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Mario Kart Is Now The Best-Selling Racing Franchise Of All-Time In United States

April’s NPD numbers are in for the United States and it has emerged that Mario Kart is now the best-selling racing franchise of all-time. Mario’s latest karting adventure Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the top-selling piece of software for the month of April beating the likes of Persona 5 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  2. Persona 5*
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  4. MLB 17: The Show
  5. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Overwatch**
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  11. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  12. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  13. Lego City Undercover
  14. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
  15. Lego Worlds
  16. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  17. Battlefield 1
  18. For Honor
  19. Nier: Automata
  20. Minecraft

*Does not include digital sales
**Blizzard launcher sales not includes

“Video game software dollar sales grew 6 percent versus year ago to $304 million, driven by the launches of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Persona 5, along with a strong second month for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” said Piscatella. “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the month’s top-selling title. As a property, Mario Kart is the all-time best-selling racing franchise in the U.S.”


Thanks to paidenthusiast for the tip!

14 thoughts on “Mario Kart Is Now The Best-Selling Racing Franchise Of All-Time In United States”

    1. In the United States Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best selled game. But who knows in other countrys.

      But let’s be honest. Mario Kart 8 is very simple to understand the game.

      Project Cars is a good game but sometimes can be difficult to understand.

      1. Project cars was supposed to be the ultimate racing game, the most realistic game to date and all that shit.
        But like no mans sky, it fell flat.

  1. I’m so happy to see these results.
    People are saying that Nintendo can’t do anything but still they can do so much with their new console.

    Also I’m so excited to see their first game realized with Unreal Engine 4 :)

    My life for Nintendo.

  2. No other racing franchise games could outmatch Mario Kart. Kudos to everyone here in the United States for purchasing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe… and everywhere around the world.

  3. I’m sure it has always been the best selling racing franchise in the USA, and NPD realized that only now. I mean, Mario Kart for Wii alone sold close to 16 millions in the USA!

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