Mario Kart 8 Sells 2 Million Copies
Nintendo has announced that over 2 million copies of Mario Kart 8 have been sold worldwide.
Approximately 800,000 copies of the game were sold in June, down from the game’s opening weekend sales of 1.2 million. Nintendo revealed the sales numbers during the 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in Japan earlier today.
Mario Kart 8 is the fastest selling game in the Wii U’s history, but its performance suggests it still may be the worst-selling game in the franchise’s history. The game launched to strong reviews from both critics and players.
I hope Nintendo can capitalize off the game’s success, but unfortunately it doesn’t seem like they’re trying to this year. Most of their upcoming major titles, like the new open world Zelda game, won’t release until 2015. The new Super Smash Bros. may release this year, but I’m skeptical about that as well.