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.