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Enterbrain reveals Pikmin 3 sales success, 53 % sell through rate in 2 days

Gameranx: "Famitsu publisher explains sales encouraging for Wii U, if not record breaking."

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Nodoze1104d ago

My kids are super excited to play it. They loved the pikmin games in Nintendoland.

PigPen1104d ago

I have been waiting a long time for Pikmin 3, bring it on Nintendo.

PopRocks3591104d ago

Hmm. I wonder if this will carry throughout the week. These two-day figures have me quite curious (and a little excited, admittedly).

MNGamer-N1104d ago

I'll be buying one physical copy.

Kamuymintar1104d ago

Famitsu:
Pikmin ------ 507,011 (1st week: 101,299) 26 Oct 2001(Fri)
Pikmin 2 ------ 483,027 (1st week: 161,930) 29 Apr 2004(Thu)
Pikmin for Wii ------ 170,866 (1st week: 48,229) 25 Dec 2008(Thu)
Pikmin 2 for Wii ------ 148,094 (1st week: 28,256) 25 Mar 2009(Thu)
Pikmin 3 ------ 102,188 (1st week: 102,188) 13 Jul 2013(Sat)

Ascii Media Works:
Pikmin ------ 516,000
Pikmin 2 ------ 532,000
Pikmin 3 ------ 93,560

In Japan, Nintendo dropped advertisement bombs for Pikmin 3 on TV and movie theaters.
Considering that, its sales are a bit weak.
And it's noticeable that Pikmin 3's contribution to boost the console sales is not enough (+15k units).
The effect of new white premium set and Nintendo Land bundled with Wii Remote Plus is unknown.

Wii U software sales Top 4 (this week) based on Ascii Media Works

1. Pikmin 3 --- 93,560
2. New Super Luigi U --- 23,453
3. New Super Mario Bros. U --- 3,006
4. Nintendo Land --- 2,944

Knushwood Butt1104d ago

Agree, plus all of these articles are ignoring the fact that New Super Luigi U was released on the same day as Pikmin 3.

Last weekend was the Wii U's biggest of the year so far in Japan, with Nintendo adding bundles and spending a fortune on advertising.