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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sells an Estimated 1.22 Million Units First Week at Retail

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sells an Estimated 1.22 Million Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 June 2017 / 42,354 Views

The kart racing game from Nintendo - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - sold 1,224,415 units first week at retail on the Nintendo Switch, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending April 29. 

Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 471,302 units sold (38%), compared to 345,829 units sold in Europe (28%) and 283,607 units sold in Japan (23%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 66,915 units in the UK, 69,421 units in Germany, and 102,167 units in France.


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe helped boost sales of the Nintendo Switch by 48 percent worldwide to 364,625 units, according to our estimates. Hardware sales in the US increased 93 percent to 105,745 units, by 71 percent in Europe to 92,248 units and by 61 percent in Japan to 75,834 units.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe released for the Nintendo Switch worldwide on April 28.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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PAOerfulone (on 05 June 2017)

MK8D had an even stronger launch than the original MK8 did back in 2014, in both software and especially hardware. Nintendo is going to make very easy money off of this game.

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Mystro-Sama (on 06 June 2017)

And this is just a port. Imagine Odyssey sales.

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Jranation Mystro-Sama (on 06 June 2017)

Are you comparing the Mario kart series to 3D Mario?

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Mystro-Sama Mystro-Sama (on 06 June 2017)

No, i'm comparing a port to a 3D Mario.

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Jranation (on 06 June 2017)

Good sign for Wii U Ports!

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PigPen (on 05 June 2017)

Great sales for MK8D being it's a port.

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monocle_layton (on 05 June 2017)

What a beast! Nintendo is back baby

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Ljink96 (on 05 June 2017)

That's about half FW that Wii U did with a 2 year head start...

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Juma009 Ljink96 (on 05 June 2017)

Yes but the Switch numbers are only a day right?

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Ljink96 Ljink96 (on 06 June 2017)

Oh yeah XD That's even more impressive.

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Azzanation (on 06 June 2017)

This game is a juggernaut

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Wiibaron (on 05 June 2017)

That is only 2 days of sales, right?

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siebensus4 Wiibaron (on 06 June 2017)

That's right! It was released April 28th. Why down votes?

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