Nintendo today announced that Mario Party 8 has become the fastest selling in the popular party franchise.
The game launched in America on May 29th and has sold 550,000 copies since release.
Enlivening Mario Party's fun-filled formula with a carnival theme, the latest version of this virtual board game allows players to use the Wii Remote's unique motion controls while navigating new boards, meeting new characters and going head-to-head in new minigames. Kids and adults can easily pick it up and start playing together.
"The overwhelming response not only reminds us how much fans absolutely love the Mario Party franchise but also proves the unmatched ability of the Wii system to attract new players," said George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications guy. "Wii users are keeping the Mario Party going strong."
That's nice to know, now let's see if the game breaks records in the UK when it launches on July 13th, unlucky for some...