Launch weekend proved highly successful for Pokemon Sword and Shield as it sold over 6 million copies.
Pokemon Sword and Shield Sells Over 6 Million Units Launch Weekend
Gaining a rather successful launch weekend, Pokemon Sword and Shield gains over 6 million units sold with 2 million of those units being North America. This makes Pokemon Sword and Shield the highest-grossing North American launch in the franchise and also one of the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time.
If you compare it to the launch of Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon Let’s Go, Eevee! last year in the same period of time, it is double. Last year’s Pokemon games are placed currently at the fifth spot for best-selling Nintendo Switch titles with 11.28 million copies. Pokemon Sword and Shield has taken the eighth spot for best-selling first party Nintendo Switch games, moving it ahead of major titles such as New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Super Mario Maker 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. The total sales for the Pokemon franchise now stands at over 246 million units.
If you want to catch some Pokemon Sword gameplay be sure to check out VODs over on our Fextralife Twitch channel, as we had lots of fun with our chat battling Pokemon trainers and of course coming up with some creative Pokemon nicknames.
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