Usually the first in line to play anything eccentric, wacky, and wonderfully colourful are Japanese gamers, which is why the report that The Wonderful 101 – a super-charged super hero game – is reportedly launching with only 30,000 copies is so perplexing. Even for Japan, that number is surprisingly low. To put this in perspective, Pikmin 3 sold almost 93,000 copies in just two days, selling around half its shipping stock in Japan. Taking this into consideration, it looks like The Wonderful 101 is geared towards western gamers, with Japan considerably out of the super hero loop. The Wonderful 101 launches this week for the Wii U in Europe on August 23, August 24 in Japan, and September 15 in North America.