Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Mario Kart 8 Now 7.24mil Sold Lifetime! (ahead of SC+DD)

Soon/eventually it will be Mario Kart 8 million.



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Congratz. Let see if smash Wii U sell better than the GC version.



NewBeginning said:

Mario Kart 8 has sold a couple million just by virtue of being bundled with the Wii U since September, hasn't it? So the high attach ratio shouldn't come as a surprise. Not to mention the times it has sold with the Wii U prior to the current bundle.

Almost every major game has bundle, this season we also had Splatoon bundle, Mario Maker bundle, even Xenoblade X bundle, so yes such MK8 high attach rate is big suprise, it wouldnt be suprise if Mario Kart 8 bundle is only available bundle on market, but that isnt a case.



Angelv577 said:
Congratz. Let see if smash Wii U sell better than the GC version.

Nope. It doesn't stand a chance. It'll be between 5mil-6mil lifetime maybe slightly higher but not close to 7mil



I think this is the highest attach rate any title has at the moment. It's likely that it will go down a little by the end of the Wii U's life, but it should still stay over 50% attach rate. That's quite massive. Mario Kart Wii had an attach rate of 35%, Double Dash 32% and Mario Kart 64 of 30%. Super Mario Kart had a significantly lower attach rate, but that's largely because that's before Mario Kart was Nintendo's arguably biggest franchise. Super Mario World, back then, had the highest attach rate of roughly 42%

We're seeing the same trend on the 3DS, with MK7 at 21% attach rate, while MKDS had 15% and the GBA one at 6.7%.

Partially, it's down to Nintendo's games having growing attachment rates all around, but it's more than that down to Mario Kart having become the heart of what Nintendo now is.

While Nintendo of the past (NES-N64) was arguably the greatest developer at creating challenging and large-scale games, they're not that anymore. Or at least, they don't hold the title with the same power, due to there being so many other excellent hard or large games. Today's Nintendo is rather the best at having games that are fun together, with 7 of the Wii U's top 10 sellers being games that are far more fun when there's somebody else in the same room (MK8, NSMBU, Smash, Nintendo Land, 3D World, NSMLU, Wii Party U, 2 titles being online games (Splatoon, Super Mario Maker), and only one large scale, single-player game (Wind Waker).

So in a sense, it shouldn't be surprising that MK8 is doing as well as it is, because if you're buying a Wii U, then you're very likely to be interested in games that are about having fun together. And if you're interested in that, virtually nothing tops Mario Kart.



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I think the reason the attach rates are higher now is because there's less choice on their consoles.

SNES had great games from tons of third parties, Wii U just has Nintendo games so of course most are gonna have MK.



it will become the 4th best selling Mario Kart ever



Switch!!!

retroking1981 said:

I think the reason the attach rates are higher now is because there's less choice on their consoles.

SNES had great games from tons of third parties, Wii U just has Nintendo games so of course most are gonna have MK.

Well in that case every single Nintendo game would have great attach rate on Wii U!?

MK8 has such a great attach rate because it's great game with mass appealing.



A bit sad for Double Dash, as it's still my favourite Kart, but happy for MK8 - Nintendo put so much effort into the game, would hate to see it go unappreciated. Judging by quality it should be ahead of MK Wii already.



tbone51 said:
Lawlight said:

Well, MS and Sony makes more than just one platform (phones, PCs or TVs) so it makes sense for them to build for those platforms. Also, again the point is that the lack of third party games on the WiiU is helping the first party games.

Always making excuses to when something nintendo is positive huh? Well watever floats your boat 

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