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25 years of Mario Kart

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25 years of Mario Kart

 

It’s been a quarter of a century since Super Mario Kart first hit our consoles, and the series has gone from strength to strength. But which game in the franchise is the most successful?

Success score: (Game sales/console sales) x GameRankings score

8. Mario Kart super circuit 2001

5.9 million all-time sales

Success score 7/100

The first game to feature retro tracks from previous games.

7. Mario Kart DS 2005

23.6 million all-time sales

Success score 14/100

6. Super Mario Kart 1992

8.8 million all-time sales

Success score 17/100

It’s a common misconception that Donkey Kong is a playable character in this game. It is in fact Donkey Kong junior.

5.Mario Kart 7 2011

15.2 million all-time sales

Success score 20/100

4.Mario Kart 64 1996

9.9 million all-time sales

Success score 26/100

The first appearance of the dreaded blue shell

3.Mario Kart double dash

6.9 million all-time sales

Success score 28/100

2.Mario Kart WII 2008

37 million all-time sales

Success score 38/100

Holds the record for the best-selling racing game of all time

1.Mario Kart 8/Deluxe

9.5 million all-time sales

Success score 53/100

 

 

 

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