“Mario Kart 8,” the latest entry in the “Mario Kart” franchise, is the fastest selling Wii U game since the console’s launch in 2012.
The Japan-based video game company announced the racer has sold more than 1.2 million copies worldwide since its launch date on May 29 in Japan and May 30 in North America and Europe.
“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 Nintendo's future games for Nintendo platforms. This milestone is a great place to start!”
Nintendo also revealed sales figures for previous “Mario Kart” titles. As of this past March, 1992’s “Super Mario Kart” sold 8.76 million units globally, 2005’s “Mario Kart DS” has sold 23.56 million units worldwide and 2008’s “Mario Kart Wii” has sold 35.53 million units globally.