Mario’s Kart Plows Down His Previous Wii Titles (Combined) in the UK


Mario Kart Wii released in the UK last week, speeding past Sony’s Gran Turismo 5: Prologue to the top of the All Formats Chart. Apparently, the UK’s love of racing and Mario proved potent to their racing rival.

Gran Turismo wasn’t the only one left in the dust.

ChartTrack UK explained that Mario Kart Wii is “far and away the biggest launch of any Nintendo published title.” The 8th biggest launch week in UK history, ChartTrack went on to reveal that it was a bigger launch week than all 5 other Mario Wii games combined (Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, Super Mario Galaxy, Mario Strikers, Mario Party 8 and Super Paper Mario).

Mario Kart Wii releases in the states April 27th at an MSRP of $49.99