Mario Kart 8 sells 2 million copies within 1 month.

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#1 Edited by trugs26 (7464 posts) -

Linky

Have at it SW. Maybe Polygon's prediction will be wrong after all?

Edit: Actually, Polygon are already wrong. They projected 1.26 million copies sold. Whether or not it will be the worst selling MK is another question. It'd need to outsell Super Circuit's 5.47 million copies.

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#2 Posted by PsychoLemons (3163 posts) -

Better than nothing, I guess.

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#3 Edited by trugs26 (7464 posts) -

@PsychoLemons said:

Better than nothing, I guess.

It's better than most things.

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#4 Posted by nintendoboy16 (33515 posts) -

I wonder if Polygon will respond to this.

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#5 Posted by KittenNose (1417 posts) -

So, Polygon was only off by nine months, when their projection was based off of what ten months? That has to be very embarrassing for one party, and exhilarating for the other.

Cheers for Nintendo. I still hope they give up on hardware and end up a software company, but if they end up far too successful to make that slide I will be happy to. Lets hope sales spike so hard they make ten million by the end of the year.

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#6 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2620 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:

I wonder if Polygon will respond to this.

that site is almost a bigger joke than this one. seriously the only good thing about gamespot is the forums. I haven't taken a review serious in years. Skyward Sword a 7.5?

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#7 Posted by lamprey263 (34421 posts) -

well, the claim was:

...but even if every current Wii U owner bought the next installment, Mario Kart 8, it would still be the second-worst selling game in franchise history. That's because there are only 6.17 million Wii U consoles in gamers' homes, and that's fewer than the number of copies that all but one previous Mario Kart game sold. The only way Mario Kart 8 could sell more would be by driving gamers to buy new consoles.

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#8 Posted by trugs26 (7464 posts) -

@lamprey263 said:

well, the claim was:

...but even if every current Wii U owner bought the next installment, Mario Kart 8, it would still be the second-worst selling game in franchise history. That's because there are only 6.17 million Wii U consoles in gamers' homes, and that's fewer than the number of copies that all but one previous Mario Kart game sold. The only way Mario Kart 8 could sell more would be by driving gamers to buy new consoles.

Well there isn't one claim. It's an article stating the probability of why it's going to be the worst selling. It's in the title: "Mario Kart 8 will likely be the worst-selling game in franchise history, here's why"

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#9 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (1134 posts) -

For comparison, last one sold 35 million

I know, Mario Kart's sales will be a slow burn, and it'll get higher, but initial sales mean a lot.

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#10 Posted by R4gn4r0k (26942 posts) -

What Xbone/PS4 exclusive outsold it ?

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#11 Posted by PinkieWinkie (1454 posts) -

Not surpising on a system with no games.

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#12 Posted by Micropixel (1295 posts) -
@lamprey263 said:

well, the claim was:

...but even if every current Wii U owner bought the next installment, Mario Kart 8, it would still be the second-worst selling game in franchise history. That's because there are only 6.17 million Wii U consoles in gamers' homes, and that's fewer than the number of copies that all but one previous Mario Kart game sold. The only way Mario Kart 8 could sell more would be by driving gamers to buy new consoles.

Indeed. And the game is driving people to buy Wii U consoles. [Source]

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#13 Edited by santoron (8583 posts) -

It's not like they predicted first month sales, or any specific number at all. They simply projected forward the average attach rate of the series to the current WiiU's sold. I didn't read Polygon's blog piece as an attack, so much as over reporting every little detail of a big release, no matter how inane or obvious. And it's obvious MK8 is going to perform near the bottom of MK games, for the obvious reason. But that's the way "game journalism" seems to be these days.

But hey, MK8 either performed above the series average or they sold a whole mess of WiiU's. Either way that's good news for Nintendo.

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#14 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29576 posts) -

@santoron said:

It's not like they predicted first month sales, or any specific number at all. They simply projected forward the average attach rate of the series to the current WiiU's sold. I didn't read Polygon's blog piece as an attack, so much as over reporting every little detail of a big release, no matter how inane or obvious. And it's obvious MK8 is going to perform near the bottom of MK games, for the obvious reason. But that's the way "game journalism" seems to be these days.

But hey, MK8 either performed above the series average or they sold a whole mess of WiiU's. Either way that's good news for Nintendo.

Yeah this is good news, but the article was more or less just showing the reality to the WiiU's situation.

