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Old 3rd Jun 2014, 11:11   #1
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Mario Kart 8 sells 1.2m in first weekend

Mario Kart 8 has become the fastest selling Wii U game to date with 1.2 million sales since its launch.
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Old 3rd Jun 2014, 13:20   #2
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I've only spent about 10hrs with it so far, but it is a great game and deserves to sell well. Given the current offer for a free download of another game there's not much reason for any Wii U owner not get it.

I'm not familiar with all previous versions of the franchise, but I think it's accurate to say this one doesn't bring anything revolutionary to the table, but it's definitely polished and looks spanking.

It's such a universally simple yet fun game to play.
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Let's be honest here. Being "The fastest selling Wii U game to date." was hardly going to be difficult was it?

Still cool, but yeah...
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It looks like such a fun game! If only it were out on PC/ Wii discs work on PC.. I'd buy it in a heartbeat!
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Let's be honest here. Being "The fastest selling Wii U game to date." was hardly going to be difficult was it?
Perhaps not, but to put it in some wider context, here's VGChartz top-selling games figures for April 2014:



That data suggests 1.2million in 3 days is better than what Titanfall could manage in a whole month.

Watchdogs has apparently outsold Mario Kart 8 upon release, but going by the reviews I think a fair few more people are going to be regretting the Watchdog purchase...
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That data suggests 1.2million in 3 days is somewhat better than what Titanfall could manage in a whole month.
Yeah, but that's because it's the U and there's a damn shortage of decent titles. A much higher percentage of U owners are going to be buying exclusive games like this compared to any given generic FPS that's available on lots of platforms.

You want a great new PC release? Choice of dozens. Want the same for the U?
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Apparently it also boosted WiiU sales in the UK by 666%. Which means Nintendo sold 666 WiiUs! Well done Nintendo.
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