Mario Kart 8, the latest entry in the Mario Kart series, released worldwide last week to critical success.The Wii U exclusive is attracting quite a bit of attention, changing the game with smooth online tournaments and anti-gravity segments. Despite near universal acclaim, the possibility of the lacking sales of the Wii U negatively affecting the sales of the game was never out of the question.

Well, well, well, Harvey Keitel. It seems that the game is selling fine. The title has surpassed 1.2 million sales in its first weekend on the market. To put that in reference, the Wii U has only sold 6.17 million units as of the end of March. That’s an attachment rate over 20%, which is impressive by any standards. No doubt the Mario Kart bundle helped with sales. This makes it the fastest selling Mario Kart title to date.

Here’s what our lord and savior Reggie Fils-Aime had to say on the topic.

“The early response to Mario Kart 8 demonstrates that the best days for Wii U are still ahead. 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!”

Nintendo hasn’t released any sales on the Wii U’s hardware sales in relation to Mario Kart 8. It’ll be interesting to see how much the blockbuster affected its consoles numbers when more information is available.

Source: Nintendo and Forbes

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