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UPDATE:

Now confirmed to be 2 million. Those untracked Nintendo store/Amazon purchases plus digital really added up.

https://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201911210060/

Shoutout to Marth for the info!

ORIGINAL POST:

According to Famitsu.

This is the biggest launch for a Switch game in Japan to date, topping Smash Bros Ultimate, which previously held the record at 1.24 million. (Again, physical only)

https://nintendoeverything.com/japan-pokemon-sword-shield-sells-1-365-million-copies-in-first-three-days-switch-surpasses-10-million-units-sold/

Last edited by curl-6 - on 21 November 2019

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.