Pokémon Sword And Shield Are Now The Third Best-Selling Mainline Games

Pokémon Sword And Shield Starters Screenshot

Nintendo has revealed that Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield have sold more than 18.22 million copies worldwide, as of 30th June 2020.

That has seen the Galar region adventures become the third best-selling games in the mainline series, still remaining behind Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Green (31.38 million) as well as Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver (23.1 million).

In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, you will choose between three starter Pokémon – Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble – before having the chance to explore the Galar region – with its idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. Challenging the Gyms in the region, you will once again look to become Champion.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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