On the Wii it pushed over a million in sales twice in it's first year alone. Not really sure how to check other weeks besides using the Waybackengine site.
Mario Kart DS hit about 650 thousand in one week in December.
Back in December of 2011, the then struggling 3DS did pretty well with MK7.
|10th December 2011||2||1,181,930||72.8%||1,866,038|
If we want to go by similar selling systems, it seems that Double Dash pushed out 200,000 alone in Japan first Week. Vgchartz does not show globally it seems.
Now, only problem is, by April of 2008 the Wii was already over 23 million units sold (1). But it was able to push out over a million twice in just a few months with having about 17 million more systems on the market than the Wii U. Plus several months with 500,000 or more. Back then there was no talk of Wii failing and there were plenty of games available. That is not the case with the Wii U. This is going to be one of the biggest games on the system! We have all seen the Trailers and directs. They put a lot of effort into this game. There is no doubt that most Wii U owners are picking this up.
Global First Ten Weeks (Units)
|12th April 2008||1||1,084,638||N/A||1,084,638|
|19th April 2008||2||573,523||-47.1%||1,658,161|
|26th April 2008||3||366,029||-36.2%||2,024,190|
|03rd May 2008||4||1,528,437||317.6%||3,552,627|
|10th May 2008||5||617,769||-59.6%||4,170,396|
|17th May 2008||6||409,923||-33.6%||4,580,319|
|24th May 2008||7||324,969||-20.7%||4,905,288|
|31st May 2008||8||219,884||-32.3%||5,125,172|
|07th June 2008||9||195,927||-10.9%||5,321,099|
|14th June 2008||10||177,553||-9.4%||5,498,652|
So with all that, what do you think? Can it get close or pass 1,000,000 sales week one globally? I think the hype, advertising, and how great this game is will push it beyond. Donkey Kong, Pikmin, and Mario have nothing on this. Some on Vgchartz seems to think that MK Wii can even beat the top Mario game on that system.
If we are saying it is more popular than Mario...Super Mario 3D world which is about to break 2 million WW, is ranked about 60th among fellow Mario titles, it only pushed out about 250,000 Week one globally. But I am going to bet that many did not care about that game. Only afterwards did it have legs. Mario Kart 8 will blow that out of the water.