Mario Kart 8 Debuts At Number 1 In Japan But Wii U Fails To Get Significant Hardware Boost

Media Create and Famitsu have released their weekly hardware and software sales for last week in Japan, and these sales figure show that Mario Kart 8 was a smash success in Japan, selling more than 300k units within 3 days of its debut week. Sadly, despite such high profile release, the bump to Wii U hardware sales was not that significant and the sales were barely up 10k compared to its previous week.

Mario Kart 8 is the long awaited sequel for the blockbuster series. It was originally announced for last year but later delayed to May 2014. It is out now worldwide and has apparently sold more than 1.2 million units so far (including Japan).

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Check out the full top 10 hardware and software chart below.

  1.  Wii U – 19,312
  2. 3DS LL – 18,776
  3. Vita – 12,859
  4. PS3 – 6,922
  5. PS4 – 6,508
  6. 3DS – 4,957
  7. PSP – 1,421
  8. Vita TV – 1,098
  9. Xbox 360 – 225
  • 1. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 – 325,892 / NEW
  • 2. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories – 82,048 / NEW
  • 3. [3DS] Youkai Watch 36,868 / 1,020,877
  • 4. [PSV] Cho Megami Shinko Noire: Gekishin Black Heart – 26,015 / NEW
  • 5. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 27,406 / 63,062
  • 6. [3DS] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 12,265 / 29,028
  • 7. [PS4] inFamous: Second Son – 8,622 / 43,423
  • 8. [PS3] IdolMaster: One For All – 6,910 / 102,793
  • 9. [PS3] Arcana Heart 3: Love Max – 6,273 / NEW
  • 10. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour – 6,064 / 383,989
  • 11. [PSP] Heart no Kuni no Alice Wonderful Twin World – 5,920 / NEW
  • 12. [PSV] Nobunaga no Yabou: Souzou – 5,648 / NEW
  • 13. [3DS] Mario Golf: World Tour – 5,388 / 98,666
  • 14. [PSV] Moero Chronicle – 5,160 / 47,609
  • 15. [3DS] Pokemon X/Y – 4,960 / 4,073,915
  • 16. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 4,552 / 11,798
  • 17. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 4,406 / 2,326,944
  • 18. [PSV] To Love -Ru: Darkness Battle Ecstasy – 3,963 / 26,289
  • 19. [PSV] Amnesia World – 3,898 / 12,548
  • 20. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe – 3,858 / 592,422

If you want to check out the sales for the previous week, you can take a look at them here.

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