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zakislam
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(06-02-2014, 06:42 PM)
PR:

2nd June 2014 – On 30th May, Mario Kart 8 for Wii U launched simultaneously around the world to global acclaim, garnering some of the strongest review scores in the history of the series. Following this, Nintendo has today reported that the game sold more than 1.2 million* total units across Japan, Europe and The Americas from Thursday, 29th May to Sunday, 1st June.**

"Such positive early feedback for Mario Kart 8 reinforces the great gameplay experiences that Wii U currently offers," said Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata. "With Nintendo set to showcase its future releases at E3 next week, this is a great milestone going into the summer season."

Prior to Mario Kart 8, the seven titles that have launched previously in the series have combined to sell more than 100 million total units, an average of more than 14 million units per title. This includes two of the best-selling video games of all time: Mario Kart Wii for Wii and Mario Kart DS for the Nintendo DS family of systems. The full list includes:




*Based on Nintendo’s internal sales figures.

**Mario Kart 8 launched on Thursday, 29th May in Japan and Friday, 30th May across Europe and The Americas.

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JayEH
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(06-02-2014, 06:43 PM)
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Great news! Hopefully a little sales bump for the Wii U as well.
Nirolak
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(06-02-2014, 06:43 PM)
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Very solid results.

I do wish they would share how many Wii U's it moved, but understandably they might want to wait a bit on that so it adds up.
Jamix012
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(06-02-2014, 06:44 PM)
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Pretty decent for the Wii U! Especially since I expect this thing to have pretty good legs (at least for the Wii U.)
Mr.Awesome
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(06-02-2014, 06:44 PM)
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Holy crap
The_Darkest_Red
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(06-02-2014, 06:44 PM)
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I wonder what percentage is a result of Luigi's death stare?
JDSN
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(06-02-2014, 06:45 PM)
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Ben Kuchera nailed it!
zroid
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(06-02-2014, 06:45 PM)
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wow
Currygan
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(06-02-2014, 06:45 PM)
Jesus. I was expecting good sales but this is better
Takao
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(06-02-2014, 06:45 PM)
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What are those asterisks supposed to link to?
Cbajd5
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(06-02-2014, 06:45 PM)
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they're never gonna reach polygon's 1.26 million estimate are they
Anth0ny
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(06-02-2014, 06:45 PM)
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Good job. It'll be the best selling Wii U game by the end of the year, no doubt.
random25
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(06-02-2014, 06:45 PM)
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That's great news! Well deserved... :)
CrackPebbles
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(06-02-2014, 06:45 PM)
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Yay
Crimsonclaw111
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(06-02-2014, 06:45 PM)
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Very good sales, now we wait to see how many Wii Us moved with it.
klodeckel1990
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(06-02-2014, 06:45 PM)
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Great game. Well deserved!
Timeaisis
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(06-02-2014, 06:45 PM)
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Wow! That's a lot more than expected, especially for 3 days.

Originally Posted by JDSN

Ben Kuchera nailed it!

Haha should've been first post.
Sendou
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(06-02-2014, 06:46 PM)
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That's rather good.
vinnygambini
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(06-02-2014, 06:46 PM)
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Solid results.

Shipments of 2.5 million for Q1 is locked.
gigantor21
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(06-02-2014, 06:46 PM)
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That's good.

That's DAMN good.

Wonder what effect it will have on hardware sales.
Road
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(06-02-2014, 06:46 PM)

Originally Posted by JDSN

Ben Kuchera nailed it!

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthre...#post112087120

=P
Mariolee
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(06-02-2014, 06:46 PM)
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That's more games than Wii U's sold!

I really do feel like this is the start of Nintendo's momentum. Mario Kart 8, then E3 megatons, then Smash Bros, etc.
NotLiquid
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(06-02-2014, 06:46 PM)
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kuroneko0509
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(06-02-2014, 06:46 PM)
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b-but *cough* Polygon *cough* said this is the worst selling Mario Kart entry
Coin Return
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(06-02-2014, 06:46 PM)
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I'm one of them!

