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Pikmin 3 first week sales disappoint

Pikmin 3 sells 95,000 units during its first week in Japan, a far cry from the last Pikmin game.

Pikmin 3 box artPikmin 3 is out in Japan, and while it’s been well received by reviewers and Wii U owners, it hasn’t been a sales hit so far. According to Japanese sales tracker Media Create, Pikmin 3 sold about 95,000 units during its first week. Those might not be bad sales numbers, but compared to the last Pikmin game, they’re somewhat disappointing.

When Pikmin 2 was released back in 2004, it sold 160,000 units during its first week. However, Pikmin 1 sold about the same as Pikmin 3: just over 100,000 units. Granted, Pikmin 1 was a brand new franchise back then, but it eventually went on to sell over half a million units in Japan, and over 1 million worldwide.

Pikmin 2 had the best first week sales in the series, but it had a big advantage: the install base of the GameCube was far greater in 2004 than in 2001, and certainly better than the Wii U now.

While first week sales of Pikmin 3 might sound a bit disappointing, it’s not an indication that the game is a flop by any means. Many games in Japan, especially Nintendo titles, see steady sales over a longer period of time. Both Pikmin 1 and 2 went on to sell over a million units worldwide, and there’s no reason to think Pikmin 3 won’t reach that milestone.

Pikmin 3 launches in North America on August 4, and in Europe on July 26. Be sure to check out some new Pikmin 3 multiplayer gameplay footage, and over an hour of singleplayer footage as well.

UPDATE: As some of our readers have pointed out, the Media Create sales could be tracking only the first two days of Pikmin 3 sales, which means that the first week sales are likely to be significantly higher. Additionally, Nintendo hasn’t published any Pikmin 3 sales from the Wii U eShop.

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  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    However, it’s topping charts. Soooooo…

  • leemass25

    and thats just 2 days of sales not a full week

    • John Andalora

      It was released July 13th in Japan.
      It’s July 21st.
      Sounds like a week to me.

      • jtak336

        Again, Media Create numbers cited here were only for the first 2 days. In 2 days on the market, it became the number one selling game for that entire week. And in those 2 days, it nearly tripled console sales. So it was a pretty solid launch considering the struggles of the system and the low install base.

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        Not if they are using numbers reported on July 14th

      • david jarman

        The sales number being quoted are not the sales number for a week, but are the sales numbers for the first two days. They have not posted the sales number for the week.

    • Shawn Spitler
  • Wayne Beck

    By first week, you mean first two days right?

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Yes, and on a failing console thats just awesom salesnumber. It doubled sales on consoles in Japan too.

      • Truthteller

        That’s trick language to make people think that the game doubled the Wii U’s total sales numbers as opposed to the sales for the week or month from the previous doubled.

        • Ice Climbers

          Well, if it isn’t Knowledgeiswhatsup. How’s your third account treating you? You know, you wouldn’t have been banned if you actually had something positive to say for once. All you do is comment with propaganda against Nintendo.

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            If it is him it is pretty sad that he gets banned more than once and has no life so he comes back under different names..

          • Truthteller

            I had to come back when I saw the responses to this article because it proves what I had been writing for all of this time – Nintendo ‘fans’ are paid to hate or they are just plain haters period. How can you hate on a writer of this site? If you don’t like it – why are you here? How can you call the website a troll?

          • everyone

            As opposed to your unpaid hate.

          • Sonic

          • Jon

            um, it is more he didn’t actually look into the facts before making an article with false grim news

          • fireheartis1

            Ha ha new nick name for you bro from ignoranceiswhatsup to ignoranceteller. Yep you sure know how to spread the hate and ignorance around fool.

          • Truthteller

            I guess you people want to ban this writer of this article if you could.

          • Steven_Segal

            No! Were saying that this article is wrong. We are humans sometimes we make a mistake.

            Edit: Oh, and welcome back Ignoranceiswhatsup!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Welcome back! :)

          • Truthteller

            All you guys do is comment with propaganda and gross exaggerations for Nintendo regardless if they are right or wrong.

          • Sonic

            Yeah, well we don’t go on IGN and spam it saying how bad Nintendo is.
            COUGHCOUGHAHEM

          • raiden777

            Wii u daily is a propaganda site I think. Any troll can learn web development a toss up a site like this. Notice all the negative, doom sayer type articles? Fuck this whack website. Go to Nintendolife

          • Truthteller

            So you should only go to where you hear happy news about Nintendo, or all of the news?

          • Rick Valenta

            He hasn’t uploaded some Greek statue yet as a profile pic yet. Nice snag…

          • Truthteller

            You mean African. The last one was African and the other one was a black Roman emperor.

          • Andreas Sunde

            Time to go greek this time, then?

          • Truthteller

            Greek? The last one was African and the first one was a black ROman emperor.

          • Andreas Sunde

            Yes, Greek.

          • Truthteller

            You want to argue with me and I put it up? You need to brush up on history buddy. There was nothing Greek that I had. In fact, there is hardly anything Greek that exists, it is mostly reproductions/fraud.

          • Andreas Sunde

            I’m not trying to argue with you. If you could actually read, you would see that I suggested it was time to put up a greek statue this time, as you haven’t done that yet.

      • Dodge Pribyl

        Nearly tripled(Previous week: 8,000; This week: 22,000).

        • kahn

          Still horrible numbers but i think the 22,000 is just the beginning
          Of the sales spike and hopefully, when the game gets out there more, week after week the sales will grow higher and higher

          • NintendoFever911

            horrible numbers for just two days? what u been smoking? 95,000 two days??? thats horrible numbers?

          • JeanPaul

            if you read his comment again you’ll see that they are talking about consoles. not the game.

          • kahn

            No dumbass, the console sales numbers, 22,000 wii u’s isnt good. i didnt say anything about pikmin 3, ofcourse 95,000 is great for 2 days.

          • Nintedward

            22K wiiu’s is great. PS3 and Wii were selling about 14K a week in Japan on average.

          • kahn

            22,000 isnt great, its just comparative to other sales. To put in perspective, the 3ds sold 250,000 units in US this month. For a next gen console its gonna need to sell ALOT more than 22,000 but like you said, thats japan, hopefully 22,000 in japan means 200,000 in america

          • NintendoFever911

            hey dumb ass 22,000 and counting and second to the red hot 3DS in console sales in Japan and Nintendo stock up 4%, highest since July 2011, so hater Wii U is on a rise and its nothing anyone can do to stop it lol!

          • kahn

            Bro, i know all this, the wii u is beast. I already said it was on an upward climb and 3ds is doing amazing. Nintendo stocks hit 2 year high today. But 22,000 is still not where it needs to be, compared to here in the states where the PS3 and xbox 360 are still sellinganywhere from 100,000 to 200,000 i think. But japan is a smaller country. When pikmin hits US the wii u sales will skyrocket and micheal pachter can eat his shit

      • kahn

        Wii u will be fine, like EVERY other gen before it, when the 1ST P’S start rolling out, the numbers start to pick up. People wont be calling it a “failure” for long. If pikmin can do this for the Wii U, imagine what super smash bros will do

        • Edward

          I think Mario Kart will sell more units.

          • Krzysztof

            Obviously. Form all my friends who aren’t Wii U owners, they all say they’d buy this console for either MK8 or Smash Bros. I remember when last year, before Christmas I told them that one of these game definitely will be released within six months (right?). So trusting, so naive ;)

        • Javy G

          It’s Windwaker this year! Definitely Windwaker!

      • Truthteller

        Doubling in system sales for a week is not good news when we are talking weak sales period. I guess it is something you can have to use as a propaganda positive, but it is still like selling nothing.

        • fireheartis1

          See Ignoranceteller how the heck is he spread propaganda? Propaganda is false information to destroy someone’s reputation. Dude you need to stay off of this site for real. Go on the PS4 site and have fun talking about the PS4. If that’s your console of choice great it’s going to be a good console, but to say hateful things on another site is just bull crap.

      • KnowledgeIsPower

        Do not forget that by the time Pikmin 2 came out the Gamecube had been out for quite a while where as the wiiU has not even had its first birthday.

      • Volfos

        I REALLY can’t wait until the Wii-U hilariously outsells its rivals this Christmas. Then I can call the next-gen Playstation and Xbox failures; even if I do anticipate buying a PS4 at some point!

        And noooo amount of reasonable arguments will stop me!

    • John Andalora

      It’s July 21st today. It was released July 13th.
      That’s a week.

      • jtak336

        These Media Create numbers came out last Wednesday, and were only for the first 2 days. So yes, the OP was right. This article is not very well-done, since it misses this point.

    • tom

      john kinsley is a trash author. the bottom of his multiplayer footage article says the pikmin 3 game sold very well and doubled wii u sales. contradictory if you ask me.

    • Randall Hellmer

      That’s more or less standard. And for comparison’s sake, Pikmin 2 had only four days its first week, so it’s not incomparable.

    • val berger

      Yeah, although I’m usually not too positive about the WiiU’s performance, people gotta see that it’s a totally different softwaresituation. When Pikmin 2 was released, the Gamecube was in a completely different lifecycle and obviously sold more units. Considering the bad install base of the WiiU, 95 would be a great number, even if it would really be the number of the whole week and not of two days. So in the end, it even looks far better than the P2 sales.

    • FaTih

      read the update ?

