Nintendo’s Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are sure to top holiday wish-lists this year, but the game is already breaking records for the company. Nintendo confirmed that the title sold more than 6M units worldwide during launch weekend, making the two games a pair of the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time. Additionally, the games sold just over 2M copies in the first two days in the U.S., making it the highest-grossing domestic launch of any Pokémon game.
“This past weekend, millions of people began their Pokémon journeys through the new Galar region,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With such a momentous launch, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield have proven to be two of the must-have games this holiday season.”
Overall, the core Pokémon RPG series have sold more than 240M units worldwide since launching with the “Pokémon Red” version and “Pokémon Blue” version games in 1996. The franchise never quits, and you can still watch streams of players collecting Pokemon from the older titles on Twitch and YouTube.
You can find “Pokemon Sword” and “Pokemon Shield” right here on Amazon to start your own adventure.
In “Pokémon Sword” and “Pokémon Shield,” players journey through the Galar region, where they’ll catch, battle and trade a variety of Pokémon, meet a memorable cast of characters and unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta. In the Wild Area, which stretches between the Galar region’s different towns and cities, players will explore a vast expanse of untamed wilderness that’s full of Pokémon to battle and catch. By teaming up with three other players locally or online in the new multiplayer co-op Max Raid Battles, players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon.
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