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

StriderKiwi said:
PortisheadBiscuit said:

If I had a $ for every time I've read this online the last few weeks...

...because it's true. >_>

The sky is blue too, doesn't mean I want to read that 17,000,000 times. People are finding ways to interject the same rhetoric about the game in every discussion related to Pokemon. We get it already



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When it comes to franchises like this, COD, FIFA, etc, the player base is mostly casuals who simply don't care about the stuff hardcore gamers do.

Most of the audience is clearly fine with stuff like there being 400 Pokemon, much like most of the audience for COD doesn't care about it having made hardly any progress or evolution since 2007.

Honestly, "Dexit" was an inevitability that had to happen eventually; perpetual, endless growth is by definition an impossibility. 

Last edited by curl-6 - on 23 November 2019

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

curl-6 said:

When it comes to franchises like this, COD, FIFA, etc, the player base is mostly casuals who simply don't care about the stuff hardcore gamers do.

Most of the audience is clearly fine with stuff like there being 400 Pokemon, much like most of the audience for COD doesn't care about it having made almost zero progress or evolution since 2007.

Honestly, "Dexit" was an inevitability that had to happen eventually; perpetual, endless growth is by definition an impossibility. 

People are going to be so pissed when the next Smash game has less than 80 characters...



JWeinCom said:
curl-6 said:

When it comes to franchises like this, COD, FIFA, etc, the player base is mostly casuals who simply don't care about the stuff hardcore gamers do.

Most of the audience is clearly fine with stuff like there being 400 Pokemon, much like most of the audience for COD doesn't care about it having made almost zero progress or evolution since 2007.

Honestly, "Dexit" was an inevitability that had to happen eventually; perpetual, endless growth is by definition an impossibility. 

People are going to be so pissed when the next Smash game has less than 80 characters...

Sad thing is, the probably will. I can honestly see Smash 6 getting a similar reaction to Sword/Shield for not having every character ever.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 23 November 2019

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

curl-6 said:
JWeinCom said:

People are going to be so pissed when the next Smash game has less than 80 characters...

Sad thing is, the probably will. I can honestly see Smash 6 getting a similar reaction to Sword/Shield for not having every character ever.

I was not being the least bit sarcastic.  



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JWeinCom said:
curl-6 said:

Sad thing is, the probably will. I can honestly see Smash 6 getting a similar reaction to Sword/Shield for not having every character ever.

I was not being the least bit sarcastic.  

My bad, I can't for the life of me pick up on sarcasm, especially in text.



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