Mario Kart 8

Global Total as of 21st Oct 2017 (units): 7.61m
Platform: Wii U
Developer: Nintendo EAD Genre: Racing

Total Units

North America: 3.20m 42.1%
+ Europe: 2.51m 33.0%
+ Japan: 1.36m 17.8%
+ Rest of the World: 0.54m 7.1%
= Global 7.61m

Release History

Mario Kart 8 NintendoJapan29th May 2014Retail
Mario Kart 8 NintendoEurope30th May 2014Retail
Mario Kart 8 NintendoNorth America30th May 2014Retail

Game Overview

Mario Kart 8 is the eighth entry in the Mario Kart series of games, developed by Nintendo EAD and released exclusively on the Wii U. This will be the first installment of the series featured on an 8th-generation main console and supports up to four-player kart racing.

Mario Kart 8 follows the gameplay of the rest of the Mario Kart series, with up to four players racing against CPU players to pass the finish line first on a variety of courses. The game features a variety of weapons, which players are encouraged to collect and use against other characters in order to achieve victory. The game strongly draws from the significant changes added in Mario Kart 7, and also adds in new features such as gravity-switching.


bulla (on 03 June 2017)
is at 8.31million according to Nintendo
as of March 2017
Mentore (on 30 January 2017)
The only racing series that matters.
Salnax (on 12 January 2017)
Remember that article predicting this
would sell 1.4 million total?
Zach808 (on 23 December 2016)
I doubt it can pass SMK, at least the
Wii U version. Passing Super Circuit
was a pleasant surprise, and it pulled
off a near miracle by passing Double
Dash, but now it's just out of time.
It has a long way to go, and no one's
gonna buy a Wii U with the Switch coming
Goodnightmoon (on 17 November 2016)
Why is this game so damn undertracked?
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