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#15 Posted by blamix99 (2685 posts) -

that will be 10 million+ soon :)

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#16 Edited by emgesp (7438 posts) -

Selling very well to the current install base obviously. Now if that game can sell 2 million Wii U consoles that would be great.

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#17 Posted by emgesp (7438 posts) -

@blamix99 said:

that will be 10 million+ soon :)

The Wii U will likely not hit 10 million units sold by the end of 2014.

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#18 Posted by dobzilian (3365 posts) -

Great Game especially 12 players online.

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#19 Posted by MonsieurX (36757 posts) -

@PinkieWinkie said:

Not surpising on a system with no games.

Didn't know it was out on the PS4

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#20 Posted by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

@ps4hasnogames said:

@nintendoboy16 said:

I wonder if Polygon will respond to this.

that site is almost a bigger joke than this one. seriously the only good thing about gamespot is the forums. I haven't taken a review serious in years. Skyward Sword a 7.5?

yeah, the game was more like a 6.5.

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#21 Posted by foxhound_fox (96695 posts) -

You cannot declare anything regarding this game's total sales now. It, unlike most other company's games, is going to sell well for years. It's why Nintendo doesn't drop the price of their games.

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#22 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (9113 posts) -

@Micropixel said:

Indeed. And the game is driving people to buy Wii U consoles. [Source]

I'm very surprised at how many consoles Mario Kart 8 is pushing. I saw the MK8 Wii U bundle for the first time on Sunday(just one left). Prior to that, they were sold out everywhere I went. Half the people at the office I work at got Wii Us, which blew my mind since several of them were very skeptical about the system.

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#23 Posted by inb4uall (6564 posts) -

@UnbiasedPoster said:

For comparison, last one sold 35 million

I know, Mario Kart's sales will be a slow burn, and it'll get higher, but initial sales mean a lot.

And was one of the best selling games of all time. You can't hit them all out of the park.

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#24 Edited by Indicud (745 posts) -

Did it beat KillZone?

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#25 Posted by Heil68 (57712 posts) -

@Indicud said:

Did it beat KillZone?

As of now they are close.

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#26 Edited by drummerdave9099 (3195 posts) -
@UnbiasedPoster said:

For comparison, last one sold 35 million

I know, Mario Kart's sales will be a slow burn, and it'll get higher, but initial sales mean a lot.

Wasn't it bundled with the Wii right when it was given a price drop to $150? I think my sister bought that bundle. It was pretty popular.

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#27 Posted by nintendoboy16 (33515 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

@ps4hasnogames said:

@nintendoboy16 said:

I wonder if Polygon will respond to this.

that site is almost a bigger joke than this one. seriously the only good thing about gamespot is the forums. I haven't taken a review serious in years. Skyward Sword a 7.5?

yeah, the game was more like a 6.5.

You say that towards any Nintendo game, Gue.

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#28 Edited by HadOne2Many (1485 posts) -

Great game, especially for a good local multiplayer party game. Online is fun too. It's the reason I bought a Wii U (2 weeks ago).

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#29 Edited by charizard1605 (82622 posts) -

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#30 Posted by Heil68 (57712 posts) -

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lolNO

It wont save it from last place.

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#31 Posted by charizard1605 (82622 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@charizard1605 said:

lolNO

It wont save it from last place.

Who said anything about saving it from last place?

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#32 Edited by Heil68 (57712 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Heil68 said:

@charizard1605 said:

lolNO

It wont save it from last place.

Who said anything about saving it from last place?

What does your pic signify then? Saved from total failure?

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#33 Posted by nintendoboy16 (33515 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

Who said anything about saving it from last place?

If anything, it's saved from being knocked out of the market.

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#34 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9279 posts) -

I think it will end up pretty close between the Xbone and Wii U.

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#35 Posted by charizard1605 (82622 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Heil68 said:

@charizard1605 said:

lolNO

It wont save it from last place.

Who said anything about saving it from last place?

What does your pic signify then? Saved from total failure?

Mostly, yeah. It seems the Wii U can be a viable console for another couple of years, through to the end of 2016 at the very least, which should be enough time for Nintendo to push a new system on to the market. Given that Wii U software continues to perform as well, it will even make them money, Essentially, this makes the Wii U a bigger success than anyone reasonable could have hoped- essentially, it makes it more than just Nintendo's Saturn, if you follow me.

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#36 Posted by Heil68 (57712 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Heil68 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Heil68 said:

@charizard1605 said:

lolNO

It wont save it from last place.

Who said anything about saving it from last place?

