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Mario Kart 8 fastest-selling Wii U game ever with 1.2 million sold

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Posted on June 2, 2014 AT 01:54pm

Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart 8 is now the fastest-selling Wii U game of all time, moving more than 1.2 million copies in its first three days of availability.

Those impressive numbers also mean that Mario Kart 8 is the fastest-selling game of 2014 so far, outdoing the first-week performance of juggernauts like Titanfall and inFamous: Second Son in a single weekend.

This success may prove to be a much needed shot in the arm for the Wii U, which has struggled to find a wide audience. In a statement, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime expresses a similar optimism. “The early response to Mario Kart 8 demonstrates that the best days for Wii U are still ahead,” he said.

For more info on Mario Kart 8, check out Andrew’s review, and be sure to leave more angry comments because his score is too low. He loves angry comments.

Josh Harmon, Associate Editor
Josh Harmon picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn't looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Follow him on Twitter @jorshy. Meet the rest of the crew.

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