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Mario Kart 8 sells 1.2 million units worldwide

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Earlier today, we reported hat Mario Kart 8, which released on Friday, was the best-selling week one for any Wii U title since launch, and the second best in the Mario Kart series ever. Nintendo has put some hard numbers behind that statement, announcing that the game sold more than 1.2 million total units worldwide during its first weekend available.

“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!”

In addition to today's grand news, Nintendo took the opportunity to celebrate the entire Mario Kart series, revealing that the previous seven games that have launched have combined to sell more than 100 million total units worldwide, including two of the best-selling games of all time: Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart DS.

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
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