Mario's latest Wii release becomes Nintendo UK's fastest seller yet as it racks up the eighth biggest first week of all-time on any format.
Mario Kart Wii's uncharacteristically early launch across Europe on Friday of last week has paid huge dividends for Nintendo UK, generating the eighth largest number of sales in a first week of all-time for the British market.
The blistering sales pace of Mario's latest trip to the racetrack ranks as the most successful game launch in Nintendo UK's history, dwarfing all of its previous software hits on Wii by a wide margin. In fact, Mario Kart Wii's colossal first week managed to exceed the combined launch totals of the five previously released Wii games bearing Mario's name. These include the highly acclaimed Super Mario Galaxy, as well as the enduringly successful Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, which retained its place in the top three of last week's All Formats Chart.
The complete Chart Track All Formats software top ten for last week can be seen below:
Mario Kart Wii - Nintendo
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue - Sony
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games - Sega
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 - Konami
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 - Ubisoft
Condemned 2 - Sega
Wii Play - Nintendo
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - Activision
Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Activision
Carnival - Funfair Games - 2K Play