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Submitted by mikel1015 263d ago | news

Mario Kart 8 Sells out of Pre-orders on Amazon

Mario Kart 8 might be the breakthrough title Nintendo and the Wii U needs. Less than a day after pre-orders opened, Mario Kart 8 is already sold out on Amazon. A message saying “sign up to be notified when this item becomes available” is currently displayed on Mario Kart 8′s pre-order page. (Mario Kart 8, Wii U)

Neonridr  +   263d ago
good to see.
Dlacy13g  +   263d ago
Happy to see some good Nintendo sales news for a change.
BattleN  +   263d ago
Hot diggity dawg call KK Slider and request a song!
cleft5  +   263d ago
Indeed, this is going to be a huge game for Nintendo and then Super Smash Brothers. So many amazing games for WiiU coming out this year, I will be getting a WiiU when there is a firm release date for X and Bayonetta 2 is out.
abzdine  +   263d ago
happy for these news!
can't wait for the release day the game is shaping up to be phenomenal.
UltimateMaster  +   263d ago
I wonder how much it sold.
AJBACK2FRAG  +   263d ago
Hold on tight this is going to be a wild ride!
malokevi  +   263d ago
Hoping this really spurs WiiU sales. Some great games coming this year. If Smash Bros drops, I will get one during the holiday season. For now, having fun playing couch co-op on my buddies console. He loves the console.
o-Sunny-o  +   263d ago
Ah Mario Kart 8. So much fun and countless hours with Mario Kart 64.
Who disagrees to couch karting fun...? I will be on it day 1! ^~^
Fixay  +   263d ago
I second that !
dmitrijs88  +   263d ago
WiiU's last hope
UltimateMaster  +   263d ago
No, they have a solid line up this year.
Hopefully they show us more must-have games.
Shnazzyone  +   263d ago
Seriously, since the wii... don't count out a nintendo system until the mario Kart is released.

It was the turning point of 3ds. Just sayin'.
DryBoneKoopa85  +   263d ago
I can't wait for Mario Kart 8! I picked up Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed just to scratch the itch until MK:8 drops!

Glad to hear its selling out. Means there is a high demand and a big possibility for a ton of Wii U's to start flying off the shelves. I wish Nintendo luck!
BattleN  +   263d ago
I was worried the next mario kart wouldn't be so great, but I must say my it exceeded my expectations!
stragomccloud  +   263d ago
I did exactly the same. Sonic until Mario~
TheCagyDies  +   263d ago
wait, I didn't even preorder yet, NOOOOOO
Neonridr  +   263d ago
There is always Gamestop, Best Buy, etc..
GotHDGame  +   263d ago
You can pre-order at Gamestop still.
TheCagyDies  +   263d ago
NOOOOOOOOOO, well Best Buy is still tight so I'll go there
Chrischi1988  +   263d ago
You can also get it Digitally, but I wont^^ Or maybe... no, bet the servers will go on strike during the first day^^
SliceOfTruth888  +   263d ago
I can't wait for this game but I love the fact if there is any company out there who hasn't listened to their customers for the past 10 years and have tried to force people to like things its Nintendo and people are still rooting for them.n if this was about titanfall selling out on amazon people would say Microsoft paid amazon to do that so it would look in demand
curtis92  +   263d ago
Nintendo's not forcing anyone to like their stuff. Although nintendo fans run off pure nostalgia so anything Nintendo does they'll accept openly and void of question.
Father_Merrin  +   263d ago
my thoughts precisely
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   263d ago
That's BS; I'm a self-admitted fan of Nintendo's games, and you'll never see me saying that they didn't drop the ball as far as the Wii U's advertisement campaign is concerned.
Nor, for that matter, do I think you'll see any sane Nintendo fan disagreeing with me on that point.
No amount of Nostalgia can blind a fan to a fuck-up like that.
lilbroRx  +   263d ago
That is 100% false.

Nintendo fans run on the best game, and Nintendo always delivers that.
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KonsoruMasuta  +   263d ago
Nintendo didn't try to force an always online console with outrageous anti-consumer policies on people.

