Nintendo’s latest earning reports present that Pokémon Sword & Defend have offered over 20 million items, making it the perfect promoting Pokémon sport since Gold & Silver, and the primary sport since that era to move 20 million copies offered.
As famous by Serbeii, Pokémon Sword & Defend has now offered 20.35 million items, with 1.3 million of these being offered up to now 3 months (Q3 2020). These figures put it as the primary Pokémon sport to attain greater than 20 million copies since Gold & Silver, which offered 23.73 million copies following its launch in 1999. It’s additionally the third greatest promoting Pokémon sport of all time, behind Gold & Silver and Crimson/Inexperienced/Blue.
Since Gold & Silver, Pokémon’s gross sales have remained largely constant – at the least so far as the preliminary sport launched in a era – however all have offered throughout the 15-17 million area. The large reputation of Sword & Defend marks a landmark sport for the collection, then. Little question such figures are partially due to the mass reputation of the Nintendo Swap itself, which has now eclipsed sales of the Nintendo 3DS.
In addition to being the third best-selling Pokémon sport, Sword & Defend is the fifth greatest promoting sport on Swap. It’s surpassed solely by Breath of the Wild (21.45m), Tremendous Smash bros. Final (22.85m), Animal Crossing: New Horizons (31.18m) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (33.41m).
We’ve acquired extra information from Nintendo’s newest experiences: Nintendo Switch Lite is about to overtake Wii U’s lifetime sales, and there are no plans for a new Switch model anytime soon.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK Information and Leisure Author.