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Gameindustry.biz released an articles addressing sales of Pokemon Sw/Sh + Dual Edition:

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-11-17-uk-charts-pok-mon-sword-and-shield-post-huge-opening-weekend-sales

Highlights:

- Pokémon Sword alone is the third biggest boxed game launch of 2019

- Last week ranking: Pokémon SW: 1st | Pokemon SH: 3rd | Dual Edition: 7th

- Combined together, the titles have secured the second biggest launch for Pokémon games in UK history

- 43% (including dual edition) more units than 2010's Black and White 

- 64.6% (including dual edition)  more units at launch than last year's Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee

- 34.5% lower compared Sun/Moon (but Sun and Moon had 2 extra days of sales)

On another subject: Ring fit Adventure sales rose 36% (!!)

Also According to Benji-sales Sw/SH/Dual Edition outsold in one day what Let's go Pikachu/Eevee sold in 2 days in the US

https://gearnuke.com/pokemon-sword-and-shield-day-1-sales/

Highlights:

- the game is tipped by many to have the highest initial sales for a mainline Pokemon game.

- Combined, the 3 editions could beat Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s sales record in the US (approx. 2m units according to VGChartz)

How many copies of Let's Go P/E were sold in the UK's 1st week?

EDIT:

Some updates from gameindustry.biz:

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-11-19-nintendo-switch-uk-sales-spike-30-percent-as-pok-mon-sword-and-shield-sets-record

- Pokémon Sword and Shield become the fastest-selling Switch game so far.


- Pokemon SW/SH is actually the third biggest Nintendo launch in UK history, behind Wii Fit in second place and Pokémon Sun and Moon at No.1


- Switch hardware sales rose more than 30% and already rose 75% the week before


- 90,000 Switch machines have been sold in the UK so far this month.


- The 'normal' Switch console is driving sales, not Switch Lite


- Switch is the best-selling console in the UK this year so far. Nintendo's machine is expected to end Sony's five year reign as the UK's No.1

Last edited by Supermario28 - on 20 November 2019

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Taken from global sales thread 09 November

UK retail launch sales:
> Pokemon X/Y: 125,000
> Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: 145,000
> Pokemon Sun/Moon: 300,000
> Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon: 75,000
> Pokemon Let's Go: 120,000
> Pokemon Sword/Shield: 197,000 (if you count the double pack as 2 games)

Fastest-selling Nintendo games of all time at retail in the UK:
1. Pokemon Sun/Moon: 300,000
2. Wii Fit: 290,000
3. Pokemon Sword/Shield: 197,000
4. Mario Kart Wii: 180,000
5. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: 145,000
6. Pokemon Black/White: 137,000
7. Super Smash Bros Ultimate: 130,000 (current fastest-selling Switch game in the UK)



That’s great, hopefully this trend is worldwide and we might see the highest sales for a PKMN game since gold and silver



Good start, hopefully it continues to do well. Congrats to Game Freak.



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Wyrdness said:

Taken from global sales thread 09 November

UK retail launch sales:
> Pokemon X/Y: 125,000
> Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: 145,000
> Pokemon Sun/Moon: 300,000
> Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon: 75,000
> Pokemon Let's Go: 120,000
> Pokemon Sword/Shield: 197,000 (if you count the double pack as 2 games)

Fastest-selling Nintendo games of all time at retail in the UK:
1. Pokemon Sun/Moon: 300,000
2. Wii Fit: 290,000
3. Pokemon Sword/Shield: 197,000
4. Mario Kart Wii: 180,000
5. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: 145,000
6. Pokemon Black/White: 137,000
7. Super Smash Bros Ultimate: 130,000 (current fastest-selling Switch game in the UK)

Very impressive for it to be so high on the list, with digital sales taking such a large portion of sales these days.



The game is really beautiful! Leaving the drama behind, this game totally deserves these numbers.



Top Switch Launches

1. Pokemon Sword/Shield - 191k
2. Smash Bros Ultimate - 135k
3. Pokemon Lets Go - 116k

Also, Pokemon being the 3rd best launch of the year (only behind FIFA/COD) surprised me.



Nice!



And digital will be higher than for previous titles so, solid start for sure.