  • Super Buu

    But Pikmin 2 came out 3 years after the GameCube release.

    • Rukiafan Rukiachan

      Yeha.Pikmim 2 was also released on 5-6 year old consoles with an established install base, whereas Pikmin 3 is a niche title released 2 days ago on a 0.7 year old console.

  • Linskarmo

    Hopefully Pikmin 3 ends up selling well. On a different note, I just saw a new Pikmin 3 commercial on Nick!

    • Gecko Altair

      That is very good! I am so glad that Nintendo has finally started to get their games out there.

  • XypherCode

    I mean who cares? It’s at the top of the charts so all’s well and good. The industry is always changing. I mean analyzing numbers from previous releases is good and all but you really can’t compare from past to current and labeling it as disappointing. IMO by the way…

  • Sidney Majurie

    Click bait?

    • RockieOllie

      John is quite the master baiter…

      • Sidney Majurie

        Haha, nice :D

      • gamesplayswill

        You know that’s debateable… because I’m the master debater!
        *du dum shh*

    • LopsidedPasta

      ‘ol John went fishing. ZIP! whirwhirwhirwhirwhirwhirwhirwhirwhir. Wow! You caught a Wiiudailyreader! It’s a whopping 16 pounds! do you want to keep it? Yes. Like if you get what I’m referencing

      • Rick Valenta

        Ocarina of time! Only the best game ever…

    • Nintedward

      Yeah…. The sales of Pikmin 3 absolutely did not dissapoint in Japan , what the %$^& is this article talking about ?

      Comparing to Pikmin 2 ? DUHHHHHHHHH that was released on a much bigger installed base…

      This Article is BS John. Wiiu Hardware sales shot up and the game sold 92K in 2 days , and well over a Hundred 100K in its first week when you include digital sales.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Those who made this game will probably reevaluate the possibility to go multiplat. I predict we will se this on PS3 very soon.

      • ican1992

        nintendo owns pikmin lol that will never happen unless nintendo goes software only and abandons hardware.

        • lemonpop301

          that wouldnt be right
          I dont think it would play the same if it was on another console i could see them screwing it up

      • lemonpop301

        what lol wow when have you ever seen a nintendo game on any console that is not a nintendo console XD

        • Bob Charlie

          The original Mario Bros. was on the Atari 2600 as well as the NES!
          So there’s that game at least.
          ¦)

      • Andrew

        Sure, and Halo is going multi-platform.

  • meekmeek93

    Those numbers were based off two days of sales. In addition, digital sales still need to be accounted for since they have that special download deal going on in the Nintendo Eshop.

    While Pikmin 2 sold more copies, they were still sold at retail for four days, twice the time Pikmin 3 had to be sold to the masses. Also the Gamecube was launched three years before Pikmin 2 was released so many more people owned a Gamecube than people who currently own a Wii U.

    Edit: after actually reading this article, the title seems to sound more negative than what the article is trying to state. I wish the title was named “First Week Pikmin 3 Sales Compared to Prequels’ Sales”. The article does not sound negative to begin with, but the title really gives Pikmin 3 a negative impression.

  • Justis Bistawros

    At least Wii U sales doubled in japan after the pikmin 3 release.

    • Rukiafan Rukiachan

      Its begin

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. One game at a time buddy.

  • Rukiafan Rukiachan

    Actually, it sold 102k according to this nice fellow here: https://twitter.com/gibbogame and that doesn’t include digital sales as far as I know.

    53% of it’s stock in 2 days…

    http://n4g.com/news/1313308/enterbrain-reveals-pikmin-3-sales-success-53-sell-through-rate-in-2-days

  • barwiifan

    Pikmin 3 will sell well, no one can judge now.

  • sharlo galmo

  • Quan ManChu

    14,300 sales a day give or take for Pikmin 1 at launch week

    22,900 sales a day give or take for Pikmin 2 at launch week

    47,500 sales a day give or take for Pikmin 3 at launch week

    All in Japan only…yup…this article is click bait.

    • Randall Hellmer

      Neither Pikmin 1 nor Pikmin 2 had full weeks when they released (3 and 4 days, respectively). So those numbers are a little skewed.

  • Nicolas Eddowes

    Disappoints who? It’s pretty high for the Wii U, it also indicates console sales will be higher the upcoming weeks

  • Saul Rivera

    Wow last straw for me…every other sites keep talking about how well it’s doing…and how it has helped the Wii U over at Japan…yet this one of course says the contrary…click bait indeed and I keep falling for it…

    I’ll be hanging at other sites from now on…hell all other sites have the news earlier anyways…

    • Dimitra Giorgiou

      wiiudaily got boring to me, check out nintendolife and nintendoenthusiast.

      • Saul Rivera

        Yeah I tried nintendoenthusiast a couple of weeks ago and been loving it…they don’t do these click bait articles…
        The moment Ashley leaves this site it’s doomed..hell..she should leave =_=

        • ItzameyaToad

          Also maybe try Playeressence.com

        • Andreas Sunde

          She should leave and join Ninty Enthusiast instead.

      • kenny Johnson

        Except Nintendolife has almost exactly the same article with the same wrong assumptions: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/07/pikmin_3_shifts_slightly_more_copies_than_the_original_in_first_week_in_japan

        • jrob23

          It’s not negative at all and doesn’t try to bait click you like this one.

        • Dimitra Giorgiou

          true but do you see any negativity in the title or article?

      • Ray01x

        Player Essence is a MUCH better news site, there’s actually Positivity!

      • Truthteller

        They have better propaganda over there?

      • Edward

        I also like My Nintendo News(Although I see a lot of the same articles as this one) and Nintendo Everything.

    • kevin nun—-

      You guys are bashing this site alot more than it deserves. I have tried those sites and found myself coming back to Wii U Daily. Something about this site is very catchy.

      • Andreas Sunde

        The comments are a lot more entertaining. NE hardly has any, and NL censor heavily. But both are better news sites.

  • Dimitra Giorgiou

    This article is wrong, pikmin 3 sold 102k in the first 2 days, maybe more with digital downloads.

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    Something is not right with this article… I read the 95,000 number the other day and I think the game was only 2 days old. I find it hard to believe it did not sell anymore in the last few days.. I think this is just another case of rushing something to the blogosphere without having all the facts.

    • kenny Johnson

      When I go to their site, the latest numbers I see are from July 14th. So I think those numbers are for 2 days worth of sales.

      http://www.m-create.com/ranking/

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        Which means the numbers have not been updated yet… So like I said they are taking the numbers reported after 2 days and saying the whole week. I have read on several other sites that the number was just over 92,000 reported on July 14th. I think no other numbers have come in yet and I think it will be a bit higher once those numbers are reported.

        Also you consider the other Pikmin games came out years after that console released with a much higher user base having sold just under 100K in one region in 2 days is rather impressive.

      • Andreas Sunde

        So we will get new numbers tomorrow? Well, then we can compare more accurately.

    • XiC

      Fun fact, John Kinsley sourced Media Create as the one’s who’ve said the amount of Pikmin 3 sales are at 95,000.

      When you go to Media Create or any website reporting from Media Create you get the official reported number at 92,720.

      The most likely true figure is what Famitsu has given at around 102,000. That just seems far more likely to me.

      http://gematsu.com/2013/07/media-create-sales-7813-71413

      He’s even managed to source incorrectly. This site is dropping its credibility every single day. It’s just amazing how they can’t even get the basis of journalism correct.

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        This is the kind of poor journalism that I posted in comment on this site not too long ago. No fact checking or information verifying. Just a negative titled article to get people to click, comment, and argue on. It seems to work and attracts the trolls that will use this information in future trolling and claim it to be fact.

  • kenny Johnson

    Can the different writer at least talk to each other about the stories they’re going to do? WiiUDaily is starting to sound Bi-polar. “WOW! Pikmin 3 sales Awesome!!” and then a few days later going on the same information we get, “WOW! Pikmin 3 sales suck!!”

    • Truthteller

      Why should they talk to each other? Should they talk about how the spin each article into a positive (propaganda) for Nintendo?

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Hello knowledgeiswhatsup.

        • starwars360

          Yes this must be him since he banned then made new username. Lmfao we don’t care about him and silly writer John both of them is trolls. :D

          • beerkin

            The really sad part is the loser got banned and instead of giving up he made another troll account……BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Fuking pos.

          • starwars360

            Yes!!! this correct. Hate trolls like this in those days. How sad trolls were. Lucky Youtube.com, IGN.com and other sites got fill of madness trolls more then here and other sites. So here site doesn’t got huge number of trolls visit here. ;)

        • Truthteller

          Hello. Looks like the Nintendo hype men trolls won. They are so rabid that they are turning on this very site – yet they don’t get banned….

  • Cubester_64

    You know it’s a problem when more people on commenting on the article’s AUTHOR than the article’s topic. :(

    • bizzy gie

      Because the topic holds little to no truth to it. John counted 2 days as 7 then compared the 2 day sales of a console with a small install base to the 7 day sales of a console with a much larger install base calling Pikmin 3 sales “disappointing” by those screwed up terms.

  • bizzy gie

    Wow. Well this is the cynical John Kinsley.

  • $41809923

    I THINK IT SOUND VERY GOOD USER BASE PLAYERS

  • Bob Charlie

    I just played the Pikmin 3 demo at Gamestop and had a blast! Plus got some cool Pikmin stickers for my U!
    Edit: I completely forgot to mention that I got the digital version of New Super Luigi U for $9.99 for going which was great!

