This week, Mario Kart 7 ranked as the No. 1 best-selling pre-order product at Gamestop.com.
Mario Kart 7, to be sold Dec. 4, will include new characters like Lakitu and Metal Mario, and offers an optional first-person driving mode controlled by the gyro-sensor.
Nintendo in Nov. said sales for the Nintendo 3DS increased 325 percent during Black Friday week compared to the week prior.
The Nintendo 3DS has sold 1.65 million units in the U.S. to date.