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Pokémon Sword and Shield sells 16 million copies in 46 days

Pokmon Sword and Shield sells 16 million copies in 46 days

Nintendo recently released the earnings report for the past nine months. Amid the report, a game caught the eye with its sales numbers, Pokmon Sword and Shield. If we take into account the short period that was analyzed since the launch of the title, this is an impressive result!

Pokmon Sword and Shield got a surprising result compared to other games

Between November 13, 2019 and December 31, 2019, Pokmon Sword and Shield achieved a surprising result of 16.06 million copies. This is a remarkable performance to take off the hat and we will show you why compared to other games.

For those who are starting to play Nintendo titles, one of the most suitable titles for Switch The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which has obtained 16.34 million sales since its launch in 2017. However, the last Pokmon game released to the console almost exceeded that number in just 46 days of life. The game of little monsters that stay inside a ball almost outperformed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, missing 1 million copies to reach it.

Illustrative picture. Source: EurogamerIllustrative picture. Source: Eurogamer

If you haven't been impressed yet and think that because of the strength of the Pokmon franchise, we might be better off looking at the previous titles in the series. Sword and Shield easily overtook Pokmon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee !, which currently has 11.76 million copies sold. The game is already straight to beat also the oldest games, check below the numbers:

  • Pokmon Diamond and Pearl: 17.67 million
  • Pokmon X and Y: 16.44 million
  • Pokmon Sun and Moon: 16.18 million units
  • Pokmon Sword and Shield: 16.06 million * (after one and a half months sale)
  • Pokmon Black and White: 15.64 million

Looking at the numbers in the list above, you can see that the most recent title in the franchise has already topped Pokmon Black and White as well. What did you think of the performance in sales of Pokemon Sword and Shield? Comment below and share your opinion with us.

Source: nintendolife

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