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A third of Wii U owners have bought  Mario Kart 8
A third of Wii U owners have bought Mario Kart 8
June 27, 2014 | By Mike Rose

June 27, 2014 | By Mike Rose

Newsbrief: 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.

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Kujel Selsuru
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Gamers sure do love Mario Kart :)

Ujn Hunter
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I'm not that big into Mario Kart, but that free copy of Super Mario Bros. combined with the $48 price tag is what sold me. ;)

Chris Hendricks
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It was definitely more expensive in Canada, but the extra game definitely turned the game from a "like-to-have" to a "must-have".

Jeferson Soler
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The free game offer was the icing in the cake, but having said that, the cake itself is not bad, in my opinion. Mario Kart 8 is the first Mario Kart game that I ever owned and it is a great game. The last Mario Kart game that I ever played before MK8 was the original Super Mario Kart game years ago and that game was owned by an old friend of mine.

Jonathan Jennings
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this was the first Must - Have I have really come across for my Wii since Mario 3D world came out , I have never been a huge mario Kart fan but I had to have this iteration of the series

Pierre Chanliau
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Man, just imagine when Super Smash Bros. comes out.