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      same here. can’t wait to play the story :)

      • Bob Charlie

        I got to try the demo three times in a row because nobody was in the store! I almost bought a 3DS because of the Dream Team demo there, too!

        • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

          yeah, the gamestop I went to was nearly empty so I was lucky to get a couple shots at the demo, though the sensor wasn’t reading the motionplus correctly so it was a little difficult to make progress in the demo, though I enjoyed it nonetheless. I didn’t get to try the Dream Team demo, but have seen footage Nintendo has shown in its Nintendo Directs and really want the game myself, but will probably wait til it’s pre-owned incase I don’t like it since I’ve never played a Mario and Luigi game before but I think I’ll enjoy since Nintendo’s games always shine through, though I can’t give as much high praise for Paper Mario: Sticker Star, which had a lackluster story and didn’t seem to have a central focus but had great gameplay. But yeah, I plan on spending most of my money on Nintendo this holiday :)

          • 00EpicGamer00

            I think you’d like Mario & Luigi. You should try “Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s inside story” (DS). That game is absolutely fantastic :D
            It has an amazing story, and the game play is just top-notch. If you like action adventure, RPG styled games, than you’ll like Mario and Luigi. The Mario and Luigi series, is basically like Paper Mario. Where everything is like a open-world (sort of open-world) RPG styled game, and still has a good story (excluding Sticker Star.)

    • Michael Jurado

      TT_TT i’m so jealous Gamestop is miles away from me

      • Bob Charlie

        I had to drive about 60 miles round trip, so it wasn’t too bad.

        • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

          What you can say about me? i’m in Dominican Republic :P

          • Bob Charlie

            Sorry! ¦)

          • Bob Charlie

            Get adopted into the U.S. like I did. ¦)

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Why so negative? In its “first week” it was only on sale for 2 days and was just shy of 100k units (in 1 country) it topped the charts beating several big games in Japan, the closest selling game was a new game called “Youkai Watch” for 3DS at 53.654 units sold, that means Pikmin beat it by about 414,000 units if my maths is correct, that’s a pretty substantial gap and let’s not forget these figures don’t count digital downloads. You said yourself in the article Pikmin 2 had the advantage because it came near the end of GameCube’s lifespan when it had built up a large user-base. Pikmin 3′s sales are on a par with Pikmin 1′s as they both came at the beginning of their respective consoles lives, granted Pikmin was new then and it’s a shame Pikmin 3 didn’t pull ahead due to the devoted fanbase that has gathered over the years but 2 days! these figures only cover 2 days and 100k units in that time in 1 country is a great achievement when Pikmin isn’t regarded as a “massive franchise” and especially with the flak it and Wii U seems to be catching.

    If the negative headline was another pitiful attempt to get headlines then shame on you! The positive article that reported on Pikmin’s sales as being a success got loads of attention (good attention) this is just people complaining and rightly so.

    Y’know, here’s a word of advice: If you want extra hits on these articles don’t twist them to portray a negative picture, make a positive one (like the other Pikmin article) Since everyone is out spelling doom for everything nowadays a positive article will stand out a lot better.

  • Michael Jurado

    From what I see the multiplayer is not only an addition but, it also shines on top of the classic stuff we all know. And, even that’s changed for the better. So yeah my body is ready and so are my pikmin XD

  • jtak336

    John Kinsley, you should be a little ashamed of yourself. This is irresponsible coverage.

    1. First off, you’re way late. These numbers came out last Wednesday.

    2.Comparing it to the Pikmin 2 numbers is pretty silly considering the install base (which you do kinda mention…).

    3. Those sales numbers were only for the first 2 days on the market. That’s a pretty major detail to overlook.

    4. Given the above facts, this fact is pretty cool. Compare the per-day sales for launch week of each Pikmin game, and this one is the highest seller.

    In sum, bad article.

    • Randall Hellmer

      First two points are valid. The second two aren’t so much.

      Sales were for two days because they released it two days before the end of the week. That’s the way all sales are recorded, and since most sales are front-loaded opening week, it’s not too significant.

      And Pikmin 2 actually had higher sales per-day during launch week.

      • jtak336

        From what I’ve read, the first week sales of Pikmin 2 that are generally cited include 4 days on the market. If that’s the case, that would be 160,000 / 4, so about 40k/day. Pikmin 3 had over 92,000 in 2 days, so about 46k/day. If that is wrong, please let me know.

        Also, yes, it was released at the end of the week. But if you’re going to title an article that basically says “These first week sales are disappointing,” then you should at least mention that fact. And the fact that in 2 days, it still was the highest seller for the week by a pretty decent margin. And that it did help boost console sales. Just sayin’…

        • Randall Hellmer

          Depends on your source. According to VGChartz, the total was 189,000, but it could probably go either way depending on who has the numbers.

          As for it being the highest seller, that is significant. But mostly from a relative standpoint. All things considered, I know a lot of people were expecting more after the long drought of games; I wasn’t, and in fact far underestimated it, so it’s fairly impressive to me, but I can understand that point of view.

          Regarding it moving console sales, for context, DQX moved about as many units the week it launched, and it sold only a third as many games. That might sound like Pikmin 3 did far better, but when you think about it, ~1/3 of DQX players bought the Wii U specifically for that game. In the case of Pikmin 3, it’s closer to ~1/7.

          So while the level of hardware sales is about the same, we can infer that Pikmin 3 brought in proportionately fewer people to Wii U than DQX.

  • Steven_Segal

    WTF! This article is wrong!

  • Gammalad
  • jrob23

    Truly and awful trolling type headline for this article. This type of thing is usually reserved for IGN or the xbox sites. I mean, true nonsense. You have 95K not counting digital downloads (so the number could be much higher than Pikmin 1 and closer to Pikmin 2) and less days on the market compared to 2. So basically it’s a very strong showing and this article should not have been written. Just wow. People, there was absolutely nothing wrong with the sales. The author should write about something else.

  • beerkin

    This John maggot needs to get laid. At least smoke some weed dude. My god what a Dennis Downer. Pikmin 2 was later in the GCs life. Im pretty sure the install base was larger.

  • Luffy

    These are the numbers for the first 2 days only, not counting digital.
    I’m sorry, and I hate to say it, but you’re a very bad journalist.

  • Truthteller

    What did I say? If you write something positive (propaganda) about Nintendo they praise you to no end. Write something negative (truthful) and they call you are troll! I also wrote that they call the people who run the this website trolls if they do not write pro-Nintendo propaganda. I am still lying?

    • Luffy

      I the story was actually true, fine. But It’s the sale for the first 2 days, NOT the first week.

    • ItzameyaToad

      People on this site call out Bullshit when they see it. Clearly this is BS and the author didn’t do clear reasearch. If he had not nearly as many people would be on his back.

    • Andreas Sunde

      So according to you, anything positive about Nintendo is propaganda, and anything negative is truth.

      There is no point in arguing with a mentality like this.

  • Deadpool U

    Why does John have to make everything sound bad I mean they have this article on nintendolife and they don’t make it sound disappointing they just make a point.

  • ItzameyaToad

    Pikmin 3 has sold very well for it’s first week. Take in to account that it sold 92,000 out of 2 days not to mention all the digital sales it got in those 2 days. Also remember Pikmin 2 had a much much larger install base when it was released(about 18 million more people) so of course it will have a higher initial sales. Really for me to believe Pikmin 3′s first week of sales was dissapointing it would need to come straight from Nintendo’s mouths but seeing as it is selling very well/sold very well it’s first 2 days I don’t see them saying that.

  • garf02

    LEARN TO MAKE AN ARTICLE

    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

    • Mario

      You are absolutely right!

    • Gotallofthem

      Yeah apparently, Mr. Kinsely believes that people were buying pikmin 1 and 2 online back in the day.

  • Jon

    um… 90k in the first couple of days that does not include the downloadable versions that were bought…… and with pikmin 2 you could not download it.

    • garf02

      leave em, the writters dont bother to check fact anyway

      • Jon

        yeah, it seems so. The news here to me seems to be going downhill….and it’s been like that for a while. The news is always slow getting here, other sites have the same new posted here like a half a day to a day earlier if not more most times.

        • garf02

          actually, PK 3 is outselling both PK 1 and PK3

  • Ducked

    Wait, didn’t we just get a article a few days saying that Pikmin 3 helped Wii U sales in Japan?

    • ICHI

      Yeah we did, and it seems to be doing well for a wii u game with it’s small install base so far. I am glad that they have made an edit to the story but they still make it sound as though it’s not 100% which it is, those sales figures were over a two day period before the data was released and yes there are no digital copies included in the numbers either. More impressive is that it was the biggest selling game in Japan that week and only over a two day period. Lets just hope it continues at that pace all week this week.

      • Ducked

        Lets also help it has a big sales effect in North America and Europe as well.

        • ICHI

          Got my pre-order in, I’m almost feeling childishly giddy for Friday

          • Ducked

            I felt that way when I pre-ordered New leaf xD

  • Kamek

    Watch Predator720 take this article or Bondtales and make a dumb video

  • Gecko Altair

    Every article by John Kinsley is doom and gloom. The numbers don’t take into account downloads, Plus they are from two days after the game released in japan. Get your crap out of here John!

