Pokemon Sword and Shield has officially been the best-selling game in the franchise for over 20 years.

Lifetime sales of Nintendo’s latest Poke Adventure topped 20 million, making it the first Pokemon game duo to hit the mark since Pokemon Gold and Silver.

The news comes as Nintendo released an updated financial report earlier today, with Pokemon Sword and Shield one of the many success stories highlighted by the Japanese publisher.

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Compared to the rest of the series, Pokemon Gold and Silver had surpassed 23 million lifetime sales on GameBoy in 2010, but still lagged behind the 31 million units sold by Pokemon Red and Blue, the very first Pokemon games. out from the start. in 1996.

This is far from the only information to come out of Nintendo’s recent financial report, however. As you can see below, the Nintendo Switch comfortably surpassed the Nintendo 3DS in lifetime sales, racking up nearly 80 million units sold.

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The Switch has had some pretty amazing 12 months, especially since the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March 2020. In fact, New Horizons is now the second best-selling game on Switch to date, with 31 million copies. sold, a short distance from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in pole position.

Nintendo has had a brilliant 2020 and could be set to have an even better 2021. Rumors of a Nintendo Switch Pro model continue to circulate and there are still plenty of high impact games to look forward to in the near future, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and Bayonetta 3.

For a full rundown of every game coming to Nintendo’s console at any given time, head over to our upcoming Switch games article to learn more.