Mario Kart 8 was first released in the U.K. on May 20, 2013. The U.S. and Japan followed on June 9. The game went on to sell over 1.5 million copies in the U.S. alone, 2.49 million copies worldwide. As of September 30, 2014, the game had sold 5.17 million copies. By the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016, sales had reached to 7.18 million. As of September 30, 2021, it had reached 8.32 million units worldwide.
An example of the new anti-gravity movement is shown on the track \"AntiGravity Marsh\". When the cars fall down, the track seems to disappear, however it still moves (like Easy/Normal Mode). This is why it has been speculated that the game may be using real time physics, rather than a top down view. This has allegedly been confirmed by an interview with Kitase. When asked about whether Super Nintendo games will be getting true 3D physics, he said: \"Touch is a big problem for the newest 3D games. The latest console is the Xbox Kinect, and it is destroying them.\" 7211a4ac4a