    • Truthteller

      Doom and gloom as opposed to hyping it up?

      • starwars360

        SHUT UP troll. You need go to poo pond and sit there for 100 mins and let Elephants, Hippos, Pigs and Rhinos who will teach you on how keep cooling away from heat using mud!!!!!

      • starwars360

        I love my Xbox 360, Wii U and PS3. My Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles said Wii U is cool and fun also got some great games already on it as well load is coming soon. So they loved and respect my Wii U. This is what I am and true gamer who loved and enjoy games instead of strange fanbase war like you. Please just leave here and stay away. You will get banned and you can made new username again but fact it is waste your time to spent comments and wrotes. You seem have no life and you seem own one console per generations. :/ Bye never talk you troll!!!

  • Daniel Schwarz

    Since the initial Wii U lineup was shown, this has been my most highly anticipated game, and that hasn’t changed with this past E3′s Nintendo Direct. Can’t wait for this game :D

  • NintendoFever911

    Wow John Kinsley this is getting ridiculous misinformation for the second time about Pikmin 3 sales ok to John Kinsley for the last time: PIKMIN 3 WAS RELEASE IN JAPAN JULY 13TH SATURDAY THE SALES DATA FOR PIKMIN 3 WAS REPORTED ON THAT MONDAY SO THAT MEANS THE DATA YOU HAVE OBSERVED IS FOR ONLY TWO DAYS OF SALES NOT A FULL WEEK OF SALES TWO DAYS OF SALES I SAY AGAIN TWO DAYS OF SALES my god! unreal do your research before you write an article!

    • XiC

      Misinformation, misleading, biased, and heavily opinionated.

      That’s seems to be the standard for this site.

      A few days ago Ashley King writes Pikmin 3 as a success, as a console seller completely ignoring NSMB Luigi U released on the same day. A few days later John Kinsley takes those numbers and writes Pikmin 3 sales are disappointing. He compares Pikmin 3 to Pikmin 2 ignoring that the data was for two days only and does not count virtual sales which wasn’t available for Pikmin 2.

      I agree. The rather poor writing on this site is completely unreal.

  • WoodenSaucer

    Aside from the fact that it was only two days worth of sales, were those Pikmin 2 numbers for Japan only, or were they global sales for the first week?

    • Steven_Segal

      They were from Japan only. It hasn’t released worldwide yet!

      • NintendoFever911

        first two days of sales

      • WoodenSaucer

        I know. I’m talking about the pikmin 2 sales figures. If they were global, you can’t really compare that to pikmin 3′s Japanese-only figures.

        • Steven_Segal

          Yeah, sorry my English is not the best. Pikmin 2 was released on April 29 in Japan and later in the year for other countries so those numbers are from Japan Only.

          • WoodenSaucer

            Cool. Thanks for the info.

  • $39063977

    wiiu’s fucked. at this point i see a single reason to own a wiiu: to convince others that crap smells good. period.

    • XiC

      It wouldn’t surprise me if someone as clueless as you derived that from this erroneous article.

  • ConCity Soldier

    Digital sales buddy… Your not counting those… It might be around the same margin as Pikmin 2 was it’s first week if you include digital copies sold.

  • Aamir Islam

    Isn’t 95,000 a lot for the first two days of a game on a console with an install base of 3 million?

  • Michael Wostbrock

    Even assuming that 95,000 is the total for week one sales, those are still phenomenal numbers. Consider the following:

    Pikmin 2 sold 160,000 units in week one with worldwide GameCube sales currently at roughly 15 million. So 10.7 game copies sold in Japan for every 1,000 GameCubes worldwide.

    Pikmin 3 sold at least 95,000 units in week one with worldwide WiiU sales currently at roughly 3.5 million. 27.2 game copies sold in Japan for every 1,000 WiiUs worldwide. More than double that of Pikmin 2.

    Sales a disappointment…please John what are you talking about?

  • starwars360

    Urgh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!! Terrible research this writer is. Very confused this article is because other writer already explain about Wii U sales in Japan double after Pikmin 3 release.

    Oh my god this writer must have been blind!!!! :P

    I smack your bum so hard for being silly to release this article. Pikmin 3 is sales very well. Go back and do research. Omfg!!!!! Badly writer. How embarrassed (Comedy)

    Oh last thing, John aren’t you drunker or did you take pills too much? :(

  • starwars360

    This article need remove quickly!!!!!! I think this site John possible ship his power fist through site station. :/

  • starwars360

    Fact I joined here since last week because site look good and fun. Lots of good news stories but now John ruined it at all. :(:(

    Please site boss, go talk to John and sit and face to face why he is act stupid. He can take another chance not kick him out of this site job. Just give him chance and stop being act stupid. :P

    • Andreas Sunde

      Try Nintendo Enthusiast. They have actual journalism, and I haven’t seeen a single click-bait article in the four months I have been there.

      • starwars360

        Thank you. I look in it and look good too.

        I cannot believe John is. How old is he? Lmfao

  • Andreas Sunde

    I knew this would be a John Kinsley “article” as soon as I saw the title. I also knew what it would say (because this info is like a week old), that it would have a bullshit negative spin, and exactly how to refute it. I do not, however, need to do so, because it has already been done plenty of times in the 30 minutes this “article” has been up.

    John Kinsley, you should be ashamed of yourself.

  • starwars360

    Maybe John has been kicked out of house from his wife and this why he wrote wrong information and want to upset Wii U owners to make him happy?

  • Silent

    Typical of John Kinsley. Anyone looking for a better news site: http://www.nintendolife.com or http://www.nintendoenthusiast.com. MyNintendoNews has a great flow of news but very bad comment section.

  • Kyle

    Ok my friends… Let’s say Pikmin 3 sold like 1 unit in the first week, it still doesn’t matter because when smash bros and mario kart 8 are out the wii U will succeed no matter what… And when ZELDA U is out it will oversucceed lol

  • 00EpicGamer00

    Oh, hey Knowledgeiswhatsup, how did your ban go? Can’t wait to see you get banned again.
    First of all, the author of this article isn’t exactly “telling it like it is”. The “95,000″ sales of Pikmin 3 was JUST from two days. Not for the whole week. So technically, the author is saying false information. Pikmin 3 obviously has more sales by now, I just don’t think Nintendo posted it yet.

    Let’s do another “take this into perspective” shall we? Okay, so first of all “95,000″ was just from TWO days. So that means Pikmin 3 sold, at least, 47,500 copies each day (I hope you know how I got this.) So, IF Pikmin 3 sold “47,500″ copies every day for the rest of the week, that would equal to…..332,500 copies sold. Once again, this is IF Pikmin 3 sold “47,500″ copies every day for the whole week. Which, it probably didn’t, because sales are usually different, and doesn’t ever, really stay the same. But, Pikmin 3 is probably over the 100,000′s by now.

    Second of all, what do you mean by “real” people? You mean people like yourself? Lol, don’t even kid yourself. I don’t think “real” people troll on a news website all because they’re butthurt over it. You have a very sad life knowledge. Is trolling on a website your last hope for living? Why can’t you stay away? Do you love being hated? Do you even have a job? Or at least go to school, or did you drop out?

    Also, I think it’s very low (even for you) to like your own comments. And don’t try to say “a der her, I not like my comments, someone else did.” Wrong! Any of your comments, that has a “like” on it is from a “guest” user, which is probably you.

    • Truthteller

      Surly with all of those insults, you can’t possibly expect a reply can you?

      • 00EpicGamer00

        You must be blind, child. If you actually read my response I never “insulted” you. The only thing I said that might of offended you is that “you have a sad life” which it’s true. You wouldn’t be trolling on this website if you had a good life. Also, you must be stupider than I thought, you know that you replied to me, right?

      • jay

        You’re nothing more than an insult.

    • Me Gusta

      No Me Gusta ignorant fanboy!

      • 00EpicGamer00

        I know right? Knowledge is such an idiot.

  • Silent

    Anyone looking for a better news site with a great comment section: http://www.nintendolife.com and http://www.nintendoenthusiast.com MyNintendoNews has a great news flow but bad comment section. D.I.D Wii U Daily

  • NoPuNintendo

    I see its knowledge. Or would you prefer to be called donnald? Either way you’re still the same fool. I prefer to take the good with the bad but the bad never outweighs the good. Remember when you said “wii u will faill before christmas and be discontinued in janurary 2013!”? Good times right?

    • Truthteller

      I don’t recall giving a month, but I stand by the Wii U getting discontinued after Christmas. You can forget about playing a new Zelda game on the Wii U too.

      • Sonic

        A company like Nintendo wouldn’t give up.
        Or maybe they would.
        In your imagination,that is.

      • Wonkoo

        And if you’re wrong about the Wii U being discontinued and there being no new Zelda for the system, will you even be here after Christmas to admit it like an adult?

        • Sonic

          He’s 9, he can’t admit it.

        • Truthteller

          Yes I would. I do not write things just to be mean, I write it as I see it, but if I am wrong I can admit it.

          • Wonkoo

            If it’s not your intent to be unkind, then shouldn’t it have occurred to you by now that Nintendo fans at a Nintendo site who are interested in Nintendo news find your consistent negativity unpalatable? Whether you’re right or not, posting negativity in a place where people are looking for positive news is very obviously unkind.

            So my conclusion is that either you’re a bit sociopathic, unable to empathize. Or you’re very purposefully being unkind.

