Mario Kart 8 Sells 1.2 Million Over the Release Weekend

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:

β€œThe 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
galloots
June 2, 2014 12:15 PM

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

Boo3DGoldBoo
Boo3DGoldBoo
June 2, 2014 12:47 PM

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
WaluigiStarman32
June 2, 2014 1:14 PM

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.

DryBonesLoverandFantic2
June 2, 2014 1:26 PM

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
Psych
June 2, 2014 1:31 PM

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

DaisyYoshi4LIFE!
DaisyYoshi4LIFE!
June 2, 2014 3:33 PM

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

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
June 2, 2014 1:37 PM

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
Blizzard
June 2, 2014 3:01 PM

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
Boo3DGoldBoo
June 2, 2014 3:09 PM
Reply to  Blizzard

*cough Birdo*

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
June 2, 2014 3:10 PM
Reply to  Boo3DGoldBoo

*cough Bowser Jr*

Where's Honey Queen?
Where's Honey Queen?
June 2, 2014 3:17 PM

*cough Honey Queen*

DaisyYoshi4LIFE!
DaisyYoshi4LIFE!
June 2, 2014 3:33 PM

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

Mr. Sushi
Mr. Sushi
June 2, 2014 3:34 PM

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

DaisyYoshi4LIFE!
DaisyYoshi4LIFE!
June 2, 2014 3:34 PM
Reply to  Mr. Sushi

…no… just no… I want Birdo though

Mr. Sushi
Mr. Sushi
June 2, 2014 3:34 PM

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

Superluigi
Superluigi
June 2, 2014 3:58 PM
Reply to  Mr. Sushi

*cough* every character that everyone wants *cough*

DaisyYoshi4LIFE!
DaisyYoshi4LIFE!
June 2, 2014 4:13 PM
Reply to  Superluigi

…okay fine.

SonicShadow
SonicShadow
June 7, 2014 12:01 PM
Reply to  Superluigi

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

Where's Honey Queen?
Where's Honey Queen?
June 2, 2014 3:35 PM
Reply to  Mr. Sushi

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

Mr. Sushi
Mr. Sushi
June 2, 2014 3:35 PM

Pink Gold Peach is badass.

Where's Honey Queen?
Where's Honey Queen?
June 2, 2014 3:37 PM
Reply to  Mr. Sushi

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
Person McPerson
June 2, 2014 3:47 PM
Reply to  Mr. Sushi

i’m glad some ppl like Metal Mario

Boo3DGoldBoo
Boo3DGoldBoo
June 3, 2014 5:29 AM

Silver Wario, the new metal driver, is approaching.

Bowser498
Bowser498
June 3, 2014 1:12 PM
Reply to  Mr. Sushi

Coughing up Metal Rosalina, Golden Waluigi, and Bronze Bowser. lol…………. πŸ™‚

Mr. Sushi
Mr. Sushi
June 3, 2014 3:47 PM
Reply to  Bowser498

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

Bowser498
Bowser498
June 3, 2014 4:26 PM
Reply to  Mr. Sushi

The order doesn’t really matter…

Bowser498
Bowser498
June 3, 2014 1:08 PM

*Cough Bowser(498). πŸ˜›

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
June 2, 2014 8:15 PM

Maybe a bit too many Koopa’s lol

Blizzard
Blizzard
June 2, 2014 6:59 PM
Reply to  Boo3DGoldBoo

*cough King boo*

Boo3DGoldBoo
Boo3DGoldBoo
June 2, 2014 3:08 PM

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
Person McPerson
June 2, 2014 3:09 PM

TAKE THAT MICROSOFT FANS!

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
June 2, 2014 3:10 PM

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

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
June 2, 2014 3:11 PM

Know the power of the almighty Wii U!

Braystar
Braystar
June 2, 2014 3:12 PM

YAY! WIIU IS STILL ALIVE!

Nookling
Nookling
June 2, 2014 3:13 PM

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 πŸ™‚

Where's Honey Queen?
Where's Honey Queen?
June 2, 2014 3:18 PM

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

Bowser498
Bowser498
June 2, 2014 3:51 PM

YAY FOR MARIO KART 8! πŸ˜›

DaisyYoshi4LIFE!
DaisyYoshi4LIFE!
June 2, 2014 3:58 PM

Who was that in the first pic

Bowser498
Bowser498
June 3, 2014 1:06 PM

I think it is the same person in his/her profile picture. πŸ˜›

Sea Slug and Wagashi
Sea Slug and Wagashi
June 3, 2014 4:02 PM
Reply to  Bowser498

A.K.A. Lucille Bluth πŸ˜›

Bowser498
Bowser498
June 4, 2014 4:42 PM

Thanks for the info… πŸ˜€

Braystar
Braystar
June 2, 2014 5:17 PM

How I feel about dis!^

Bowser498
Bowser498
June 3, 2014 1:07 PM

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*. πŸ˜›

MagiKooper
MagiKooper
June 2, 2014 4:51 PM

CONGRATULATION WIIU! YOU’RE FINALLY MAKING A PROFIT!

TAKE THAT XBOX ONE!

Boo3DGoldBoo
Boo3DGoldBoo
June 3, 2014 5:32 AM
Reply to  MagiKooper

I can’t say better.

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
June 2, 2014 6:53 PM

Congratz Nintendo! Just got my MK8 <3

DK64fan
DK64fan
June 3, 2014 2:07 PM

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

Nookling
Nookling
June 4, 2014 12:32 PM

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

Nookling
Nookling
June 4, 2014 12:33 PM

Over 20% attack rate! That’s really good

Mr. Sushi
Mr. Sushi
June 4, 2014 3:10 PM

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
Person McPerson
June 4, 2014 3:53 PM
Reply to  Mr. Sushi

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?
Where's Honey Queen?
June 4, 2014 6:11 PM

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!
DaisyYoshi4LIFE!
June 4, 2014 6:43 PM

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
BlooperLover
June 5, 2014 4:07 PM

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

Bowser498
Bowser498
June 8, 2014 7:34 AM

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

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
June 5, 2014 4:06 PM

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