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.

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PopRocks3591973d ago

Good news for Wii U. Hopefully that will translate as well in the west.

Theyellowflash301973d ago

More like Michael Pachter and Adam Sessler are praying to god it doesn't transfer over to the west.

Dunban671973d ago

why would they do that?

Theyellowflash301973d 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_WUT1973d 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? ;)

Theyellowflash301973d 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

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dark-hollow1973d ago

N4G: "you mean to tell me that software increase the hardware sales? blasphemy!"

Thelastlivingbot1972d 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.

N4g_null1972d 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.

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Utalkin2me1973d 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.

Qrphe1973d ago

My copy is already paid for, my door is ready.

Trago13371973d 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.

ChickeyCantor1973d 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 Butt1972d ago

So the Wii U's bar is so low that breaking even is doing well?

Concertoine1973d 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_1973d ago

"Pikmin3 won't sell","Wiiu is doomed" okay....

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