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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Mario Kart 8 sells 1.2 million over first weekend

Kasz216 said:

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Great sales for a great game.

Hopefully it goes from strength to strength now


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I want to know dem hardware numbers.

So there is a chance for MK8 to be the worst selling MK of all times.

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Troll_Whisperer said:
Now I really want to see the HW boost.

This is really the most important thing, we all knew the core Ninty fans would buy MK8.  

The HW #s are so crucial b/c Ninty insists on their belief that "games over hardware", but if the game is selling like crazy, & not moving much HW, it will force Ninty to adapt and reassess their strategy again. How many of those 1.2 mil were a part of the MK8 bundle or bought alongside a Wii U is the big question...?

Pretty amazing, though I have a feeling this is just a result of the stronger than usual marketing and that this means more of the sales will be front-loaded than usual.

We'll see though.

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bubblegamer said:

So shipped?

Not necessarily: Nintendo has a system that lets them track retail sales in more or less real time.

They also mention the sales of the older MK titles in the article though and those are definitely shipped, I think they'd make a clearer differentiation if MK8 numbers were sold to customers, just a guess though. Whatever it is, the number is probably close anyway.

vivster said:

So there is a chance for MK8 to be the worst selling MK of all times.

What makes you come out of nowhere and say that? Kinda random :-/

It should outsell NSMBU which sits at 4mil and still growing. I think the lowestis 5.5mil (gba), if WiiU sells at least 14mil lifetime, mk8 should be about 6mil sold imo.