Pikmin 3 Sold More Than Pikmin 1 In Its First Week In Japan

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Recent sales data that from Japan states that Wii U exclusive Pikmin 3 has sold more copies than the original Pikmin on the GameCube in its first week. However, Pikmin 3 was quite a way away from selling as many copies as Pikmin 2 in its first week in Japan. Here’s a close look at the sales of all Pikmin games to date, along with their sell-through percentages.

  • 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%)

Thanks, Gaminglord

84 thoughts on “Pikmin 3 Sold More Than Pikmin 1 In Its First Week In Japan”

    1. Ignoring that Wii U sales increased nearly 200% in Japan because of Pikmin 3 but you want to play dumb and acting like that didn’t happen.

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        1. if anybody didnt think this game would spike sales of wii u their stupid. come on, its like the only fucking game to come out for the thing and a non milked franchise by nintendo too!!!!!! people are so stupid, they stick their dicks for a corporation and follow them no matter what and bash what they dont follow no matter what.

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  1. 1) all sales on PK 1 and PK 2 are retail, there were not downloads at that time, while PK we only have retail sales, no idea how many more Online sales were, an people have a reason to buy online, ti was cheaper)
    2) PK 1 released on Oct 26 /2001. this is a high sales season, so for a new IP on an console relatively new at that time its logical to have low numbers.
    PK 2 released on April 29/2004 but despise not being on a high sales season, its was a sequel and GC userbase had reached its peak to that time.

    3) the other important thing about the dates is that if Media Crate always count Monday to Sunday weeks.

    PK 1 released on a Friday, That means It had 3 days worth of sales.

    PK 2 released on Thrusday, That means it had 4 days worth of sales

    PK 3 released on Saturday, That means it had 2 days Worth on Sales

    so, in really the comparison will be

    PK 1: 90K Units in 3 day (30K units per day average)

    PK 2: 160K Units in 4 days (40K units per day average)

    PK 3: 92K + X Units in 2 days (46K + (X/2) Units per day average)

    so if you see, PK 3, will be outselling its previous entries
    X = Online sales

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  2. 1) all sales on PK 1 and PK 2 are retail, there were not downloads at that time, while PK we only have retail sales, no idea how many more Online sales were, an people have a reason to buy online, ti was cheaper)
    2) PK 1 released on Oct 26 /2001. this is a high sales season, so for a new IP on an console relatively new at that time its logical to have low numbers.
    PK 2 released on April 29/2004 but despise not being on a high sales season, its was a sequel and GC userbase had reached its peak to that time.

    3) the other important thing about the dates is that if Media Crate always count Monday to Sunday weeks.

    PK 1 released on a Friday, That means It had 3 days worth of sales.

    PK 2 released on Thrusday, That means it had 4 days worth of sales

    PK 3 released on Saturday, That means it had 2 days Worth on Sales

    so, in really the comparison will be

    PK 1: 90K Units in 3 day (30K units per day average)

    PK 2: 160K Units in 4 days (40K units per day average)

    PK 3: 92K + X Units in 2 days (46K + (X/2) Units per day average)

    so if you see, PK 3, will be outselling its previous entries
    X = Online sales

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    1. Other reports actually stated over 100,000 and I think you can add on another 20% for downloads. Thats how I’m going to buy it.

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  3. Curious to know when Pikmin 2 and 1 were release since 3 only has 2 days of sales for that “week”, which might not be a fair comparison.

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  4. pikmin 3 came out in the middle of the weak, and it did sell more than 92 000 xD like almost 100k i believe? not including digital

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    1. IKR. The Pikmin games are so good. I hope people start acknowledging the franchise more like Mario and Zelda. It deserves it.

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  5. It doesn’t seem like that much to me, but if Nintendo is happy, then alrighty then. :D

    Can’t wait until I get to add my purchase to the statistics! I made a mistake downloading Wario Ware, but I feel really confident a Pikmin Download should be a solid decision…

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  6. wait a minute!
    a couple days ago there was an article that claimed that pikmin 3 sold half its stock (over 90.000 units) in just 2 days.. and now you’re saying that in the following 5 days it sold less than 10.000 units? i call BS on that

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  7. 2,000 more is not impressive, I doubt any previous Pikmin sold much more than one million worldwide, I doubt Pikmin will sell much more than the previous installments.

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    1. Never mind. I feel stupid. However, Pikmin 3 adds digital sales plus a shorter week to sell, so the numbers for 3 probably are much higher.

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  8. wii u daily is for nintendo dick riders……. stupid pussies. im doing sickr’s sick twisted job of telling that other websites suck, as for this site….. almost everyone on here are anonymous pussies who make stupid alts and jokes. fuck you losers. hash tag nintendo fanboys trending on twitter, support 3rd party because this is advise that will help. oh no…. ok lets just dig nintendo a grave with the vita. nintendo in irrelevancy now. ok done.

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    1. I dont understand spain. Can you speak/write english? I really would like to know what you are trying to say, it must be something very important. Something what gives your life a common purpose perrhaps?

