Mario Kart 7 doesn’t have a colon

Mario Kart 7 is the first numbered edition of this game. The other six entries in this series don’t carry a numerical indicator, just a name, colon, or game system name. Mario Kart for GameCube was fun because some people just referred to it as Double Dash, but the DS and Wii versions just tacked the respective system’s name onto the title. So why did Nintendo choose to call this edition “Mario Kart 7”? It’s not like the games have a storyline or are really sequels of any sort. Maybe it’s just for luck? I can’t complain too much, though, since “Mario Kart 3DS” or “Mario 3D Kart” would be a letdown. If anything, hopefully it points to Nintendo moving away from throwing “3D” in every 3DS game’s title.

What do you think? Do you like “Mario Kart 7” for a title? Or would you prefer it had a colon and some indication of the new features, such as “Mario Kart: Land, Sea, and Air”?