In its first weekend, Mario Kart 8 managed to sell more than 1.2 million units worldwide, Nintendo has announced.
Wow! Now that's pretty awesome.
Wow, That's insane. Congrats to Nintendo
So I guess this is Nintendo's first real killer app of the generation? Either way, over one million units in a single week on Wii U is astounding!! edit: @jcnba28 Whoops! You're right! That's even better!!
@randomass171 You mean 1 million units over a single weekend!
Not only is the game selling really well but the MK8 bundles are moving nicely too. And having the free game promo is helping as well. I have yet to pick up my copy but when i do...I am leaning towards WWHD, or Pikmin 3...ugh now i cant decide.
@darthv72 - If you haven't played Wind Waker from the Gamecube, I would go for that. If you have played it, then give Pikmin a try if you are open minded. Don't get me wrong, both games are fantastic, but I would take a new experience over a reimagined one. WWHD is still beautiful to look at and would be a very strong recommendation even for purchase. But Pikmin 3 is beautiful and very addictive.
proves the PS4/WiiU is the best combo right now. this is the first big popular MP game on the WiiU, SSB will have a similar effect, if Nintendo can get the price down to $200 the WiiU can actually be saved. Zelda is the Nintendo game for me and will buy the console as soon as the game is released, the backlog should great by that time.
I bought it because of the free game promo. Not that I wouldn't want the game on its own, I just wouldn't spend $60 for the game on its own. I had been wanting to replay Wind Waker, so it was a good deal for me. @ Darth - Either WWHD or Pikmin are good choices. If you've already played WWHD on the Cube, then I say go for Pikmin. It will at least be a new experience.
I just got mine a few hours ago, it's the best Mario Kart yet =) Still got Watch Dogs and Transistor to play on PS4 ...damn >.<
Luigi riding dirty: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
newmonday, the wii u is worth the $300 dollars as it is, it is most defiantly worth getting now than it is getting a ps4 or a xbone. I don't see why you think it is worth so little? It has an ass load of exclusives just look them up and most importantly most of their exclusives are praised and insanely good. BTW my backlog for my wii u ( just bought one last week for mk8) is already huge, i bought mk8, pikman3, zelda wind waker hd, donkey kong tf,mario bros u, mario 3d word, zombiu, and wonderful 101 and there are a lot more games i want to buy for it, it has a lot more games that i want then my ps4 or
@above Well thats good for you dude but some of us like our the last of us... See what I did there?
I do wonder how much them giving away a free game with every copy of MK8 played in these great sales thoughAnd not a bad game they let us choose from their best.I'm happy for them ether way but curious none the less.
That's really good for Nintendo, and the gaming industry as a whole.
This is good, even by Nintendo standards. The real question is how much hardware it shifted. This is probably the best launch for an exclusive this year so far. Over 20% of owners went out and bought this game within 3 days, unless the hardware sales bump it to less than 20%. Either way, this shows an insane level of dedication to first party software. Anyone got the balls to predict Wii U numbers due on wednesday?
1.8 Million by Wednesday ^ This is awesome though. Finally a system seller than people beyond Just Nintendo fans are taking notice of. This game is so full of quality.
That's kid stuff. Let's go the full two million! :P
I was talking hardware. I'm going to bet somewhere around 100-150k on launch week, not much of a decrease the next week because of bundle shortages. Being optimistic. Overall in the coming months the baseline of the wii u's weekly sales will rise to a level on par with the xbox one (keeping in mind the wii u is sold in japan). This is assuming Nintendo markets the free game deal ending July 31st as well as the bundle continuously. It won't outsell the PS4 WW because Watch Dogs will boost PS4 by around 20k, but it will rule Japan for the coming weeks.
Concertoine - Japan should have a good boost in hardware numbers, so we shall see. I would like to think that they will surpass the 200k mark for the week worldwide. Time will tell.
I have not played Watchdogs since Friday, and I downloaded NSMBU as my free game, only played that for all of 30min, this game is just plain FUN.
That's exactly the question I want to know. Other big releases have done well on the Wii U, but few have moved anything like the hardware numbers you'd hope or expect. It supports the idea that the games aren't appealing to too many people outside of Nintendo's loyal fanbase, and they need more than that right now.
Nintendo has a large loyal fanbase then.
Many places sold out of the bundles. So I imagine it's having no trouble moving the cheaper, non-bundle consoles.
Wii U system sales are up over 600 percent in the UK, a region that routinely passes on Nintendo hardware. That's a damn good start, I'd say.
The 8th Wonder. :)
Now that is impressive. Well done Nintendo!
ive been saying it since 3d world came out...."MARIO KART WILL BE THE FIRST 'SYSTEM SELLER' ON WiiU" we dont have the numbers on how much hardware this moved but this is the first must have game on wiiU and it shows
Wow! Every Wii U owner must've bough 3 copies :) I kid. Hopefully this moved a lot of hardware, I want to see the Wii U succeed.
Damn that's pretty good for just the weekend.
In two days it comes up right behind Watch_Dogs in sales. I'm willing to bet that at the end of this week it'll sell MORE than Watch_Dogs
Pretty easy to do when you only have 3 good games to churn out a year.
