Mario Kart - Nintendo's biggest UK launch

Wii racer laps everything in sight

Mario Kart Wii has sold by the bucket load over the weekend, making it Nintendo UK's largest first-party launch, ever.

The title has knocked Sony's rival racer Gran Turismo 5 Prologue off the top spot of the All Formats Chart says Next-Gen.

If you total up the first week takings of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Super Mario Galaxy, Mario Strikers, Mario Party 8 and Super Paper Mario, you still wouldn't come close to the number of units Mario Kart Wii has sold.


For those interested in seeing what else Mario Kart fired a barrage of red shells at, here's the full chart for the week:

  1. Mario Kart Wii - Nintendo
  2. Gran Turismo 5: Prologue - Sony
  3. Mario & Sonic at The Olympic games - Sega
  4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 - Konami
  5. Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 - Ubisoft
  6. Condemned 2 - Sega
  7. Wii Play - Nintendo
  8. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - Activision
  9. Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Activision
  10. Carnival - Funfair Games - 2K Play

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