***Update*** August 23rd, 2013
I’ve expanded the data to include the previous eight weeks before Pikmin 3′s release in Japan. In addition to that, I’ve also updated the current Wii U sales after Pikmin 3′s release.
Eight Weeks Before Pikmin 3 (Wii U systems sold a week – Japan)
Week 1: 6,037
Week 2: 5,648
Week 3: 6,680
Week 4: 6,330
Four Weeks Before Pikmin 3 (Wii U systems sold a week – Japan)
Week 1: 5983
Week 2: 5329
Week 3: 7060
Week 4: 8251
Six Weeks After Pikmin 3 (Wii U systems sold a week – Japan)
Week 1: 22,199
Week 2: 14,280
Week 3: 11,373
Week 4: 10,038
Week 5: 9,950
Week 6: 12,047
***Update*** Added August 23rd, 2013
In the six weeks since Pikmin 3 has been released, the Wii U has averaged 13,314.5 units sold a week. In the eight weeks prior to Pikmin 3 being released the Wii U averaged 6,414.75 units sold a week.
In the previous eight weeks before Pikmin 3 launched in Japan, the Wii U totaled 51,318 units sold. In the six weeks after Pikmin 3′s release in Japan, the Wii U has totaled 79,887 units sold. In two fewer weeks, the Wii U has sold 28,569 units more.
It’s getting harder and harder to say Pikmin 3 has not been a ‘system seller’ for Nintendo. The data just contradicts that statement.
Another interesting thing to note is Nintendo is well on its way to crushing theirabysmal 160,000 units sold in Q1. In Japan alone, Nintendo has sold 79,887 Wii U’s since Pikmin 3′s release in Japan on July 13th. About half of the worldwide total for their Q1 sales they reported. Sales in America and Europe have went up since Pikmin 3′s release as well.
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