Mario Kart 8 Passes The 1 Million Mark As Wii U Gains Momentum
Following the release of NPD sales data (not shared to the public), Nintendo has commented on their strong performance during the month of July.
The standout performer is, of course, Mario Kart 8. Nintendo has proudly announced that their signature kart racer has sold 1 million copies, becoming the second Wii U title to reach this milestone, alongside New Super Mario Bros. U.
The strong performance of Mario Kart 8 has resulted in positive growth for Wii U sales. Nintendo notes in a press release that, “through the first seven months of 2014, total sales of Wii U hardware and software have increased by nearly 60 percent and more than 135 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2013.”
Nintendo’s bread winner, the Nintendo 3DS, has now sold over 4o million software units in the United States alone. Nintendo was proud to boast that nine 3DS titles have surpassed the million mark in the United States. Lifetime sales for the top selling 3DS titles in the US are as follows:
- Mario Kart 7: 3.48 million
- Super Mario 3D Land: 3.09 million
- New Super Mario Bros. 2: 2.28 million
- Pokémon X: 2.10 million
- Pokémon Y: 2.01 million
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: 1.39 million
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf: 1.36 million
- Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon: 1.33 million
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: 1.09 million
Nintendo will be looking to return their fortunes around with Super Smash Bros For Wii U/3DS, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, Captain Toad: Treasure Track and Pokemon Omega Ruby/ Alpha Sapphire launching in the second half of 2014.