Mario Kart 8 sold 1.2 million total copies across Japan, Europe, and the Americas in its opening weekend, Nintendo announced.
“The early response to Mario Kart 8 demonstrates that the best days for Wii U are still ahead,” said Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “This year’s E3 is just days away, and it will be all about the future games for Nintendo platforms. This milestone is a great place to start!”
With Mario Kart 8, sales for the Mario Kart series have topped over 101 millin worldwide. The highest-selling game in the series was Mario Kart Wii with 35.53 million units sold, followed by Mario Kart DS at 23.56 million.