There! That's a slice of truth for you. Microsoft is worse and that's why people say those things about them.
fonger08  +   263d ago
Given what happened yesterday with Sony and the Killzone hilarious debacle... I think its fair to say that all 3 companies have had their fair share of "foot-in-mouth" moments.
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SliceOfTruth888  +   263d ago
Typical ignorant response. If you actually read what microsofts plan was it was not an always online machine. You needed to do a check in with a file in kilobytes that told the servers which games you still owned so your account could still share the games you actually owned. The file was so small the slowest 1995 aol connection would have did the job in seconds and you were going to be able to do the check through smartglass on your phone never needing to put internet on your Xbox. Its quite sad nobody paid attention.
KonsoruMasuta  +   263d ago
@SliceofTruth888

Microsoft shouldn't have tried to make us check in at all, I don't care if you could do it through your phone. I don't want to be bothered with that every 24 hours. It was a dumb idea and they realized it. That's why they changed it.

Face it, Microsoft is the worse when it comes to these types of things.
Venox2008  +   263d ago
i agree and another thing when microsoft gave people money to say good things about xbox one on youtube :) after xbox 360 i will never own any xbox brand products
Ck1x  +   263d ago
The difference is it wouldn't be Nintendo fans saying that, it would be Sony... MK8 is the game that many Nintendo fans have been waiting on the sideline for. Titanfall makes me want and is my reasoning for picking up a XbOne soon. But the people that are mad because Microsoft can throw money around, is probably upset because their company of choice can't do the same.
Chrischi1988  +   263d ago
You can do business by making stuff people want, or by creating new needs and then basically feeding them with it. That is what Apple did with the first real smartphone and look where the tech is now. That would never have happened, if they Apple wouldve listened to the already existing needs of people ;)

Nintendo basically tries to be the Apple of the console business. Create new stuff, risk something and use not the most powerful tech, but in a way, so that it works good.
Ck1x  +   262d ago
The only thing that Nintendo is missing is the marketing hype and great OS of Apple behind their products. Isn't that what sells most Apple products for the most part, the "technology gimmicks" such as finger print scanner, retina display, and 64bit processing. I'm not knocking Apple, because I think it was ingenious how they reinvented themselves. But I just think Nintendo needs to go all the way when they make their next home console or handheld devices. It helps when you can tout something over your competitors, even if it's something simple it helps to give your product it's own identity. As much as people may hate the Glasses free 3d on the 3DS, it's what people know the system for and wanted to try out the most about it...
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Shnazzyone  +   263d ago
Wow... someone's butthurt by good nintendo news.

There's your "sliceoftruth" right there.
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DC777  +   263d ago
Bundle it
NiteX  +   263d ago
Cox bundle!
Shnazzyone  +   263d ago
Expect a bundle. If they did a windwaker bundle... you can bet there's gonna be a MK8 bundle.
lemoncake  +   263d ago
The price of the wii u is so unstable atm, some places have put it back up, probably due to donkey kongs good reviews.
MrTimesplitters  +   263d ago
Are you poor of something?
MegaRay  +   263d ago
How can a pre-order sell out lol
EliteGameKnight  +   263d ago
when the total preordered games is the same as the amount that Amazon bought from Nintendo
Fanboyssuck27  +   263d ago
I've never preordered a game in my life, usually just go to the shop and buy it, but I might have to when it comes Mario karts as I wanna get this day 1.
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WeAreLegion  +   263d ago
That's cool. I'm still undecided on this one. This team hasn't done well with the series.
TripC50  +   263d ago
Wha?
crusf  +   263d ago
Yeah stop trying to stir up flame wars ok buddy?
WeAreLegion  +   263d ago
Flame wars? What are you talking about? The best Mario Kart games were made by another Nintendo developer. That's all I'm saying.

Look at my comment history. I love Nintendo.
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WeAreLegion  +   263d ago
Jesus Christ... What is it with you people? I'm talking about this team's track record with the series. Nintendo's other dev teams have made better Mario Kart games.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
WiiUsauce  +   263d ago
I agree. I was EXTREMELY disappointed with MK7. Mario Kart Double Dash and DS sre the best Mario Kart has ever been. I will say that MK8 looks absolutely STUNNING and vastly better than any Mario Kart game ever.
maniacmayhem  +   263d ago
Isn't this the team that made Mario kart 7? And that game is regarded as one of the best Mario Kart games in the series.

