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Mario Kart Wii has sold five times as many units as Mario Kart 8 (Wii U version) during FY2018

Jan 10, 2018
502
France
#1
Mario Kart Wii went From 37.10M in March 2018 to 37.20M in March 2019


Mario Kart 8 on Wii U went from 8.42M to 8.44M in the same timeframe.


So, in the last 12 months, MKWii sold 100k units while MK8 only sold 20k. The following chart was made by Daedardus to help you all comprehend this.

This was already the case for FY2017 as MKWii sold 150k units vs 110k units for MK8.
I guess it makes sense since MK8 is available in the form of MK8D whereas MKWii isn't available elsewhere (and since there are far more people with a Wii without MKWii than with a WiiU without MK8).
But still, MKWii is a beast like no other
 
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Oct 26, 2017
1,257
#2
The Wii U is truly and completely dead.
The Switch was a complete reboot company-wide and it shows, with all the re-releases and updated ports.
 
Nov 8, 2017
1,341
#4
There are about 10 times as many Wiis out there as Wii U's, and you can play Mario Kart 8 on the Switch as you pointed out. But a game selling 100k units on a long dead system is still very impressive.
 
Dec 28, 2017
5,640
#19
100k sales for a game on a system that released 13 years ago holy moly

Mario Kart the forevergreen that literally never stops selling. The game itself released over a decade ago. That's fucking nuts. There are publishers who would kill to have 100k legs 2-3 years deep let alone 11
 
Nov 6, 2017
441
#27
That's because people can't buy Mario Kart Wii Deluxe on the Switch.
But seriously, the legs this game has is absolutely insane.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,590
#30
I used to work in retail during the Wii U days, and the Wii was always more popular than the Wii U.

Nintendo completely failed to bring a successor to the Wii with Wii U.
 
Oct 26, 2017
5,170
#33
Mario Kart Wii selling 100k is one thing.

Mario Kart 8 only selling 20k is pure "holy hell that's abysmal".

This was Wii U's number one selling game right? Does anyone need more evidence of Wii U being dead? Just goes to show how utterly dreadful the system performed, and I was like the #1 supporter of it succeeding and getting support. It's just clear as day.
 
Oct 30, 2017
644
#34
Mario Kart Wii selling 100k is one thing.

Mario Kart 8 only selling 20k is pure "holy hell that's abysmal".

This was Wii U's number one selling game right? Does anyone need more evidence of Wii U being dead? Just goes to show how utterly dreadful the system performed, and I was like the #1 supporter of it succeeding and getting support. It's just clear as day.
I mean the system literally hasn’t even been in production for 2 years now.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,607
#35
Mario Kart Wii selling 100k is one thing.

Mario Kart 8 only selling 20k is pure "holy hell that's abysmal".

This was Wii U's number one selling game right? Does anyone need more evidence of Wii U being dead? Just goes to show how utterly dreadful the system performed, and I was like the #1 supporter of it succeeding and getting support. It's just clear as day.
MK8D exists so MK8 selling so much does not really make sense.
 
Apr 1, 2019
298
#36
It makes a lot of sense, seeing that the Wii was a very popular platform while the Wii U isn't.

The Wii U is truly and completely dead.
The Switch was a complete reboot company-wide and it shows, with all the re-releases and updated ports.
It's very telling that some of the ports on the Switch have outsold the original versions on the Wii U, like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, & The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. And by big margins.

Nintendo have made the Switch very popular.
 
Feb 22, 2018
559
#38
they still use a Wii in a retirement home nearby where I live. It's only games AFAIK are Wii Sports and Wii Fit, still popular by the elderly haha.

I don't blame 'em. Wii Sports is a gem.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,630
#39
Mario Kart Wii selling 100k is one thing.

Mario Kart 8 only selling 20k is pure "holy hell that's abysmal".

This was Wii U's number one selling game right? Does anyone need more evidence of Wii U being dead? Just goes to show how utterly dreadful the system performed, and I was like the #1 supporter of it succeeding and getting support. It's just clear as day.
The Wii U has been dead since March 3rd, 2017 and everyone accepted it then.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
1,664
California
#42
If you were a big enough Nintendo fan to own a Wii U, you almost definitely have a Switch, and if so there's like 0 reason to get MK8 over MK8D. Not surprising.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,072
#44
I'm the retail buyer for a small chain of indie game shops and we still sell new copies of Punch-Out!!!, Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, SMG2, Skyward Sword on the regular.
New copies of Skyward Sword?? That shit was hard to find anywhere after the Wii U came out.
 
Oct 31, 2017
338
#46
To be honest I find it impressive that mk8 for wii u is still shipping. The attach ratio of that game is insane.

It's not crazy that people are still playing Mario Kart Wii in 2018, it's crazy that people are still buying it.
Here in Sweden most of the Nintendo select line is still available online.
 
Oct 28, 2017
491
#48
It’s impressive, considering that MK Wii is a multiplayer game that gets generally superseded by the next game(or three in this case) in the series