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Pikmin 3 Moving Wii Us in Japan

by Joey Davidson | July 17, 2013July 17, 2013 11:00 pm PDT

Now that Pikmin 3 is out in Japan, the little critters that could are pushing Nintendo towards achieving a much more desirable level of sales. It’s only been one week, but things are looking good for the adorable strategic title.

Japanese retailer Tsutaya listed Pikmin 3 as the strongest selling title during its launch week in Japan. The game even lead to a boast in Wii U console sales, according the Japanese blog Mantan. Here is Taketo Matsuo, Tsutaya Director of the Game Rental Planning Group, as translated by Nintendo Life:

“Pikmin 3, that came out nine years after Pikmin 2, is having a really good start. Sales at Tsutaya are comparable to the release of Super Mario Bros U and have driven greater sales of Wii U units.”

Whether or not Shigeru Miyamoto’s gardening inspired property has the same effect on regions beyond Japan remains to be seen. Will you snag a Wii U in order to play Pikmin 3? I know it was one of my driving reasons back when the system launched.

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...