Japanese sales: Mario Kart 8 slips big time this week

Wii U best seller Mario Kart 8 drops from the top of the sales charts in Japan.

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randomass1711355d ago (Edited 1355d ago )

After five consecutive weeks of success. ;P It's apparently sold 1/4 of the Japanese Wii U install base in that region. And you can bet it will continue to sell on through the lifecycle, even if the numbers are lower. It's better than you might think.

dafegamer1354d ago

the overall numbers are still great though

Neonridr1355d ago (Edited 1355d ago )

No surprise. The game has sold nearly 500k copies there. Not too bad in a region where there is what? 1.5-1.75 million consoles? It has done fantastic so far. Game will continue to sell as all Nintendo games do. Every new Wii U owner will undoubtedly get this game at some point.

Look at New Super Mario Bros U, has sold over 4 million copies. On a platform that has what 6 million users?

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1355d ago

running out of stock since it sold through over 80% initial shipment.

Jay70sgamer1355d ago

It slip down to 8th because the first 6 slots are new games that came out this week week it will go back up to number two or three

wonderfulmonkeyman1354d ago

I'm not going to count on that happening, because it's sold through to a huge amount of the fan base in Japan so what's left is likely the people who either aren't interested, don't know about it, or are teetering on the edge of getting it.

But even if it sticks to No.8, it's still selling terrifically, by install base standards, so I'm not even worried about its place on the list.

Moonman1355d ago

*Clicks on article*

"Japanese sales: Watch Dogs hits Japan, Mario Kart slips"

Gotta love that N4G title change..lmao

Still top 10!!!!!!!LOL

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