Mario Kart 8: 1.2 million copies sold in opening weekend

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The Wii U gets it killer app at last as sales go through the roof.

Nintendo must be pretty pleased with themselves and rightfully so as they have just announced sales of 1.2 million units worldwide of Mario Kart 8.

The sales figures are from all territories across the globe from Thursday, 29th May to Sunday, 1st June

"Such positive early feedback for Mario Kart 8 reinforces the great gameplay experiences that Wii U currently offers," said Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata. "With Nintendo set to showcase its future releases at E3 next week, this is a great milestone going into the summer season."

This is alongside a 666% increase (an apt figure if Rainbow Road is just as evil as previous versions!) in Wii U sales begs the question; Has the Wii U finally started to gain traction with the gaming masses?

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