I'd rather 3 great games that last ages rather than a yearly cod FIFA and assassins creed and whatever other yearly updates are out these days, sure I like a bit of FIFA and even call of duty a year or 2 ago but every year, and no nintendo don't milk there franchises hence why mario kart is on only number 8 after over 20 years, jog on.
Great games that lasts ages? Do you mean in physical form, because its hard to play alot of Nintendo games because of how outdated they feel. Always about 5 years too late.
Are you talking about graphics? Because Wii U is supposedly "outdated" hardware and Mario Kart 8 looks gorgeous.
@darth A link to the past and ocarina are still considered to be the best games of all time. N64 has always felt a bit dated to me but its very easy to go back to it.
Nintendo doesnt even get the option to have full versions of those games. Your argument is invalid.
That is a Troll comment. There are a TON of great games out for Wii, and some ports that are better than on other systems, guess you do not have a Wii U.
he obviously doesn't i'm backe dup on games to beat because there's so many to play and i also watch a ton of anime
When you say full version do you mean to say that DLC is part of the main core experience and the game can only be enjoyed if you have all those DLC's? Well, It's to my understanding that the majority of Nintendo's DLC is free and includes; characters, levels, game modes and/or other features. Then there are unlockables which aren't hidden behind a pay wall and are only given to the players who earn them through practice and completing the game. I dont know why i'm even bothering. You have 2 bubbles and you've wasted them on some weird fanboy nonsense.
3rd party nintendo would be looking at MILLIONS sold....just sayin
They are already looking at millions sold. Just sayin
Yeah, and their game wouldn't have been as good because their dev team would've been split up to port it across PS4 XBONE and PC. Thusly cutting down it's content and polish. Just sayin'
Mario games always sells a lot :P
Nintendo are dead... Yeah right. Awesome game awesome console had both since they've been available and with the free game included with mario kart nows the time for a bit if Wii U people ;) smash bros will only do the same sort of numbers, long live nintendo ;)
like the 3ds slow start then booooooooom
Whos the man now??? http://i.minus.com/ieWvNy6m...
lol, what a ridiculous image, but hilarious at the same time.
Lol they remade that gif with Luigi's death stare. Too funny.
wow and wow again!!!!!!!!!
Nice...I knew it after looking around at places like Gamestop and Best Buy and they are all sold out of the Mario Kart 8 deluxe bundle and Mario Kart 8 is the best selling game on the list. No doubt Nintendo will sell a few more consoles and we will see a huge spike in Hardware sales this week. Can't put down Mario Kart 8, it is that good.
Got the bundle Friday, MK8 is an amazing game. Looks gorgeous, great soundtrack, good item balance and great level design As for the WiiU itself it's pretty sweet. I don't care what the haters say anymore, controlling your TV with the gamepad, using it for internet/games while the TV is used, and games like MK8 make it current-gen system and worth every penny. And since my TV is one wall away from the bathroom I can play games on my gamepad while taking care of business. I'd like to see another console be able to do that :P
Glad to see you got one! Congrats, I'm sure you hare happy with your purchase. This is the general consensus. Almost everyone loves WiiU when they finally buy one and spend some time with it. We've been barking at the haters for quite some time, and no one wants to listen. It is indeed a great console with great games. The gamepad rules. People who are hating do not own one.
Dude you got some catching up to do. Give it a fortnight or so because you wont be able to stop playin mk8 then go get the following : Mario 3d world pikmin 3 DKRTF NSMBU WWHD Wonderful 101 Lego City also dont be afraid to go third party, games like ac4 and Rayman legends make really good use of the gamepad as does batman if youre not fussed about DLC. Congrats on a sensible purchase.
It was the first time I walked into gamestop and people knew what a wii u was. It was surprisingly full of people buying mario kart.
Brilliant. Looks like it was just my area that was just lacking in interest, good to see everyone else picking this up. Finally, great news for the Wii U, it should only get better from here on out. With traction like this the Wii U could do really good. I was worried for a second cause if this didn't do well, then the Wii U would be in one bad position.
I wonder if that counts digital sales or the bundle or if that was just for physical stand-alone copies? Either way, that's a great number, and exactly what Nintendo needed to show with this game. Nice to see some really positive news for Nintendo.
Is anyone surprised .. Nintendo have the same game/franchises that sell every generation.. After not much new
Goes out and buys Assassins Creed, Uncharted, Resident Evil, and God of War. Looks at Nintendo and says you need need to make new stuff.
I see your point but you should remove uncharted and maybe god of war.... im surprised you didnt use halo or CoD like most do lol
With the amount of 3rd-party support Sony and MS gets, we get to see many new franchises in general. Just not the same with Nintendo. Just saying. If people buy a Nintendo for just those games every gen, that is fine too.
Is anyone surprised .. trolls rehash the same statement everytime positive Nintendo news surfaces.
it s really a good game ...well Done to Nintendo that surprised us with the quality of game
I dont understand why people are surprised. Imo the last time Nintendo made a bad game was Wii Music and that was years ago, they pride themselves on quality and it shows every time they launch a product.