When it comes to the Pokemon series, it looks like Pokemon Sword and Shield has done very well for itself.
Nintendo has officially revealed that, as of December 31, 2019, Pokemon Sword and Shield sales has reached 16.06 million. These figures were offered in Nintendo’s latest earnings release, with Switch sales reaching 52.48 million.
This is great news for the Pokemon series, as Sword and Shield’s sales since its November 2019 launch are catching up with both Pokemon X & Y at 16.44 million and Sun and Moon at 16.18 million. In comparison, games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 22.96 million units, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has sold 17.68 million units.
This data is based on a nine-month earnings report, and it’s just been about two months since Pokemon Sword and Shield hit store shelves. Sword and Shield has already sold more games than Black and White did, at 15.64 million.
In comparison, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold 16.34 million copies since it launched in March 2017, and Sword and Shield managed to top that in nearly 50 days.