Mario Kart 8

Global Total as of 08th Aug 2015 (units): 5.15m
Platform: Wii U
Developer: Nintendo EAD Genre: Racing

Total Units

North America: 2.34m 45.3%
+ Europe: 1.39m 27.0%
+ Japan: 1.08m 21.0%
+ Rest of the World: 0.34m 6.6%
= Global 5.15m

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.


PAOerfulone (on 25 September 2015)
At this point, outselling Super Circuit
is a guarantee.
It even has a
reasonable chance at eclipsing Double
Zach808 (on 04 September 2015)
And to think I was convinced that this
game was to be doomed to the shameful
honor of "lowest-selling Mario Kart
game". Looks like it can at least pass
Super Circuit.
Skullwaker (on 02 August 2015)
Wii U's first 5m seller. Completely
TheGoldenBoy (on 29 July 2015)
Glad to see it got adjusted up. It was
4.74 million the previous update.
garretslarrity (on 29 July 2015)
Nintendo has confirmed that Mario Kart 8
has sold (shipped + digital) 5.43M as of
June 30, 2015.
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