          • Truthteller

            I don’t care what they think because they even attack the writers on this website if they don’t write up the right kind of pro-Nintendo propaganda. What kind of fans demand propaganda? Where I come from, only paid agents demand propaganda.

          • Wonkoo

            So you’re saying that it’s okay to be unkind to these people because they’re unkind to others?

            That’s incredibly immature if you ask me.

      • 00EpicGamer00

        Lol wow, this guy just went full retard on us. Why would the Wii U get discontinued? Especially AFTER Christmas? That’d be very stupid of Nintendo to discontinue the Wii U at all. Cause guess what? Starting in August, there’s going to be, now stay with me….GAMES! Did I lose you? Did I confuse you with the word “games”? There’s going to be Pikmin, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Mario (not counting any 3rd party.) Than in the Spring of 2014, Mario Kart 8 will be out. Then later on in 2014, Smash Bros.!

        The Wii U will probably have, at least, 10 million sales BY Christmas. Think about it (for once), If a small game like Pikmin, makes the Wii U double in sales. Than what will games like Zelda, donkey Kong, and Mario do? Your probably going to say “nothing” but saying that, is just plain ridiculous.

        What I really wanna know is, what did Nintendo do to you!? God, you’ve been acting like they murdered your family or something. The only thing Nintendo is guilty of murdering, is our wallets. Which is a good and bad thing at the same xD
        Essentially, a word called “epic”.

        • Clel

          WHY DO YOU GUYS KEEP FEEDING THE TROLL? Just flag and move on.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            It’s fun to prove him wrong, though *shrugs*. I know he’s probably doing this for attention, but it’s just fun to prove him wrong, cause he probably feels really stupid afterwards.
            I usually only respond to him if he’s saying something that isn’t true, or saying something that really doesn’t make any sense. Which, that’s usually ALL his posts. But I don’t respond to EVERYTHING.

          • Clel

            He knows he’s wrong. He just enjoys these crazy reactions, and that’s what makes him keep coming back.

            But yeah, I’ve had to use a lot of self-control to keep from replying to him with an actual comment.

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        Yes, they are going to discontinue the system before Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros is released next year starting in the spring. The only truth to tell is you being a complete moron.

        • Truthteller

          It happens. If they worked hard on a game and the system is not selling, they will save it for the next system.

          • Jon

            have fun in fantasy land

          • jay

            You really are a special kind of stupid aren’t cha?

          • Adam Miller

            It will be worse for Nintendo to admit failure. They don’t have any financial troubles, so it is worth them doing all they can to improve things.

            Wii U isn’t selling that badly; at the moment, it is on a par with the GameCube. Not spectacular, but not horrendous. Besides, the GameCube is pretty much one of the best consoles ever made.

          • Truthteller

            It’s their worst selling home console. The Gamecube (graphically) is one of Nintendo’s best system, but it is not one of the best consoles ever made. I think their controller helped to ruin it too.

      • Nintendude

        You make me laugh Knowledgeiswhatsup.

      • david jarman

        Doubt it! Even ign is giving it praise and showing some nintendo love. Dude, you have some serious sick issues if you keep coming back here to troll, yes! Troll! That’s what you’re doing. Go ahead and say you’re not cause everybody loves a lying troll.

      • jay

        “I don’t recall giving a month, but I stand by the Wii U getting discontinued after Christmas.”

        i see what you did durr hurr.

        He said christmas but he didnt say WHAT YEAR durr hurr.

      • Adam Miller

        Don’t talk wet

      • beerkin

        Man i feel so sorry for you. God it’s amazing how awfully sad your pathetic life is. You get banned and instead of moving on maybe making real friends you make another account so you can get abused every day……you need help knowledge.

      • NoPuNintendo

        I said it before and ill say it again. The wii u will not be discontinued. Its a bad buisness to do that. Furthermore do you believe ps4 will sale 10x better in 1 year? If so that’s not right at all. New consoles always sale bad for a while til the last consoles receive their final games. I remember seeing the ps2 release and I didn’t get it til 2006 along with tons of people. Same with ps3 I just got mine and the ps3 is doing really good for the past few years. If you’re old enough remember the release of the saturn or genesis? Or the n64? They got way better with time. When the wii came out sure it was a major selling system but people waited for the games as well. I didn’t get a wii til super mario galaxy 2 look how many systems were sold because of games. Pikmin 3 did amazing in 2 days for only one region. Also let’s throw logic out because we know how you are. I challange you to a xialion showdown! I will use the fist of metal thing! Your move….

  • mr.Goodbar

    Kinsley YOU SUCK. Reporting false news like that, whats wrong with you man?

  • TrueWiiMaster

    Who exactly did these sales disappoint? One Japanese retailer said that Pikmin 3 was selling about as well at his store as NSMBU did at launch. That’s pretty good. Also, in two days time it outsold every other game for that week (without digital sales), taking the top spot, and it pushed the Wii U to be the second best selling hardware behind the 3DS XL. If anything, I’d say Nintendo’s pretty happy so far, not disappointed.

  • Me Gusta

    No Me Gusta click stealing article.

  • Truthteller

    I know the haters will not like this, but 92K is nothing. You need at least a couple of hundred thousand to begin with or you can forget it. Compare this to GTA V’s first week of sales. The US does not like Pikmin.

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      You know I think we will take the first 2 days (and call it a week) of GTA V’s sales in Japan only and compare them when the game is released in September.. Thanks for the suggestion.

      • Steven_Segal

        LOL, just ignore this troll

    • Steven_Segal

      Come on son, you have to take a break. You have been trolling since the morning. Trollers have to sleep.

    • Josh Samson

      another Microsoft or even Sony Employee. how much do they pay you for each down-vote on every nintendo article. 50c 10c 20c? Surely it isn’t 150cc

      Secondly as i’m sure you ‘may’ know, but i’m not sure if you do because of the same empty argument about propaganda in your repetitive comments, 92k was 2 day sales without online downloads.
      ctrl V. Mr. Patcher.

    • XiC

      The four other Pikmin games to date have overall sold more copies in North America than Japan.

      Even if you say Americans don’t like Pikmin, they sure buy a whole lot of Pikmin games.

      http://www.vgchartz.com/game/1739/pikmin/
      http://www.vgchartz.com/game/27346/new-play-control-pikmin/
      http://www.vgchartz.com/game/1740/pikmin-2/
      http://www.vgchartz.com/game/27347/

  • Leo

    Disappoint? Who the hell runs this site? 95k for two days or even a week for the WiiU current install base in Japan is pretty much satisfactory! Just do the math!

    For real the people who runs this site suffers from a serious bipolar condition. Who the hell would write an article like that in a WiiU news site? This is something Bill Gates would write Lol. It’s tragic. Your job is tragic. Pathetic so say the least.

  • William Cole

    Pikmin 3 isn’t going to sell all that well. I kept saying that from the start. Let’s see how it does elsewhere. Still, Nintendo consoles should come out swinging. Swinging isn’t Pikmin 3 and Nintendo Land. Swinging is 3D Mario, Mario Kart, Zelda, and Smash Bros. Let’s hope Donkey Kong, Mario, and Zelda can move over a couple million Wii Us.

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      Pikmin is more of a niche title so you are right on that. I overlooked this game the last two versions and ended up borrowing Pikmin 1 from a friend after playing the Pikmin mini game in NintendoLand. Then after that I went out and bought a used copy of Pikmin 2 (which was hard to find BTW) and I am playing that until Pikmin 3 is released in the US which I pre-ordered.

      I suggest that if someone does not want to dive into Pikmin 3 right away see if they can locate copies of Pikmin 1 and 2 to borrow or buy used because it is a great game series so far.

  • Caito103

    The first week sale of pikmin 3 was 2 days, Pikmin 2 y 1 was 4 days, isnt bad numbers for only 2 days

  • Schultz38

    Why hasn’t this article been deleted yet? Or at least the title edited?

    Oh. That’s right. Just keep proving how this article is click bait.

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      He did add an update at the bottom admitting his mistake

      • Schultz38

        That doesn’t change the fact that the title is misleading.

        • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

          True that!

  • meekmeek93

    Can umm… everyone calm down over Kinsley? It’s just his opinion just like we have ours. I know I pointed out how his title sounded negative, but hey, maybe he wanted to see bigger and better sales. And forget about knowledge or truthteller or whatever his name is now. Well actually I want a one on one conversation with him.

    • Leo

      This is not a matter of opinion, this is a matter of fact. He got it all wrong and produced a terrible piece of journalism. He should take responsibility for it by whoever runs this site.

      • meekmeek93

        Okay I see your point. I wish that the writers could make articles sound like their personal opinion if it contains some form of negativity. That way they would not have to be majorly criticized.

    • Marc Duarte

      Journalists are only supposed to provide us with the facts, so we can use them to form our own opinions, not taint them with their own biased opinions. This isn’t an editorial. Allowing your opinions to get in the way of the story is just plain bad journalism and shouldn’t be tolerated period. This person should be fired, along with the incompetent editor who allowed such a garbage article to get past him/her in the first place.

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      How is taking sales numbers from another site and not realizing the day those numbers were recorded were 2 days after the game went on sale, Then take that info and say that is the numbers for the whole week considered opinion?

      • meekmeek93

        Thanks for giving me your view. I really like to hear both sides of an argument since it gives me a better understanding of the situation.

