Submitted by Yep 736d ago | news

Pikmin 3 Sells Out At GameStop Plus Other Pikmin 3 Compiled Data

NE: "Sitting pretty as, statistically, the best game on the Wii U, a game we received positively, Pikmin 3 is simply the beginning of slew of major releases that are to follow..."

"...Pikmin 3 has managed do well both critically and on the charts despite not being Nintendo’s biggest project..."

"It comes as of no surprise that Pikmin 3 has presently managed to sell out of stock at GameStop.com." (GameStop, Pikmin 3, Wii U)

XboxFun  +   736d ago
God Job Nintendo!
soljah  +   736d ago
this shows what people are saying
gamers buy nintendo systems to play nintendo games
3rd party software is pretty much a dead issue for publishers. 3rd party games are bought on 360 or ps3
Realplaya  +   736d ago
It's not that they buy the system for only their games. Here is proof Pikmin 3 was supposed to be released at launch. It wasn't finished and might have needed a patch to work. They pushed the game back and added new features and polished the game. Look at the scores it's a highly rated game on the platform. This goes to show Nintendo gamers buy high quality software.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   736d ago
where the Pikmin 3 not system seller people at
Kevlar009  +   736d ago
They're not amazing numbers, but still good

I would expect Mario World to be the big sell
awesomeabe1998  +   736d ago
I agree with you but i just want to add something. How about SSB4, Mario Kart 8, X, and Bayonetta 2?(and maybe Miyamoto's new IP, and Retro's game in development that is not DKCTF)
ritsuka666  +   736d ago
This game is toppin the charts in Japan and that it helped increase hardware and it can't be denied.
PsychOff  +   736d ago
No one is denying that Pikmin 3 is selling well but the fact of the matter is that it still is not selling that many Wii U systems.

A system seller would mean that it is literally selling more systems when it really hasn't been by much. Sure it sold a bit more but not enough to celebrate over. Wii U hardware sales are back down to where they have been the past couple months. It had a short spike when the game was released and that was it. It didn't last.

Sure its great this game is selling well but many of you ignore the Wii U part of it.

It is just like the PS Vita, you guys can't seriously expect one game to sell a huge majority of hardware. It takes a lot of good software to do that, not just one good game.

PS Vita had a lot of great months just like this but as you can see it really didn't do much for the hardware side of things. Sure a lot of those games sold like hot cakes but again both of those sales are important. Not one or the other.
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Yep  +   736d ago
Except the Vita wouldn't follow up with more great looking games like the 3DS did (and still is) and like the Wii U is now. But this is a whole 'nother discussion and your logic isn't wrong as far as I'm concerned.
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RicardJulianti  +   736d ago
A system seller is LITERALLY any game that helps move consoles.

Pikmin 3 has helped move consoles in both the US and in Japan. It doesn't matter by how many...because an increase in sales was brought upon by Pikmin 3...and nothing else.

When bigger games release, more systems will sell, and so on. Pikmin 3 was just the start of the snowball effect.
unknownbystander  +   736d ago
Pikmin 3 was not ment to be a big system seller. It merely took part on building momentum for Wii U sales in the future. Please don't forget that.
ritsuka666  +   736d ago
where the Pikmin 3 not system seller people at '

Here buddy...lol

Knushwood Butt  +   735d ago
Playing Dragon's Crown
PsychOff  +   734d ago
What you all don't understand is I am not dismissing or even saying this isn't a good start. I merely am pointing out a very bias perception some of you have especially Misaka_x_Touma.

The PS Vita currently is selling more hardware than the Wii U still even with Pikmin 3. So here is my point and why I responded to Misaka_x_Touma. No one ever acknowledges that for the PS Vita if rarely, its just always dead and doomed but when the Wii U does a little better people feel the need to start bragging?

If you notice Misaka_x_Touma is always going around "Where the Wii U haters at?" but he is always down playing the PS Vita. Always, so this is a good start to him...? Then he says things like this about the PS Vita when its hardware sales are doing better.

"PS Vita comeback
PS Vita didn't really has such buzz to begin with.
Other than Launch week and Japan Price Drop.

And no PS4 won't save it.
That like saying PS3 saved PSP.

PSP saved itself with games Japanese owners wanted and it was able to be hack."

You see how contradicting that is? So the Wii U a system that is currently selling less than the PS Vita even with the release of Pikmin 3 is somehow extremely special to Misaka_x_Touma. When the PS Vita is selling more hardware though somehow it means nothing to that person, the PS Vita can't come back to them and it will never be successful even with the PS4.

