Mario Kart 8 is outselling Infamous:SS among others

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#1 Posted by Kjranu (1051 posts) -

MK8 is easily outselling Infamous:SS and other big 2014 games on Amazon. Wonderful 101 also seems to have gotten a very significant bump. Nintendo is back?

http://www.amazon.com/best-sellers-video-games/zgbs/videogames/ref=sv_vg_11

#2 Posted by MacBoomStick (1948 posts) -

I would fucking hope so. Infamous has been out for a while.

#3 Posted by Vaasman (11688 posts) -

It released against no major competition, why are we surprised by this?

#4 Posted by nintendoboy16 (27493 posts) -

@Vaasman said:

It released against no major competition, why are we surprised by this?

No major competition... except Watch_Dogs.

#5 Posted by lostrib (40135 posts) -

Well infamous came out in March... so this isn't really that surprising

#6 Posted by SolidGame_basic (18708 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Well infamous came out in March... so this isn't really that surprising

#7 Edited by Vaasman (11688 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:

@Vaasman said:

It released against no major competition, why are we surprised by this?

No major competition... except Watch_Dogs.

Fair point, but at the same time, Amazon is a shitty place to find Watch Dogs sales so that still says next to nothing. WD is split across three major platforms, one of which wouldn't count for much at all on Amazon, and two older ones. At this point, saying "Mario Kart is a bestseller on Amazon" is a single step above "Mario Kart is a bestseller on Wii U."

#8 Posted by aroxx_ab (10548 posts) -

WiiU owers is starving on new games so no surprise...

#9 Edited by MagicRainbow (17 posts) -

Wii u is cool and original, no surprise.

#10 Posted by kingjazziephiz (2446 posts) -

@aroxx_ab: but it still has the best library out the 3 next gen systems atm

#11 Posted by jake44 (2037 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Well infamous came out in March... so this isn't really that surprising

#12 Posted by Kjranu (1051 posts) -

@jake44 said:

@lostrib said:

Well infamous came out in March... so this isn't really that surprising

Being out longer tend to result in more sales. Not the case for Infamous where it's already been outsold by MK8 in 2014 overalls.

#13 Edited by aroxx_ab (10548 posts) -

@kingjazziephiz said:

@aroxx_ab: but it still has the best library out the 3 next gen systems atm

Biggest amount exclusive library maybe ya, but not so good if also count multiplats

#14 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (6600 posts) -

@aroxx_ab said:

WiiU owers is starving on new games so no surprise...

This.

#15 Posted by Basinboy (11327 posts) -

...and someone thought otherwise?

#16 Posted by lostrib (40135 posts) -

@Kjranu said:

@jake44 said:

@lostrib said:

Well infamous came out in March... so this isn't really that surprising

Being out longer tend to result in more sales. Not the case for Infamous where it's already been outsold by MK8 in 2014 overalls.

Yes, it may mean more overall sales, but you linked Amazon best sellers which is the best selling game at the moment. You should probably have linked this then, amazon's best sellers for 2014: http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/2014/videogames

And yes MK8 is ahead of infamous so far. but behind Titanfall on the X1

#17 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

this is absolutely fantastic. my life actually feels more complete now that I know mario kart 8 is outselling some other game. thank you for telling me because i don't think i could have gone on living without this knowledge and that goes for all of u. keep this info coming it's so meaningful and important and not worthless at all <3

#18 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

it's literally the only game worth buying a wii u for right now so pretty much every console sold should = a sale.

#19 Posted by joel_c17 (2890 posts) -

Love my wiiu - infamous however was a little bit of a letdown for me.

#20 Edited by turtlethetaffer (16934 posts) -

It's the Luigi Death Stare. It's a better marketing tool than anything Nintendo ever could have produced.

#21 Posted by TwistedShade (3165 posts) -

Headline: PS4 game sells poorly. Shocker.

#22 Edited by ChronosChris (317 posts) -

Too bad being on the top 100 list on amazon doesn't mean jack shit.

