Mario Kart 8 Shifts 2 Million Copies In Under A Month

Written by Neil Soutter on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 2:30 PM
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Mario Kart 8 is the Wii U’s biggest exclusive to date, and Nintendo has unveiled some big sales figures for the game’s first month in stores. The Wii U iteration of one of Nintendo’s most successful franchises ever has shifted around 2 million copies since May.

That’s a particularly impressive figure when you consider that it consists of around a third of the entire 6.2 million Wii U user-base, meaning effectively that one in three Wii U owners bought a copy of the game within a month of it being released...

The figures were discussed in a shareholder meeting last night, in which Nintendo also discussed the fact that hardware sales for the Wii U had increased alongside the software sales. We already knew this was the case; although we don’t have figures, we do know that in the UK, Wii U sales increased by almost 700% following the release of Mario Kart 8 on May 30th.

Competition, variety and versatility are all healthy in the gaming industry, so having Nintendo doing better again should be good news regardless of your platform preference, and it is nice to see gaming granddaddy Nintendo getting some attention once again.

Do you think big sales for Mario Kart 8 can help restore some of Nintendo’s glory? Which other big upcoming Wii U titles will be good for Nintendo’s console? Tell us what you think in the comments.

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10:05 Jun-28-2014

good going nintendo :) keep it up
it's time they get 3rd party support

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03:58 Jun-28-2014

hmmm. they let youtubers post vid of their games and **** splodes... hmmm

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03:42 Jun-28-2014

I really lost all faith in Nintendo when they discontinued online play for many games on the Wii and DS. Going to buy a PS4 soon instead of a Wii U.

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15:39 Jun-27-2014

Always nice to see Nintendo giving their loyal critics the regular falcon punch to the nether parts. I really don't care about MK, but their console is cheap, and there's always the next Zelda or Metroid to look forward to.

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14:45 Jun-27-2014

this game is my most wanted exclusive. not the order 1886 not the last of us not anything. i want this game and i will never have it ;_; but i am glad to see that nintendo is catching a break. i like nintendo even though the only nintendo products i ever owned myself was a gameboy pocket and a nintendo DS.

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