Game News

Mario Kart 8 Sells More Than 1.2 Million Units Its First Weekend

Source: Nintendo
June 2, 2014



Mario Kart 8 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 the U.S. 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.




From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus

Latest Headlines:

Check Out the Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set Trailer for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes
Assassin's Creed Unity: New Experience Trailer Revealed
EA Delays Both Battlefield Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition
Comic-Con: Trailer Debuts for The Walking Dead: No Man's Land Mobile Game
Destiny: The Vanguard Armory Pre-Order Bonus Trailer
Comic-Con: Sony Pictures Reveals the Video Game Characters in Pixels
FIFA 15: EA Sports Announces Clint Dempsey as North American Cover Athlete
Comic-Con: Ubisoft Brings the Assassin's Creed Experience to San Diego
WWE 2K15: Sting Announced as Pre-Order Exclusive
Assassin's Creed Unity: Watch the New Revolution Gameplay Trailer


Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners