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A Closer Look At Pikmin 3's Launch Sales In Japan

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Nintendo released Pikmin 3 in Japan last week, and the game sold 92,720 copies in its first week. That’s more than Pikmin 1 sold in its first week, but far less than Pikmin 2.

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Shok1070d ago

"Nintendo released Pikmin 3 in Japan last week, and the game sold 92,720 copies in its first week. That’s more than Pikmin 1 sold in its first week, but far less than Pikmin 2."

Pikmin 2 came out in 2004, 3 years after the GC was out on the market. It sold a lot more cause it launched on a system with a higher install base. The Wii U is still around 4 mil, so 92,000 in 2 days is really freakin good.

RFornillos41070d ago

also, just to add, Pikmin 2 had about 4 days on it's first week. Pikmin three's record of 92K+ is only for 2 days. so taking into account the sales of on a per days basis, Pikmin 2 would have sold about 40K/day, while Pikmin 3 is 45K+/day.

another thing to consider is that digital download and sales are not accounted for here. so in effect, Pikmin 3 may have outsold Pikmin 2, and we'll know more about it's performance in the coming weeks.

Blacklash931069d ago (Edited 1069d ago )

Exactly. The GC already had an established base when Pikmin 2 came out. And this was a 2-day period. It's not comparable and these numbers are more impressive, if anything, when you consider these facts.

Just another case of bad journalism in gaming, I guess. Half-truths missing important details that throw the whole thing off.

ChickeyCantor1069d ago

Don't forget eShop something that isn't tracked.

ZidaneNL1070d ago

Can't wait to get my hands on this game. =D

Realplaya1070d ago

Why did the article leave out the 2 days part.
Is it they want to give a negative perception.