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In just another feat in a long line of feats for the Nintendo Wii, Mario Kart Wii has according to VGcharts numbers sold over 30 million copies! So after about 3.5 years of steady sales it finally did it! This is one of Nintendo's really big success stories of the Wii! Yes, they had it bundled for a little while, but most of the time this little game was sold by itself. 50 dollars a pop! So that is a good chunk of change if you ask me.

Next we have the Charismatic Wii Sports Resort, the little Brother of the Colossal Wii Sports. By Christmas this year this title should be at 30 million as well! I would say that both of these games probably did more for the company than Wii Sports did, but that would be selling that game short. Wii Sports may not have made as much money on the game itself, but it certainly helped bring a ton of interest to the system. That interest that it built it one of the reasons the Wii will eventually be at 100 million Units sold.

Now here is my big question. Can Wii Sports break 100 million in sales? It's at about 79 million right now. Should be over 80 million by the end of the year. If the Wii can skrimp by for 1-2 more years, do you think it has a chance?



But now back to the big story !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mario Kart Wii Sales (Wii) Sales History (Launches Aligned)

Week USA Europe Japan Total Running Total
1 1,031,734 493,389 580,510 2,105,633 2,105,633
2 330,616 382,317 185,528 898,461 3,004,094
3 210,018 213,360 149,045 572,423 3,576,517
4 163,203 107,900 174,034 445,137 4,021,654
5 85,193 97,620 109,180 291,993 4,313,647
6 72,957 93,181 50,434 216,572 4,530,219
7 66,600 66,928 51,924 185,452 4,715,671
8 57,713 60,208 47,471 165,392 4,881,063
9 52,793 60,472 37,839 151,104 5,032,167
10 43,132 54,071 34,569 131,772 5,163,939
Ten Week Totals: 2,113,959 1,629,446 1,420,534 5,163,939  
Lifetime Totals: 11,579,300 11,270,934 3,308,893 26,159,127  
Global Total (Extrapolated): 30,158,640

 

Here is what users around the site are saying about this monumental event.

 

30 Millon, holy shit.
Wow, Mario Kart may be bigger than Mario itself! Congrats on the 30 million games sold!
dam huge Mario Kart Wii Sales 30 Millions Congracts.
Holy crap this thing just sold 401k Dec 2011
Wow! I really need to get this game! Obviously if it has held this much interest for this long of time it must be fantastic! I should see if cyberninja wants me to make a thread on this
PineappleAnd it's passed 30 million! The fifth game to do it ever, and the second one that didn't reach is mostly due to bundles! Just two million left to pass Pokemon Blue/Red now.


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Mario Kart Wii's sales are nearly all standalone, very few are due to bundling. It's only really been bundled in 2011, and it's only sold 4.5 out of the 30 million in 2011.

It's on fast track to become the third best selling game of all time - it's only 1.4 million off. So it's looking to be in position of the following titles, among others, by the end of its life

- The best selling game of all time in Europe
- The third best selling game of all time
- The second biggest game in terms of revenue on consoles,
- Roughly the seventh best selling game in Americas if you include fully-bundled games. Either 2nd, 3rd or 4th otherwise.
- The 30th best selling game of all time in Japan
- Single handedly selling more than any racing-franchise has ever done on a single machine (like for instance the 3/4 Gran Turismo games on Ps2)
- Selling more than all the 3D Zeldas combined
- By itself selling more than all the Mario games on Gamecube did combined. Or all the ones on the GBA combined. And most likely all the ones on the N64

If you add in Mario Kart DS, the two Mario Karts this generation will have sold more than any franchise did on consoles last generation.

 In other news, you should change the vote to "How much do you think Mario Kart Wii will sell lifetime?", as it's a far more interesting question. It's not completely unthinkable for it to outsellf the original Super Mario. Bros, although it is unlikely.



Pineapple said:
Mario Kart Wii's sales are nearly all standalone, very few are due to bundling. It's only really been bundled in 2011, and it's only sold 4.5 out of the 30 million in 2011.

It's on fast track to become the third best selling game of all time - it's only 1.4 million off. So it's looking to be in position of the following titles, among others, by the end of its life

- The best selling game of all time in Europe
- The third best selling game of all time
- The second biggest game in terms of revenue on consoles,
- Roughly the seventh best selling game in Americas if you include fully-bundled games. Either 2nd, 3rd or 4th otherwise.
- The 30th best selling game of all time in Japan
- Single handedly selling more than any racing-franchise has ever done on a single machine (like for instance the 3/4 Gran Turismo games on Ps2)
- Selling more than all the 3D Zeldas combined

In other news, you should change the vote to "How much do you think Mario Kart Wii will sell lifetime?", as it's a far more interesting question.

RolStoppable never seems to like any Nintendo games lately, so it is a question that will stay until it is answered. I am sure this is one of his favorites though, so it Chould not be a problem...:)

 

Shout out to Stephleref! Thanks for all you do!



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this is amazing! congrats MK!! i still have to buy this game. haven't played MK since the DS version


Its amazing how well it keeps selling after all these years.

MKW's sales arent surprising, its a popular series and probably one of the best in the series.

lol @ poll

30M and still going strong, the best selling Mario kart game eve and I think it can go on and sell another 3M.

End of 2013, Wii- 101.00M(), DS 154M(), 3DS - 42M(), Wii U - 6M()

2014 games I will get: DKTF, MK8, SSB4 Yoshi's yarn.

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Also watch out for Super Mario galaxy, it's at 9.92M, it will easily cross the 10M next week or the next week, only needs 80K or so.

End of 2013, Wii- 101.00M(), DS 154M(), 3DS - 42M(), Wii U - 6M()

2014 games I will get: DKTF, MK8, SSB4 Yoshi's yarn.