Switch sales in the UK rise 30% thanks to Pokemon Sword and Shield, Switch the best-selling console in the UK for 2019 so far

Switch had another bang-up week

Pokemon Sword and Shield is the biggest exclusive launch in the UK for 2019, which is a fancy way of saying it sold a lot of copies. Not surprisingly, that software launch pushed hardware sales as well. Check out details on how Switch hardware did in the UK over the last week below.

- Switch hardware sales rose more than 30% during the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield
- hardware sales spiked 75% the week previously
- almost 90,000 Switch units have been sold in the UK so far this month
- the regular Switch with increased battery life is the biggest seller
- Switch is the best-selling console in the UK this year so far, just ahead of PlayStation 4


Wait, but I thought the UK was Sony country?

It's Pokémon... even aliens come in secret to get their copies

Nintendo handhelds always sell really well over here.

So Pokemon still does well no matter how much change it gets for the good or bad....neat.


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