Maybe if you explained exactly which Kart you hated or thought was better we could understand exactly what you were saying. but linking a wiki page won't help with your comment.
ritsuka666  +   263d ago
You no have played the game yet dude,just staph.
Clown_Syndr0me  +   263d ago
I thought only kids and the characters of the Big Bang Theory played Mario Kart. I was wrong.
Fanboyssuck27  +   263d ago
Clearly you must be just a casual gamer if that was your thoughs.
You should stay well away from Mario Karts as its mainly for hardcore gamers, the online especially can get really competitive and you have to be on top of your game.

As your new to gaming there are other easyier games you can play to get you started. You should try wii sports and do a bit of bowling or Just Dance 4.
Clown_Syndr0me  +   263d ago
Just lol, I don't even know how to take that.
Sincere0121  +   263d ago
LMAO well said.
MsmackyM  +   263d ago
Don't call Wii Sports causal, there are some hardcore players online no joke!
Geekman  +   263d ago
Correct, but since when is being a casual gamer an insult?
crusf  +   263d ago
God you must have no friends.
Ck1x  +   263d ago
I find this statement so entertaining, because it reminded me of a recent IGN podcast where they are talking about Donkey Kong TF and one of the cast members said the game was to difficult for him and he got frustrated! Lol
But I thought that Nintendo only makes kiddy games though?
OtakuDJK1NG  +   263d ago
Nah from Kids - Elders play Mario Kart.
As in Mario Kart Wii I played against
kids, teens, young adults, adults, seniors and elders.
All Ages played.
truechainz  +   263d ago
lol that's funny because you contradicted yourself in your statement. You said you "thought" only kids and Bbt characters played mariokart when such a statement proves that you are unable to think. Also funny that you think bringing up Big Bang Theory is a slam when characters on that show have had the opportunity to lock lips with Kaley Cuoco...so yeah you are gonna have a hard time showing that to be a bad thing for me.
swice  +   263d ago
Whatever. I'm getting it digital anyway

I do hope these pre-orders selling our are a sign of things to come. If so, Wii U's future is looking a bit brighter
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Ck1x  +   263d ago
It's funny because I know Nintendo is trying to respect their relationship that they have with retail. But I just keep feeling like if they took that one extra step to have Steam like promotions and deals. It could drastically change the way we view the eShop. But yeah I'm going digital as well, it's just so convenient at this point and time.
swice  +   263d ago
Not just convenient, but cheaper too.

I was able to get Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze for $35 by combining Nintendo's Digital Deluxe Promotion, and buying eShop cards from Best Buy during their sale. I ended up getting 3 $50 cards from Best Buy, so I'll be getting Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. U for cheaper as well.

Add in the convenience you speak of, it's a win-win I think.
Dunban67  +   263d ago
Is Mario Kart fun even if you are not into racing games very much- even though we have had a Wii 4.5 years, a 3Ds and now a Wii U - neither my Son or I have ever played a MArio Kart game because we never were into racing games much-
I am going to buy Mario Kart for the Wii U for sure to try it out and be supportive via sales (although I offer my critism s thru the message boards) and try to get into a game clearly many truly enjoy
deafdani  +   263d ago
Trust me, dude, as far as racing games go, Mario Kart is on a league of his own. It's a vastly different type of "racing", so much that Mario Kart spawned a sub-genre of its own. Kart racing videogames began with Super Mario Kart around 1993.
monkey nuts  +   263d ago
I still play the original super mario kart on my snes when I need a nostalgia kick, and that game still rocks even by today's standards. The track designs were/ are pure genius. Gona pick up a wii u when this drops, funds willing.
BosSSyndrome  +   263d ago
Well kart racers are very different from racings simulators like need for speed or forza. I dont like racing sims but I love mario kart to death.
gerbwmu  +   263d ago
It's something everyone can play. My 5 year old plays it, my parents play it. It's a great game that is a ton of fun. It's highly competitive, addictive and something you will play for hours with your son, friends, family and not even realize it. I highly recommend it and hope you enjoy it as much as I have
Dunban67  +   263d ago
Thank all of you for the feedback- I sincerely appreciate it. I will buy MK when it is released and look forward to playing it w my son-
swice  +   262d ago
Yes. You should really spend some time learning ALL of the controls. Since this is the 8th game, most people already know how to use manual boosts and item strategies, so if you guys ever play online, it may be a bit tough at the beginning. Just tryin to give you a heads up. But yes, join us
Takwin  +   263d ago
I have a Wii U and love it (and a PS4).

