Mario Kart 8 Stats, Player Counts, Facts & News

Last Updated on: September 25th, 2021

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Race upside-down and along walls on anti-gravity tracks in the most action-fueled Mario Kart™ game yet! Take on racers across the globe and share videos of your greatest moments via Mario Kart TV.*

Driving up a waterfall or across the ceiling can provide an intense adrenaline rush, but that’s not all anti-gravity is good for. It also provides a wild new gameplay mechanic: if you collide into other racers in zero-g, you’ll earn speed boosts worth bragging about. Luckily, you can upload and share your best moments and watch your friends’ using the all-new Mario Kart TV.* Returning features include 12-player online play*, gliders, underwater racing, motorbikes, and custom karts. You can even race as Bowser’s seven minions, the Koopalings!

  • Race along walls and upside-down on twisting anti-gravity racetracks!
  • Share highlight videos of your greatest moments with friends via the Mario Kart TV feature and Miiverse™*
  • Race and battle with friends locally* or connect online to play with random players from around the world*
  • Fan favorite features from past Mario Kart™ games include gliders, underwater racing, motorbikes, mid-air tricks, and more
  • For the first time ever, play as all seven of Bowser’s minions, the Koopalings!
  • Crisp HD graphics and fluid animation offers players the most visually stunning Mario Kart™ yet

Mario Kart 8 Stats and Player Count

Here 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.

How many people played Mario Kart 8?

8.45 million game copies sold

Last updated 9/30/20


Total sales of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:

37 million units sold

Last updated 8/5/21


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

4 million

Last updated 9/3/21


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

628,712 copies

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