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Will Mario Kart Wii become the top selling Mario Game of all time?

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I think it will fall just short...

Nintendo Wii by generations...

1. Wii

2. Wii U

3. Wii O U

Predictions made by gamers concerning the current Nintendo line up of games.

Pikmen 3= Little Bump to nothing. (Got Little Bump)

Wind Waker HD= Won't sell anything (The explosion happened here and at one time 4 Wii U games was in the Amazon top 100)

Super Mario 3D World= Won't help at all looks cheap. (Currently the most sought after Wii U game and continuing the Wii U increase.)

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I don't think it's going to make it.
Mario's sales are pretty much unattainable by any game (except Wii Sports apparently). Frankly, it's a wonder Mario Kart Wii got this 'close'. It will end at 36-37 in the end.

Also, people saying Super Mario Bros. only got this high because of the bundling are underrating it, those bundles were replaced with Super Mario 2/3 bundles when those games came out, Turtles bundles, bundles woth some soccer game and there already were bundles with ROB and Duck Hunt-only during the same time. I'm sure I'm forgetting more. Anyway, Mario was a phenomenon back then, arguably bigger than CoD is now. Everyone who got this bundle did it because they wanted to play this game, I'd argue it would've done similar numbers if it were never bundled (assuming the NES would've been as successful).

How come Japan Wii Sports (know it wasn't bundled) and Mario Kart Wii numbers are so low?

I doubt MarioKart Wii will ever catch SMBros. The Wii is dead now. 7million on a dead system is too much. Another million or two, sure, but not that much.

I don't think Nintendo are going to release any more "Player's Choice" games, but still, it's the one Wii game that will keep selling for a while.
So, maybe...

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lol @ "Is this legal?"
I honestly didn't know how well MKwii did until I came onto this site. I just assumed that it always probably did just as well as Brawl.
Color me impressed. I hope MK wii u will do even half as well.

I think it will overtake super mario bros. soon. Right now their is no denying that Mario Kart is the biggest gaming franchise at the moment(Yes it is bigger than 2D Mario, Pokemon, Call of Duty, and Grand theft Auto as of right now)

It won't sell a other 7million. It still has some life in it but no way near enough to sell almost more than 1/4 of what it already sold in it's 4 first year.

 

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Metrium said:
It won't sell a other 7million. It still has some life in it but no way near enough to sell almost more than 1/4 of what it already sold in it's 4 first year.



Look at This http://www.vgchartz.com/game/1254/mario-kart-ds/Global/ MKWii hasn't even got a price drop yet, Wii U has backward compatibility, and its one of the best games with long legs. Expect the lowest 38mil lifetime. Holidays alone in the next two years should boost this up a mil each. MKDS still going strong as well as NSMB (DS) despite them being over 7 years old!!!



tbone51 said:
Metrium said:
It won't sell a other 7million. It still has some life in it but no way near enough to sell almost more than 1/4 of what it already sold in it's 4 first year.



Look at This http://www.vgchartz.com/game/1254/mario-kart-ds/Global/ MKWii hasn't even got a price drop yet, Wii U has backward compatibility, and its one of the best games with long legs. Expect the lowest 38mil lifetime. Holidays alone in the next two years should boost this up a mil each. MKDS still going strong as well as NSMB (DS) despite them being over 7 years old!!!

I'm not denying any of these facts, but do the math. In order to beat SMB, it needs a other 7milion. 7mil is over 1/4 of the 33mil already sold. Mario Kart Wii launched 4years ago. This means it would need have enough legs to sell 1/4 of what it sold already sold in 4years. It cannot be done. I think it will sell a other 2 or 3mil tops for a total of 35/36mil. Wii game sales are plummeting extremely fast, MKW does'nt have enough time left to sell 7mil. In 2years (if not1) it's sales will be close to insignificant, no way it will sell 3mil a year before then.

I don't think the price has ever been a issue, with 1/3 or the Wii's market owning MK I doubt a price drop will do much of a difference,  almost everyone who wanted the game already bought it.

As for the WiiU factor, expect a Mario KartU in the next couple of years (if not next year).



 

What?! I can't hear you over all this awsome! - Pyrrhon (Kid Icarus:Uprising)

Final Ultimate Legendary Earth Power Super Max Justice Future Miracle Dream Beautiful Galaxy Big Bang Little Bang Sunrise Starlight Infinite Fabulous Totally Final Wonderful Arrow...FIRE! - Wonder-Red (The Wonderful101)