    • meekmeek93

      To everyone who replied I want to say thank you for explaining your reasoning against mine. It really helps to see just what you think about the current situation. Nintendo has such a devoted and passionate fanbase, and I’m glad to be a part of it.

  • SeroReviews

    This author again…

  • SeroReviews
  • Mitchell

    I just don´t understand what is wrong with some of the writers that post articles here; sometimes they seem to be anti Wii U.

    The introduction of some articles are negative, I just don’t get it.

    At the top it says: Pikmin 3 first week sales disappoint, which is not true because we all know those numbers are for the two first days only.
    Then almost at the end is an update stating: the media create sales could be tracking only the first two days of Pikmin 3 sales, which means that the first week sales
    are likely to be significantly higher.
    Why didn’t he use instead: Two first days of pikmin 3 sales in Japan reported 95,000 units sold, numbers for the entire week can be much higher.

    It’s not what you say is how you say it.

    Come on people, this is a Wii U page, we expect to get good news from it,
    negative things we can read somewhere else

    • oontz

      Buyers remorse?

  • Mitchell

    I just don’t understand what is wrong with some of the writers that post articles here; sometimes they seem to be anti Wii U. The introduction of some articles are so negative, I just don’t get it.

    At the top it says: Pikmin 3 first week sales disappoint, which is not true because we all know those numbers are for the two first days only.

    Almost at the end is an update stating: the media create sales could be tracking only the first two days of Pikmin 3 sales, which means that the first week sales
    are likely to be significantly higher.

    Why didn’t he use instead: Two first days of pikmin 3 sales in Japan reported 95,000 units sold, numbers for the entire week can be much higher.
    It’s not what you say is how you say it.

    Come on people, this is a Wii U page, we expect to get good news from it,
    negative things we can read somewhere else

    • XiC

      You do realize that some of the previous articles were extremely misleading just so that the writer could avoid sounding negative right?

      Do you want to read borderline lies, or in some cases blatant lies just so you can feel better about the Wii U?

      If you’re okay with lies then you’ll be fine with terrible articles like this. For the same reason they lie it is also the same reason they introduce articles like this negatively. They do this get more views on this website so that they can take more money. You can see from the comments that more people than usual likely read this topic.

      By the way this entire article is a lie, no official source has given the number of 95,000 physical copies of Pikmin 3s being sold. Media Create was sourced incorrectly, and no one has said the first week of Pikmin 3 sales are disappointing. In fact some say it has sold great.

      What you should ask for is truth and not to move negativity away. Having positive lies is no better than this.

  • Josh Samson

    Can someone fire this dipshit? Second time. No thought process

  • Bob Singh

    OMG. This game is moving units. FAR from disappointing.

  • Guest

    Still like the site – but I grow weary of these kind of articles

    • Wanderlei

      Its classic neogaf spin (sony viral marketing site) that dispshit blog sites regurgitate as seen in the edit.

      They do this all the time and it is just stupid of cherry picking as people who claim Dragon Quest X was a failure because Muramasa on Vita outsold it for ONE week. Yet Dragon Quest X is still the highest selling and fastest selling MMO in Japans history. In 6 months, Dragon Quest X has outsold the lifetime sales of Final Fantasy XI. You can cherry pick sales data any way you want.

  • Mario

    It was two days that the game was released! How could that count a full week!?

  • John Raybell

    John Kinsley just sucks, all there is to it, go to xboxdaily or something, get out of here John Kinsley, your unwanted!

    Stop taking craps on nintendowiiu

  • Wanderlei

    Someone should edit the title too.

    • Gotallofthem

      You would think right, and trust me It is very easy to do so. One of my good friends is a web designer and I have seen just how easy it is. But they wont……

  • Mario

    Wait… If it was released on July 13th, how come people are saying that it’s only been 2 days since it was released? It doesn’t make sense. Does Japan even has the same calendar than we do?

    • Jon

      the stats he posted were from when the game was only 2 days old

      • Mario

        Okay. That makes some sense. I guess.

    • Gotallofthem

      No apparently according to Mr. Kinsley, Japan only has 35 weeks in a year thats how they work.

      • Mario

        Okay!

  • Jayden Williams

    Herp derp. I find this confusing. Wasn’t there reports of Japanese retailers claiming the game had already sold close to 160,000 units, or something similar to what New Super Mario Bros. U had sold in its first week?

    :/

    • Only a few are true gamers

      hey jayden how you doing ive not seen you in awhile but what your thoughts on pikmin 3 ive never played the other two

      • Jayden Williams

        I haven’t played much it much yet, but playing it with the GamePad is like playing with a Gamecube controller, which is so awesome.

        From the small amount of I’ve played, it feels the same as Pikmin 1/2, but better. Hoping there’s enough ‘new’ to make the wait worth while!

        • Only a few are true gamers

          I think so Ive played the one on nintendoland and got hooked right away

  • Arnold Pain

    Yet another lying and misleading article made to make money by spreading false information about Nintendo.
    This is happening every single day, and its seriously pissing me off.
    Getting paid for trolling is a LOW down job.

  • XiC

    John Kinsley it would do this website’s credibility a whole lot of good if you changed not only the title of the article but also the content of it.

    First of all 95k is the incorrect number of Pikmin 3 games sold. Ignoring the fact that doesn’t include online sales it is actually also the wrong number of physical Pikmin 3 games sold as stated by two credible sources.

    The correct number is likely 102,188. This is the number Famitsu an official source has given out.

    However Media Create has posted a lower number that being 92,720. As they too are an official source the true number of sales is likely between those two amounts.

    Regardless, no official source has said 95,000 which is the number you’ve given and written down. Even when you average those two numbers out it does not equal to 95,000. I really don’t understand how you can source Media Create incorrectly.

    To back up credibility are some other sites and articles.

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=625671
    http://metropolisgaming.com/famitsu-roundup-week-28-year-of-luigi/
    http://gamingbolt.com/media-create-sales-pikmin-3-debuts-on-top-boosts-wii-u-sales

    http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/16139/article/enterbrain-reveals-pikmin-3-sales-success-53-sell-through-rate-in-2-days/

    Here is an article that shows you Pikmin 3 is in fact a success with a sell-through rate of 53%. To say it is a failure despite how quickly the units have sold is ridiculous.

    If you intend to write articles with made up numbers, wrongful titles, fake sourcing, etc then don’t say this website is the “leading Wii U site” nor say that there’s news on this website. As this website states that at the very top, I’ve come to expect that though I can’t say I’ve always received it.

  • FutureFox

    Seriously. Give it a week maybe two before writing any predictions/analysis of a game’s sales. You just wind up looking bad.

    To this day I still can’t find accurate sales numbers of how Castlevania: Lords of Shadow MoF did.

    Why not take the article down until you have real numbers? You posted an update. Good job…at the end of the article noting your mistake. If that’s the case CHANGE THE TITLE TO REFLECT THIS! Also rework the content to do the same. In other words…try again.

  • Justin McDonald

    last week it did boosted the Wii u for 22.000 and than NA release out it will sell great in the market and Wii u be the best system yet…..

    • oontz

      ha ha, The Last of US sold 1.3 million copies in its first week.

      • BIG Franky

        uh….yeah, on a system that was in its 8th year versus its 8th month!!! LOL….. the install base makes the two incomparable…. what a dumb post.

        • oontz

          Wow your sarcasm meter must be really broken. Thanks for coming out.

  • bizzy gie

    Why don’t articles have a like and dislike button?

  • jay

    1. Pikmin 3 is well received and doubled Wii U sales.

    2. Comparing it to Pikmin 2 is ludicrous considering it released years after the Gamecube was well established.

    3. Two days is NOT a week long.

    You have got to be a special kind of stupid to not know this.

    • Truthteller

      Pikmin 3 was not well received because that game’s sales were not stunning. If that had been on the 360, you would not even consider it even a marginal success. Why can’t he compare the latest game to it’s last one? Either the title can stand alone or it does not. If you feel the Wii U needs a large user base, then you admit that it cannot move systems.

  • Joey Perez

    Keep in mind that’s only Japan

  • Arthur Zennig

    I will get the EU deal and buy it online in order to get the 30% discount on wonderful 101.

  • Gotallofthem

    Wait wait wait, after the game came out in 2 days it was shown that the game sold 95k units. That news was reported all over on the 3rd day. So WTH are you telling me that no one bought the game after the second day really??? How bout waiting until final #’s are up, including downloads.

    And once you get the figures if they are the same, then by all means post your article, and I will accept the information, otherwise your coming off worse then some sony/ms troll at the moment with your article.

  • Chris Heskin

    The credibility of this article is disappoint.

  • Agent X

    How dissappointing is selling over half its stock in two days?

    This site is now dissappointing….for allowing you to put up this article with a stupid title

  • discuss

    You should delete this article. Writing a small update after basing your entire article on incorrect information isn’t enough.

  • raiden777

    Wii U Daily is whack. I’m no longer wasting time on this website.
    Nintendolife doesn’t have retarded headlines and crap journalism. So I’m switching to Nintendolife site

    • Andreas Sunde

      Try Nintendo Enthusiast as well. Fanstastic site, never any click-bait, actual journalism.

  • Krzysztof

    Do you guys know, if this game have off-TV game play, or would it require wiimote ?

