Nintendo Co. this week said Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U sold 1.2 million copies in the first weekend of sale in global markets.

The title is now the fastest-selling Wii U game to date.

Mario Kart 8Mario Kart 8 includes vehicle transformations that allow each kart to race through anti-gravity tracks. The final game will allow users to drive against the wall, paraglide after a jump, and cruise underwater.

New characters include Rosalina, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, and all seven Koopalings.

It sells at $59.99.

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