Submitted by Moncole 370d ago | news

Pikmin 3 Selling Like New Super Mario Bros. U in Japan, Boosting Wii U Sales

Nintendo is pretty hyped about the release of Pikmin 3 and what it could do for Wii U sales. In fact, they even released a Wii U commercial in the US (gasp!) to raise awareness for the game. Will it be the big success they’re hoping for? It’s hard to say at this point, but according to one major retailer, the game is off to a hot start in Japan. (Pikmin 3, Wii U)

PopRocks359  +   370d ago
Good news for Wii U. Hopefully that will translate as well in the west.
Theyellowflash30  +   370d ago
More like Michael Pachter and Adam Sessler are praying to god it doesn't transfer over to the west.
Dunban67  +   370d ago
why would they do that?
Theyellowflash30  +   370d ago
So they can be right that the Wii U is doomed, and nobody wants one.

Adam Sessler "Pikmin 3 doesn't move consoles"

Michael Pachter "Wii U is doomed"
LOL_WUT  +   370d ago
It doesn't move consoles the last one didn't sell well either. I wouldn't be surprised if this only last for a couple days.

Remember that little sales boost the Wii U got after the X1 got revealed? ;)
Theyellowflash30  +   370d ago
LOL_Wut, the whole point is software moves hardware dude. And the Wii U sales only got bump on Amazon. Not worldwide or in Japan.

This is different. It's a GAME moving units not a reveal
dark-hollow  +   370d ago
N4G: "you mean to tell me that software increase the hardware sales? blasphemy!"
Thelastlivingbot  +   369d ago
I don't think it has to really be a giant success here in the States. Japan is where Nintendo makes their money, and they've been doing it for a long time with their portables.
scissor_runner  +   369d ago
one game at a time. true pikman may not sell well or sell consoles yet the it has no games is slowly being turned on the haterNintendo lands version of pikman sold me on it though. what is cool is you will have slot irreverent niche titles covering your interest by the time the big guns hit. while we are waiting on those games we are getting some serious fan service here.

then when the wiifit players buy in they will have a cute cunning game to play.

what really suprised me was the presentation of it. it's really high end for pikman.
nzbleach  +   370d ago
my wallets ready
Utalkin2me  +   370d ago
I didn't disagree with you. But how many wallets do you have? Do you have like 65 wallets and keep a dollar in each one?

But seriously, good new for Nintendo. Glad to hear it.
TripC50  +   370d ago
I chuckled out loud.
Qrphe  +   370d ago
My copy is already paid for, my door is ready.
TripC50  +   370d ago
I giggled quietly.
Trago1337  +   370d ago
See, a game like this wasn't developed with a ridiculous budget, so it doesn't need to sell 2 million to break even.

I'm not expecting this to make Wii U's fly off the shelves, but it can kick start an upward momentum of hardware sales for Wii U.
ChickeyCantor  +   370d ago
The fact they have been developing this for well over 2 years. I'd say there goes a lot of money into this.
Knushwood Butt  +   369d ago
So the Wii U's bar is so low that breaking even is doing well?
Concertoine  +   370d ago
I think niche titles like pikmin 3 and bayonetta 2 will cement a reliable and loyal fanbase, while heavy hitters like mario and zelda will get people off their ps4's as well as attract younger audiences.
_QQ_  +   370d ago
"Pikmin3 won't sell","Wiiu is doomed" okay....
PigPen  +   370d ago
Really, get out of here. Who would of thought.
RedHawkX  +   370d ago
its the only game on the wii u right now why are you guys suprised by this lol? only other game you have to play on the wii u is nintendo land lol
PygmelionHunter  +   370d ago
Nope, still trying too hard. Try again later.
RedHawkX  +   370d ago
they starved for games like a drug addict is starved for crack. cant believe nintendo let it get this bad lol. having no games for so long for the wii u created a hunger games like environment lol.
Realplaya  +   370d ago
@ RedHawkX LOL you are so funny I am laughing out of control.
PygmelionHunter  +   369d ago
...Hunger Games enviroment? did you even read the damn book?
MegaLagann  +   370d ago
Hmm, apparently if your console has games people want to play it sells well. What a novel concept...
starfox79  +   370d ago
Wiiu will sell well in the UK after pikimin3.
t0mmyb0y  +   370d ago
You had me at "in Japan"
TripC50  +   370d ago
congrats for reading that far.
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jcnba28  +   370d ago
Great news for us Nintendo fans, not so much for the N4G community lol
o-Sunny-o  +   369d ago
Yay go Wii U go! I'm officially hyped now for Pikmin 3 I wasn't until now! \_(^~^)_/
Legend_Killer  +   369d ago
it has begun :)

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