Mario Kart 8 Launch Boosts Wii U Sales By 666%

Ever imagined that a single game could result in a triple digit rise in sales of a console? Well, the new Mario Kart 8 has helped boost the weekly sales figure of the Nintendo Wii U by an insane figure, 666%. Mario Kart Wii hardware bundles accounted for 82% of Wii U sales last week, which speaks scores about just big an influence the game is in driving sales of the console.

Nintendo was hoping that the release of Mario Kart 8, arguably their most polished and visually impressive title yet, would spur otherwise dismal Wii U sales globally.

For now, things are looking good. However, let's see if the number continues to impress throughout the month.