The original Pikmin was a clever concept from the mind of Shigeru Miyamoto, but it didn’t sell as well as some other Nintendo franchises, either abroad or in its native Japan. However, even though the game didn’t go mainstream, a song featured in its Japanese commercial did. The CD single for Ai no Uta by Strawberry Flowers became so popular that it sold 100,000 copies before the game eventually did. Based on that success, the song makes an appearance in both Pikmin 2 and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Strawberry Flowers wrote a sequel song for the second game as well. Sadly, the third Pikmin didn't feature a new song by Strawberry Flowers, but it's not to late to add it as DLC.