Pikmin has been one of the more recent IPs Nintendo has created, and one it can call upon to help boost sales of any given hardware platform. The last time it did that was with Pikmin 3 on the Wii U. The result was very positive review scores and probably a few consoles sales.
Now it’s 2015, and Shigeru Miyamoto has let slip that Pikmin 4 is in development and in fact very close to being completed. Nintendo then had no choice but to confirmthat Pikmin 4 is indeed real almost ready!