Pikmin is a particular franchise to many individuals, however regardless of its area of interest reputation, it’s by no means reached the heights of different Nintendo franchises. In whole, the franchise has solely bought round 8 million copies. Nevertheless, Pikmin 3 Deluxe proved the franchise nonetheless had some (fruit) juice in it by promoting roughly 2 million items in lower than a yr – 1 / 4 of the collection’ total gross sales – and followers have speculated that its monetary efficiency may dictate the way forward for the collection and the event of Pikmin 4.
Pikmin 4 was talked about by collection creator Shigeru Miyamoto again in 2015 when he advised Eurogamer that it was in improvement and “very near completion.” Time handed after which Hey! Pikmin, a 2D Pikmin spinoff, was introduced after which launched in July of 2017, and a few speculated that this was the Pikmin 4 Miyamoto was referring to again in 2015.
Now, that is actually a risk, particularly contemplating we haven’t heard a peep about Pikmin 4 since 2017, however in June of that yr, Miyamoto advised Eurogamer that “it’s progressing.”
If Hey! Pikmin was Pikmin 4, it’d be odd to say Pikmin 4 continues to be within the works only a month earlier than Hey! Pikmin hit 3DS. If a sport is about to come back out in a month, builders don’t sometimes say “it’s progressing” when referring to its improvement within the last month; the sport has seemingly gone gold and is being additional optimized and cleaned of bugs.
Nevertheless, that was the final Nintendo or anybody there referred to Pikmin 4, so the place it’s at at the moment is anyone’s guess. Right here’s hoping Pikmin 3 Deluxe’s 2 million items bought sends a transparent message to Nintendo that followers are prepared for its sequel.