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Mario Kart 8 sells more 1.2 million units worldwide this past weekend

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Fastest-selling Wii U game ever? That's Mario Kart 8, which sold more than 1.2 million units worldwide over its first weekend, starting May 29 and 30. This counts Japan, Europe, and the Americas.  That's a pretty good start. Maybe they got that new timing down. 

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“The early response to Mario Kart 8 demonstrates that the best days for Wii U are still ahead,” said Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “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!”

The previous seven Mario Kart games have sold more than 100 million units worldwide. Two of the best selling videogames of all time make this list: Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart DS.


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Title     System     Global Sales (as of 3/31/14)
Super Mario Kart     Super Nintendo     8.76 million
Mario Kart 64     Nintendo 64     9.87 million
Mario Kart Advance     Game Boy Advance     5.91 million
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!     Nintendo GameCube     6.88 million
Mario Kart DS     Nintendo DS     23.56 million
Mario Kart Wii     Wii     35.53 million
Mario Kart 7     Nintendo 3DS     9.62 million
            Total: 100.13 million
       

 

 

 

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