Nintendo needed some good news what with their Wii U console not doing so hot, and it looks like they have some now. The company was right when they said that Mario Kart 8 would help boost the sales of the Nintendo Wii U. Mario Kart 8 has managed to sell over 1.2 million copies throughout the first weekend that it was on sale around the world.
Not only that, but the game has also picked up its fair share of decent review scores. It is the 14th Wii U game to launch in the U.S. that received a Metacritic score of at least 85. Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime had this to say:
“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!”
So at the moment anyway, things are looking up for the company. It was kind of a no-brainer though, since the previous seven games in the series have already sold more than 100 million units around the world. People love their Mario Kart.