We already knew that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was doing good when Amazon revealed that it was already the most bought video game of 2017 on their site. But now, Nintendo has revealed just how good it’s doing, or at least, how good it’s doing in the US.
As noted by IGN, Nintendo has revealed that between the physical and digital copies of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the game sold 459,000 copies in the US on its launch day. Yes, on its launch day, as in day one. That’s a lot of sales for one day.
The funny thing is, that’s now a record for the fastest selling Mario Kart game ever. Mario Kart Wii used to hold the record before Deluxe came along. As for where the world falls on this…we don’t know…yet! But if the US is doing this good ON DAY ONE, it’s fair to assume that the other countries of the world are buying this as well. It’d be very easy to say that it’s breaking 1 million sold (or darn close to it) on day one, and guaranteed to be over one million by the end of week one.
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