Mario Kart 8 sold 1.2 million copies in its first weekend

Posted Jun 3, 2014

Sales of the Mario Kart 8 video game were pretty high over the weekend at 1.2 million units. The game received a Metacritic score of at least 85, which is very impressive. This is the 14th Wii U game to launch in the U.S.

?The early response to Mario Kart 8 demonstrates that the best days for Wii U are still ahead. This year?s E3 is just days away, and it will be all about the future games for Nintendo platforms. This milestone is a great place to start!? said Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime.

The previous 7 Mario Kart games also have an impressive track record having sold a total of over 100 million units, including Mario Kart Wii for the Wii, Mario Kart DS for the Nintendo DS, Super Mario Kart for SNES, Mario Kart 64 for the Nintendo 64, and Mario Kart Advance on the Game Boy Advance.