Pikmin 3
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Pikmin has never been one of Nintendo's major franchises in terms of units sold, but it's nice to know that the most recent entry – Pikmin 3 Deluxe – has found some degree of commercial success in Japan.

Total physical sales of the game – which is an update of the Wii U original – in Nintendo's homeland now stand at 513,225 copies, which means the Switch title has out-sold the original GameCube Pikmin, which achieved 502,996 sales during its entire lifespan but was later re-issued on the Wii.

By way of contrast, the original Wii U version of Pikmin 3 only managed to shift 232,313 units in Japan.

Here's how each Pikmin title has performed in terms of physical sales in Japan:

1. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe – 513,225
2. [NGC] Pikmin – 502,996
3. [NGC] Pikmin 2 – 483,027
4. [WII] New Play Control! Pikmin 2 – 237,064
5. [WIU] Pikmin 3 – 232,313
6. [WII] New Play Control! Pikmin – 170,866
7. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin – 157,007

[source nintendoeverything.com]