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Mario Kart Wii sold five times as many copies as Mario Kart 8 for Wii U during the previous fiscal year

Posted on May 5, 2019 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii, Wii U

Here’s an interesting tidbit stemming from Nintendo’s latest financial results. Between March 2018 and March 2019, Mario Kart Wii sold another 100,000 units. During the same period, Mario Kart 8 on Wii U sold 20,000 copies. That means Mario Kart Wii sold five times as many copies as Mario Kart 8 during the last fiscal year.

Here’s a chart that puts things into perspective:

Wii was a much more successful console than Wii U, so this does make sense. But it’s still interesting to see that Mario Kart Wii continues to sell even after more than a decade.

Lifetime sales of Mario Kart Wii are at 37.20 million copies. Mario Kart 8 sits at 8.44 million units.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.

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