#23 Edited by Sweenix (5399 posts) -

This is amazon. The place where a 99c download off theif was the top selling game last month

Sheep are really grasping for straws here

#24 Posted by AmazonAngry (945 posts) -

Uh...wasn't Mario kart just released, while infamous has been out for months? :-\

#25 Posted by lostrib (40135 posts) -

@amazonangry said:

Uh...wasn't Mario kart just released, while infamous has been out for months? :-\

yeah, but for the 2014 best sellers, MK8 tops infamous

#26 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (25996 posts) -

Cows praise sales when their consoles and games shoot up to top.

When Sheep and Lems come up and do the same they go all "meh its just amazon"

#27 Posted by asylumni (2179 posts) -

Umm, are we ignoring that Nintendo is giving away a free game with Mario Kart 8?

#28 Posted by Bigboi500 (30426 posts) -

It's a good feeling when better games actually sell more than lesser quality games.

#29 Posted by ConanTheStoner (6314 posts) -

@Vaasman said:

It released against no major competition, why are we surprised by this?

The correct thing to say would be...

"It's fucking Mario Kart, why are we surprised by this?"

It's one of the best selling game series ever.

#30 Posted by _Matt_ (9056 posts) -
@k2theswiss said:

it's literally the only game worth buying a wii u for right now so pretty much every console sold should = a sale.

For once, I actually agree with you.

#31 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (25996 posts) -

@asylumni: You'd be surprised how many people are not aware of that.

#32 Edited by ConanTheStoner (6314 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart said:

@asylumni: You'd be surprised how many people are not aware of that.

Oddly enough, that's true. I personally know 5 people that bought the game... and none of them knew they could get a free game until I told them. Actually just told two of them today lol.

Anecdotal evidence and all that, but still.

#33 Posted by Jimmy_Russell (925 posts) -

One is a game, the other is a tech demo. One attracts gamers, the other attracts wannabes and fanboys.

#34 Posted by asylumni (2179 posts) -
@ConanTheStoner said:

@LegatoSkyheart said:

@asylumni: You'd be surprised how many people are not aware of that.

Oddly enough, that's true. I personally know 5 people that bought the game... and none of them knew they could get a free game until I told them. Actually just told two of them today lol.

Anecdotal evidence and all that, but still.

Though I don't know anyone that bought the game, I'd have a hard time thinking this escaped the eyes of CAG and I know it was posted a few times on slickdeals. I don't think it's a great leap to think this helped sales for those maybe on the fence about the game. Combine that with the fact that it's also a great game in it's own right from a very popular series, I really don't get the surprise that it shot up the sales list on amazon.

#35 Posted by silversix_ (15323 posts) -

the 5mil wiiu owners been waiting to play a thing called video game since 2012, let you guess if they're buying this.

#36 Edited by Speak_Low (1165 posts) -

And if we compare current games, the PS4 version of Watch_Dogs is outselling MK8 worldwide.

PS4 Watch_Dogs is the highest-selling title in the world right now, not Mario Kart 8

MK8 is doing well, but you're probably trying to make us all think it's going to make the Wii U relevant again. Until we see better numbers over a longer period of time, it's mostly likely not going to do much in the grande scheme of things

This isn't even PS4's final form

#37 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (25996 posts) -
@asylumni said:
@ConanTheStoner said:

@LegatoSkyheart said:

@asylumni: You'd be surprised how many people are not aware of that.

Oddly enough, that's true. I personally know 5 people that bought the game... and none of them knew they could get a free game until I told them. Actually just told two of them today lol.

Anecdotal evidence and all that, but still.

Though I don't know anyone that bought the game, I'd have a hard time thinking this escaped the eyes of CAG and I know it was posted a few times on slickdeals. I don't think it's a great leap to think this helped sales for those maybe on the fence about the game. Combine that with the fact that it's also a great game in it's own right from a very popular series, I really don't get the surprise that it shot up the sales list on amazon.

