Mario Kart 8 sparks 666% Wii U sales spike in UK

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Mario Kart 8 has rocket boosted Wii U hardware sales across the UK by 666 percent, allowing the title to secure second place in the all-formats chart behind Ubisoft’s Watch_Dogs.

The kart racer achieved the highest week one sales for any Wii U title since the console’s launch, which was the second best in the history of the series. Chart-Track also shared that the Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack was responsible for 82 percent of sales achieved for the week.

While Nintendo will feel positive about their success, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD was able to drive Wii U sales by 685 percent at launch therefore a repeat indication that we don’t really have any understanding at just how high sales have been able to soar.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.