Any cat owners receiving their shiny new copy of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit today were probably already worrying about how their feline friends would adapt to a new, speedy Mario kart boosting around the living room. As you might expect, early indicators reveal that it's not going well. In fact, at Time's Breakdown Event, "Mario Kart Live" was the No. 1 most-searched game among CAT owners, far ahead of Nintendo's ground-breaking second main entry in the franchise.

Mario Kart 7 was the top free mobile game last year among Cat lovers.

"We can frankly say that Twitter hashtags for all Apple and Android devices bombed even worse for Mario Kart Live—unless social media anthropomorphized Cats," analyst Brian Blau wrote Friday.

According to Blau, the best way to affect this trend is for Apple and Android owners alike to become better cat parents. "There is really only one way we could really help care, encourage, and implement better behavior through mobile: online games designed for Cats and Cats only," he wrote.

Game developers: squeeze in a Cat marriage simulator

With remixed characters, new gameplay mechanics, and the return of online multiplayer, 2017 marks the fifth anniversary of the release of the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. The total number of Zelda games during this time has been split almost equally down the middle, allowing for no one to accuse Nintendo of favoritism in favor of Hyrule.

However, 15 years is a long time in video gaming. Apparently the video-game medium isn't yet old enough for a romantic one-feline love story. So it begs the question: what if "Cat and Zelda" were a full-fledged mega-title in each game universe?

Imagine a marriage simulator that takes place in Majora's Mask, keeps players updated to the latest in important Zelda news, and organizes a few two-headed cats for nostalgia purposes. The list of benefits? Following the 2016 social game Her Story, by eight months into its launch, Her Story was downloaded 5.4 million times. Increasing that sum by 15% could have updated the sale figures for two cats.

Link and CatBoy GIF. Creator: LeTessent.

When her website manager, Veronica Roselli, already thought of this scenario in 2016, Roselli penned a far more poignant tirade versus providing the invisible Keira Knightley role of a distant spouse. In her more recent post, titled, "Are video games giving you the wrong idea?", Roselli also accused Nintendo of having no intellectual property in mind when creating Zelda after an incident involving Breath of the Wild development.

With the newest installment of this classic game already available, would you take video games seriously if developers