Wii U Sales Increased by 666% in UK, Thanks to Strong Sales From Mario Kart 8

on June 2, 2014 8:41 AM

Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 made a huge splash on the UK charts this week, netting second place (just behind Watch_Dogs in first) and increasing sales of the Wii U system by 666 percent. 82 percent of those sales were from the Mario Kart 8 bundle.

This made 8 the second best launch ever for a Mario Kart title in the UK, and the biggest Wii U title launch to date in the region.

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