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.