Pokémon Sword and Shield launched on November 15 for the Nintendo Switch. In just under a week sales have been exceptional as we’ve learned today. According to The Pokémon Company, sales have surpassed six million during the release week making Sword and Shield the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time.
Breaking down the numbers shows that in Japan roughly 1.36 million copies and Nintendo confirmed that over 2 million copies have sold in the US alone.
“This past weekend, millions of people began their Pokemon 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, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have proven to be two of the must-have games this holiday season.”
Games in the core Pokémon RPG series have sold more than 240 million units worldwide since launching with the Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version games in 1996.