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Japan: Pikmin 3 Deluxe is the fastest-selling instalment and close to best-selling entry

Good news today for the Pikmin franchise as the latest entry for the immensely popular Nintendo Switch platform, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, has shifted 499K physical units at retail in Japan. The original Pikmin sold a little over 500K in the land of the rising sun while Pikmin 2 sold roughly 480K and Pikmin 3 for Wii U sold less than 200K in Japan. When the first two games were released for the GameCube digital downloads obviously weren’t a thing. The Pikmin 3 Deluxe sales are physical sales and downloads weren’t factored in so the number is much higher than 499K units sold. This means Pikmin 3 Deluxe is now the fastest-selling game in the franchises history in Japan and will soon be the best-selling.



  1. The numbers might not be the same for the u s or the uk though

    I feel like that series has charm that people just wont get until now that its on a console that has sold way more than gamecube and wii u combined.

  2. That’s good for me. Maybe this will build their confidence if continuing this franchise. I love Pikmin 3 Deluxe. I’m glad I got it now. There is more on this game then Nintendo talked about.

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