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Pikmin 3 Deluxe officially the best-selling entry in the franchise in Japan

A new record!

Not that long ago, we mentioned that Pikmin 3 Deluxe was the fastest-selling entry in the franchise in Japan, and also noted that it would likely be the best-selling soon enough. That time has official come.

Thanks to the latest sales charts in Japan, we know that Pikmin 3 Deluxe has hit 513,225 physical units sold. That means it beat out the previous record-holder, which was the original Pikmin and its 502,996 units sold. Obviously Pikmin 3 Deluxe became the best-selling entry a few weeks back thanks to digital sales, but we don't have the official numbers on that. With physical sales locked in, there's no disputing the record!

Pikmin 3 Deluxe is the fastest-selling franchise installment in Japan, and is soon to be the best-selling entry

That's what we like to see!

Pikmin 3 Deluxe may not be blowing the sales charts away like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but it's not a failure by any stretch of the imagination. As a matter of fact, the game is putting up some of the best numbers the franchise has seen in Japan.

With this week's Japanese sales numbers, Pikmin 3 Deluxe managed to sell 499k physical units so far. Considering the game released at the very end of October, that's quite an impressive number for the franchise. It also makes Pikmin 3 Deluxe the fastest-selling entry in the franchise for Japan.

The way data is trending, Pikmin 3 Deluxe will soon be the best-selling entry in Japan as well. Pikmin 2 sold roughly 480k units, while the original Pikmin did over 500k. Pikmin 3 Deluxe is at 499k, but again, that's just physical numbers. For all we know, Pikmin 3 Deluxe could be the best-selling entry already when you factor in digital numbers.

Fifth episode of "Do You Know Your Nintendo" released

Test your Pikmin trivia

Time once again to test your Nintendo knowledge. The Big N has put out the fifth episode of their trivia series, and this time around the focus is on Pikmin. Give it whirl and see how many answers you get right!

Nintendo releases "Why I Play Pikmin 3 Deluxe" video feature

Because the Pikmin need our help, that's why!

Pikmin 3 Deluxe has been on the Switch for a couple months now, giving players a chance to catch up on one of the Wii U's best games, along with some extra bells and whistles. Want to know why some people enjoy the game so much? Check out the video above to hear some input from fans.

Princess Peach mascot and tiny Pikmin display spotted at Super Nintendo World

Everyone is here!

More and more pictures from Super Nintendo World's preview event at Universal Studios Japan are popping up, and they're giving us a look at even more new features. For example, the picture above marks the first time we've seen a Princess Peach mascot at the park. Looks like she'll be hanging out with the previously-featured Mario, Luigi, and Toad mascots.

Following that, some eagle-eyed visitors also noticed a grouping of Pikmin hanging out on one of the park's ledges. It's great to see a tribute to the franchise, even if it's a small one. This actually fits in with the promo art for Super Nintendo World, which also featured some hidden Pikmin!

Pikmin 3 Deluxe "Unleash the Pikmin" trailer

Take your Pik!

Pikmin 3 Deluxe is on the Switch right now, just waiting for you to take charge and lead the Pikmin to victory! Perhaps today's new trailer will convince to check the game out. If not, read details below that might further entice you!

Grow a squad of adorable, plantlike Pikmin to traverse a strange world and save your planet.

Command a capable crop of different types of Pikmin to strategically overcome obstacles, defeat creatures, and find food for your famished home planet! You can even bring a second player along to divvy up tasks as you explore a world that seems larger than life from a pint-sized perspective.

Pikmin at your pace

Return to your ship before time runs out, or you (and your Pikmin) could be in big trouble. If you prefer a more casual approach, a variety of difficulty settings, lock-on targeting and optional hints have been newly added. With less pressure, you have more time to strategically command your Pikmin and take in the lush scenery.

Play side-story missions, head-to-head matches and more! This deluxe version of the Pikmin 3 game includes new side-story missions featuring Olimar and Louie, the ability to play Story mode with a friend and all DLC stages from the original release. Feeling competitive? Enjoy fierce head-to-head Bingo Battles against another player!

Free Demo

Download the Nintendo eShop demo to sample Story mode, Mission mode, and even explore together with a second player! Your progress will even transfer to the full game, once purchased. As an added bonus, defeating the first boss in the demo and transferring save-data to the full version of the game will immediately unlock the “Ultra-Spicy” difficulty option for the full game.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe - Festivity Trailer


Grow a squad of adorable, plantlike Pikmin to traverse a strange world and save your planet

Command a capable crop of different types of Pikmin™ to strategically overcome obstacles, defeat creatures, and find food for your famished home planet! You can even bring a second player along to divvy up tasks as you explore a world that seems larger than life from a pint-sized perspective.

Pikmin at your pace
Return to your ship before time runs out, or you (and your Pikmin) could be in big trouble. If you prefer a more casual approach, a variety of difficulty settings, lock-on targeting and optional hints have been newly added. With less pressure, you have more time to strategically command your Pikmin and take in the lush scenery.

Play side-story missions, head-to-head matches and more! This deluxe version of the Pikmin 3 game includes new side-story missions featuring Olimar and Louie, the ability to play Story mode with a friend and all DLC stages from the original release. Feeling competitive? Enjoy fierce head-to-head Bingo Battles against another player!

Free Demo
Download the Nintendo eShop demo to sample Story mode, Mission mode, and even explore together with a second player! Your progress will even transfer to the full game, once purchased. As an added bonus, defeating the first boss in the demo and transferring save-data to the full version of the game will immediately unlock the “Ultra-Spicy” difficulty option for the full game.

My Nintendo Europe now offering new 2021 calendar as a reward


My Nintendo users in Europe now have access to a special "My Nintendo Calendar 2021" reward. The item costs 300 platinum points, and page features a different month with different Nintendo characters ranging from Mario, Zelda, Animal Crossing, Splatoon, and Pikmin. For those interested, the item can be viewed here.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe updated to Version 1.1.0

Minor bug fixes

Pikmin 3 Deluxe has been updated to Version 1.1.0. Check out the patch notes below.

Fixes the bug where collected fruits were not being recorded under certain conditions.

- If the problem was already happening, the collected fruit record will unfortunately not be adjusted. Once the update is downloaded, the bug will be fixed by going back to the date with no fruits recorded and collecting a fruit.

Fixes the bug where acquired Badges got reverted to the unacquired status under certain conditions.

- If the problem was already happening, the badges can be acquired by meeting the acquisition condition again.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe "Accolades" trailer

Very worthy of praise

Need a bit more convincing when it comes to Pikmin 3 Deluxe? Perhaps this accolades trailer will do the trick. See what the gaming press had to say about this adventure in the spot above!