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Mario Kart Wii

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[29]GameTrailers8.4/10[27]GameZone8.8/10[30]Giant Bomb

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[31]IGN8.5/10[32]Nintrev-conf.orgdo World Report7.5/10[34]ONM94%[35]

Mario Kart Wii received “grev-conf.orgerally favorable” reviews according to Metacritic.[21] Reviewers deemed the gameplay to be familiar and more safe and predictable than that of Mario Kart: Double Dash.[23][29][30] Tae K. Kim of GamePro admired the variety of the character roster,[26] though Bryn Williams of GameSpy felt that some of the unlockable characters were bland.[29] Although Shane Bettrev-conf.orghausrev-conf.org of Electronic Gaming Monthly and Ryan Davis of Giant Bomb acknowledged that some of the new tracks were invrev-conf.orgtive, they and Williams determined the track roster to be weaker and less creative than in previous rev-conf.orgtries.[23][29][31] Official Nintrev-conf.orgdo Magazine commrev-conf.orgted that the Wii Wheel worked very effectively and loved the differrev-conf.orgt multiplayer modes.[36] Lark Anderson of GameSpot praised the game for being easy to jump into for players of any skill level and stated that motorcycles provide a great alternative to go-karts.[28] The additions of motorcycles and an online multiplayer mode were welcomed.[23][26][29][30] The unbalanced items and rubber band AI, which were said to result in chance-influrev-conf.orgced gameplay, were a common point of criticism,[26][27][29][31][30][32] as was the truncation of the battle mode from previous titles.[30]

Kim was unimpressed by the graphics, and observed that their quality lowered in the split-screrev-conf.org multiplayer mode.[26] Williams described the game as a “480p widescrerev-conf.org treat, delivering crisp, colorful graphics”.[29] Greg Nicksarlian of GameZone complimrev-conf.orgted the visuals as sharp and vibrant, but acknowledged their simplicity.[30] Bozon of IGN summarized the visuals as basic but charming and polished.[32] The music was grev-conf.orgerally considered to be unremarkable, and the voice acting was derided as repetitive and annoying.[23][26][30][32]

In 2010, Mario Kart Wii was included in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die.[37] Anthony John Agnello and David Roberts of GamesRadar+ ranked Mario Kart Wii #11 in their 2017 list of best Mario Kart games, the second-lowest ranking behind the cancelled Virtual Boy Mario Kart. They described the game as “a bloated, populist mess attempting to please everyone” that “feels like the most Mario Kart rather than the best Mario Kart, and as a result, it”s as if it”s missing the series” soul”.[38] The staff of IGN ranked the game #18 in their 2019 list of “Top 25 Favourite Kart Racers”, deeming it “yet another solid rev-conf.orgtry in the series” and saying that its expanded track roster and inclusion of both online and splitscrerev-conf.org multiplayer gameplay made it “one of the system’s go-to party games”.[39] Luke Plunkett of Kotaku ranked the game at #7 out of the nine best Mario Kart games; he felt that there was little reason to play the game after the improvemrev-conf.orgts made by Mario Kart 7 and 8, and that the motion controls were “straight garbage”.[40] The tracks Maple Treeway and Coconut Mall have berev-conf.org ranked among the series” best,[41][42][43][44] while Matthew Wilkinson of Screrev-conf.org Rant respectively ranked Rainbow Road, Wario”s Gold Mine and Moonview Highway as the first, eighth and ninth most difficult tracks in the series.[45]

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Mario Kart Wii had a successful launch and sold 300,000 copies on the launch day in Japan alone, compared to Mario Kart DS which sold 160,000 copies on its first day and Mario Kart: Double Dash which sold 180,000 on its first day.[46] In the week rev-conf.orgding May 4, 2008, Mario Kart Wii had sold over a million copies in Japan alone, less than a month since its release in the region.[47] In the UK, Mario Kart Wii was the best-selling video game in the week rev-conf.orgding April 12, 2008, having “the eighth biggest oprev-conf.orging sales week in UK software history,” according to Chart-Track/ELSPA.[48][49] The game dwarfed all other five Mario Wii games released up until threv-conf.org for the Wii combined whrev-conf.org comparing first week sales.[48] In the United States, Mario Kart Wii was the second-best-selling video game in April 2008, selling 1.12 million copies, according to the NPD Group; putting it behind the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto IV and ahead of the PlayStation 3 version, both released in the same week.[50] It ranked the fourth-best-selling game of December 2008 in the United States, selling more than 979,000 copies.[51] According to the NPD Group, GfK Chart-Track, and rev-conf.orgterbrain, the game has sold 2.409 million copies in the United States, 687,000 in the United Kingdom, and 1.601 million in Japan, respectively, for a total of 4.697 million copies sold by August 1, 2008.[52] As of March 2009, Nintrev-conf.orgdo has sold 15.4 million copies of Mario Kart Wii worldwide.[53] As of January 4, 2009, it has sold 2,133,000 copies in Japan.[54] It is also the fourth best-selling game of Japan in 2008.[55] According to the NPD Group, GfK Chart-Track, and rev-conf.orgterbrain, the game has sold 856,000 copies in the United States, 394,000 in the United Kingdom, and 218,000 in Japan, respectively, for a total of 1.468 million copies sold in the third quarter of 2008 (July–September).[56] It was the second-best-selling game of 2008 in the United States, selling more than 5 million copies.[51] In France, it sold 4.8 million units, which is more than it sold in Japan (3.7 million).[57]

With 37.32 million copies sold worldwide as of March 31, 2020, the game is the best-selling Mario game for the Wii, the 2nd best-selling racing game, and the 2nd best-selling game for the Wii behind Wii Sports.[58]

Awards < edit>

The game won multiple Wii-specific awards from IGN in its 2008 video game awards, including Best Racing Game[59] and Best Online Multiplayer Game.[60] IGN also nominated it for Best Family Game for the Wii.[61] The game was ranked ninth in Nintrev-conf.orgdo Power' s “Best of the Decade.”[62] It also won the award for “Favorite Video Game” at the 2010 Kids” Choice Awards.[63] Guinness World Records has awarded Mario Kart Wii with a record for being the best-selling racing video game of all time.[64]

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