After much waiting and hype, Mario Kart 8 sells one 1.2 million copies worldwide on its first weekend. A much needed boost for struggling Wii U sales, though Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says “The early response to Mario Kart 8 demonstrates that the best days for Wii U are still ahead.” I’m really hoping for Reggie that he’s right.
The seven games that launched previously in the series have combined to sell more than 100 million total units worldwide. E3 will be a good preview of how Nintendo will do over the next year and if they will remain a viable threat to Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s Ps4.
Mario Kart Sales Come Speeding By
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Written by Aaron Johnson