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Pokemon Sword and Shield hit 6 million copies sold in its first week, fastest selling Switch title so far

Now that's impressive!

Pokemon Company has confirmed that Pokemon Sword and Shield have managed to amass an amazing 6 million units sold worldwide during its first week of launch, with 2 million of those units coming from Japan alone. This data might actually tally the sales from Friday to Sunday, and the games only launched last Friday, so technically that wouldn't be a full week. Either way, 6 million in that timespan is pretty amazing, making for the fastest selling Switch game yet.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

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It's almost like angry voices on the internet aren't actually representative of the average consumer or gamer.

Who knew?

Personnally, I'm really enjoying my time with Shield. I've played these games since Blue, but the last Gen didn't click with me at all to the extent that I thought I might be done with Pokémon. Very happy to see this Gen is pulling me back in. Smile

It's almost like angry voices on the internet aren't actually representative of the average consumer or gamer.

Who knew?

Personnally, I'm really enjoying my time with Shield. I've played these games since Blue, but the last Gen didn't click with me at all to the extent that I thought I might be done with Pokémon. Very happy to see this Gen is pulling me back in. Smile

Thank you for saying what I came here to say. I've also got Shield and I'm loving it. I also chose Blue as my first one.

Cheers, my fellow Pokémon friend who also chooses the least chosen of the two versions Smile

High five internet Pokémon friend! :D

High five internet Pokémon friend :D
The highest of fives Smile

Ever since the Xbox One pre-launch fiasco, people think that enough complaining will get some sort of traction, but it rarely ever breaks out of core gaming sphere.

While I do think it’s the weakest core Pokémon game to ever come out and I do think Game Freak is simply biting off more than they can chew in a HD console era (they are not incompetent, that’s just nonsense), it doesn’t change the fact that I had a TON of fun with it. There is SO much worse to spend $60 on. Look at WWE 2K20 if you wanna know how bad an annual game can get.

Somewhere someone is really p!ssed about this Smile

Nah. Good for the PokeFans and also good for the Switch. Nintendo will kill it this X-mas.

But what's the second fadtest srlling Switch game then? Who got dethroned?

I think it was smash at 5million

Ah yes. That would make perfect sense =]

Yeah, that's Pokémon for you.

socar
Thu Nov 21 19 09:06am
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I guess I underestimated Sword and Shield. Pokemon will sell no matter how much of pokemon gets canned.

Then again, I think its probably for the best as it may mean we can get more new pokemon inexhange of older pokemon being less. Atleast Gamefreak won't make a next Pokemon game for a long time.

However...considering that Battlefront sold a lot despite the controversy, its no surprise how certain games can get away with the criticism.

noponsage
Thu Nov 21 19 01:56pm
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It's really sad to me that no matter how much the games degrade, it will always sell well so Game Freak has no incentive to improve. Not to say that people aren't allowed to enjoy the games, but I sure can't. I'll check out a sequel version if it restores the full dex though,

As expected it is selling amazingly well.

I would love to see a proper high budget Pokemon game one day, which will likely pull me back to the series after 9 years, but I understand and respect GFs desire to not become a AAA developer.

If the pokemon company and Nintendo actually ever want a high budget AAA pokemon game, there are tens of AAA developers that can pull it off, it doesn't have to be GF. Obviously though, when a game sells that well without having a huge budget, there is not much incentive for them to go larger to spend a huge budget on a game that is unlikely to sell much more that this.

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