Mario Kart franchise sales:
|1992||SNES||Super Mario Kart||8.76|
|1997||N64||Mario Kart 64||9.87|
|2001||GBA||Mario Kart: Super Circuit||5.47|
|2003||NGC||Mario Kart: Double Dash!||6.95|
|2005||DS||Mario Kart DS||31.55|
|2008||Wii||Mario Kart Wii||38.82|
|2011||3DS||Mario Kart 7||18.10|
Mario Kart DSEdit
Mario Kart DS is the best selling game in the series. It has, as of September of 2013, sold 31.55 million copies worldwide. Mario Kart Wii, which was released a couple years later, is the only entry outselling it at 38.82 million copies sold.
Mario Kart WiiEdit
Mario Kart Wii had an incredibly successful launch and sold 300,000 copies on the launch day in Japan alone, compared to Mario Kart DS which sold 160,000 copies on its first day and Mario Kart: Double Dash!! which sold 180,000 on its first day. Only three days later it had sold a total of over half a million copies in Japan. In the week ending May 4, 2008, Mario Kart Wii had sold over a million copies in Japan, less than a month since its release in the region. In the UK, Mario Kart Wii was the best-selling video game in the week ending April 12, 2008, having "the eighth biggest opening sales week in UK software history," according to ChartTrack/ELSPA. In France, the game has sold 453K copies as of June 2008. The game dwarfed all other five Mario Wii games combined (Mario & Sonic at the Olympics, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Paper Mario, Mario Party 8, and Mario Strikers Charged) when comparing first week sales. In North America, Mario Kart Wii sold 1.12 million copies in its first four days of release (from April 27-30), according to the NPD Group. This puts Mario Kart Wii at #2 of the best selling video games of April in North America, behind the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto IV and ahead of the PlayStation 3 version, both released in the same week. As of September 2013, 38.82 million copies have been sold worldwide.