While you're giving it benefit of the doubt ("oh it's a popular video game therefore it's gonna sell") keep in mind that, this is the WiiU.

It's currently #14 on Amazon's Best of 2014 and currently outselling the PS3 version of GTAV, 360 version of COD Ghosts and Minecraft, and PS4's Infamous and Watchdogs.

#38 Posted by charizard1605 (59745 posts) -

It's just one retailer, but simply going by sales in the first weekend, we know that Mario Kart 8 is outpacing inFamous: Second Son.

#39 Posted by Netret0120 (2255 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic said:

@lostrib said:

Well infamous came out in March... so this isn't really that surprising

Watch silly fanboys still herald this as LOLSONYLOSESAGAINZ

#40 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3715 posts) -

Cows are really damage controlling. Great to see it doing well.

#41 Posted by lostrib (40135 posts) -

@Netret0120 said:

@SolidGame_basic said:

@lostrib said:

Well infamous came out in March... so this isn't really that surprising

Watch silly fanboys still herald this as LOLSONYLOSESAGAINZ

This: http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/2014/videogames

actually was a little surprising

#42 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (945 posts) -

One of the top selling franchises of all time

Franchise has 100 million + lifetime sales

Last console iteration sold 35+ million

It needs to do more than "beat Infamous" for anyone to give a shit.

#43 Posted by mikhail (2697 posts) -

I think the death stare videos are selling a ton of Wii U's right now.

#44 Edited by nintendoboy16 (27493 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

This is amazon. The place where a 99c download off theif was the top selling game last month

Sheep are really grasping for straws here

Too bad it's not a sheep making this thread.

#45 Posted by Speak_Low (1165 posts) -

@UnbiasedPoster said:

One of the top selling franchises of all time

Franchise has 100 million + lifetime sales

Last console iteration sold 35+ million

It needs to do more than "beat Infamous" for anyone to give a shit.

Well put.

The Sheep hug onto that Amazon link like a UFC grappler. It's the only link that makes the Wii U look better since it's up against random things like PSN cards and a steering wheel. Very desperate

Thank goodness I don't support a system that has to depend so heavily on one game. That's so sad lmao

#46 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (25996 posts) -

@speak_low said:

@UnbiasedPoster said:

One of the top selling franchises of all time

Franchise has 100 million + lifetime sales

Last console iteration sold 35+ million

It needs to do more than "beat Infamous" for anyone to give a shit.

Well put.

The Sheep hug onto that Amazon link like a UFC grappler. It's the only link that makes the Wii U look better since it's up against random things like PSN cards and a steering wheel. Very desperate

Thank goodness I don't support a system that has to depend so heavily on one game. That's so sad lmao

Okay so not only do Cows Not care about Killzone, but now they don't care about Infamous?

Do you guys even PLAY Sony's Games???

#47 Posted by lostrib (40135 posts) -

@speak_low said:

@UnbiasedPoster said:

One of the top selling franchises of all time

Franchise has 100 million + lifetime sales

Last console iteration sold 35+ million

It needs to do more than "beat Infamous" for anyone to give a shit.

Well put.

The Sheep hug onto that Amazon link like a UFC grappler. It's the only link that makes the Wii U look better since it's up against random things like PSN cards and a steering wheel. Very desperate

Thank goodness I don't support a system that has to depend so heavily on one game. That's so sad lmao

wasn't it just like two or three months ago when the cows were running around using Amazon links as ownage?

#48 Posted by nintendoboy16 (27493 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart said:

Okay so not only do Cows Not care about Killzone, but now they don't care about Infamous?

Do you guys even PLAY Sony's Games???

Which is funny due to all the hype they give them because "SONY" is publishing, even going as far as brag about how they are so much better than MS/Nintendo first parties. lol

#49 Posted by ironcreed (14083 posts) -

That is because it's absolutely amazing. I just got my copy today and am having a ton of fun.

#50 Posted by I_can_haz (6551 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Well infamous came out in March... so this isn't really that surprising