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Pokemon Co: Sword/Shield sold through 6 million globally in its first 3 days

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Jules98 said:
zorg1000 said:

Yep, anecdotal evidence but all my friends who like Pokemon were happy with the choice because they think there are way too many Pokemon as it is.

Pretty much this. We may have lost roughly half the national dex, but the remaining half of the national dex is still a freakishly huge amount of mons. People need to stop pretending that having 'only' 400+ Pokémon (which is still 100+ more than the Sun and Moon dex had to offer!) means that the games are lacking in content.

It’s not really more than what sun and moon had to offer because you could trade the rest in from previous games 



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MasonADC said:
Jules98 said:

Pretty much this. We may have lost roughly half the national dex, but the remaining half of the national dex is still a freakishly huge amount of mons. People need to stop pretending that having 'only' 400+ Pokémon (which is still 100+ more than the Sun and Moon dex had to offer!) means that the games are lacking in content.

It’s not really more than what sun and moon had to offer because you could trade the rest in from previous games 

its more than red and blue



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Sarkar said:
WTF? How do these games only manage to sell in the range of 15 million with these openings? Those are some weak legs.

Most sales of games are in the first weeks of release. Also Pokémon games just never drops in price. 



Well, I've seen most in my social circle has bought Pokémon already with no real complaints about the cut National dex.
This is anecdotal, but just goes to show that we sometimes still overestimate the reach/impact of social media movements.



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Congrats to Pokemon Sword and Shield!



And it is 50% more expensive than other pokemon games.
They are swimming in money.



Sarkar said:
WTF? How do these games only manage to sell in the range of 15 million with these openings? Those are some weak legs.

Not really, how many other mainstream annual/semi-annual franchises sell 3-4x their opening week?



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This is just massive, congrats, let's hope they enjoy a lot more than reviewers and customer review.



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Poor Game Freak. Now they are going to have the problem of deciding what to do with all of that money.