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StreetsAhead
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(06-27-2014, 02:59 AM)
From Nintendo's AGM. Someone live-tweeting the event has shared that Mario Kart 8 has allegedly sold 2 million copies in 1 month world wide.

The tweet also mentions a reported upturn in hardware sales for the Wii U.

マリオカート8は発売から1ヶ月で全世界200万本。本体の販売も上向いている。(そこまで売れてるか…?)

https://twitter.com/NStyles/status/482332552267436032

My take:

Mario Kart 8 has sold 2 million copies world wide in the month since its release. System sales are also up. (Is it selling that much...?)

Confirmed by IGN: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/06/...edly-been-sold

Polygon chart me if old.
Last edited by StreetsAhead; 06-27-2014 at 07:56 AM.
Jarmel
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(06-27-2014, 03:00 AM)
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Somebody tweet this to Polygon in chart form.
Riki
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(06-27-2014, 03:00 AM)
Sales of Polygon subscriptions vs Sales of Mario Kart 8
Immaculate
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(06-27-2014, 03:00 AM)
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Not even a complete month
NinjamicWZ
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(06-27-2014, 03:01 AM)
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What's the deal with Polygon here that you guys are referring to? Eating their words?
Toki767
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(06-27-2014, 03:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Immaculate

Not even a complete month

Came out earlier in Japan I think.

Originally Posted by NinjamicWZ

What's the deal with Polygon here that you guys are referring to? Eating their words?

Wario64
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(06-27-2014, 03:01 AM)
DaSorcerer7
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(06-27-2014, 03:01 AM)
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Amazing game. Well deserved.
Fracas
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(06-27-2014, 03:01 AM)
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If that's right then goddamn
Crimson_Gold
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(06-27-2014, 03:02 AM)
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That's a whole lot. So many karts
gotstrangepowers
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(06-27-2014, 03:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by NinjamicWZ

What's the deal with Polygon here that you guys are referring to? Eating their words?

http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/15/571...t-series-sales
ZSaberLink
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(06-27-2014, 03:02 AM)

Originally Posted by Toki767

Came out earlier in Japan I think.

By 1 day (5/29 in Japan). It's still not a complete month.
Thoraxes
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(06-27-2014, 03:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

loooool
Gleethor
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(06-27-2014, 03:03 AM)
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So its already sold through to a third of the userbase. wow.
rokkerkory
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(06-27-2014, 03:03 AM)
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Great job good success so far. MK games have legs so this will hit 5m easily in long run
AdanVC
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(06-27-2014, 03:03 AM)
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Excellent numbers! Also, so glad it was mentioned that actual hardware sales have increased as well. The power of Mario Kart And the Luigi Death Stare
USC-fan
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(06-27-2014, 03:03 AM)
Love to see polygon added to the banned sites. Nothing but junk.
hawk2025
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(06-27-2014, 03:03 AM)
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For those keeping track, that's already 80% more than Polygon's projection, if true.


I repeat: Stop trying to do statistical analysis if you have no idea how it works.


Edit: I see it's already been posted!
Ashodin
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(06-27-2014, 03:04 AM)
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Polygon is gonna eat their hat, and their clothes, and their crow, too
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(06-27-2014, 03:04 AM)
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that's probably another 400k for the us in june.
LOLDSFAN
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(06-27-2014, 03:04 AM)
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Well deserved.

Sorry Polygon guess you're in-depth study on predicting sales was wrong.
Kelsey
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(06-27-2014, 03:05 AM)

Originally Posted by USC-fan

Love to see polygon added to the banned sites. Nothing but junk.

If you don't like them, it's easy to never go to their site. Calling for bans on legit sites doesn't do any good.
gotstrangepowers
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(06-27-2014, 03:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by hawk2025

For those keeping track, that's already 80% more than Polygon's projection, if true.


I repeat: Stop trying to do statistical analysis if you have no idea how it works.


Edit: I see it's already been posted!

It looks like they assumed that literally no additional WiiU systems would sell after their article came out.
LurkerPrime
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(06-27-2014, 03:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Toki767

Came out earlier in Japan I think.



Has Polygon ever officially responded as to why they made this pie graph? Gawd...

Something deep inside me hurts every time I see it.
fader
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(06-27-2014, 03:06 AM)
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Well deserved if true

Originally Posted by Toki767

Came out earlier in Japan I think.



HAHAHA!!! This made me feel better about the Sims.
hawk2025
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(06-27-2014, 03:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by gotstrangepowers

It looks like they assumed that literally no additional WiiU systems would sell after their article came out.


Which is an absurdly amateurish error in statistical prediction.
NateDrake
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(06-27-2014, 03:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

that's probably another 400k for the us in june.

