Mario Kart 8 has sold over 50 million copies between Switch and Wii U
Posted on February 6, 2022 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch, Wii U
The Mario Kart 8 success story continues, as Nintendo’s racer has reached another milestone. Based on the latest sales data the company issued this week, it has now crossed 50 million copies sold.
That number accounts for sales of Mario Kart 8 on both Switch and Wii U. On Switch specifically, the game has sold 43.35 million units – and it’s the best-selling title on the console ahead of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ 37.62 million. As for Wii U, Mario Kart 8 moved another 8.46 million units. The current total is 51.81 million between both platforms.
We reported back in November that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe overtook Mario Kart Wii as the series’ best-selling entry. Mario Kart Wii has sold over 37 million copies worldwide.
Mario Kart 8 originally debuted on Wii U in May 2014. Nintendo then had the Deluxe version ready to go shortly after Switch’s launch as it released in April 2017.
Back in December, we reflected on why Mario Kart 8 is such a phenomenon – you can check it out here.