me. With discounted bundles. 🙂

  2. EdEN says:

    Definitely. $5 per Cup (with 4 all new courses each) is the way to go.

  3. Eric says:

    5 per new cup seems fair, maybe 4 per new cup of retro courses 😀

  4. Kaiser Soze says:

    500 Nintendo points per Cup sounds fair. It probably wont happen with Mario Kart 7, let’s hope they correct their mistake with Mario Kart WiiU.

  5. JMC611 says:

    I’d say 5-7 dollars seems fair enough.
    Charging 15$ for only 4 maps, like some…. other games do, is unacceptable to me.

  6. Blaise says:

    I would pay $20 dollars to play as Waluigi.

  7. rh0gii says:

    Like the sound of 5.00 per cup, especially for “re-mixed” old maps. like how they re-did the SNES courses. that kind of work deserves some coin.

  8. Richard says:

    That would be a perfect price!

    Also, I think a quick fix for Maka Wuhu on Ninintendo’s end would be to simply adjust things so that the course will NEVER be the selected course for an online race unless EVERY player in the group chooses it.

  9. disco says:

    0$, I allready payed the game!

  10. Davey1983 says:

    $5 sounds ok. However, I would like to see a new cup of 4 tracks and then either a new character or battle track.

    Also, I would only want to see new DLC about once a year.

    That being said, my main beef with DLC is that it is usually content that should have been included in the original game. I have little problem with the concept of DLC, just that it has been implemented so badly by so many in the pursuit of the all mighty dollar.

  11. Richard says:


    You paid for a full Maro Kart game with 32 courses, and that’s what you got. The price does not include free additions for eternity! 🙂

  12. Hitokiri_Ace says:

    True enough Richard, let’s just cross our fingers that Ninty won’t get swallowed up in the current DLC affair. 60$ games+50$ map packs for life? What a joke.

  13. baelnic says:

    I’d like a new cup plus a new map for battle/coin mode each DLC. If they are even halfway reasonable I don’t care about the price because more tracks mean more gameplay.

  14. WII-LUIGI$ says:

    A new cup to me would sound great. But please include a bit more tracks from Mario Kart: Super Circuit for the game as a Retro track selection. That and a couple of new characters besides Waluigi would be good too. I have no problem paying $5 for something like that.

  15. cmdg says:

    0 dollars and 0 cents. DLC is a rip off.

  16. monkat says:

    I’m a bit spoiled by mobile platforms.

    $0.99 per cup.

    That said, I’m probably in the minority, here, because I didn’t even buy the game. $40 is a lot of money, in my position anyway, and I can’t afford to blow cash on a game I bought five years ago with a new coat of paint, despite high reviews. I understand that a lot of people are OK with that, and I understand that each installment is really, really high quality, but it’s just not worth it for me.

    But, to put it in perspective, (admittedly over-priced, all the same) eShop games run about $5. A completely “new” (we’ve seen our fair share of ports!) experience.

  17. sam says:

    DLC sure would split up the player base though. i would pay 1 dollar per track or 4 per new cup. I would laso pay 1 dollar per new character. When you purchase any dlc you should receive new, random customize parts as well

  18. Lord Lemmy says:

    I would love a return of Waluigi in DLC. He was always my character since Double Dash!! and I hardly ever chose anyone else since. But now I’ve been forced (though not TOO badly) to be Shy Guy all the time. I’d pay maybe a dollar for new characters. Maybe for new courses too.

  19. Fabio says:

    The game costs 4, and comes with what, 8 cups? If so, I would say 5 bucks is a tad expensive…

    But make it a package with 1 cup (4 tracks) and a few new racers, and the 5 bucks is worth it.


  20. Nin3DS says:

    Depends what the tracks are. About ten pounds or so for great tracks like Wario Colisseum, other Rainbow Roads, Tick Tock Clock? Sure! But no more than a pound for terrible, boring tracks like Figure Eight Circuit or Luigi Circuit.

    Of course, being able to choose what tracks to buy would be even better, as would getting all additional content for no charge whatsoever.

  21. RisnDevil says:

    I would pay/agree with NO MORE THAN $5 but this should include more than just one complete cup, probably a racer to go with it. New weapons and kart pieces should be free though. Also, I would LOVE to see a new cup that was half all-new tracks (2) and half remade tracks (2). Lastly, I would pay $10-$15 for a 3DS eShop purchase that would allow me to make my own tracks, even if I can only use them for local/download play.

  22. XCWarrior says:

    $0. I won’t buy DLC. The whole game should have been in the cart when I buy it. If you want add stuff, do it for free. See Team Fortress 2 for details. Do not add stuff and make me pay for it – cause its not going to happen.

  23. austin says:

    bring back baby park!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Noah says:

    They should include all of the Arcade GP2 courses(excluding PacMan’s) and each cup of two courses should unlock a character cut from Wii. All of this for $5

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