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Mario Kart 8 Sells 1.2 Million In Opening Weekend


That didn’t take long. Nintendo have released sales figures for Mario Kart 8, reporting that the game has sold over 1.2 million copies across Japan, Europe and America in its opening weekend.


Additionally, Nintendo also provided total sales figures to date for every Mario Kart game released thus far. Here’s how that looks:


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
35.53 million


Mario Kart 7
Nintendo 3DS
9.62 million


Total Mario Kart series sales: 100.13 million as of March 31st, 2014.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.