Was IGN in the wrong?
Last week, as I was making my way through news rounds, I noticed a few corners of the internet talking about the most recent episode of the IGN Nintendo Voice Chat Podcast, and not in a good way.
Turns out a decent number of IGN NVC fans were somewhat upset about how the gang at IGN were talking about Pikmin 4. While the crew loved the game, they seemed to believe that it wasn’t selling well at all. As a matter of fact, one person in the crew believed the situation to be so dire that we’d never see the release of a Pikmin 5.
Having heard this discussion, I was honestly quite confused. If anything, I had seen that Pikmin 4 was blowing away the sales of all previous installments, at least out of the gate. Rather than let the comments stand, I figured I’d do a little research and offer a rebuttal to what IGN had discussed in their podcast. I grabbed some data, put together a few notes, and then shared my response in the latest episode of the GoNintendo Podcast. You can hear that entire segment in the snippet above!