Mario Kart 8 Player Count and Stats (2024)

Mario Kart 8 Player Count and Stats

Mario Kart 8 player count stats factsHere are a few of the most interesting Mario Kart 8 facts and stats I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Mario Kart 8 player count:

8.45 million game copies sold (2020)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe player count:

54.46 million units sold (2023)

Total sales of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in Japan to date:

4 million (2021)

Total number of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe games sold in Japan in 2019:

628,712 copies

That’s all for now. Be sure to check back soon as we update all video game stats as soon as more are provided.

Game Description

See also: Amazing Mario Products You Can Actually Buy.

Mario Kart 8 is a kart racing video game developed and published by Nintendo. It was released for the Wii U on May 29, 2014, and later for the Nintendo Switch as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on April 28, 2017.

As the eighth main installment in the long-running Mario Kart series, the game features familiar characters from the Mario franchise racing in colorful go-karts across various tracks inspired by iconic locations from the Mario universe.

The gameplay in Mario Kart 8 is a mix of fast-paced racing, power-ups, and strategic driving. Players can choose from a wide array of characters, including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, and many others, each with their unique karts and attributes.

The game offers multiple modes for both single-player and multiplayer experiences. In the Grand Prix mode, players compete in a series of four races, aiming to achieve the highest overall score and win the championship cup. Additionally, players can race against the clock in Time Trial mode, aiming to set the best lap times on various tracks.

One of the defining features of Mario Kart 8 is its anti-gravity mechanic. Some tracks feature sections where karts can defy gravity and drive on walls or ceilings. This adds a new dimension to the racing experience, allowing players to perform tricks, find shortcuts, and strategically interact with other racers.

The game introduces Mario Kart TV, a feature that allows players to watch replays of their races and share highlights online with other players. It also features online multiplayer, enabling players to race against opponents from around the world and participate in tournaments.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch includes all the content from the Wii U version, along with additional characters, tracks, and modes. It also introduces the ability to carry two items at once, a revamped Battle mode, and enhanced graphics.

Mario Kart 8 received critical acclaim for its fun and accessible gameplay, engaging track design, and polished presentation. Its vibrant visuals and catchy music contribute to its charm and appeal for players of all ages, making it one of the most beloved and successful entries in the Mario Kart series.

Game Trailer

Game Details

Here is pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about Mario Kart 8.

Popular Video Game Character(s) in this Game:

About the Author

Craig Smith
VideoGamesStats Publisher. Director of Marketing by day and I run this little site at night. Other interests include Disney, Sports, 80's Nostalgia, LEGO, Star Wars and Tech Gadgets. Other sites include and DMR.