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access_time July 18, 2014 at 10:37 PM in Nintendo by Ramon Aranda

Mario Kart 8 becomes the top selling game in June

Mario Kart 8 - Mount Wario

Well say what you want about Wii U sales and the lack thereof, but the release of Mario Kart 8 has been giving the console a much needed boost, and in June, MK8 ended up being the best selling game in the U.S. with over 470,000 units sold (physical and digital).

With the game having been released in May, the total sales are now at over 885,000 in the U.S.   According to the latest NPD Group sales numbers, sales of the Wii U and its software are up 233 percent and 373 percent respectively in June 2014, compared to last June.

The Nintendo 3DS also had a strong June with an increase in hardware sales of 55 percent over May, while Tomodachi Life sold more than 175,000 physical and digital units since its June 6 launch.

The Wii U also have some great titles on the way later this year, such as Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and of course Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.


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