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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tops 9 Million Units Sold Worldwide at Retail

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tops 9 Million Units Sold Worldwide at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2018 / 5,156 Views

The kart racing game from Nintendo - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - has reached a new sales milestone, according to our estimates. The game has surpassed nine million units sold worldwide at retail. The figure can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending August 11.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 72,077 units for the week ending to bring lifetime sales to 9,067,443 units. It took the game 68 weeks to reach the milestone.

Breaking down the sales by region, the game had sold best in Europe with 3,326,019 units sold (37%), compared to 3,096,525 units sold in the US (34%) and 1,769,092 units in Japan (20%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game had sold an estimated 539,073 units in the UK, 736,517 units in Germany, and 809,688 units in France.

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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Naum (on 20 September 2018)

damn thats about 45% attach rate

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Chicho Naum (on 22 September 2018)

this is physical only, with digital downloads is around 50%

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Marth (on 20 September 2018)

The legs of this game are insane. And second holiday season is coming up.

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Darwinianevolution (on 20 September 2018)

Monster sales. I wonder if it has the chance of getting close, or even reaching, MK Wii numbers.

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CaptainExplosion (on 23 September 2018)

As happy as I am for this game, I'm kinda sad, because this means we won't get a new Mario Kart until the next Nintendo system. :(

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Azzanation (on 23 September 2018)

9m on Switch.. not including the WiiU sales.. that's impressive and well deserved. Smash brothers is going to kill it.

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Amnesia (on 20 September 2018)

Mistake in the text :
736,517 units in Germany, and 736,517 units in France.

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trunkswd Amnesia (on 20 September 2018)

Thanks for pointing it out. Error has been fixed.

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Amnesia (on 21 September 2018)

Can we simplify and consider that usualy, at least for the Switch : UK+FR+GE = ~50% of the sales in Europe ?

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