"According to Nintendo, 190,000 copies of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team were sold in August (combining physical and digital sales), while Pikmin 3 sold 115,000. New Super Luigi U has sold 120,000 combined units across physical and digital."
Nintendo 3Doomed . Pikmin & NSLU doing respectable numbers. This pleases me.
SC: Blacklist, though... I know it's just a rumor right now, but still. If the Wii U version really is doing that poorly, I bet GameStop (or Ubi?) has something to do with it. I saw lots of people say they we're told their GameStop had one or no copies of the Wii U version available for pre-order (mine included, had to go to 3 GameStops to find one), and I noticed my copy says "GameStop Edition" on the cover for whatever reason. AND it seems like they haven't got any new copies at GS since launch day, based on what people around the interwebs are saying.
IDK, kind of speculating/conspiring, but it just seems odd...
Apparently 3DS did around 130K which is first overall but still way behind expectations I believe. Times have changed, for example the 3DS is doing worse than the PSP when compared to this point in its life. Hopefully the 2DS and Pokemon will inject some vigor into the platform.
Indeed, times have changed. Nintendo won't see the kind of success they had with the DS, with the 3DS. Which is okay - they can still do Gameboy/Gameboy Advance numbers and be fine. So long as they know (and plan) to sell like that. Which, considering what I've heard their expectations are/were, that may not be the case.
I'll admit, that does make me worry a bit. Don't over-reach, Nintendo...!
Some alright stuff. I am glad to see Payday 2 in there. Look Zero, an honest to goodness middle class game receiving success! Minecraft is an absolute behemoth. Crazy to think that is on one platform, retail only when the game launched over a year ago digitally.
I think the Pikmin 3 sales are pretty good. Not great or spectacular or anything, but when you factor in that Pikmin is one of Nintendo's lesser-popular series and it released on a failing system during a summer month that usually sees slower sales than most other months... yeah, that's a good number for it. I expected the physical New Super Luigi U to top Pikmin 3 so I certainly expected it to do worse.