Pikmin 3 Can No Longer Be Bought Digitally On Wii U, Where It Was Much Cheaper

As Pikmin 3 marches towards the Nintendo Switch, owners of the company's previous system can no longer buy a much cheaper version.


Pikmin 3 Deluxe is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 30, and it includes all DLC from the original plus new prologue and epilogue content. The game released on the Wii U back in 2013, and at some point in the 7 years following its release the price dropped to $20 digitally as part of the Nintendo Selects discount line. Now, with a new version on the way, that has changed.

Nintendo Everything noticed that the game has been pulled from sale digitally, so you can no longer buy it for the Wii U from the Eshop. The Switch version is now available to preorder, and retails for $60.

While the Switch version comes with extra content, and can be played in handheld mode, whether that's worth $40 more is up for debate.

As Nintendo Everything points out, Nintendo did something similar when Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was announced for Switch. If you're looking to buy a digital copy of any of the few Wii U games that have not made their way to Nintendo's new console, it might be good to do so soon rather than later.

Pikmin 4 was announced back in 2016, but has since gone AWOL. Pikmin 3 comfortably made our list of the best Wii U games.

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