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Thread: Mario Kart Wii sells 8.94M in 2008

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    Mario Kart Wii sells 8.94M in 2008

    Last year was a record-breaking one for the game industry. In the US alone, total industry sales of hardware, software, and accessories peaked at $21.3 billion, a substantial 19 percent uptick from 2007, according to the NPD Group. Although all tracked revenue streams saw double-digit growth on the year, software sales enjoyed the biggest gains in 2008, with game revenue amounting to $32 billion globally, according to Media Control GfK International.

    Nintendo's Mario Kart Wii sped its way to the top slot in the 2008 global chart, logging total sales of 8.94 million units. The pint-sized plumber's go-kart outing barely had the edge on the Balance Board-equipped Wii Fit, which sold 8.31 million copies. Rounding out the top three, Take-Two and Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto IV, which launched for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 alongside Mario Kart Wii in late April, sold 7.29 million units globally.

    1) Mario Kart Wii / Nintendo / 8.94M / 5M / 2M / 1.94M
    2) Wii Fit / Nintendo / 8.31M / 4.55M / 2.15M / 1.61M
    3) Grand Theft Auto IV / Take-Two / 7.29M / 5.18M / 256K / 1.85M
    4) Super Smash Bros. Brawl / Nintendo / 6.32M / 4.17M / 1.75M / 404K
    5) Call of Duty: World at War / Activision Blizzard / 5.89M / 4.46M / 0 / 1.43M

    WOW. Nearly 9M units is no joke. Nothing to miss either is how many units moved within the US also.

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    Thats quite surprising, I still haven't even bought the game. Just finished torrenting it yesterday to try a backup copy before I buy it.

    Speaking of MK someone tell me to stop being cheap and join the MK tourney before it's too late! When's the deadline for that anyway? I'm gonna get flamed for this but can someone point me to page with all the info/rules?


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