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Mario Kart 8 sales numbers in U.S. can be a boon for Nintendo


Mario Kart 8 has given a super sales boost to the game company, thanks to the game’s popularity across the US and other parts of the world. It is not surprising to know that Mario Kart 8 has emerged as the second most popular game in the US last month. The top spot had been taken up Watch Dogs.mario-kart-8-wii-u

The second position in the popularity count does not seem to affect the fortunes of the game as it is setting records for sales. Mario Kart 8 is available exclusively on Nintendo Wii U, but this fact does not seem to stop the sales storm of the game in all major markets of the world. Because of being available on the single platform, Mario Kart 8 carries more credibility than Watch Dogs in general.

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Mario Kart has transformed the outlook of Nintendo and the company is satiated with the super popularity and the success of the game in the North of America. According to the reports, around 800,000 units have been sold in the US and the sales figure of 470,000 was recorded for the last month.

The Wii U sales are also affected hugely by the popularity of Mario Kart 8. The Nintendo gaming console has received a great 233 percent hike after the diminished performance in the last few years. Nintendo is trying its best to power up the sales of Mario Kart even more. Several promotional campaigns have been launched in the same cause.

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Nintendo is based in Japan and in order to promote Mario Kart 8, it is eyeing on distributing free titles in the form of Pikmin 3 or Super Mario Bros. Both these titles cost no less than $39.99. Considering the consoles, Sony’s PlayStation 4 received the title of being the most known and popular console in the US. Xbox picked the second spot in the race.

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