Pok?mon Sword and Pok?mon Shield sell over 2 million in two days

Pretend to be shocked..!!!  Pok?mon Sword and Pok?mon Shield are officially among the fastest selling Nintendo Switch titles yet, with over 2 million units (of both skus combined), being sold in the first two days of availability worldwide.

Have a look at Nintendo’s official announcement below, and make sure to check out our Nintendo NY launch report right here as well.

Nintendo of America announced that after selling more than 6 million units worldwide during launch weekend*, the Pok?mon Sword and Pok?mon Shield games are among the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time. Additionally, the games sold just over 2 million copies in the first two days in the U.S., making it the highest-grossing launch of any Pok?mon game.

?This past weekend, millions of people began their Pok?mon 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, Pok?mon Sword and Pok?mon Shield have proven to be two of the must-have games this holiday season.?

Games in the core Pok?mon RPG series have sold more than 240 million units** worldwide since launching with the Pok?mon Red Version and Pok?mon Blue Version games in 1996.

In Pok?mon Sword and Pok?mon Shield, players embark on a journey through the Galar region, where they?ll catch, battle and trade a variety of Pok?mon, meet a memorable cast of characters and unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pok?mon Zacian and Zamazenta. In the Wild Area, which stretches between the Galar region?s different towns and cities, players will explore a vast expanse of untamed wilderness that?s full of Pok?mon to battle and catch. By teaming up with three other players locally or online*** in the new multiplayer co-op Max Raid Battles, players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pok?mon known as Dynamax Pok?mon.

For more information about Pok?mon Sword and Pok?mon Shield, visit https://swordshield.pokemon.com/en-us/.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

*Reported sell through according to internal Nintendo sales data; applies to both physical and digital sales.

**Total for titles in the core Pok?mon RPG series as of September 2019, according to internal Nintendo sales data.