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I definitely think that the Wii U would be now right on track if MK8 released in the more important moment of the year, the holiday season.

Last year Nintendo released the disappointing Mario 3D World as their main game, and it sold terribly.

With just one week end counted, Mario Kart already sold around 60% of 3D World's total, which included weeks of holidays. It was a major mistake to not release MK8 during the holiday season.

This is right now the very first killer app of the console.



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Maybe... 500,000-600,000 the week before chrismas! :D

End of year sales prediction:

3DS: 53-55 m

PS4: 18-20 m

PSVita: 10-12 m

WiiU: 10-12 m

XO: 8-10m

NO.

because there woul be too much competition with smash and without mk8 right now.....n ot that big of install base and hype would start at e3..not one week before.

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NO.

because there woul be too much competition with smash and without mk8 right now.....n ot that big of install base and hype would start at e3..not one week before.

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Nope.

Let it go, Super Mario 3D World haters.

Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

Biased reviews are a pleasure to read. Just my opinion, of course.

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No.
Now this game will have 2 big moments.
1 Now, other on christmas

If it was released near to chistmas, it was only one big moment.

3D World couldn't have been further from disappointing. It may not have sold like hot cakes but it was a bloody fantastic game which is one of the best Mario games ever. And no I think this is the perfect time to release Mario Kart as otherwise the WiiU would be dragged along like a lifeless corpse until Christmas.

Not even close... We have Smash Bros launching in Christmas

                         

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holy shit, its like nobody read the op. Hes talking about last Christmas, not the upcoming one. But ya i think switching 3D World & MK8 dates would have been better.

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No. A 3D Mario > Mario Kart.

Mario Kart 8 was just the straw that broke the camels back, so to speak. Many were on standby for another big time exclusive and MK8 just happened to be it.