The NPD Group numbers for May are now available online and while we don’t have specific numbers for these games, we do know their rank. It should be noted that Mario Kart 8 managed to claim the second spot on the top ten chart, despite only 2 dedicated days of sales for the entire month of May. That’s quite a serious bit of staying power for the kart racer and definitely good news for Nintendo.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe for the Nintendo 3DS also topped the chart at number nine, meaning Nintendo was able to get two of its games in the top ten game sales for North America for the month of May. Preliminary numbers for the number of consoles sold seem to hint that Wii U managed to sell 60k in the month of May, no doubt boosted by the Mario Kart 8 bundle that was available for two days. June’s NPD numbers should be even more interesting in determining the long-tail sales potential of Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U.