I would buy a Wii U if it **ONLY** had Mario Kart, Smash Bros, Mario 3D, Metroid, and Zelda. Those games are that good. Mario Kart series is my all-time most played series. (Been playing games since Atari II and pre-Nintendo days.)

The fact we also get X, Bayonetta, DK, Pikmin, and a lot of other unique games like Yoshi Yarn, Kirby, and more is just gravy.
truechainz  +   263d ago
This, my friends, is the type gamer we should all aspired to be.
Plasticgearsolid  +   263d ago
It seems the wii U could be in a better spot than xbox one for the future. I'm planning on getting a Wii U for Bayonetta 2 and smash bros, mario kart 8 will be picked up one i get one.
Rustynail  +   263d ago
They boombed with the N64, they bombed with the Gamecube and they'll bomb with the Wii U too. One time failure, always failure.
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BoneBone  +   263d ago | Well said
QUICK, brush the GameBoy, GB Color, GBA, NES, SNES, Wii, DS, 3DS under the carpet... no body will notice.

BTW, a bomb would be something that didn't make the company a profit... ask Sony and MS for the finer details on the subject. N64 and GCN made profits (and were excellent consoles with all time classic games).

Not everything that's not the MOST popular console is a bomb, you know. So XBox 360 and PS3 bombed then? No.

Stay at school and work on your English skills.
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AWBrawler  +   263d ago
by that logic PS4 should be bombing now because it bombed with Vita and Ps3. See? makes no sense does it? stop the hate and play the games
Rustynail  +   263d ago
One time with no third party support, always no third party support, one time a flop stratety, always same flop strategy, one time failure always failure, comes around goes around.
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Gemmol  +   263d ago
BTW, a bomb would be something that didn't make the company a profit... ask Sony and MS for the finer details on the subject. N64 and GCN made profits

@bonebone wrote that I did not see you comment on it

I just wanted to see how a Sony fan can flip 6 billion lost, are you going to say this is not from the game division like some sony fans say only when they see the actual report with proof they stop responding

the guy above is right Gamecube made a ton of profits even though it did not sell much consoles, it took the ps2 until the end of the generation to make up for the early ps2 losses, then ps3 went and wipe away every profit ps2 made and lost even more money..... N64 made profit too.....Wii U first system that sold for a lost because Stupid Nintendo following Sony and Microsoft in selling a system with a loss hoping other things will give back profit.....I just hope they learn they lesson and let sony and microsoft lose their money
crusf  +   263d ago
Please troll escort yourself out. My god your an idiot. *facepalm*
fonger08  +   263d ago
It's so cute when people try to troll and have no idea whate they are talking about.
maniacmayhem  +   263d ago
You should never go full troll. Be subtle when creating new accounts specifically to troll other consoles. Drop troll comments but in between leave objective comments to keep people guessing.

Once you hit your one bubble then all is fair game. You're almost there.
marloc_x  +   263d ago
Rustytrombone..
mpnothanks  +   263d ago
haaaaa
OtakuDJK1NG  +   256d ago
I guess that why Xbox Brand never made a cent.
BoneBone  +   263d ago
But will this save or kill the Wii U?
PygmelionHunter  +   263d ago
Of course it'll kill it! What are you, stupid?

