Combined sales of Mario Kart 8 + 8 Deluxe sit at 26 million, making it the second best-selling Mario Kart game of all-time

Will it overtake Mario Kart Wii?

Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's combined sales, as of Nintendo's most recent financial report, now sits at 26.33 million units sold. That makes it the second best-selling Mario Kart game in the entire franchise's lineup. The only title sitting higher is Mario Kart Wii at 37 million. Check out the full rundown of titles below.

1. Mario Kart Wii: 37.20
2. Mario Kart 8: 26.33
3. Mario Kart DS: 23.60
4. Mario Kart 7: 18.38
5. Mario Kart 64: 9.87
6. Super Mario Kart: 8.76
7. Mario Kart Double Dash: 6.96
8. Mario Kart Super Circuit: 5.91

Categories: Consoles, Portables
Tags: mario-kart


Damn! They still got a looong (rainbow) road ahead of 'em...

Mario Kart DS and Wii have INSANE numbers!
Combining 8 + 8 DX is not that fair, but ok, lol.

Given that MK8D has been selling over 1+ million units per quarter (except on the holiday quarter when it sells about 3 million units), I believe on its own it will surpass 7 and DS relatively soon. Then it will steadily rise to reach and surpass Wii, which has sold absurd numbers, but took a really long time to get there as well.

Thu Aug 01 19 11:15am
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As has already been mentioned, it's not fair to combine sales of MK8 and MK8D. The only thing they really changed in Deluxe was to fix the borked Battle Mode, which they could have easily done on Wii U, but then... another €60. Plus it gives the game 2 generation of sales, but that too raises further arguments.

Thu Aug 01 19 12:32pm
Rating: 2

I think that makes it MORE appropriate to combine their sales, since they're almost exactly the same game. It's like combining the sales of Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire.

What makes it a LESS helpful statistic is the fact that they're on two different consoles, and some people likely bought both versions. Still, as far as sales go it technically counts.

Thu Aug 01 19 12:34pm
Rating: 1

I have such bitter memories of Mario Kart Wii. It's easily my least favorite Mario Kart, and yet there it is right at the top. I hope Mario Kart 8 can eventually beat it, but I doubt it would happen without bundling it with the Switch for free or putting out more DLC to rekindle interested.

I would ABSOLUTELY buy more courses to race on.


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