Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tops 3 Million Units Sold Worldwide at Retail

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tops 3 Million Units Sold Worldwide at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo, posted on 18 October 2017 / 4,090 Views

The kart racing game from Nintendo - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - has reached a new sales milestone, according to our estimates. The game has surpassed three million units sold worldwide at retail. The figure can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending September 2.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 63,386 units for the week ending to bring lifetime sales to 3,036,623 units. It took the game 19 weeks to reach the milestone.


Breaking down the sales by region, the game had sold best in the US with 1,097,656 units sold (36%), compared to 955,634 units sold in Europe (31%) and 686,275 units in Japan (23%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game had sold an estimated 164,185 units in the UK, 229,098 units in Germany, and 265,775 units in France.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe released for the Nintendo Switch worldwide on April 28.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments

zorg1000 (on 18 October 2017)

BOTW is closing in on 4 million MK8D just crossed 3 million Splatoon 2 just crossed 2 million 1-2 Switch/ARMS almost at 1 million Nintendo 1st party games are doing great


Medisti (on 18 October 2017)

Breath of the Wild is well over 4 million. Don't forget the Wii U version sold over a million. It's closer to 5 million.


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zorg1000 (on 18 October 2017)

Jusr talking about Switch sales, otherwse i would have to say MK8 is over 10 million.


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Medisti (on 19 October 2017)

Mario Kart 8 DX has new content and released three years later. BotW is the same game that launched on the same day.


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carlove (on 19 October 2017)

MK8D Released with extra DLC already included. It's a port. Wikipedia also lists it under MK8. It's not worth making an extra page for it, because it's the same game. Yet you're willing to treat it different from BOTW because of the release date difference? BOTW is also an enhanced version of the Wii U version. Bringing extra functions like higher pixel count. Content!


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carlove (on 19 October 2017)

MK8D Released with extra DLC already included. It's a port. Wikipedia also lists it under MK8. It's not worth making an extra page for it, because it's the same game. Yet you're willing to treat it different from BOTW because of the release date difference? BOTW is also an enhanced version of the Wii U version. Bringing extra functions like higher pixel count. Content!


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Medisti (on 19 October 2017)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also has a completely new Battle Mode with five different game types and eight new maps that isn't available in the Wii U version at all.


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GuyDuke (on 18 October 2017)

What was it that was announced by Ninty for June 30th? 3.54 million, including digital and bundles? I wonder how much it stands by now.


Flilix (on 18 October 2017)

It should have sold at least 1 million since then, so maybe it's already over 5 million.


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SuperNova (on 18 October 2017)

Wait, if it already did 3,54m shipped+digital as of june 30th, wouldn't that mean that it's undertracked on VGC. This news is as of September second. That's two months later. According to VGC MK8D sells around 250k per month WW. Even if we assume high digital sales of like 250k, that would still leave almost 750k unaccounted for by june 30th. I refuse to believe nintendo supposedly has had a surplus of 750k on store shelves.

It's late though, maybe I'm thinking wrong?


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Ganoncrotch (on 19 October 2017)

It's very hard to ignore digital sales on the Switch, when you consider how good Nintendo are at keeping their file sizes reasonable and this game was available at midnight on launch date, plus you have the added fact that if you go digital you don't have to be worrying about minding cartridges or changing them on the go.

Would think there is a lot of people who will be leaning towards eshop more this Gen with Nintendo.


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GuyDuke (on 19 October 2017)

@SuperNova It's not 3.54M shipped, it's 3.54M sold :-) https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html
So if we account the current selling trend of MK8DX here on VG, and assuming that it does sell 250k WW per month, so yes, the game may stand as of now near 4,3M. I'm pretty sure digital sales are excellent for this game + we undertracked a lot.


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SuperNova (on 19 October 2017)

That's a handy dandy website I didn't know existed! :D
Nintendo usually reports shipped+digital and not sold in, wich is why I assumed that was the case here too, but if this is actually sold in then it's even more undertracked than I thought!


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Ggordon (on 18 October 2017)

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