Sounds about right, unless European sales are significantly higher. Just a question of whether or not the game is moving hardware in N. America.
AcademicSaucer
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(06-27-2014, 03:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Nintendo must be lying then , i totally trust the polygon charts
USC-fan
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(06-27-2014, 03:08 AM)

Originally Posted by Kelsey

If you don't like them, it's easy to never go to their site. Calling for bans on legit sites doesn't do any good.

legit? i dont see it that way. By far the worst "gaming" site on the internet.
JLeack
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(06-27-2014, 03:09 AM)
First off, LOL POLYGON.

Secondly, That'd be an attachment ratio of 33%, which is flippin' insane for a game that isn't bundled with EVERY console since launch.
vinnygambini
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(06-27-2014, 03:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by StreetsAhead


https://twitter.com/NStyles/status/482332552267436032

My take: Mario Kart 8 has sold 2 million copies world wide in the month since its release. System sales are also up. (Is it selling that much...?)

Thank you Streets for the translation. Not surprised by the above, Nintendo will most likely have 2.3-2.5 million copies shipped for Q1. That's quite stellar.

On a side note, I've been watching Amazon.de and Amazon.fr and never has the Mario Kart 8 bundle left the Top 20. I know one can't extrapolate much from Amazon data, but never have I seen Wii U hardware in the Top 20 for such an extended period of time.
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(06-27-2014, 03:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by USC-fan

legit? i dont see it that way. By far the worst "gaming" site on the internet.

Their features are amazing. Their news is mostly trash tho
shadowsdarknes
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(06-27-2014, 03:10 AM)
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Attach rate seems very high. From here, the hardware really needs to move for this game to continue selling well down the line.

It can't even begin to think about entering 4-5 million until we have 9 million Wii U's on the market. Maybe we will get that by the end of this year.
BlackJace
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(06-27-2014, 03:11 AM)
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Crazy if true.
TheChewyWaffles
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(06-27-2014, 03:12 AM)
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A 2:1 attach ratio. Nice.
Kriken
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(06-27-2014, 03:12 AM)
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2 Million sales WW for a failing console is amazing. Does Polygon have a response chart ready? lol
Riki
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(06-27-2014, 03:13 AM)

Originally Posted by Jintor

Their features are amazing. Their news is mostly trash tho

And they're removing most of their features. Thus removing most of the reason to even think of the site.
akidnamededdy
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(06-27-2014, 03:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jintor

Their features are amazing. Their news is mostly trash tho

Didn't their main feature writer just leave/get laid off/something?

The site was always had one foot in the garbage dump, they're primed and ready to jump in headfirst now. Good riddance.

Polygon sucks so, so badly.

Good news for Nintendo and Wii U, though!
RELIGHT
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(06-27-2014, 03:15 AM)
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There aren't even 2 million Wii Us out there. Wow.
ZSaberLink
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(06-27-2014, 03:16 AM)

Originally Posted by RELIGHT

There aren't even 2 million Wii Us out there. Wow.

Wait what are you talking about? o.o. There are at least 6m out there... over 2m have sold in the US alone lol.
EskimoJoe
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(06-27-2014, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by eyekantspele

Well deserved if true



HAHAHA!!! This made me feel better about the Sims.

Wait, what about the Sims?
codhand
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(06-27-2014, 03:16 AM)
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Nice the hype is real.
Anteo
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(06-27-2014, 03:17 AM)
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But but guys, it's still going to be the worst selling MK! It's just like Polygon predicted!!!!
Kelsey
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(06-27-2014, 03:17 AM)

Originally Posted by NateDrake

Sounds about right, unless European sales are significantly higher. Just a question of whether or not the game is moving hardware in N. America.

It's easily the best selling game at Amazon.com US for the year. It passed Titanfall two weeks ago, so it's doing well in NA.
InsaneLuchador
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(06-27-2014, 03:18 AM)
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Nice. Considering getting a Wii U but haven't been able to find the Marioi Kart Bundle ANYWHERE.
jetjevons
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(06-27-2014, 03:18 AM)
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So.... just out of curiosity. What do we think MK8 is going to be able to do in NA over, say, a year?
USC-fan
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(06-27-2014, 03:20 AM)
They really need a MK8 and smash bundle for this holiday. Wiiu COMEBACK!
random25
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(06-27-2014, 03:20 AM)
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Well deserved. Congratulations!

Looks like beating the least selling Mario Kart (Super Circuit) is easier than expected. Polygon projections of 1.26M really looks like shit right now.
Currygan
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(06-27-2014, 03:21 AM)
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massive success all things considered, and also well deserved, game is the definition of fun
Chezzymann
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(06-27-2014, 03:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by jetjevons

So.... just out of curiosity. What do we think MK8 is going to be able to do in NA over, say, a year?

I bet it'l be leveling out at around 4 million. It will probably get a decent boost in the holidays. Which means, it would still be the worst selling mario kart ever though. Still great sales for the platform its on.

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