Mario Kart 8

Global Total as of 29th Nov 2014 (units): 3.18m
Platform: Wii U
Developer: Nintendo EAD Genre: Racing

Total Units

North America: 1.39m 43.8%
+ Europe: 0.85m 26.6%
+ Japan: 0.73m 23.0%
+ Rest of the World: 0.21m 6.5%
= Global 3.18m

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.


gcube2000 (on 27 November 2014)
@TechnoHobbit It probably was shipment.
But it's been nearly 2 months after. I
don't think there's that many sitting
on shelves.
TechnoHobbit (on 26 November 2014)
@gcube2000 Wasn't that 3.49 million
shipment data?
tak13 (on 25 November 2014)
We already have clues for its
undertracking!In September's npd
nintendo said that it sold 1.2m mario
kart 8 copies in USA and here was 1m!I
don't know why it haven't been
adjusted up...
gcube2000 (on 24 November 2014)
as of september 30 this game was at 3.49
million according to Nintendo. Yes
VGChartz doesn't include digital but I
feel it's still undertracked
OfficerRaichu15 (on 24 November 2014)
3 million by next global weekly
just in
time for smash too :)
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