Mario Kart 8 sells 1.2 million units worldwide
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|