After The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Nintendo Switch already has its second big hit, and it’s a game that didn’t get a chance to shine due to the underwhelming performance of the publisher’s older Wii U system.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 459,000 copies on its launch day of April 28, according to Nintendo. That’s enough to make it the fastest-selling release in the racing franchise’s history. This is also another example of how the Switch, Nintendo’s hybrid home/handheld console, is keeping up with the landmark Wii system, because the previous fastest-selling Mario Kart was the 2008 Wii version that did 433,900 on its launch day. Mario Kart Wii, which was one of a handful of games that many Wii owners purchased to go along with Wii Sports, went on to sell 36.95 million copies.

For Nintendo, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a second chance to give that game an audience. It debuted on the Wii U in Mary 2014. While it went on to sell 8 million copies, which makes it the best-selling game for that platform, it is the worst-seller in the series since the GameCube.

The racer is also an opportunity to maintain the Switch’s momentum. That system debuted in March with Breath of the Wild, which I called the best game Nintendo has ever made. The latest Zelda received stellar reviews from across the game media. Combined with word-of-mouth and a devoted fan following, this helped Zelda and the Switch become¬†the fastest-selling launch game and console in Nintendo history. Now, the publisher has followed up that impressive roll out with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in April, and its sales are proving that consumers are still willing to pay money for new content on that platform — even if it’s a rerelease of an older game.

That’s a positive sign for upcoming releases like Minecraft, Ultra Street Fighter II, Arms, and Splatoon 2. Nintendo is now looking¬†more like it has enough new games to get it through the summer and into the release of Super Mario Odyssey this fall, which is a game that could have Zelda- or Mario Kart-like success.