  • XiC

    This might be bannable knowing the intentions of the writers on this website but here is an actual truthful article on the Pikmin 3 sales.

    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/07/pikmin_3_shifts_slightly_more_copies_than_the_original_in_first_week_in_japan

    In this article you’ll find everything that this article doesn’t have. That being optimism, legitimate physical sales number, correct sourcing, intelligent writing and explanation. It’s saddening that the people at Nintendo Life have far fewer readers than Wii U Daily when they can actually write a proper article. If you’re sick of Wii U Daily, that’s your alternative.

  • Kriffix

    This article seems to forget that the gamecube had already been out for ALMOST 3 YEARS when Pikmin 2 was released. The console would have had more time to reach people, and more games to entice people to have the console in the first place.
    Pikmin 3 has already tripled sales of the Wii U in the first week, meaning this is merely a necessary stage in getting the Wii U into peoples homes. I think some overnight turnaround shouldn’t be expected here. I don’t think that the tripling of sales of a console should have been turned around to seem negative this way, not wise of fair, if I may be so rude Wii U Daily. I expected better.
    I’m not saying that criticism is something that should never be made, simply that with just a little more thought this was an oppurtunity to have been a little less pessimistic, and it was not taken.

  • BIG Franky

    yeeeeah…. sorry, this “article” is a complete embarrassment. absolutely NO thought or research has gone into this…. and the fact that once the writer actually admits that the whole story, particularly the title, is a hoax and borderline fraudulent, it isnt corrected…. (an “update” being added to the end does NOT count as a correction)…
    the problem with people that put together these blogs, some of them actually believe they’re writers, but without any true journalistic background, there is no journalistic integrity. upon learning that there is, in fact, no way that the sales numbers of Pikmin 3 could be looked at as disappointing, to continue to have the article up is an absolute disgrace. you are knowingly misleading and promoting dishonesty. shameful…..

    • Wanderlei

      Well said Frank, the headline should be the first thing to be edited.

      You have to wonder how many of these blogs sites or their writers true purpose is Black PR and FUDD.

      • BIG Franky

        exactly…to report on something without full data available and then to make an apples to oranges comparison is lazy, sloppy “journalism”… you cant compare full week sales of past titles with only 2 days worth of data here… and then make flawed inferences (“sales disappoint”) based on that data (or lack thereof in this case)…. wait a week, then actually report fact-based information. i am new to this site and am very shocked to see how little thought goes into some of these posts…. and FWIW, i dont even have my Wii-U yet! LOL….

    • sd

      My understanding is that these numbers represent only 2 days of sales as Pikmin was released at the end of the week. So 95000 in 2 days is bad? WiiU daily you are losing our respect for misinterpreting the information. Fix it or lose readers.

  • HypocritesRROD

    John Kinsley: The Bearer Of Nintendo Bad News.

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      If he could bear bad news that was factual then that would be fine.

      • Kriffix

        Agreed. The Ubisoft report the otherday was bordering uncalled for Nintendo bashing (Ubisoft makes no games and suddenly is portrayed as a victim of lack of sales), but this article really takes the cake.

      • HypocritesRROD

        It’s actually a good news. But he twists the story to make it look like it’s a bad news. Pikmin 3 is selling big. But kinsley compares it to the sales of Pikmin 2. 2 sold more because the Wii already has a big installed base when it was released.

        This is a good news. Pikmin 3 sold a lot and sold a lot of Wii U’s at the same time. Kisley just made it look bad.

        I’m also stating facts. So i know that you will find my reply to be fine as well.

  • José Abraham Cervantes Posadas

    If someone express his opinion about Nintendo he is called troll in this site…The Wii U is struggling, Nintendo accept it, but they’re blinded fanboys. ( I am a 20 years nfan and I want much more from my Wii U)

    • jtak336

      The problem with this article isn’t that he expresses his opinion. We all know the Wii U has been struggling, and there are a lot of valid reasons as to why that’s the case. But this article overlooks some major points that, if acknowledged, make the silly headline seem pretty, well, silly. It is just not strong, responsible journalism.

    • Kriffix

      If you write off any pro-Nintendo comments as being blinded fanboys then you are actively putting yourself in the dark about valid points.
      -The Gamecube had been out almost 3 years when Pikmin 2 was released
      -The above information may only be two days worth of sales
      -It does not include downloaded versions of the game
      -Sales tripled in Japan on the release of this game, it’s a positive growth spurt that somehow has been turned around by incomplete and badly thought out stats

  • digitalcoil

    I don’t think anyone can argue that the Wii U launch has been weak, but I think compared to Pikmin 2 these sales are actually pretty good.

    When Pikmin 2 came out the GCN had been out for 2.5 years and had over 14 million consoles sold (http://vgsales.wikia.com/wiki/Nintendo_GameCube)

  • springer85

    LMAO 95k for one the Wii U biggest games?LMFAO
    The Wii U is so dead it is hillarious!!
    Was released a year to early as since last November only 1 AAA GAME has arrived!!
    The pre orders of the ps4 and xbox one prove that no one cares about the Wii U and it is all nintendos fault, zero marketing,3rd party turning their backs and priced way to high!!
    By the time the rehash Mario,Mario Kart and Zelda games arrive next summer no one will care!!

    • BIG Franky

      LOL! not to piss in your corn flakes brother, but the Wii U sold out of its presales too…. that means nothing.

      Remember, concerning historical sales of video gaming consoles, EVERY subsequent release has sold less units than its predecessor (excluding the wii after the Gamecube)… that trend will continue with the PS4 and XBox One (they will NOT sell more units than the PS3 and XBox 360, respectively)…. so to declare Nintendo “dead” when the wii-u hasn’t exceeded unrealistic expectations (selling at the rate the original wii did, which no one expected and was NEVER going to happen), is just nonsense. Just my 2 cents…

      • Kriffix

        Just ignore this guy guys. Look at his past comments, he’s a troll who’s trying to fill the empty void that is his life.

      • Chris Heskin

        Oh by all means please piss away, he deserves it.

    • Antar Rodríguez

      price way to high?? are u even reading what u write? how can $350 be a high price? and even without considering they have been a lot of price cuts in wii u, xbox one will cost $499 and ps4 $400 your argument is invalid

      • springer85

        LMFAO $350 for 6 YEAR OLD GRAPHICS you silly loser is why its a rip off!!
        The PS4 is only $400 and is 10 times more powerful than the ps3!!
        $350 for 6 year old tech is a disgrace!!

        • Antar Rodríguez

          LOL you are so stupid to think that way,give facts not the bullsh#!7 you think, how can the wii u be old tech if it is capable of running game engines like the ones of watchdogs, spllinter cell blacklist, AC4, call of duty etc. once again i have proven you wrong

          • springer85

            LMFAO The Wii U has the same graphical power as the ps3 and that was released 6 YEARS AGO!!!
            Typical nintendo slurper in denial that he got ripped off and paid $350 for 6 year old graphics and a gimmick fisher price kids toy tablet!!

          • Antar Rodríguez

            typicall hater in denial, how many times you have to get owned again to accept u are wrong??

          • Gotallofthem

            Actually it has more power then a PS3 and 360, you really should study up before you post things. Otherwise people will not pay attention to you, they will think you are some troll that makes up stuff.

  • springer85

    To all you Nintendo slurpers what was the point in releasing the Wii U last November?
    Pikmin 3 was a launch title and came out 10 months later and still ZERO GAMES!!
    Since its launch the Wii U has been a total disaster, Ubisoft,EA and square enix turning their backs after only 2 months on the market!!
    The fact is that the Wii U was a rushed product just to try and get a head start of the next gen which has backfired so badly it is hillarious!!
    For Nintendo to use the ‘ we forgot how much time it would take to make a HD game; is pathetic!!
    HD was TWICE the graphical power of the Wii yet Nintendo failed to realise it would take longer to produce a HD game?PLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Still to this day 80 percent of consumers think that the Wii U is just an add on for the Wii!!
    Nintendo need to drop $100 off the price in time for xmas otherwise it will get obliterated by the next gen!!

    • audi lover

      People like you die early

      • beerkin

        People like him die and people celebrate or don’t even know he is gone. This guy is a complete scum bag. A failed human. Feel bad for him…

  • Re4wii2008

    I wouldn’t say the sales disapoint because it failed to reach Pikmin 2′s numbers, The Gamecube was on the Market for about 3 years when Pikmin 2 came out and the WIi U has only struggling so overall I gotta say Pikmin 3 has been doing well in japan and as stated in the article we don’t know how the eShop numbers!

  • springer85

    Wii U 10 months on the market…………4.2 million
    Wii 10 months on the market……11 million!!!
    LMFAO

    • BIG Franky

      LOL… these numbers are completely made-up, LOL…
      troll alert…. feed at your own risk!

      • springer85

        LMFAO Wii sold 15 million first year you moron and you call yourself a Nintendo fan?
        LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • BIG Franky

          um…i never said anything of the kind….I’m just a realist that likes to deal with actual facts and reality….unlike yourself… I dont even own a Wii-U (yet)…. I currently own a PS3.

          now please go crawl back under the rock into the hole in which you reside, curl up in a ball and fall asleep….forever.
          thanks.

          • springer85

            LMFAO you said above ‘completley made up numbers!!!!!!!
            Just as I have told you straight how many the Wii sold and you being a Nintendo slurpers did not even know that!!!
            LOL

          • Gotallofthem

            Why dont you post where you got your inital #’s from your “initial” post, then we can agree with you.

