The release of Pikmin 3 in Japan has given the Wii U a decent sales boost.
This gave the Wii U one of its best weeks in a long time, with 22,199 units sold. That's double its numbers from the week before, and the first time the console has cracked 10,000 sold in a week since the beginning of May.
The Wii U’s install base is likely curbing Pikmin 3’s numbers though – 3DS exclusives Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Tomodachi Collection sold 600,000 and 400,000 respectively in their first week on the market.
Pikmin 3 is out locally on July 27 exclusively on Wii U.