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News Mario Kart 8 sells 1.2m in first weekend

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Porkins' Wingman

    Porkins' Wingman Can't touch this

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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.
     
  3. Zygersaf

    Zygersaf New Member

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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!
     
  5. Porkins' Wingman

    Porkins' Wingman Can't touch this

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    Perhaps not, but to put it in some wider context, here's VGChartz top-selling games figures for April 2014:

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    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...
     
  6. Guinevere

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    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?
     
  7. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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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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