I mean seriously how contradicting can a person be? Can you see the bias I speak about now?

I never said it wasn't moving systems, I never said it was doing terribly either I just said its not a huge deal that many of you are making it out to be. I am not flipping tables and throwing parties over Vita sales just yet either.

You guys can argue over who has better games all day. I was never here to talk or even bring that up. Simply talking about hardware sales.

I also very well know it takes time but I am still not one to ignore the problems that exist now with either system. I can easily assume in the future both the PS Vita and Wii U will be fine, sure they will but the current situation right now and what matters right now, is that both of them aren't doing so well. Still aren't even with top selling software.

So celebrate when its actually time to, not when they cannot profit off of the systems sold. With pikmin 3 selling like hot cakes it doesn't make much of a difference because that fact still stands.

The PS Vita has had a lot of games be in the top charts also selling the system well just the same but you see those sales didn't last and are back down again and so is the Wii U.

I am simply saying there is no need to start bragging and celebrating yet so early on. I own both myself but I am not blind yet.
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Misaka_x_Touma  +   734d ago
oh look someone keeping tabs on me

you wanna know why i be in Vita articles. Cause I want one and sony not giving me enough reason so what do i do.

I speak my mind. Vita is not selling better than Wii U outside Japan.

Not only that Vita is almozt two years old and only 1.7m units in Japan while Wii U is at 1m in Japan in 9 months.

I don't post my comments in vita articles to hate.

Yall just too sensitive and vocal.
You see sony fanboys not fans the fanboys all the time on here and YouTube like that.
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PsychOff  +   734d ago

Please stop lying to yourself. Didn't want to post this before but you made me do it. Comment history never lies and based on your comment history you are a liar.
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-Mika-  +   736d ago
First, the chart information is from VGchartz. So I can't take it seriously. Second, selling out is not an amazing task. We don't know how many copies of Pikmin 3 gamesstop ordered. It could of been 300,000 or 30,000. We need concrete numbers. Third, the game is still availble to buy on amazon so again that tell me that gamestop ordered a small shipment of numbers. It kind of sad how much reaching the author of this article did. I know you're a fan of nintendo but atleast get some facts.
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Misaka_x_Touma  +   736d ago
Of course the US, EU and AU aren't gonna be accurate but they are close enough.
Japan sales accurate.
Realplaya  +   736d ago
A lot of people downloaded the game to so the VGchartz numbers could also be underscored what was sold as well.
Yep  +   736d ago
Would you like me to start lying?

Or do you have facts that prove the article is stretching the truth? I'm seriously interested. The article reports that news about Pikmin 3 sales. It's also a fact that it's sold out at Gamestop. Vgchartz is also known for reporting less than the actual amount, not more. So you really haven't built up any type of argument against anything, but the made up claims you put in the mouth of the author.

Somehow, you got offended by these facts and thought the article was claiming more than what it actually did. I know you don't like Nintendo, but Wii U is a piece of plastic. Let it go.
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KonsoruMasuta  +   736d ago
Mika, couldn't resist trolling.
guitarded77  +   736d ago
-Mika- is a troll (especially on Nintendo articles), but he/she has a good point, and makes it without bashing Nintendo. This particular comment of -Mika-'s is not trolling... please don't misuse that word, it reflects poorly on you and others will follow suit.
TongkatAli  +   736d ago
Who cares about sales the game is great and more people should be playing it. Enough with the Haterade, this game is good and got amazing reviews.

Mika has a point though, but Mika don't know that Nintendo did have commercials for Pikmin 3. This could have sold a lot.
AbortMission  +   736d ago
And how many copies did Gamestop receive? I would imagine a small shipment due to Pikmin 3's below then average sales.
Locknuts  +   736d ago
So people are still after original gaming experiences? My faith in the industry is slowly returning.
Concertoine  +   735d ago
Thats what the wii u's all about
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   736d ago
I think is time for me to pick up pikmin 3 I wanna see what all the buzz is about
marloc_x  +   736d ago
I really enjoy it!
Reeze  +   735d ago
Pikmin 3 is honestly the best game I've played in a very long time.
BOWZER35  +   735d ago
Ya, same here, coming from a xbox 360 and Wii owner, now the U.
Locknuts  +   736d ago
On the bright side, it looks like Pikmin 3 exceeded Gamespot's expectations.
thomasmiller  +   735d ago
So much for the wii u is doomed theory!! this is only the beginning, wonderful 101, mario, zelda, smash bros, the list goes on and on, the wii u is going to last whether the trolls like it or not.

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