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Mario Kart 8 drives Wii U hardware sales up 666% in the UK


1:15 PM on 06.02.2014
NintendoMario Kart 8 drives Wii U hardware sales up 666% in the UK photo



After nearly two years of being on the ropes, Nintendo's troubled console has finally gotten a pick-me-up. And a major one at that. With the release of Mario Kart 8, which secured the #2 spot in the UK for most sales during the week, Wii U purchases have increased exponentially.

As reported by CVG, retail monitor Chart-Track says these Wii U sales managed to outperform the console's debut in 2012, which was previously its highest selling point. Moreover, sales of Mario Kart 8 marked the series' second strongest debut, right behind the 3DS' Mario Kart 7.

It's no surprise that Mario Kart 8 would do well, as its predecessors were top sellers on other platforms -- however it's extremely surprising that it not only outsold the competition on a struggling system, but it still managed to become the second highest debut in series history. It's an impressive start.

Mario Kart 8 boosts UK Wii U hardware sales 666% [CVG]

In light of this good news, I now have an excuse to post this great GIF.

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8:00 AM on 04.15.2015
Mario Kart 8 gets 8 new tracks: Baby Park, Animal Crossing, and more

Nintendo detailed its DLC Pack 2 for Mario Kart 8 during a recent Nintendo Direct. The 200cc races are coming free for all, but you gotta pay if you want to play (the 8 new tracks). The Animal Crossing: New Leaf track is lov...more



5:30 PM on 04.08.2015
Mario Kart 8's 200cc class put to the test on Piranha Plant Pipeway

We're about two weeks out from Nintendo adding the speedy new 200cc class to Mario Kart 8. After watching a few of these side-by-side comparison videos between 200cc and 150cc, it already feels like I'm growing accustomed to...more



8:00 PM on 04.02.2015
Mario Kart 8's new 200cc class compared to 150cc

After Nintendo updates Mario Kart 8 on April 23, there will be a brand new racing class available for free: 200cc. To give us a better sense of how quick it is, here's a side-by-side comparison of 200cc and the game's curren...more



6:05 PM on 04.01.2015
Mario Kart adds 200cc class, DLC Pack 2, and more costumes on April 23

Oh, right, we still have more Mario Kart 8 DLC coming up. It's been so long since I locked in my pre-order that I had totally forgotten! DLC Pack 2 marks the debut of Animal Crossing's Isabelle and Villager as racers, and al...more



5:00 AM on 04.01.2015
Bowser amiibo functionality coming to Mario Kart 8

Amiibros, there's new amiibo news on the horizon. Oh happy days. According to a tweet dropped today by Nintendo of Australia and New Zealand's Twitter account, your Bowser amiibo will soon unlock content in Mario Kart 8. See...more



5:00 PM on 01.12.2015
Hidden 'Totaka's Song' discovered in Mario Kart 8

Composer Kazumi Totaka has been hiding this tune in Nintendo games for over two decades now. While some of us will best recognize "Totaka's Song" from Mario Paint, it has turned up in titles like Link's Awakening, Luigi's Ma...more



12:00 PM on 01.08.2015
My daughter could probably beat you at Mario Kart 8

Last month, my family and I were at our local mall doing some holiday shopping. As we were walking through the mall, we noticed a large gathering of people who were playing video games. Upon closer inspection, it turns out th...more



10:30 AM on 12.05.2014
Japan is getting those Mario Kart 8 McDonalds toys too

I love Japanese commercials. They're produced with such unbridled enthuisasm that it's hard to not get excited for what they're selling -- even if it's McDonalds. Nintendo has partnered up once again with the fast food chain...more



11:00 AM on 12.02.2014
Mario Kart 8's TV app no longer broken

Mario Kart 8 has definitely passed the honeymoon test. It's still a staple with my group of friends, and the sheer number of tracks will likely ensure that over time, it will be my most played Mario Kart ever -- tha...more



11:00 PM on 11.13.2014
Good lord, there are a lot of Links in Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 got some hot new DLC today. And folks seem pretty stoked about one of the new racers. Guess who? No, not you, Tanooki Mario. Get out of here, you little rascal! [via @NIGOKUN]more




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8:00 PM on 04.02.2015
Mario Kart 8's new 200cc class compared to 150cc

After Nintendo updates Mario Kart 8 on April 23, there will be a brand new racing class available for free: 200cc. To give us a better sense of how quick it is, here's a side-by-side comparison of 200cc and the game's curren...more



6:05 PM on 04.01.2015
Mario Kart adds 200cc class, DLC Pack 2, and more costumes on April 23

Oh, right, we still have more Mario Kart 8 DLC coming up. It's been so long since I locked in my pre-order that I had totally forgotten! DLC Pack 2 marks the debut of Animal Crossing's Isabelle and Villager as racers, and al...more



5:00 AM on 04.01.2015
Bowser amiibo functionality coming to Mario Kart 8

Amiibros, there's new amiibo news on the horizon. Oh happy days. According to a tweet dropped today by Nintendo of Australia and New Zealand's Twitter account, your Bowser amiibo will soon unlock content in Mario Kart 8. See...more



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