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Has Pikmin 3 been Discontinued?


High prices and low availability might imply that Pikmin 3 has been discontinued.

The game was a major Wii U title when it first launched, but average sales meant that conversation quickly moved onto Mario Kart and Smash. Despite this, it still got fantastic reviews and was one of the most recommended Wii U titles for a good amount of time.

Prices both State-side and in the UK seem to indicate a certain amount of rarity. Fulfilled by Amazon, one seller has copies available from £69.99. Meanwhile, in the US, the cheapest new copy is going for more than $90.00.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that Pikmin 3 is no longer being printed and released, but it seems as good an explanation as any. If it has indeed become discontinued, it will mean the only option of purchase will be digitally, second hand or paying over the odds prices for a sealed copy.

Vaguer Nintendo games have a history of going out of print and then becoming quite valuable. The Metroid Prime Trilogy on Wii was a popular addition to the series, but is now an extremely rare purchase.

We’ve reached out to Nintendo for comment and will update if we have any reply.


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