Mario Kart Wii

Japan: Mario Kart Wii off to a good start, sells 594k in one week

It’s not nearly the launch that Super Smash Bros. Brawl enjoyed, but Mario Kart Wii, at least in Japan, is enjoying brisk sales after a week on the market. Media Create reports the kooky racing title pushed 594,000 units in Japan since its launch one week ago. It currently sits in the number one software sales spot overseas. Smash Bros Brawl, on the other hand, sold about 874,000 copies in o...

Mario Kart Wii online is “flawless”

Embargo is up on all Nintendo Media Summit content. Through a mess of WiiFit and Wiiware titles, Mario Kart Wii made a showing complete with online friend matches against Nintendo of Japan. We know Europe and Japan are having a blast with online right now, but US gamers have yet to have a go. IGN Nintendo team had a chance to put the US versions online mode through its paces. …As far as onli...

Nintendo 1-Up over Mario Kart Wii cheaters

Mario Kart Wii hasn’t been out in Europe and Japan for a week and cheaters are already taking advantage of various glitches spread though out the online modes. One of the most common and annoying glitchs right now deals with time trial track times. All the player has to do is race through 1 lap, stop, and the “time” cut scene rolls, giving players unbelievable lap times. These of course ...

Mario Kart readily available in Germany

David Cole, associate editor at Infendo World Industries, is currently on vaca in Deutschland. But that hasn’t stopped him from geeking out over all things Nintendo and envying our European friends that can already purchase Mario Kart Wii.

Mario Kart Wii First Impressions

Before I started home from work today my bu-chou (head of planning) told me her father had bought her daughter a new Wii game and she wanted me to go up and see it before I went home (bu-chou and sha-chou (CEO)) live upstairs from the company office). Not to get into the complex family dynamics of my employment situation, let’s just say I got to sit down and watch a 6th-grader take the Wii w...

Mario Kart Wii Driving School tour throttles Boston this May

Live in Boston? Like Mario Kart? Not sure you like it? Well, after it launches on April 27, there’s a little Mario Kart Driving School Tour hitting City Hall Plaza and Government Center on May 14 and 15, respectively. Both events start around 9 a.m. and last until the evening. More info at the Mario Kart Wii web site below. And sure, there are other stops along the way, but I’m *wicked...

Iwata Asks: Mario Kart Wii

Iwata is back! This time interviewing Kenichiro Ashida (lead of Wii Wheel project), Hideki Konno (producer), and master, Shigeru Miyamoto (General Producer) for their most recent game, Mario Kart Wii. They jabber on about everything under the sun concerning the MKWii development process including Wii Wheel prototypes, online ranking, understanding Nintendo’s “bridge” titles, why ...

GameTrailers previews Mario Kart Wii

The peeps over at GameTrailers are impressed with what they see but are slightly concerned with the more simplistic gameplay (read: no snaking). I say who gives; game looks and sounds awesome.

Mario Kart Wii “snaking” is wonderfully impossible to do

Guess what snakers? You’re out of luck when Mario Kart Wii hits shelves in April. Boo-hoo. Too bad so sad. ONM UK, via Go Nintendo: The second big difference (in Mario Kart Wii compared to the rest of the series) is the removal of snaking. Ever since the N64 game, practically every Mario Kart game has included the ability to get a speed boost by waggling the controls left and right as you po...

Mario Kart Wii footage is all about the splits!

Some new Mario Kart Wii footage. Nice splits, Peach!

Mario Kart Wii gets official US release date

Nintendo announced the official US release date for Mario Kart Wii.  Start your (kart and cycle) engines on April 27th!  Let the countdown begin!! (45 days…)

Mario Kart Wii hands-on with X-Play

X-Play gets some hands-on time with Mario Kart Wii. It’s a bit awkward to watch them play the game in real time, but that’s what half the fun of any Wii game is all about, right? [Ed. Note — Embed wasn’t working, so the link is above instead].