Without a doubt the launch of Pikmin 3 Deluxe, a review of the beloved title released on the now-defunct WiiU, was not without controversy. On the one hand, part of the community pointed out that its content and few playable and graphic improvements did not justify its excessive price. On the other, others pointed out that what the fan community really wanted was to see their fourth materialize. However, the end result, although not up to the expectations of many, was positive. All this generated a multitude of comments wishing him a real hit in sales, which, on the other hand, aimed to be the opposite, at least in Japan. And now, the data confirm the good omens.
And, although it is true that its sales do not point to being stratospheric, Pikmin 3 Deluxe has managed to sell, since its launch at the end of October and according to the data compiled by Weekly Famitsu, 499,000 units (physical format) in Japan. Pikmin has never been a console seller. However, if we take into account that the total sales of the previous installments are similar to those of the review of the third installment in the hybrid … The figures speak for themselves, making it not only the delivery that has sold the best, within the same period of time, in the Country of the Rising Sun, but (and this will be confirmed in the coming weeks) in the best-selling delivery globally. As if that were not enough, the data shown does not include physical sales, something that does nothing more than confirm good expectations.
What do you think of the sales data for Pikmin 3 Deluxe in Japan? Have you been convinced by the improvements and additional content present in the game? For now, we share our analysis so that you can judge for yourself to what extent its price is justified or not.