Mario Kart 8 Sells Over 1.2 Million Copies

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According to a press release from Nintendo, Mario Kart 8 has already sold 1.2 million copies since its release, a number that includes units sold in Japan, Europe, and both Americas.

If that’s not crazy enough for you, Eurogamer reported that Wii U hardware sales shot up 666% in the UK over the past week, with 82% of the consoles sold being the Mario Kart 8 bundle.

With the free game promo, Club Nintendo coins, and a heavy rotation of commercials and ad campaigns, it’s no wonder the game is selling so well. While there are tons of reviews already posted online, you can expect ours to go live this weekend after we’ve had a little more time with the game.

Via: Nintendo, Eurogamer, Nintendo Life

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