Nintendo UK Says Mario Kart 8 Is A “Catalyst” For Elevating Wii U Sales

Said by Roger Langford, Nintendo UK Brand Manager

“Mario Kart is one of our killer titles. Looking back at Super Mario Kart and then moving through the ages, you can see how integral Mario Kart is to Nintendo hardware. It always brings out the best in whatever hardware it is on.

“I certainly feel that Mario Kart 8 can be the catalyst that will broaden Wii U’s horizons. It’s very important for us that we have a successful launch and continue the promotion throughout the year and beyond.”

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DryBoneKoopa851643d ago

I just played a bunch of tracks this weekend... All I have to say is holy crap is this game awesome.

I made both the gamestop employees who were watching me play yell out loud "OH MY GOD" as I was just about to pass baby Luigi and finish the race in first when all of a sudden we see Donkey Kong come flying over a stack of crate's and steal first place and win the match lol. I don't even own it yet and I'm already making memory's right off the demo Kiosks.

Can't wait to play Smash at BestBuy next!

3-4-51642d ago

It has to start somewhere and it's going to take 5-6 games to do it.

* Mario Kart 8 is Game #1

* Super Smash Brothers = Game #2

* Wii U is going to need another 3-5 games that appeal to a lot of people to start getting this thing on the right track again.

I believe the above will happen though.

Water always finds it's level.

Fixay1641d ago

I really believe the WiiU needs a Pokemon game

I was never a fan but Pokemon Snap would suit the console really well. I'd also like another Pokemon game similar to Colosseum!

I've pre ordered mine and looking forward to E3 anyway

3-4-51641d ago

A Pokemon game would be the logical smart decision, I'm hoping Nintendo makes that eventually with that series.

* It just makes too much sense, and it would sell 3+ Million for sure.

KonsoruMasuta1642d ago

I just noticed. Do Nintendo games not have embargo dates?

I was totally surprised to see reviews so early. I guess I never paid attention before.

Toadsanime1642d ago

Nintendo are super lenient in regards to embargoes, they're great in that respect.

They tend to be just generally lenient when it comes to this sort of thing. As a GAME employee, they're one of the only companies that regularly allow us to purchase their games early when they come in stock.

Venox20081643d ago

this game is really amazing.. and Wii U is deserved to be a great console as well.. I wish to Ninty best of luck

N4g_null1642d ago

Now had mario 3d been this creative graphically ... great game but mario 3 and world along with galaxy where pretty creative while still being a great mario game.

I'm seriously impressed by what they did with such weak hardware. Rumor is they are still using only one core out of 3!

DoggyBiscuit1642d ago

I'm so hype all I'm doing is counting the days

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