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Mario Kart 8 Sells out of Pre-orders on Amazon


Mario Kart 8 might be the breakthrough title Nintendo and the Wii U needs. Less than a day after pre-orders opened, Mario Kart 8 is already sold out on Amazon. A message saying “sign up to be notified when this item becomes available” is currently displayed on Mario Kart 8’s pre-order page. Mario Kart 8 launches on May 30th worldwide. Thanks Gryphonofmight for the tip!


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  • jholden3249

    Mario Kart 8 was also a top seller on Amazon Japan a few weeks ago as soon as they listed it. This is good news. For anyone interested, Newegg is taking Mario Kart 8 pre orders right now with a $5 gift card- also no sales tax in 47 states plus free shipping.

    You've got to be kidding, right? Downvoting me for sharing info? Wow.

  • Gryphonofmight

    The standard first party game shipment for any system to amazon is 125 000 units.

    That means in less than a day 125 000 copies were sold from a single retailer

    • timg57867

      Could you provide the source for that? Not saying I don't believe you, but nothing is more reassuring than having a source.

      • Gryphonofmight

        Private conversation with indiegamerchick where she mentioned that to me

  • Link

    From what I know, Amazon stops pre-orders if they don't have guaranteed stock to fulfill them (unlike some other retailers) but it's been a long time since I've ever seen that, especially nearly three months before the game is out.

    • Gryphonofmight

      so within less than a day they sold out their guaranteed stock? Damn way to go MK!

  • Gustaf89

    looking more into it, mario kart isn't even at the best sellers at amazon, so im curious if this is good news, or just low stock 🙁

    • Gryphonofmight

      Its been saying this since this morning so maybe once it sold out it stopped being listed?

    • Wow

      It matters very little if the stock was low. By already being sold out Amazon will have to get more and more and more. XD

  • King_Sparkticle

    I guess this is great news, but I really wish this game sells a LOT, and I mean a LOT of Wii U's.

    It will be for the better future.

    Nintendo is already showing intense advertising with this game, and I really hope to never see them stop. They HAVE to undergo huge marketing campaigns with this game, to make it THE system seller of this generation, right up there along with Smash Bros.

    They've already shut down the Wii Online services, and now they're patiently waiting for the fanbase to switch over to the Wii U, and I'm really interested to see what impact this game will make.

  • Shadowkirby12

    It's march and we still have almost two months until it releases…. I'm impressed.

    • nooblet68

      It's closer to 3 months; isn't it out at the end of May?

  • Gustaf89

    don't sing victory fellows nintenfans, just keep it cool, this is good news nevertheless

    • *NormalGamer*

      You’re right; humbleness is needed here as good as those pre-orders sales are doing. May is only a couple months away. ^_^

    • King_Sparkticle

      No need to sing victory.

      Mario Kart = victory. 😛

  • NGX159

    But….but…. Mario Kart is rehashed, it's been 8 since 2006 it can't save Wii U, it's too late, I'm ready to play Mario on my PS4 because I don't want AIDS by touching a Nintendo console.

    *sarcasm confirmed

    • TwinTails100

      I always got the idea that some people were desperately trying to avoid the system like it's the plague, and thus make contradictory arguments like saying they wouldn't buy the system for one game when they said that for 5 other games. Then imply that their won't be anymore games coming later to make them want to keep the system.

      Shallow gamers. :/

  • erich80

    Mario Kart strikes again!

  • Eternal Youth

    Good Lord, Already??? Didn’t think it will sell out that fast.

  • Gryphonofmight

    Can you say System Seller?