Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently held a state of the union with Japanese newspaper Nikkei
) for the company's performance in its home country. Mario Kart 7
, which launched on December 1, has done quite well. In its first week on retail shelves, the game sold a whopping 420,000 copies, almost double the first-week performance sales of Mario Kart DS
back in 2005. And, according to Iwata, the game did even better abroad, though we kinda already knew that
Despite suffering through a lackluster launch, Nintendo's latest handheld is set to reach the three million sold mark two weeks faster than the original DS did, Iwata said. Thanks, price cut
! He expects the 3DS to hit four million before its one year anniversary on February 26.