Mario Kart 8 finishes 2nd in NPD’s top selling games of May


The NPD released their software sales data for the month of May 2014 yesterday, and Mario Kart 8 made some noise. The eighth iteration in the popular kart racing franchise was the second best selling game last month, finishing behind the multiplatform Ubisoft title, Watch_Dogs. The results to last month’s NPD is a bit surprising on Mario Kart 8’s behalf, as the game was out for only two days in May. Still, for a short amount of time on store shelves in May it’s still an impressive feat for both Nintendo and the Mario Kart franchise.

The other Nintendo title to crack the top ten for May 2014 was Kirby: Triple Deluxe for the 3DS.

Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.