Mario Kart 8 sells more 1.2 million units worldwide this past weekend

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Luigi throwin’ shade

Fastest-selling Wii U game ever? That’s Mario Kart 8, which sold more than 1.2 million units worldwide over its first weekend, starting May 29 and 30. This counts Japan, Europe, and the Americas.That’s a pretty good start. Maybe they got that new timing down.

1, 2, [wait], BOOM, 3. START

“The early response toMario Kart 8demonstrates that the best days for Wii U are still ahead,” said Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “This year’s E3 is just days away, and it will be all about the future games for Nintendo platforms. This milestone is a great place to start!”

The previous seven Mario Kart games have sold more than 100 million units worldwide. Two of the best selling videogames of all time make this list: Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart DS.

TitleSystemGlobal Sales (as of 3/31/14)
Super Mario KartSuper Nintendo8.76 million
Mario Kart 64Nintendo 649.87 million
Mario Kart AdvanceGame Boy Advance5.91 million
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!Nintendo GameCube6.88 million
Mario Kart DSNintendo DS23.56 million
Mario Kart WiiWii35.53 million
Mario Kart 7Nintendo 3DS9.62 million
Total: 100.13 million