        • beerkin

          What a pathetic waste of life. Your parents are failures. You are obviously a worthless life form. Is this how you get your interaction? Do you even have any real friends? You spend a lot of time on a site dedicated to something you hate. I’m sure your family would be proud.

    • 00EpicGamer00

      Okay, I don’t know how you got that information, since NO website whatsoever has “10 month sales”. But, this is just as good, I guess
      First week for Wii: 600,000 units
      First Week for Wii U: 400,000 units
      Source: http://gizmodo.com/5963425/nintendo-sold-400000-wii-us-in-its-first-week-and-almost-as-many-old-wiis

      The Wii U hasn’t even been on the market for 10 months yet. The Wii U launched in November 2012. So, that means the Wii U’s been out for 7 months! Not 10! Proof that you made up those numbers.
      At the end of 2012, the Wii U sold a total of 3.06 million units worldwide. Take in recognition, that it was JUST out for 2 months, 3 if you want to count November. The sales for Wii U are currently at 3.45 million, probably more than that because of Pikmin, for helping the console sell 20,000 more units.
      Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_U#Sales

      By the end of 2006, (the year the Wii came out) the Wii sold a total of 3.19 million units worldwide. THEN at the end of 2007, the Wii sold a total of 20.13 million units.
      Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii#Sales

  • Gabe Hoffman

    Fail article. Pikmin 3 sold out half its stock in only two days and the writer forget that Pikmin 2 came out in 2004 when the Gamecube install base was bigger

  • miigamerz

    Japanese retailer have been pleased with the performance of Pikmin 3

    http://mii-gamer.com/2013/07/17/pikmin-3-off-to-a-flyer-in-japan-selling-like-nsmbu/

    Lift up your game

  • springer85

    Nintendo never should have released a tablet controller and certainly one than does not look like a fisher price kids toy!!! been out for a year still ZERO games that utilise it!!
    Sony and microsoft have kept the same controller for 3 generations with minor tweaks,Nintendo should have stayed with the Wii controller but made it more responsive and less laggy.
    The wii was so popular as it got people up out their seats to play games….the tablet controller puts the same people back in them seats!!
    Second screen on a home console…EPIC failure
    Second screen on the ds handheld genius move!!!
    Nintendo should kill the Wii U,stick to handhelds as no one can touch them,and just make games for next gen,PC, tablet and phones and they would make billions more than trying to revive the gimmick u!!!

    • Deadpool U

      Seriously it’s so wrong that Nintendo made a HD console and and many developers say the gamepad is fitted much better for games yeah it’s so wrong that they did that. Damn troll.

      • springer85

        LOL the same developers who said that who have NOW TURNED THEIR BACKS on Nintendo?
        LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Deadpool U

          I know who you are now you’re the troll that keeps geting banned. And this is not the last Nintendo home console just 2014 the year of Wii U then it’s smooth sailing.

    • BIG Franky

      @springer85: LOL…. you know, for someone that hates the Wii-U so much, you certainly seem to be quite obsessed with it and websites devoted to it… LOL! Why do you care so much? Get a life dude, and maybe a job….. go get out of the house, will you? Stop spending so much time hating on stuff….and maybe then you’ll find someone you can lose your virginity to. you sir, are a complete zero. LOL

      • springer85

        LMFAO from your profile pic I would say it was you who was the virgin!!!
        Aww try not to cry as Nintendo have lost the plot and that the Wii U will be nintendo’s last ever home console!!!

      • Deadpool U

        You sir sre completey right about this springer guy between you and me I think he’s a troll that keeps getting banned.

  • springer85

    And now Namco have just announced that Soul Caliber 2 HD online will also be missing the Wii U!!!
    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Another 3rd party turning their backs!!!
    PRICELESS!!!

  • Deadpool U

    Just wait 2014 then 3rd support will rush back to Wii U and if you don’t like the Wii U why are you on a site all about it?

    • springer85

      Wait till 2014?LMFAO
      The Wii U was launched in 2012……….its big games are not arriving till mid 2014!!!!
      So that is nearly 2 years before any decent games arrive….by that time everyones focus will be on the next gen!!!
      3rd party will rush back?get real when 3rd party make a game for ps4 and xbox one they will then have to downsize to make the game for the Wii U will be pointless and a waste of time!!!
      The Wii U is dead and Patcher was right all along……Wii U arrived 3 years to late, as back in 2009 when Wii sales lagged it would have been great!!

      • Deadpool U

        You do Wii sold more than PS3 or Xbox 360? And 2014 Wii U will dominate. And if you don’t like Wii U why are you on a site all about it?

  • audi lover

    Only 95 thousand sales dissapoint? You love to put a negative spin on everything on this site, I bet there will be a negative that nintendo stocks have risen to

    • CChaplin

      Agreed, every other site is praising Pikmin 3′s sales. I’m not sure if the author realizes that Pikmin 2 was released well after the Gamecube had established its consumer-base…

    • ICHI

      On Nintendolife the story was Pikmin beats the original versions week one sales (but not pikmin 2′s) recognizing GC had a bigger install base. Much nicer way to tell it.

      • BIG Franky

        not only a “nicer” way to tell it, but far more accurate. Having just ordered my Wii-U this past week (I waited to decide which “next gen” console to purchase until after this past E3), I came across this site last week…. needless to say its the site with worst reputation. Not sure I’ll be frequenting it much longer.

        • sd

          You wont be disappointed with the WiiU. the only issue before was lack of games. This is changing now so you should have a lot of fun with this console.

          Oh and yes some of the reports on this site are terrible. They must IGN trained so that they turn a positive into a negative. The best on ign was a story about a survey that said the xbox one is doomed based on a survey. It said only 40% of viewer are buying one….( the other 40% buying a ps3, the rest undecided). Yet this was a negative! Much like this article. Pikmin sells 95000 in 2 days not a week.

        • Andreas Sunde

          Nintendo Enthusiast. Best Nintendo site ever.

  • ICHI

    whats a slurp? you must be a child who doesn’t know anything about gaming? I haven’t heard this term in all my 32 years of video gaming godliness! :)

  • Antar Rodríguez

    LOL You are still here?? dude at this point i dont know if i should laugh at you or feel sorry for you, i mean you hate that much the wii u that u actually come to a website and post your crap, you are damaged son, maybe someone hit you with a wii u to damn hard in your head and since then you only feel hate towards this great console

  • MrAmanojaku

    Who exactly did the sales dissapoint; you, or Nintendo? And if it is you, then is this really a headline?

  • TheGamerGeek128

    Don’t quote me on this, but that was only the first two days of its release, wasn’t it?

    • sd

      Yes, its just another example of poor reporting.

  • sd

    John Kinsley you are a pretty poor reporter. Your last line of the Pikmin3 Multiplayer gameplay article states “Pikmin 3 very successful in japan, Wii U sales double after release”. This line appears correct based on the information everywhere. Then your next article states Pikmin 3 first week sales disappoint. You then skew the facts painting a bleak and negative spin on this story. You ignore information, such as these being 2 days of sales, and write an incorrect article with a negative spin that shouldn’t be there. To make things worse for you your articles contradict one another. that’s just poor.

    The fact is many readers of this site are getting fed up with poor reporting and you will lose readers from this site. If you learn to report more accurately you will gain the respect of your readers. Contradicting yourself will just make things look worse for you.

    • Elem187

      Agree. Terrible article.
      I don’t think there is a single publisher out there that wouldn’t be impressed with a 12% attach rate of a game….. 1 million Wii U’s been sold yet 13% of owners have already purchased Pikmin 3. Most companies would kill for an attach rate like that.

      • sd

        Yeah its a pretty amazing attachment. Pikmin 3 could make the Pikmin franchise huge. I for one have never bought or played a pikmin game before. My only reason for ordering this was that there are no other games for me. But after I preordered it i suddenly started to pay attention and now I keep thinking ” why have I never picked up Pikmin before”. I think many people will be in the same situation, so Pikmin could suddenly become an even bigger franchise, with many new fans getting into the series.

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Why so negative? It sold almost 100k units in 2 days in just 1 country boosting Wii U sales considerably is a feat all the more impressive when you consider that Pikmin isn’t that big of a franchise. The game topped the Japanese charts at 95k units, the 2nd best seller was a new a new game called “Youkai watch) for 3DS at about 54k units sold, that means Pikmin 3 won by around 41,000 units (if my maths is correct) in less time for a much lower selling system. You said yourself in the article the advantage Pikmin 2 had (and the reason why it won) was it was released later in the Gamecube’s lifespan after it had built up a bigger user base whereas Pikmin 3 comes at the start of Wii U’s and look at all the negativity it and the console are getting! It’s a shame it only just pulled ahead of Pikmin 1′s sales but matching it isn’t a disappointment and let’s not forget, 2 days! It’s only been counted for 2 days!!!

    If you’re just putting a negative spin on everything to try and get more attention, then don’t bother, people are leaving this site because of doom and gloom articles like this and those ones about Ubisoft where one slightly negative quote suddenly warrants a huge article on why everyone hates Wii U.
    Word of advice, report positively and accurately, I won’t tolerate biased fanboy “journalism” for or against Nintendo. A good news story will stick out far more than a negative one as everyone seems to be doing that these days.