Impressive on-track performance

Nintendo has revealed that its Wii U racer Mario Kart 8 sold 2.82 million copies worldwide during its first month of release.

The title launched at the end of May, and by the close of June it had shifted almost three million units all over the globe — an impressive achievement when you consider the relatively modest number of Wii U consoles out in the field at the moment.

"A few design oddities aside, this joins the list of must-have Nintendo games on the Wii U," is what we said in our 9/10 review. "It’s an accomplished effort that pushes the franchise forward. In years to come the debates over the best Mario Kart games in the series will, inevitably, feature this as a contender."

What do you think of Mario Kart 8's robust commercial performance? Can it sell even more copies as 2014 progresses? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.