: Nintendo says that Mario Kart 8
has sold 2 million copies since it launched four weeks ago, meaning that roughly a third of Wii U owners have a copy of the game.
The number was provided by Genyo Takeda, speaking on behalf of president Satoru Iwata at Nintendo's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, and as reported by IGN
. Iwata was unable to attend due to illness
Nintendo also says that sales of the Wii U console have picked up as a result of the Mario Kart 8
release. As of March 31, Nintendo had sold 6.17 million units of the Wii U. It has not yet released newer numbers.