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Mario Kart 8 Early Sales Figures Trump Mario Kart 7

by Clay Johnson - June 11, 2014, 2:12 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo via David Gibson (Twitter)

The Wii U Kart entry sold more units overall, boasted a higher attach rate, and increased hardware sales more.

Mario Kart 8 sales figures have thus far trumped Mario Kart 7 in sheer volume and key statistical categories, such as attach rate and associated hardware sales boosts, according to a report from research analyst David Gibson derived from an "analyst meeting" during E3.

According to the report, Nintendo has indicated that Mario Kart 8 sold 450,000 units in its first 3 days, as compared to 250,000 for Mario Kart 7. The attach rate for the new iteration was 18% versus 7% for its predecessor. Hardware sales of Wii U jumped to 4.1 times its prior week sales after MK8's release, while 3DS sales only increased by a multiple of 2.4.

Nintendo previously reported sales of 1.2 million units worldwide for Mario Kart 8 during the game's first weekend of availability.


KITT 10KJune 11, 2014

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