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Mario Kart is a kart racing sub-series of the Mario franchise made by Nintendo. The first game was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1992. The series stars many Mario characters, and a few Nintendo guests, racing in go-karts throwing items at each other to get first place. As of June 2021, the Mario Kart series has sold over 158.14 million copies worldwide.

Sales[]

Year Platform Title Sales

(millions)

Ref Revenue
(est. US$)
Ref
1992 SNES Super Mario Kart 8.76 [1] $670,290,000 [n 1]
1997 N64 Mario Kart 64 9.87 [1]
2001 GBA Mario Kart: Super Circuit 5.91 [1]
2003 GCN Mario Kart: Double Dash!! 6.88 [1] $355,424,000 [n 2]
2005 DS Mario Kart DS 23.60 [9] $925,664,614 [13]
2008 Wii Mario Kart Wii 37.38 [14] $1,402,848,573 [n 3]
2011 3DS Mario Kart 7 18.94 [17] $783,407,857 [n 4]
2014 Wii U Mario Kart 8 8.45 [22] $506,915,500 [n 5]
2017 Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 37.08 [26] $2,004,265,900
2019 Mobile Mario Kart Tour Free $200,000,000 [27]
2020 Switch Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 1.27 [28]
Total sales 158.14 $6,848,816,444

Notes[]

  • Super Mario Kart is the fourth best selling SNES game of all time.
    • In Japan, however, it is the best selling SNES game.[29]
    • It is also the seventh best selling console game in Japan of all time.
  • Mario Kart 64 is the second best selling N64 game of all time.
    • In Japan, however, it is the best selling N64 game.[29]
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit is the fourth best selling GBA game of all time.
    • In Japan, however, it is the fifth best selling GBA game.[29]
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is the second best selling GCN game of all time.
    • In Japan, however, it is the third best selling GCN game.[29]
  • Mario Kart DS is the third best selling NDS game of all time.
    • In Japan, however, it is the seventh best selling NDS game.[29]
  • Mario Kart Wii is the second best selling Wii game of all time.
    • In Japan, however, it is the third best selling Wii game.[29]
  • Mario Kart 7 is the best selling 3DS game of all time.
    • In Japan, however, it is the seventh best selling 3DS game.[29]
  • Mario Kart 8 is the best selling Wii U game of all time.
    • In Japan, however, it is the second best selling Wii U game.[29]
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best selling Switch game of all time.
    • In Japan, however, it is the fifth best selling Switch game.[29]
  • Mario Kart Tour has been downloaded over 200 million as of March 31, 2021.[27]

Revenue Breakdown[]

  1. Super Mario Kart to Super Circuit revenue:
    • Japan retail sales of 1992–2001 releases – ¥48,455.6 million ($607.29 million)
      • Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart 64¥44,750 million[2][3]
      • Mario Kart Advance (Super Circuit) – ¥3,705.6 million[4][5]
    • Super Circuit retail sales in the United States – 2.1 million units – $63 million[6]
  2. Mario Kart: Double Dash revenue – 6.96 million units[7]$355.424 million
      • Japan – 847,000 units, ¥5,800 price[4]¥4,912.6 million ($62 million)
      • Overseas – 6.113 million units,[7][4] average $48 price[8]$293.424 million
  3. Mario Kart Wii revenue – $1,402,848,573 ($1.4 billion worldwide up until October 2013,[15] ¥301,791,400 ($2,848,573) in Japan during 2014)[16]
  4. Mario Kart 7 revenue – 18.11 million units[10] – $783,407,857
    • Japan – 2,916,692 units grossed ¥14,029,273,800[18][19][20] ($175,827,470)
    • Overseas – 15,193,308 units, $39.99 price[21]$607,580,387
  5. Mario Kart 8 revenue – 8.45 million units,[23] $59.99 price[24][25]$506,915,500


See also[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 https://www.resetera.com/threads/nintendo-software-and-hardware-sales-data-from-1983-to-present.2725/
  2. スーパーファミコンソフト販売本数. Retrieved on June 8, 2018.
  3. ニンテンドウ64販売本数. Retrieved on June 8, 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 ゲームキューブソフト販売本数. Retrieved on June 7, 2018.
  5. ゲームボーイアドバンスソフト販売本数. Retrieved on June 8, 2018.
  6. Keiser, Joe (August 2, 2006). The Century's Top 50 Handheld Games. Next Generation.
  7. 7.0 7.1 O'Malley, James (11 September 2015). 30 Best-Selling Super Mario Games of All Time on the Plumber's 30th Birthday. Gizmodo. Univision Communications. Retrieved on 2 May 2018.
  8. The Top 100 Games of the 21st Century. Next Generation (July 29, 2006).
  9. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/ds.html
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "IR Information: Sales Data - Top Selling Title Sales Units". Nintendo. December 31, 2018. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Mario Kart DS. Retrieved on June 5, 2018.
  12. Mario Kart DS. Retrieved on May 21, 2014.
  13. Mario Kart DS revenue – 23.6 million units[10] – $925,664,614
      • Japan – 3,969,364 units, ¥4,800 price[11]¥19,052,947,200 ($238,788,660)
      • Overseas – 19,630,636 units,[10][11] $34.99 price[12]$686,875,954
  14. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/wii.html
  15. Final Fantasy XIII cost $65M; Mario Kart Wii made bank (October 9, 2013).
  16. Mario Kart Wii. Retrieved on June 5, 2018.
  17. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/3ds.html
  18. Mario Kart DS. Retrieved on June 5, 2018.
  19. Mario Kart 7. Retrieved on June 5, 2018.
  20. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam & Mario Kart 7 Double Pack. Retrieved on June 5, 2018.
  21. "Review: Mario Kart 7". Destructoid. November 29, 2011. https://www.destructoid.com/review-mario-kart-7-216484.phtml.
  22. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/wiiu.html
  23. "IR Information: Sales Data - Top Selling Title Sales Units". Nintendo. December 31, 2019. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  24. Mario Kart 8 (en-us). Retrieved on June 19, 2018.
  25. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (en-us). Retrieved on June 19, 2018.
  26. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html
  27. 27.0 27.1 https://sensortower.com/blog/mario-kart-tour-200-million-downloads
  28. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2021/210506_3e.pdf
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 https://www.resetera.com/threads/nintendo-software-and-hardware-sales-data-from-1983-to-present.2725/
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