mario.kart.8.s0For a while it seemed like the Nintendo Wii U console was doomed for failure. Developers refused to develop for it, ultimately resulting in some AAA titles that other console gamers got to enjoy except for Wii U owners. However with the release of titles such as Mario Kart 8, things started to look up for Nintendo.

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In fact it looks like the game has ended up being the best-selling title for the company in recent times. According to Nintendo’s recent financial results, it was revealed that Mario Kart 8 has managed to sell a little over 5 million copies in its lifetime. To be specific, the  game has managed to sell a whopping 5.11 million copies to date.

Last we heard, the title managed to sell 1.2 million copies which was almost a year ago, so for Nintendo to increase that number by close to five times in less than a year is mighty impressive. This seems to have proven Nintendo right as previously the company was banking on the title to do well and help increase Wii U sale which it did. The title even managed to beat out its predecessor in terms of sales at launch.

Recently Nintendo has added a new 200cc mode to the game which results in faster gameplay, adding a new challenge for gamers who might have otherwise mastered the game.

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