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Pokemon Sword and Shield become fastest selling software in Nintendo Switch history

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Pokemon Sword and Shield become fastest selling software in Nintendo Switch history

Pokemon Sword and Shield are the fastest selling Nintendo Switch software ever.

The Dexit and #Gamefreaklied controversies weren’t enough to put a damper on favorable early reviews for recently released Pokemon Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch — and they didn’t mitigate sales one iota for the juggernaut franchise either.

According to an official Pokemon Sword and Shield press release, the games sold over 6 million units worldwide in the first week of release, making it the fastest selling Nintendo Switch software ever (double the figure of Pokemon Let’s Go, which achieved 3 million in its first week and beating out previous record holder Smash Ultimate at 5m. Pokemon X & Y sold 4m globally in their first week).

What’s even more impressive is that the 6 million unit figure deals with the time frame of November 15th to November 17th only and units sold through to consumers. Pokemon Sword and Shield are also already in the Top 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time echelon as well.

What do you think? Are you having fun with Pokemon Sword and Shield despite the initial backlash? Do you think the game will go on to be one of the best-selling Switch games of all time? Does the game deserve its sales success? Sound off in the comments.

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