Mario Kart 8's first major content pack is available now, and for $8 and 1GB of Wii U space you can fill your racing roster with the likes of Link, the Master Cycle, and a circuit based on F-Zero's Mute City. Or, to summarize for numerophiles, three characters, four karts and eight tracks. Don't forget, you can also get the DLC as part of the $12 package that bundles in a pre-order for the second pack, due in March 2015.

The eShop's not just about Mario Kart 8 this week... 'cos Mario Kart: Super Circuitbrings GBA racing to the Wii U Virtual Console. We josh, kartophobes, there's plenty of other stuff to download. There are the console and handheld editions ofSonic Boom, the Wii U port of pop-up beauty Tengami (check out our impressionsof it on iOS), and the belated stateside arrival of Pokemon Trading Card Game on 3DS Virtual Console.

Since it's November and another one of those content-packed weeks, our digestible list of new releases should prove handy. You'll find that below the break. and if you're after sales and permanent discounts, point your clicker here.