Mario Kart 8

Global Total as of 25th Mar 2017 (units): 7.36m
Platform: Wii U
Developer: Nintendo EAD Genre: Racing

Total Units

North America: 3.18m 43.1%
+ Europe: 2.34m 31.7%
+ Japan: 1.33m 18.0%
+ Rest of the World: 0.52m 7.1%
= Global 7.36m

Release History

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


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?
b00moscone (on 31 October 2016)
@PAOerfulone Perhaps, but after the
Switch's enhanced port I don't see why
people would go back to a now old and
outdated console for an inferior port of
the game, and furthermore almost 2/3 of
people have already bought this. I think
if anymore people are going to want this
version of Mario Kart, they'd rather
get it on a console base that'll likely
be more alive than the Wii U ever was.
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