One of our favorite things about Nintendo Wii U’s “Mario Kart 8” is the Luigi death stare. The seemingly nice-guy plumber recently turned angry driver in the popular racer game, which launched May 30 and has already sold more than 2 million copies.
During the 2014 Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California last weekend, YouTube user D Piddy created a real-life version of Luigi’s death stare, proving that bad guys sometimes finish first.
Check out D Piddy’s video below.
Last month, market research company NPD Group reported that “Mario Kart 8” was the third-best-selling game software in May. It also became the Wii U’s fastest-selling game with more than 1.2 million units sold worldwide within less than two weeks of its launch. The game’s launch also boosted sales of the Wii U by more than 90 percent over May 2013.
On June 2, U.K. market research and media sale monitoring company GFK Chart-Track said the game had boosted Wii U sales by 666 percent, with 82 percent of that coming from the “Mario Kart 8” bundle.
Kyoto, Japan-based Nintendo Co. Ltd. (TYO:7974) also confirmed “Mario Kart 8” had reached sales of more than 2 million copies in just under a month after launch.
The company made the announcement during its 74th annual general meeting of shareholders on June 26.
According to VGChartz, Nintendo was selling around 29,000 Wii U consoles per week before “Mario Kart 8” reached buyers. After May 30, more than 130,000 Wii U consoles were sold.
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