Mario Kart 8

Global Total as of 12th Nov 2016 (units): 6.99m
Platform: Wii U
Developer: Nintendo EAD Genre: Racing

Total Units

North America: 3.11m 44.5%
+ Europe: 2.10m 30.0%
+ Japan: 1.28m 18.3%
+ Rest of the World: 0.50m 7.2%
= Global 6.99m

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.


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outdated console for an inferior port of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.
PAOerfulone (on 25 October 2016)
VGChartz has Super Mario
Kart at 8.76 million
Based on
Nintendo's Offical sales
Mario Kart 8
was at 7.70 million by the end of June,
just around 1 million below.
I'd say
there's a chance, not a big one, but a
chance, that the Wii U version of Mario
Kart 8 ALONE could pass Super Mario
Kart! I mean talk about legs!
b00moscone (on 23 October 2016)
It's above Double Dash!

And I think
if you want to include the Switch port
it'll likely pass Super Mario Kart too,
though without I doubt it.
sethnintendo (on 25 September 2016)
Well it sold more than Double Dash and
I'm sure they made good money from the
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