HomeNewsMario Kart 8 is on a Roll: Sells More Than 1.2 Million Units Worldwide Over First Weekend Jelani Thompson June 2, 2014 News 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: Title System 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 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! Share this post: No related posts. Mario Kart 8Nintendo NewsPress ReleaseWii U NewsCall of Duty: Advanced Warfare Coming to the Wii U; More Info to be Shown at E3Four Unannounced Games Being Revealed by Nintendo at E3 2014About The AuthorJelani ThompsonOwner/Social Media Jelani Thompson is the Owner/Editor-In-Chief at Always Nintendo! He's very passionate about interviewing developers and bringing daily Wii U and 3DS news to the site's readers. When he's not busy saving the universe, he's most likely at his Grandma's house eating her delicious meals.