It sounds like Mario Kart 8 has sold 2 million copies so far

Friday, 27th June 2014 06:53 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Mario Kart 8 has raced pass another significant sales milest- *is beaten to death by the anti-pun brigade*.


The kart racer has reportedly managed to reach the 2 million sales milestone in the just under one month; it launched on May 30.

According to Media Create estimates, Japanese sales are approaching 470,000, leaving over 1.5 million sales to be accounted for by other territories.

In discussing these figures during its 47th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, Nintendo apparently commented that Wii U hardware sales increased, too – but we already knew that.

Nintendo had plenty to talk about at its meeting, but not much of especial headline interest has escaped as yet. The 2 million Mario Kart 8 figure comes courtesy of a Japanese Twitter account, as translated by a NeoGAF user.

There’s no reason to mistrust the information, however, as the tweeter has proved reliable in the past. Plus, Mario Kart 8 sold 1.2 million units in its first week, making it the fastest-selling Wii U title ever.

Thanks, Gematsu.



  1. Dragon

    Definitely a great milestone and kudos to ninty for having yet another software hit.

    #1 6 months ago
  2. polygem

    Game deserves it. It nails Kart racing, like DKCTF nails 2D platforming. The WiiU is one of the best, most fun video game consoles that I have ever owned and it makes me super excited for the stuff that will come to it in the future. As a serious, mature gamer, this system is essential.

    #2 6 months ago

    Great sales, probably proof that a high percentage off Wii-U owners are die hard Nintendo fans.

    #3 6 months ago
  4. game_on

    Good sales for a great game. And what Polygem said. I like to add …like Super Mario 3D world nails 3D platforming…

    #4 6 months ago
  5. DarkElfa

    All this proves is that if you toss hungry dogs meat, they’ll gobble it down.

    #5 6 months ago

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