'Mario Kart 8' Is A Big Hit For Wii U
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
And our last word in Business today - go kart. Mario Kart, to be exact.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
The eighth edition of the classic Nintendo video game was released on Friday and sold over 1.2 million units it's first weekend.
GREENE: Mario Kart 8 includes returning features from previous installments.
INSKEEP: The new features include antigravity racing - allowing players to drive on walls and ceilings - and Mario Kart TV, where you can upload highlights of your best races to YouTube.
GREENE: Just what I want to watch. Now despite the strong start for Mario Kart 8, the game's console, the Wii U, has been losing out to competitors.
INSKEEP: Critics say the console needs better games to attract customers. Only that would allow Wii U sales to do like those Mario Kart drivers, and defy gravity. And that's the Business News on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.
GREENE: And I'm David Greene.
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