Pokémon Sword and Shield Reaches 6 Million Copies Sold in Its First Week


It is the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game, with a million more than Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and doubles the results of Pokémon Let’s Go.

Pokémon Sword and Shield is the fastest-selling game on Nintendo Switch. No title of the console had achieved in its first week – it was launched on November 15 –6 million copies sold, of which 2 belong to Japan. In the first three days, he had sold1.36 million in the Japanese country, and by then he had surpassed the sales of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at the same time.

In Japan, the data of the first days were slightly lower than what was achieved by Pokémon Sun / Moon on Nintendo 3DS – platform with a larger console base – but the game seems to maintain its success during the last days. In comparison, last year ‘s Pokémon Let’s Go got 3 million copies in its first week, and Smash Bros. Ultimate about 5 million in this same period. 3DS Pokémon X / Y globally got 4 million copies in its first week.

A good Pokémon game, but not revolutionary

Pokémon Sword and Shield is already on sale and in its analysis, we comment that “it is far from being the next step in the evolution of one of the most important sagas in the industry. After having spent many hours, the feeling that has left us it is to be a transitional delivery destined to set the guidelines and the direction you want to take in the future. ” Despite this, it is still a very fun, entertaining and addictive game that fans will like, although it does not suppose the qualitative leap that many fans could expect. With our guide, you can know all the secrets and become the best coaches in all of Galar.