Mario Kart 8 is on a Roll: Sells More Than 1.2 Million Units Worldwide Over First Weekend‏

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The Mario Kart 8 game for the Wii U console just launched around the world to global acclaim, earning some of the strongest review scores in franchise history, including becoming the 14th Wii U game to launch in North America with a Metacritic score of 85 or higher. Nintendo reported today that the game sold more than 1.2 million total units across Japan, Europe and the Americas during its first weekend on the market.

“The early response to Mario Kart 8 demonstrates that the best days for Wii U are still ahead,” said Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “This year’s E3 is just days away, and it will be all about the future games for Nintendo platforms. This milestone is a great place to start!”

Prior to Mario Kart 8, the seven games that have launched previously in the series have combined to sell more than 100 million total units worldwide. This includes two of the best-selling video games of all time: Mario Kart Wii for Wii and Mario Kart DS for the Nintendo DS family of systems. The full list includes:




Global Sales (as of 3/31/14)

Super Mario Kart

Super Nintendo

8.76 million

Mario Kart 64

Nintendo 64

9.87 million

Mario Kart Advance

Game Boy Advance

5.91 million

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Nintendo GameCube

6.88 million

Mario Kart DS

Nintendo DS

23.56 million

Mario Kart Wii


35.53 million

Mario Kart 7

Nintendo 3DS

9.62 million



Total: 100.13 million

What are your thoughts on the sales of Mario Kart 8? Are you happy for Nintendo? How many consoles do you think Smash Bros. 4 will sell? You can let me know by leaving a comment below!

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