Mario Kart sold 1 Million copies in first week

Others Chart 14 Apr 08 - from VGChartz.com

Mario Kart Wii sold 1 Million copies in Japan and Others* regions on its launch week. According to VGChartz.com latest Others chart 513,075 copies are sold. And according to VGChartz.com Japan preview, around 497k copies were sold in Japan. This add up to a total of 1 Million+ copies. This is still without Americas data, as the game is only released in US on 27th Apr.

Simply amazing, for a game that is rated 6/10 on several websites. The hardcore critics just have too much to complain. “The game sacrifice technique for fun.” “The track are too wide, built for 12 players.” Whatever, casual gamers around are buying the game because it is fun. Full stop. I believe Gamefront’s 80+ pre-orders is also a proof that fun is the most important factor in video games.

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21 Responses to Mario Kart sold 1 Million copies in first week

  1. SlowRider says:

    vgchartz.com? You have got to be joking.

  2. clouette says:

    Wait for Nintendo’s announcement.

  3. dorlove says:

    Nintendo will likely announce shipment numbers of 1.5 million. vgchartz readily uses shipment numbers and loves to call them sales numbers. Hardware and major software releases are easy to predict. If you research other sites that predict each month you will find that they’re all in the same ballpark.

  4. clouette says:

    In fact, VGChartz track retail sales, like NPD, Famitsu and Media Create. They have their methodology for calculating the total sales in each region with their retailers’ data. There are not many data sources from in the Internet that provide such a comprehensive retail data on a WW basis. I suggest anyone new to VGChartz to check out their statistics on a weekly routine and see how do they fare in tracking retail sales. They are quite accurate.

  5. dorlove says:

    They are accurate according to vgchartz but not anyone else. Anyyone worth a grain of salt knows that outside of somewhat close hardware figures (and I say that loosely because it relies more on shipment numbers than anything else) vgchartz isn’t accurate. It claims to track retail sales and in a sense it does but it not on its own accord. It claims to work with retailers but anyone that works in research knows that retailers do not just give their sales data away. If they do work with a research group they absolutely endorse allowing that research group to promote the relationship. So tell me why vgchartz never, ever, not even once provides its retail list when all other trackers do? That’s what I love about the Internet – you can say anything and be anyone, and you will be believed. At least until you’re discovered to be a hack.

  6. clouette says:

    Okay, we are not here for a debate lol. Just a source of data for reference sake.

  7. SlowRider says:

    Watch what happens today b/c it’s like clockwork. ioi and his crony “The Source” (source of ignorance and bliss LOL) will anxiously await NPD numbers. They will be released, ioi and “The Source” (LOL) will pow-wow when they see that they were able to identify most of the Top 10 tities – – – this is important only to them b/c all other prediction leagues nail these since most Top 10 titles consistsof newly released games and are easy to predict.
    As always is the case they will see that they are off a lot on hardware close on some sotware titles then they will go into crisis mode. This is where the shifty wrench throwing begins:
    – ioi will say “Yeah, we nailed it again. Our software is spot on to NPDs numbers (even though he thinksNPD sucks and hates them and says their numbers are wrong)
    – ioi will say even though some software and his hardware is off a lot that’s because he accounts for all of the Americas / Canada, Mexico, South America and Canada.
    – – how can he have it both ways? Either he tracks US only so that he can compare to NPD or he tracks all fo the Americas and CANNOT compare to NPD
    It really is a good time to watch him do his monthly dance, and to read all of those blind believers support him is even funnier.

  8. clouette says:

    Back to the topic, who thinks 1 Million sold in the first week is remarkable? This is the most popular Mario Kart ever.

  9. combatjammer says:

    Well, granted that the game had tons of publicity in almost all the cities that it was launched… competitions… the chance to win even a car … its no wonder that people are drawn to this game.

    Not forgetting all the Nintendo Magazines (Nintendo Power, NGAMER, NRevolution, etc) have been talking about it for a couple of months even prior to the launch. So there definitely is awareness created.

    Nonetheless, its plain awesome. 😉

  10. ff says:

    Considering how many wiis have been sold, its no wonder it hit 1 Million.

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