Apparently Pokémon Sword and Shield also performed well on the digital market, where they beat Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Link’s Awakening.
Pokémon Sword and Shield for Nintendo Switch made an excellent debut on the digital market, selling more than The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Luigi’s Mansion 3 in 2019. Do you think that the new Pokémon games have managed to place 2.72 million digital copies in their first month, at least according to the digital market analysis company SuperData?
This is another sign of the huge success of Pokémon Sword and Shield which, despite the criticisms received, seems to be going really well in all territories. For example, in Japan, the two games have been at the top of the software charts for weeks.
If you are interested in learning more, read our Sword and Shield Pokémon review where the good Christian Colli commented:
This review of Pokémon Sword and Shield is very long, we know it, but we hope it serves to better explain a simple concept: we liked the new game of Game Freak, it amused us for forty hours, but it did not entertain us how much and how we hoped. Although embellished with new perspectives towards a franchise that seems to have said everything for years, Game Freak’s new effort has renounced too much content that ultimately makes it one of the most incomplete Pokémon to usher in a new generation. We saw a hasty development that sacrificed that wealth of content that the best exponents of the series had accustomed us, voting Spada and Scudo for the freest and most complete customization of pocket monsters. The next few weeks will reveal the impact of this decision on the competitive scene; In the meantime, there remains a bitter taste in the mouth for what Pokémon might have been in this first incarnation for Nintendo Switch.