Awesome game.
Rogue_Ledr
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(06-02-2014, 06:46 PM)
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I think we can finally add a check to that chalk board now!
KHlover
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(06-02-2014, 06:46 PM)
To put this in perspective:

About 20% of the current userbase bought the game on the first weekend
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JetSetRadio
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(06-02-2014, 06:47 PM)
Very good, the game deserves it. I still doubt if they will manage to sell 3.6M consoles though.
MannyToons
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(06-02-2014, 06:47 PM)
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Holy shit...
CureVylash
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(06-02-2014, 06:47 PM)
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Well deserved

Reluctant-Hero
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(06-02-2014, 06:47 PM)
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This includes eShop sales, right? Because I'm almost eShop exclusive with all my Wii U purchases.

Such we'll deserved success too. Fantastic game.
BoboBrazil
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(06-02-2014, 06:47 PM)
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Not really a surprise. Its selling to a starved audience that basically has bought Wii Us to play Nintendo games.
schuelma
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(06-02-2014, 06:47 PM)
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Better than expected. Good start- Nintendo needs to maintain momentum starting next week.
-Horizon-
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(06-02-2014, 06:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by NotLiquid

Should've been first post.
Namikaze
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(06-02-2014, 06:47 PM)
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Amazing. Love this game, hope it continues to sell well (it will).
EnVy_CaLiBeR
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(06-02-2014, 06:47 PM)
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I will be adding to that number later this week. Been watching people play it. Looks awesome.
Kai Dracon
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(06-02-2014, 06:47 PM)
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Reaffirms my suspicion that Mario Kart has become Nintendo's biggest franchise outside Pokemon.

It hits all the buttons and attracts everyone, male and female, old and young, casual and core game players. Even the Wii U is made a bit more generally attractive once Mario Kart is out.
Zalman
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(06-02-2014, 06:47 PM)
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Great news!
Dawg
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(06-02-2014, 06:47 PM)
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I'm afraid it's over now, guys.
V_Ben
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(06-02-2014, 06:48 PM)
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Whoa.
The_Darkest_Red
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(06-02-2014, 06:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Road

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthre...#post112087120

=P

Amazing!
GulAtiCa
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(06-02-2014, 06:48 PM)
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Nice! Love to see how much it sold once June is over.
Takao
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(06-02-2014, 06:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by kuroneko0509

b-but *cough* Polygon *cough* said this is the worst selling Mario Kart entry

You know it could sell 1.2 million in its first weekend and still be the worst selling Mario Kart overall, right?
Astorgh
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(06-02-2014, 06:48 PM)
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Well done, Nintendo. Very well done.
blue_phazon
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(06-02-2014, 06:48 PM)
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How many Wii U's have been sold worldwide to date?

Cause if it's something like 4 million, then a quarter of Wii U owners got the game :O

EDIT: Wow it's 6 million, which makes the 1 million Mario Kart 8's sold was a pretty big chunk
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Haziq
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(06-02-2014, 06:48 PM)
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Mario Kart is their system seller. Believe.
Gator86
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(06-02-2014, 06:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by KHlover

To put this in perspective:

About 20% of the current userbase bought the game on the first weekend
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Ridiculous attach rate. Ugh GameFly shipping can be so slow. Soon...soon...
Sendou
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(06-02-2014, 06:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Reluctant-Hero

This includes eShop sales, right? Because I'm almost eShop exclusive with all my Wii U purchases.

Most definitely
ffdgh
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(06-02-2014, 06:48 PM)
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I'll be honest...I knew mario kart would do good but not this good O_O.

Haha awesome!
Daschysta
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(06-02-2014, 06:48 PM)
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That's almost 25 percent of the userbase in two days. Really impressive attach rate. If Ninty can use E3 to build up momentum and get a few releases between now and smash things could get alot better for Wii U.

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