The eighth installment in the series Mario Kart has officially surpassed sales of Mario Kart Wii in the United States to be crowned the “best-selling” racing game in this country.
Mat Piscatella, analyst at NPD Group, combined the sales generated by Mario Kart 8 for WiiU and Mario Kart 8 Deluxethe re-release on Switch of the game that hit the Nintendo hybrid, crowning it the best-selling racing game in history in the United States.
Piscatella also notes that Mario Kart 8, despite the many years of activity on his shoulders, is still in the best seller rankings last month:
Mario Kart 8 was ranked 6th in the March 2021 Best Seller Rankings. Mario Kart 8 is the best-selling racing video game in US history.
THE sales data of Nintendo (as of December 31, 2020) reveal that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 33.41 million units worldwide and is the best-selling Switch game. The original Wii U version, as of September 20, 2020, has sold 8.45 million copies.
Combined sales of the two versions total nearly 42 million copies sold, an excellent result for the franchise.
With the game still in the best-selling charts every month, it is clear why Nintendo has not yet released any details on the possible development of. Mario Kart 9. According to rumors, the new chapter is in development and will have a huge roster, but no confirmations have yet arrived from the great N.
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