Mario Kart 8 has sold more than 2 million copies since its release in late May, making it the system’s biggest selling title by a landslide, according to Nintendo.
Sales of both video game hardware and software were up — way up — in May, delivering the first solid month the industry has seen for some time.
The company posted a $228 million net loss for its fiscal 2014 year (which ended on March 31). That reverses 2013’s profit of $71 million.
That sort of competitive thinking generally goes through my mind whenever I play Mario Kart on a couch, but when you’re sitting in a real Kart with real speed boosts and obstacles, it’s only amplified.
Roughly a year after introducing the scaled-down version of the last generation console to Canada, Nintendo has announced plans to bring the Wii Mini to the U.S. in the coming weeks. Nintendo declined to give an exact release date, saying only “mid-November.”
A group of Texas gamers/engineers from Waterloo Labs decided to give it a go, and the results are pretty amazing. This real-life Mario Kart racing track features actual power-ups, including mushrooms, lightning bolts and even those pesky turtle shells.
The Kyoto-based company is going all-in with the 3DS this November and early December, offering a system update that will add several new features (including video recording) as well as two major titles to help boost holiday sales. But analysts still think the company will fall short of its goals.