Mario Kart 8 has managed to sell 1.2 million copies in its first weekend on the market, making it the fastest selling Wii U game to date. The announcement came this morning after a successful weekend for both Mario Kart 8 and the struggling Wii U, both of which were included in a popular bundle released May 30. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime had the following to say:
“The early response to Mario Kart 8 demonstrates that the best days for Wii U are still ahead. 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!”
Nintendo also provided a look at the overall sales of past Mario Kart titles.