Mario Kart 8 is the best-selling racing game in the history of the United States


Mario Kart 8 is the best-selling racing game in the history of the United States

Nintendo Switch and its games continue to sweep around the world. Today we have known the sales data in USA during the month of March 2021, and Nintendo Switch is (for 28 consecutive months) the best-selling console in that country in terms of units, despite the arreón that is having PlayStation 5, which is already the fastest-selling console in the country’s history during its first four months.

A good fault for that is the popularity of their games, many of which are fixed in the top 20 of every month despite having been on the market for years: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Animal Crossing New Horizons, Zelda Bresth of the Wild, Super Mario Party

Precisely, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the sixth best-selling game this March in the United States (it was ninth last month). Although the number of units sold is unknown, according to NPD Groud, Mmario Kart 8 already is the best-selling racing game in history in the United States.

According to the latest sales data, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 33.41 million units (as of January 2021), being the best-selling game on the console (with Animal Crossing New Horizons very close, at 31.18 million).

NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella has not specified whether these sales include the Wii U or just the Deluxe version of the Switch. MK8 sold 8.45 million copies on Wii U, notable sales for a console park of 13.5 million, but ridiculous compared to the 33.41 million version of Switch. And on top of that, the MK8 Deluxe sales pace is positive in some regions (in the UK it has sold more with each passing year).

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What is clear is that, worldwide, and adding the sales of the two consoles, Mario Kart 8 is the most successful game in the world series in history, surpassing the already incredible Mario Kart Wii sales (37.3 million). Thing is, it’s especially ironic when you consider that when it came out on Wii U, it looked like it was going to be one of the worst sellers …


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