Pokemon Sword and Shield first week sales top six million

21 Novembre, 2019, 16:49 | Auteur: Therese Cote
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Pokémon Sword & Shield released less than a week ago, but we have the early retail numbers from Japan with Famitsu's trackers at 1,364,544 physical units sold in its first three days.

"Pokemon Sword" and "Pokemon Shield", released worldwide last Friday as the first installments in the eighth generation of the Pokemon role-playing game series, will add to other recent titles such as "Super Mario Maker 2" in lifting sales of the Switch and its software. "Ultimate", which sold around 1.24 million copies in three days.

Despite all of the controversy surrounding Pokemon Sword and Shield, it seems the games are off to a strong start in Japan.

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As translated by industry analyst Daniel Ahmad, the Pokémon Company noted that this smashes the previous record held by Super Smash Bros.

BusinessWire also reports that 2 million copies were sold in the first two days in the U.S., making is the highest-grossing launch in the USA for any Pokemon game.

In Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, players embark on a journey through the Galar region, where they'll catch, battle and trade a variety of Pokemon, meet a memorable cast of characters and unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokemon Zacian and Zamazenta.

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