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      1. just as lame as most nintendo fans. is there such thing as a normal non retarded nintendo fan, dang i wouldn’t be caught dead liking nintendo because half of these or most of these weaboo dick riders give there whole life away to a name or a brand they like. why, who knows i guess there just pathetic. its not true what i wrote too, it wasnt trolling or trying to be funny. my pikmin 3 story for example is when im making a joke.

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  9. Not sure if anyone has mentioned this or not, but aren’t the total sales in the article for Pikmin 1 & 2 for the New Play Control versions? I thought the GCN originals sold over a million total worldwide.

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  10. Let’s celebrate when it surpasses the top-selling game ever. Till then, the Wii U will still need a lot more than that, especially since Pikmin 3 was posited to be the game that saved the Wii U this year.

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  11. Also note that Pikmin 3 was released on the 13th and the sales week ended on the 14th, so Pikmin 3 sold 92k in ONE DAY which is prett impressive

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  12. Just read that at vg24/7 too? Seems like everyone is posting the same junk these days… Glad the game is doing well in Japan though. Hopefully it has sales just as good in Europe and US.

    nintendoroots.com

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  13. im not asking the world just a ear speaker mic witch seem suddenly to disapear from the earth the moment wiiu released says:

    RIGHT OFF TOPIC FOR THE LOVE OF GOD CAN SOMEONE PLEASE PLEASE POINT ME IN THE DIRECTION OF A GAMEPAD COMPATIBLE SPEAKER/MIC

    I WANT SINGLE 3.5MM JACK WITH OVER EAR SPEAKER AND MIC

    NOT A HEAD SET NOT TWO SPEAKERS NOT 2 JACKS NOT 2.5MM JACK

    A DEVICE THAT IS COMPATABILE WITH WIIU IN THE STYLE OF THE WII COD CHAT MIC BUT OBVIOUSLY WITH A WIIU AND IPAD COMPATABLE SINGLE 3.5MM JACK

    IV ORDERED LIKE 5 SO FAR ONLY TO UN RAP THEM AND HAVE A LAPTOP STYLE DUAL JACK THAT DOESNT WORK

    WERE ON GODS GREAT EARTH CAN I FUUUKING BUY ONE IM SERCHING THE NET OVER AND OVER AND STILL CANNOT FIND A SIMPLE PHONE/PAD LIKE MIC SPEAKER THAT ALSO FITS THE WIIU

    NO PUSH IN EAR BULLSHIT DEFEATS THE OBJECTIVE THATS BLOCKING SURROUND SOUND FROM ONE EAR “”””WHY WOULD I DO THAT”””””” AND WHY WOULD SONY PACK THAT WITH PS4 WHEN YOUR SUPPOSED TO BE LISTENING TO THE SURROUND SOUND

    DUMB SHITS

    SO WERE CAN I BUY ONE OR AM I GOING TO HAve to wait for ps4 to come out take it from a friend glue the speaker to my old wii chat device for cod then enjoy my online the way I WANT TO NOT OTHERS

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      1. im not asking the world just a ear speaker mic witch seem suddenly to disapear from the earth the moment wiiu released says:

        AT WHAT FUCKING POINT IN THE ABOVE POST DID I NOT SAY I DIDNT WANT A HEAD SET AGAIN WITH THE BULL SHIT

        HEAD SET NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

        EAR MOUNTED CHAT AND LISTEN AS IN LIKE A PHONE OR A WII COD MIC YES
        I CLEARLY STATED THAT FIRST ANSWER I GET IS WHAT I WASNT LOOKING FOR

        SO DUMB FUK HOW DO I LISTEN TO MY SURROUND AMPS SYSTEM WITH TURTLE BEACH BULLSHIT MUFFS COVERING MY EARS

        I SAID SPOEAKER MIC NOT HEAD SET THAT IS THE EXACT POINT IM MAKING HERE

        DUMB MOTHER FUCKERS DONT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

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  14. How has anyone not posted about the best buy deals they got for the wii u games
    Assassin’s creed 3 and call of duty black ops 2 for $20 each. I just ordered mine.

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    1. lol. Tell them, notice how the non believers, drones, xbots, trolls orcs, goblins and haters have all stopped down playing the WiiU. Pikmin 3 is a growing IP, imagine when the more established franchises arrive :).

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      1. Indeed, those Xbot infected fools will never reach our Empire’s supremacy level…

        While the Sonyans and others like them rathe rbecome like the Apple Goblins playing on a pathetic tablet with games worth less than my disposable waste…

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  15. supreme kiddie shit. lol
    now go roll in your shit, haha, feeling all supreme over a single spike in sales, talk about grabbing at straws. lol.

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  16. This isn’t news, this is common sense. Ppl’re already familiar with the Pikmin title, and since they liked it, they bought it out. I’m guessing, based on sales though, that after 2 some of those ppl got bored of it.

    Umm…ROCK PIKMIN!

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