What does your pic signify then? Saved from total failure?

Mostly, yeah. It seems the Wii U can be a viable console for another couple of years, through to the end of 2016 at the very least, which should be enough time for Nintendo to push a new system on to the market. Given that Wii U software continues to perform as well, it will even make them money, Essentially, this makes the Wii U a bigger success than anyone reasonable could have hoped- essentially, it makes it more than just Nintendo's Saturn, if you follow me.

I guess, but when I see people call Vita a failure(which I don't care, I dont even own one) and it has sold 8 million units, makes me think roughly the same thing.

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#37 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22928 posts) -

Polygon just got BTFO

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#38 Edited by charizard1605 (82622 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Heil68 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Heil68 said:

@charizard1605 said:

lolNO

It wont save it from last place.

Who said anything about saving it from last place?

What does your pic signify then? Saved from total failure?

Mostly, yeah. It seems the Wii U can be a viable console for another couple of years, through to the end of 2016 at the very least, which should be enough time for Nintendo to push a new system on to the market. Given that Wii U software continues to perform as well, it will even make them money, Essentially, this makes the Wii U a bigger success than anyone reasonable could have hoped- essentially, it makes it more than just Nintendo's Saturn, if you follow me.

I guess, but when I see people call Vita a failure(which I don't care, I dont even own one) and it has sold 8 million units, makes me think roughly the same thing.

Well, Vita hasn't actually sold 8 million units yet (and Sony refuses to tell us how much it has sold), along with the fact that the Vita has a one year headstart on the Wii U- sort of the same situation as the Wii U and the PS4/Xbone

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#39 Edited by Ghost120x (5229 posts) -

As far as lifetime sales go. I think it will beat super Mario kart by a small margin.

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#40 Posted by SolidGame_basic (22201 posts) -

that's Nintendo's strategy, don't offer a lot of games so when one finally comes out people jump on it in droves

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#41 Posted by charizard1605 (82622 posts) -

@Ghost120x said:

As far as lifetime sales go. I think it will beat super Mario kart by a small margin.

Super Mario Kart sold in excess of 10 million units. Right now we're not even sure Wii U will cross that amount, let alone Mario Kart 8.

@SolidGame_basic said:

that's Nintendo's strategy, don't offer a lot of games so when one finally comes out people jump on it in droves

No, that's Sony's strategy- offer no games for the Vita, so people get excited even at ports and indie multiplats that require minimal effort. Nintendo's strategy is to offer high quality games consistently, which hold the power to excite people across decades.

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#42 Edited by TwistedShade (3139 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic said:

that's Nintendo's strategy, don't offer a lot of games so when one finally comes out people jump on it in droves

Wii Fit U, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Followed up with Mario Kart 8 and a ton of digital eShop games in between them.

Remind me how many exclusives Sony or Microsoft has released this year on the PS4, Xbox One, or the Vita? No go on I'll wait.

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#43 Edited by TrappedInABox91 (1483 posts) -

Thats good. The game deserves it, and so does the Wii U.

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#44 Posted by blackace (23576 posts) -
@charizard1605 said:

I wouldn't have crossed out E3 Nintendo Direct, as I think their E3 peformance actually helped the Wii U. The initial price drop also helped some, but they really need another one.

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#45 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9279 posts) -

It is going to be interesting to see the June NPD so we can tell just what kind of attach rate this game has.

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#46 Posted by Guy_Brohski (1820 posts) -

Wow, MK8 has already matched GT6's sales and the PS3 has how many installed base units? I'd say Nintendo is happy about this...

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#47 Posted by charizard1605 (82622 posts) -

@blackace said:
@charizard1605 said:

I wouldn't have crossed out E3 Nintendo Direct, as I think their E3 peformance actually helped the Wii U. The initial price drop also helped some, but they really need another one.

The E3 Nintendo Direct there refers to their showing last year. They didn't have a Nintendo Direct this year. It was a Digital Event.

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#48 Edited by aroxx_ab (13236 posts) -

@dobzilian said:

Great Game especially 12years old players online.

Fixed

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#49 Edited by charizard1605 (82622 posts) -

@aroxx_ab said:

@dobzilian said:

Great Game especially 12years old players online.

Fixed

We're talking about Mario Kart, not Call of Duty.

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#50 Edited by Demonjoe93 (9869 posts) -

@aroxx_ab said:

@dobzilian said:

Great Game especially 12years old players online.

Fixed

Well, aren't you a mature, hardcore gamer, huh?