Nintendo Announces 'Pikmin 3' on Switch, Then Deletes Cheaper Wii U Version

Until today, it was possible to download a digital copy of the Nintendo strategy game Pikmin 3 on the Wii U’s aging but still functional digital storefront, aka eShop. But after Nintendo announced yesterday that an updated version of Pikmin 3 would be coming to Switch in October, the website Nintendo Everything noticed the company took Pikmin 3 down from the eShop. You can re-download the copy you already own or buy a physical disc, but you can no longer purchase Pikmin 3 on the eShop because, apparently, there’s a Switch version.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/n7w95q/nintendo-announces-pikmin-3-on-switch-then-deletes-cheaper-wii-u-version