Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Is Still Selling Unbelievably Well In Japan

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Is Still Selling Unbelievably Well In Japan

Recently there has been much talk about Splatoon 2’s amazing sales numbers in Japan, and not many have noticed the strength of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in the land of the rising sun.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launched in Japan on April 28, 2017. Although it sold 284,823 copies at launch (as compared to Splatoon 2’s 648,085), its sales momentum is much stronger than other older first party titles on Nintendo Switch.

In the past 15 weeks, weekly sales for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe have never dropped below 10,000 copies, which other titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and ARMS have not managed to do.¬†They’re still on the top 20 sales chart though!

Week 1: 284823
Week 2: 90652
Week 3: 36440
Week 4: 28781
Week 5: 26993
Week 6: 20984
Week 7: 16596
Week 8: 16822
Week 9: 13545
Week 10: 14423
Week 11: 13436
Week 12: 11554
Week 13: 12980
Week 14: 13841
Week 15: 13764

Total: 615633

Note: Sales numbers taken from Media-Create

The numbers definitely do show there’s still a huge interest for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe among Nintendo Switch buyers. Let’s see how long it could continue pulling off these numbers in the next few months ahead.



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