On May 30th (May 29th in Japan), the anxiously awaited game Mario Kart 8 came out for the WiiU. Over a 72-hour period, Nintendo has already achieved 1.2 Million sales worldwide with no signs of slowing down as retails stores are selling out. This surely demonstrates that Nintendo is still a company to be reckoned with despite the lack of software that has been released on the WiiU.
In the press release that came out, Reggie Fils-Aime, President at Nintendo of America stated “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!”
This isn’t anything surprising according to previous Mario kart titles in the franchise. Since Super Mario Kart was released on the Super Nintendo back in 1992, the franchise has already sold a whopping 100.13 million copies with Mario Kart on Wii and DS making up half of those sales.