Here is some good news Nintendo was surely looking for after the successful launch of Mario Kart 8. According to a new report, Wii U sales were up 666% week-over-week in the UK after the game launched. In fact, 88% of all Wii U consoles sold last week were the Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle, linking the hardware increase directly to Mario Kart 8.

The report also says that Mario Kart 8 had the second best launch in the franchise’s history in the UK, despite the Wii U’s dismal install base. The report also says that Mario Kart 8 outsold the 360 and PS3 versions of Watch Dogs. Not too shabby, Mario Kart, not too shabby.

Mario Kart 8 launched worldwide last week, garnering critical praise. Our very own Jonathon Harrington praised the game, giving it a 9/10. Make sure to check out his full review, then let us know your full thoughts on Mario Kart 8 in the comments section below!

Eli Pales
Eli buys virtually every Nintendo title that comes out but has expanded his collection to include amiibo. He hasn't taken them out of their boxes, though, so he might be a bit insane. When not playing video games, Eli likes writing about politics and games. He also runs a decent amount. Outside.


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