Mario Kart 8 sells 1.2 million in opening weekend
Boosts Wii U sales by over 600 per cent.
Launching only last Friday (May 30th), Mario Kart 8 has already become the fastest-selling Wii U title in the console's history, as well as becoming the second fastest selling game in the Mario Kart series.
The success of Mario Kart 8 has given the Wii U a much needed sales boost, helping sales rise by 666% week-on-week for the Nintendo platform. It placed at No. 2 in the UK Charts, placing behind Ubisoft's multi-platform Watch Dogs which also launched last week.
"Such positive early feedback for Mario Kart 8 reinforces the great gameplay experiences that Wii U currently offers," said Nintendo's Satoru Shibata.
"With Nintendo set to showcase its future releases at E3 next week, this is a great milestone going into the summer season."
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