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daredevil.shark said:
BTW how much mario kart sold on wii?

35 million units



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Would be happy if true, but I will have to wait for concrete reports before doing the happy dance on this one.



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osed125 said:
daredevil.shark said:
BTW how much mario kart sold on wii?

35 million units


Just checked it. Thats a gigantic number. Its not fair to compare wii and wii u mario kart sales but compared to wii mario kart this is really sad number.



osed125 said:

This was Nintendo's statement last year for digital sales:

"We have 15 Nintendo-published titles available, both physically and digitally [on the 3DS]," he says. "So far in 2013, of those 15 available in this format, 11 percent of sales have come through full digital downloads of those games."

Digital sales have become more and more popular (and digital sales are probably more popular on the Wii U than 3DS), so let's say the 11% has increased to 15% since last year, using VGC data that would make MK8 digital sales around 235k. This is assumption of course, but 300k isn't that hard to imagine. It also helps that MK8 has a relatively small size (4.9 GB), a game like DK: Tropical Freeze (which is 11.4 GB) would be lucky to even reach 100k digital sales. 


Wow, thanks for that info. Was very interesting.



daredevil.shark said:
osed125 said:
daredevil.shark said:
BTW how much mario kart sold on wii?

35 million units


Just checked it. Thats a gigantic number. Its not fair to compare wii and wii u mario kart sales but compared to wii mario kart this is really sad number.


Not to take away from the massive MK Wii sales but that was probably the second biggest bundled game last gen. Right behind Wii sports.



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Would be pretty cool if true. Won't ever reach MK Wii sales, but as well as it's doing I think it could beat the 3DS version lifetime, or at the very least manage 8 million. The numbers are fun to cheer over, but the real good news is that these great sales will mean a thriving online community to play with.



Awesome if true!



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tbone51 said:

Luigi confirmed to be one of the Gorman Brothers!

 

Anyway, 2 million copies sold is great news. Onwards and upwards.



Mario Kart 8 sold to nearly a quarter of its userbase. Now it this can start a movement on par with 3DS and PS3 remains to be seen. Sales seem to be dropping back though so I wouldn't gold my breath



Max King of the Wild said:
daredevil.shark said:
osed125 said:

35 million units

Just checked it. Thats a gigantic number. Its not fair to compare wii and wii u mario kart sales but compared to wii mario kart this is really sad number.

Not to take away from the massive MK Wii sales but that was probably the second biggest bundled game last gen. Right behind Wii sports.

It was not bundled after hitting 25M.