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Pikmin 3’s sales compared to series’ previous entries

Posted on July 20, 2013 by (@NE_Brian) in GameCube, News, Podcast Stories, Wii U

Pikmin 3’s first week Japanese sales are in. How do they stack up to the previous games in the series? Let’s take a look:

(2001) Pikmin – First week: 90,000 (54.9%) | Total sales: 549,000
(2004) Pikmin 2 – First week: 160,000 (48.4%) | Total sales: 484,000
(2013) Pikmin 3 – First week: 92,720 (48.45%)

One important point to note here is that Pikmin 3’s sales were accounted for over a two day period, whereas Pikmin 2 saw four days of sales. We also have to take into account that there aren’t a whole lot of Wii U units out in consumers’ hands just yet.


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  • JuneBug81

    I’m sure Nintendo will, beginning with this game, begin relentlessly releasing games that get good reviews and become “must haves,” and the system will begin selling better, ala 3DS. Especially during the holiday season. I’m getting one in just a couple of weeks personally and I’m really psyched!

    (Though I do still advocate a $50 USD price drop.)

  • Maddenintendo.com

    You also have to account for digital sales. Those Pikmin 1 & 2 numbers were there final totals since digital sales were not around. Those Pikmin 3 numbers if I’m not mistaken do not include its digital sales.

  • Nintendo53224189

    great job nintendo but why dont we just wait 2 more days and put the pikmin 2 vs 3

  • ChaosNocturne

    always good

  • Nocturne

    mario now pikmin if sales are this with just 3 of nintendos power plays wait will the others join and continue to crush sony and microsoft and they are coming some soon some later 2 still we hope revive

    mario 2d OUT
    pikmin OUT
    warioware OUT
    mario 3d
    f zero
    animal crossing
    donkey kong
    fire emblem
    mario kart
    mario party
    paper mario
    luigi’s mansion
    super smash bros
    kid icarus
    golden sun

    and theres plenty more lesser known series and some like ice climbers that may someday come back to life