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Mario Kart 8 is Already the Best Selling game on Amazon Japan


It looks like a lot of Japanese gamers are excited for Mario Kart 8, as it has vaulted into the top spot on Amazon Japan’s best-sellers list. See the listing for yourself here. Watch the new trailer from the recent Nintendo Direct here. Thanks to ChocoSniggers for the tip!


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Author: Francis@PE (16993 Posts)

43 Responses to Mario Kart 8 is Already the Best Selling game on Amazon Japan

  1. bowknows says:

    Is trolling on here stating an opinion that is negative towards Nintendo? Are comments removed when someone says something bad about Sony or Microsoft? Just curious.

    That said Mario Kart 8 looks fantastic.

  2. Mythosa says:

    Who cares man. Play the game. If the PS4 were selling badly and you owned it would you care as long as wicked games were coming to it? If so, than you are retarded :P

  3. JTurner82 says:

    Troll alert! Troll alert!

  4. JTurner82 says:

    Incidentally, too, DKCTF is rising in Japan. Yesterday it was at #21, but now it's going up to #19.

  5. Kerbizzle says:

    Yeah, and both of those consoles were profitable.

  6. pano says:

    The power of Mario Kart….but to be honest, I wasn't so hyped for a MK since the N64 days where I was a kid….this game has it all, amazing graphis, incredible level design, extremely fun gameplay, online, Mario Kart TV. They are going all out on this one!

  7. cybb says:

    Mario kark 8 moved from #248 to #10 in Amazon Uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/movers-and-shakers/vid

  8. gamenchick says:

    Expected. I mean after the last trailer,who legit wouldnt get excited for the game

  9. Starchaser says:

    Awesome some positive news finally.

  10. ei8bit says:

    I really can't wait to own a Wii U with Mario Kart 8 this December. Hope there is a bundle.

  11. Laud_official says:


    (Sorry for the long Link, Francis)


    • AntiActivity says:

      Heh, I've linked the info for that in the Contact Us page earlier:
      An official Monster Hunter 4 Rajang Gold Limited Edition 3DS XL has been announced by Capcom & Nintendo: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/hardware/pack/rajan….

      Here are the contents in the bundle:
      – A gold & black limited edition 3DS XL.
      – AC adapter (Normally not included with a 3DS XL)
      – Digital copy of Monster Hunter 4 pre-installed.
      – 6 AR cards.
      – 4GB SDHC memory card.

      The bundle will be releasing in Japan on Mar. 27, 2014 for 18,952 yen.

  12. Furious Francis says:


    – You got one strike for trolling, next one and you're banned.

    • JTurner82 says:

      Shouldn't that be "three strikes"? Just curious.

      • PaPierre says:

        Two strikes are sufficient. When there's so many out there looking to cause problems, it's better to have a "shorter leash".

        That third strike with a troublemaker is like an insult to the administration. They know they're gonna keep it up, the admin knows they will keep it up…having that extra "now please don't be bad" is fuel for scoffing.

  13. JTurner82 says:

    It's still #1 on the Amazon co.jp charts. It hasn't changed all day. Nothing can save the WiiU? I don't think so!

  14. ZainreFang says:

    Hopefully the Wii U comeback starts now. People want the games, it's just the negative perception stopping them.

  15. MasterGamer28 says:

    THAT is the power of Mario Kart; Like Nintendo, you should never underestimate them. NEVER. ;)

  16. Kitty says:

    Should be a best seller globally methinks. Had my copy preordered for a year now. Sure i want Smash, X, Bayonetta 2 etc but i need me some kart ^.^

    • tokai82 says:

      I agree especially after that trailer! Love how the old levels have been remixed to have anti gravity segments coming out of them (like the luigi track?). This game wll be on high rotation.

  17. DePapier says:

    It's actually higher then the PS4: just saying. And then people will be wondering why they were dooming on an HD Nintendo platform before Mario Kart and Smash were even released for it.

    • JTurner82 says:

      Hopefully it stays that way so that Japanese third parties will give us better games. (There's no question it'll be a huge hit in America too.)

      • DePapier says:

        You should know by now with the 3DS and the Wii that big Nintendo install base doesn't equal third-party support.

        • JTurner82 says:

          Having said that, there HAVE been some good Japanese-based third party games on 3DS, though; the KH spinoff, the DQ games, the Zero game, the Level 5 games, Bravely Default, Monster Hunter 4, RE:R, etc…. that's what I meant by support. I hope to see some of these on WiiU.

        • CaptainDestruction93 says:

          To a degree, sure we dont get full support but with a higher install base I think SOME third party publishers/developers feel more inclined to give us great games here and there. Redsteel 2 probably came to Wii base on Ubisoft seeing alot of potential buyers, dont really think it would have come to Wii with a really low install base. If anything I hope we as Nintendo fans at least get an exclusive game similar to Redsteel or No More Heroes once the install base grows.

  18. NGX159 says:

    Quote from an article earlier that I said and alittle more I added

    "Japan, where gamers still play real games that doesn't involve realistic shooting with 10 year olds and insecure adults. "

  19. JTurner82 says:

    Having jump to the top that quickly means that WiiU momentum SHOULD continue to improve in Japan.

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