As the title says do you think Mario Kart 8 (Wii U + NS) has a chance of catching up and beating the sales of Mario Kart Wii to become the best-selling Mario Kart game of all time? Do you think the Switch version by itself can outsell Mario Kart Wii?
Mario Kart 8 shipment figures are currently at a combined 27.45 million copies, while Mario Kart Wii shipped 37.24 million copies. Mario Kart 8 has shipped just below 75% of what Mario Kart Wii did lifetime and needs to ship another 9.79 million copies to catch up.
Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U shipped 8.44 million copies lifetime, while the Switch version has shipped 19.01 million copies as of September 30. The Switch version has shipped 3.99 million copies in 2019 from January to September, which is down about 9% year-on-year. If this trend continues it will ship just under 3 million copies during the holiday season to bring lifetime shipment figures to over 30 million.
Looking at the Switch version by itself it currently has shipped just over 50 percent of what Mario Kart Wii shipped lifetime.
As a side note Mario Kart DS shipped 23.60 million copies and it is inevitable at this point Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will outsell it, as it is currently 4.59 million copies behind.