Mario Kart 8 for Wii U has already sold more than 1.2 million copies in its first weekend on the market, making the console's fastest selling title to date.
"The early response to Mario Kart 8 demonstrates that the best days for Wii U are still ahead," said Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. "This year's E3 is just days away, and it will be all about the future games for Nintendo platforms. This milestone is a great place to start!"
Mario Kart 8 is largely well received by critics, earning it a Metacritic score of 88.