Everyone knows a year filled with amazing games means doom for any console that's not the PS4 or the Vita!
BattleN  +   263d ago
Only thing that could kill my WiiU is if I game for more than 1 year straight
Geekman  +   263d ago
Ha. I caught that reference to yesterdays article.
Nevers0ft  +   263d ago
I *did* have this game on pre-order until I realised how ridiculously addicted I became to previous MarioKarts... I've decided to ditch the disk-based version and opted to grab the downloadable version instead - typically I prefer to shop around for the disk, save some money and have the option of trading the game in at a later date, but they seem like moot points when I know this game is going to grab me by the balls . Less wear and tear on the system too.
Persian_Immortal  +   263d ago
Pre-orders getting sold out so early, you never hear news like that to often these days it's Mario Kart 8 so I am not surprised I am very excited for it as much as my nephew and nieces are. Super Smash Bros, and the Next Gen Zelda will fare similar results Nintendo is pulling the right moves. Big N is gone pickup heat Nintendo isn't ending up in last place this gen, they will fight competitively with the PS4 for the top spot. Furthermore Nintendo EAD, Monolith Soft, Retro, guarantee Nintendo an amazing slew of first party exclusives to bring it out of hibernation and into the top position.I might be mistaken but didn't the last Mario Kart sell 42 million copies World Wide. Of course I am not expecting those type of sales, buts its been proven Nintendo games have better lasting value on the market MK8 will have legs and get great sales.I am expecting a sudden surge of interest for the console from individuals who may have overlooked the console.Considering there isn't anything noteworthy release on other next gen consoles in April Nintendo will pick themselves of the canvas and fight out of the situation its in now.
ARESWARLORD  +   263d ago
Welcome back big N
RosweeSon  +   263d ago
How do you sell out a standard edition?
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   263d ago
I'm going to say what I've said before, and will continue to say;
It may take only one game to jump-start sales, but it requires a long line of continuous great games to keep the momentum flowing.

Given the games that are known to be coming to the Wii U, though,[from all sources, first, second, third(exclusives will matter more than ports, here), and indie] on top of unknown collaborations and new secret projects in-house, I feel that the Wii U will soon have enough of a line-up to come out swinging and keep that momentum flowing throughout the rest of 2014.

They still need to work on their advertisement efforts in the states, though.
The deal they made with Pennzoil is a great start, but they need more frequent TV and internet advertisement if they really want the hype levels to carry the Wii U into better sales in the long term.
That's really the biggest thing holding them back from a quicker revival for the system.
Solve that, then announce projects sooner instead of keeping so much secret, and they'll be tossing out the "it prints money!" gifs again in no time.
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Metallox  +   263d ago
"TV and internet advertisement"

THIS. The answer for Nintendo is there, in front of its face, but it ignores it.
mamotte  +   263d ago
Maybe off topic, and maybe a little old, but, I thought Amazon wasnt selling Nintendo products for some reason I cant remember. Other stores inside Amazon sell'em. Am I right?
DoggyBiscuit  +   263d ago
MK8 could be the Wii U savior
HardcoreDaBoss  +   263d ago
yes It will sell a lot and move many consoles.. But dont forget about smash bros which will help a lot too.. plus X, bayonetta 2. The wii u will be just fine and sell fine.. all the doom and gloom articles will stop when mario kart and smash bros release.... thank god finally
lilbroRx  +   263d ago
Nintendo's software is still the best in the business.

But why no post from lol_wut? I guess there is no way he can spin this negatively.
ZeekQuattro  +   263d ago
I think you answered your on question. haha
Geobros  +   263d ago
wow!!! This is really impressive for a Wii U game. However, in european amazon is still available.
higgins78  +   262d ago
Doubters i.e those who dont consider Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros to be "game changers" for the Wii U are delusional...surely these games are as much the DNA of Nintendo as say Halo (Microsoft) and erm, sorry, looks like Sony has sold all their worthwhile exclusives.
R00bot  +   262d ago
I've never preordered a game before, but I guess I can't preorder this one. Might download it digitally, at least then I won't have to change disks in five years when I'm still playing this game.
firmstandinglaw  +   261d ago
I haven't preordered a game since the N64 days. I'll never forget the day I picked up Ocarina from EB and got a free t-shirt!

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