Mario Kart 8 is an unstoppable force in the market, selling over one million copies in the United States alone.
It’s a monumental milestone for MK8, further proving that players can’t get enough Mario Kart, and that the franchise is as popular as ever. Consequentially, the Wii U continues to receive a healthy dose of success as of late, averaging about 60,000+ each week. It can be assumed that Nintendo will surpass this average if they continue to release good software over the next few months, consumers seem to be responding positively enough to the attention they’ve paid to the Wii U. This is indeed a very welcome outcome for the company after having to announce the sobering news of their operating loss in the first quarter of 2014. It may be a sign not only of the console’s fortunes turning around, but the company’s as well.
Good games will sell systems, plain and simple. I’m thinking of that editorial you wrote about Nintendo forgetting about making nice with third parties and just getting their software out the door. Makes sense and we see it here in action.
Yep, it is that simple, software sells. If they just stay this course we’ll see Wii U sales pick up even further. Again, a commendable effort on Iwata’s part and a good experiment, but it’s best to just forgo that strategy from here on out. At least it shuts up the people who were saying that Nintendo should be doing that.