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GameDynamo - "In the four weeks that have passed since the release of Pikmin 3 in Japan, sales of Nintendo's Wii U console have more than doubled, increasing by 117%."


Source:http://www.gamedynamo.com/article/showarticle/6376/en/japanese_wii_u_sales_have_spiked_by_117_since_pikmin_3s_release




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At face value, this sounds awesome. I'd like to see how the sales go for the rest of the year.



 

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I have seen this somewhere, but I like it.

What is 117 percent of 3? Just kidding. Great news!

What is next in Japan. Is 101 coming soon?



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I always said Pikmin 3 would be a system seller.

To those who said I was wrong:



I didn't think there would be a direct this week, cos I'm a pessimistic dunce.

Weedlab said:
At face value, this sounds awesome. I'd like to see how the sales go for the rest of the year.


Well.....with Pokemon Rumble, Wonderful 101, Mario, Sonic, DKC (maybe in Japan?), Wii Fit, etc. coming, I'd say it will only grow, not shrink.



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DevilRising said:
Weedlab said:
At face value, this sounds awesome. I'd like to see how the sales go for the rest of the year.


Well.....with Pokemon Rumble, Wonderful 101, Mario, Sonic, DKC (maybe in Japan?), Wii Fit, etc. coming, I'd say it will only grow, not shrink.


Pokemon Rumble is a weird little game. I think the Rumble series is wholey underwhelming. And yet, I love Pokemon, so I will get it eventually whether I like it or not. I'm not buying a stupid figurines though. Gotta draw the line somewhere.



Well, this is new.

Read.

Not a major increase by any reaches of the imagination, but it shows that games do sell hardware...we just need more them, and something larger and more important than Pikmin (Mario, DKC, MK, etc)



I still believe the figures for this week are the most important. How far will it go down? If it stays above 9k then it's good.



 

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curl-6 said:

I always said Pikmin 3 would be a system seller.

To those who said I was wrong:

It's not a system seller



007BondAgent said:
curl-6 said:

I always said Pikmin 3 would be a system seller.

To those who said I was wrong:

It's not a system seller

Japan hardware sales went up  183% the week it launched: http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly/41469/Japan/

It very clearly sold systems.



I didn't think there would be a direct this week, cos I'm a pessimistic dunce.