Michael Koczwara On June - 2 - 2014

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.

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  • galloots

    So excited to see how well it does throughout its entire life! So excited for the future of the WiiU!!!!

  • Boo3DGoldBoo

    Mario Kart 8 is already selling. I bet Wii U will had great sellings now on, this year will be The Year of Wii U.

  • WaluigiStarman32

    They can do even more stuff and power ups in mario games.You know what would be cool?A Mario game with every single power up from old to new.

  • http://www.mariopartylegacy.com/ DryBonesLoverandFantic2

    Well i’m not surprised that Mario Kart 8 has already 1.2 million sales, it’s really fun, I got it yesterday and I unlocked mostly everything, except does anyone know how to unlock the final 6 characters? I got the one’s from the cup except I don’t know how to get the other ones.

    • Psych

      You unlock everybody by beating cups. Go on a different cc.

    • DaisyYoshi4LIFE!

      use different cc’s and different cups. if you play the same cup on the same cc u won’t unlock a character

  • Luigiguy567

    It’s Mario Kart, so this was kinda expected. But at least this was a great boost for Nintendo. Message to all Mario Haters:
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sTSA_sWGM44

  • Blizzard

    Woah! mk wii had that much sales?! Well I hope Mario kart 8 eventually gets there and I really hope there is a downloadable pack of characters *cough Drybones*

    • Boo3DGoldBoo

      *cough Birdo*

      • Person McPerson

        *cough Bowser Jr*

        • Where’s Honey Queen?

          *cough Honey Queen*

          • DaisyYoshi4LIFE!

            *cough… ugh… (make this quick jimmy you’re losing everyone!)… Emerald Luigi!!!!!! Oh wait nintendo no!!!!!!*

          • Mr. Sushi

            *cough Baby Metal Mario* (That wouldn’t be too bad because shiny=awesome)

          • DaisyYoshi4LIFE!

            …no… just no… I want Birdo though

          • Mr. Sushi

            At least it’s better than no characters at all, right?

          • Superluigi

            *cough* every character that everyone wants *cough*

          • DaisyYoshi4LIFE!

            …okay fine.

          • SonicShadow

            *cough* Except Non-Mario characters.*cough*

          • Where’s Honey Queen?

            (Except for Pink Gold Peach. Proving shiny doesn’t always = awesome)

          • Mr. Sushi

            Pink Gold Peach is badass.

          • Where’s Honey Queen?

            How many times am I able to down vote a comment again?

            Nah, I’m just hatin’. I can kinda tolerate her on brief occasions.

          • Person McPerson

            i’m glad some ppl like Metal Mario

          • Boo3DGoldBoo

            Silver Wario, the new metal driver, is approaching.

          • Bowser498

            Coughing up Metal Rosalina, Golden Waluigi, and Bronze Bowser. lol…………. :-)

          • Mr. Sushi

            Waluigi before Bowser? If that did happen, I would be SO confused at what Nintendo is going for.

          • Bowser498

            The order doesn’t really matter…

          • Bowser498

            *Cough Bowser(498). :P

        • BlooperLover

          Maybe a bit too many Koopa’s lol

      • Blizzard

        *cough King boo*

  • Boo3DGoldBoo

    Nintendo 3ds sales are a bit bad at the beggining too, but now are in a very good place, I think the same thing is happening to Wii U. (I’m so curious to know about smash bros. sales)

  • Person McPerson

    TAKE THAT MICROSOFT FANS!

  • Person McPerson

    OMG. AT THIS RATE, IN A MONTH, IT WILL SELL ABOUT 15-20 MILLION COPIES

  • Person McPerson

    Know the power of the almighty Wii U!

  • Braystar

    YAY! WIIU IS STILL ALIVE!

  • Nookling

    I heard over 80% of sales in UK were for the bundle! So it’s not just the people who already have a U too :)

  • Where’s Honey Queen?

    Considering how little the Wii U has sold, this is really impressive! So happy that a worthwhile game is getting the sales it deserves!

  • Sea Slug and Wagashi
    • Bowser498

      YAY FOR MARIO KART 8! :P

    • DaisyYoshi4LIFE!

      Who was that in the first pic

      • Bowser498

        I think it is the same person in his/her profile picture. :P

        • Sea Slug and Wagashi

          A.K.A. Lucille Bluth :P

          • Bowser498

            Thanks for the info… :D

    • Braystar

      How I feel about dis!^

    • Bowser498

      This is crazy! 11 likes for a comment must mean that it is the “best comment” on the page lol… *Celebrates the Release Date of MK8*. :P

  • MagiKooper

    CONGRATULATION WIIU! YOU’RE FINALLY MAKING A PROFIT!

    TAKE THAT XBOX ONE!

    • Boo3DGoldBoo

      I can’t say better.

  • BlooperLover

    Congratz Nintendo! Just got my MK8 <3

  • DK64fan

    1.2 million copies? dang. That HAS to be a new record.

  • Nookling

    Look up Luigi Death Stare on YouTube and you won’t be disappointed

  • Nookling

    Over 20% attack rate! That’s really good

  • Mr. Sushi

    Wow, the Mario Kart series has sold over 100 million copies, and over 50 million are from Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart Wii alone!

    • Person McPerson

      of course.
      mario kart ds is in the top 30 best-selling video games, and mario kart wii is in the top 15

  • Where’s Honey Queen?

    Mario Kart 8 already has more than 20% of Mario Kart Super Circuit’s total sales in its opening weekend sales alone. That in itself is glorious.

  • DaisyYoshi4LIFE!

    hey guys! i have a tournament on june 10h at 12:00 in the afternoon EDT! The code is 5395-9687-9532. please join! it goes to june 13th at 11:30 pm EDT! Reply if you feel like joining!

    • BlooperLover

      I’ll probably join, I’ll get my FC later.

    • Bowser498

      I think I can join! FYI, my tournament code is 9269-2457-4827. :p

  • BlooperLover

    Glider’s have cost me so many races >.< I mean, If I wasn't for the glider crashing into the wall, I would of gotten my 150cc 3-Star Cup sooner