Mario Kart 8

Global Total as of 14th Nov 2015 (units): 5.43m
Platform: Wii U
Developer: Nintendo EAD Genre: Racing

Total Units

North America: 2.46m 45.4%
+ Europe: 1.46m 26.9%
+ Japan: 1.14m 21.1%
+ Rest of the World: 0.36m 6.6%
= Global 5.43m

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.


Mr Puggsly (1 day ago)
I really wish Nintendo was more
competitive with software pricing. I
kinda want this game but its not worth
$60 to me.

That's an advantage Sony
and Xbox offer. I can get the most
desired games on those consoles for like
$20 a year after release.
S.Peelman (on 30 October 2015)
Nintendo says 5.87m as of september

Indeed more than Super Circuit.
Just a million to go for Double Dash!
I'd say it's a given, could even put
up a fist against Super Mario Kart.

b00moscone: Nintendo's IR page, the
treasure trove of real data:
b00moscone (on 28 October 2015)
@Tucotuti source?
tucotuti (on 28 October 2015)
5.87m according to Nintendo. More than
PAOerfulone (on 25 September 2015)
At this point, outselling Super Circuit
is a guarantee.
It even has a
reasonable chance at eclipsing Double
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