pokemon games 2019 Pokémon Sword and Shield continues to be a top seller and recently hit another milestone in sales. Today, Nintendo released its quarterly financial reports, which include a list of the top-selling video games for the company over the past fiscal year. To no one’s surprise, Pokémon Sword and Shield appears on this list, having sold 2.8 million copies since last April, making it the tenth best-selling video game released by Nintendo during this period. What’s a bit more surprising is that the game’s continued strong performance makes it the second best-selling Pokemon game of all time, under the single original game. pokemon red and blue Games. Games sales performance in 2021 helped it overtake Pokémon Gold and Silver approximately 200,000 copies.
Pokémon Sword and Shield were important games for the Pokemon franchise. These were the first “mainstream” Pokemon games released for the Nintendo Switch and helped launch the current eighth generation of Pokemon games. They were also the first Pokemon games to have DLC, which Game Freak instead of releasing an “enhanced” version in the vein of Pokémon Platinum Where Pokémon Crystal. While the games have caused controversy for not including a full “National Pokedex” and therefore not supporting all Pokémon species, the games have still performed remarkably well even 2 years after their launch.
Although sales figures are not available for the most recent Pokemon game, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Nintendo also announced the first sales of Pokemon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl. The pair of Pokemon games have sold 13.97 million units through the end of December, making the titles Nintendo’s best-selling game of its fiscal year to date. While Pokemon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl are currently in the middle of the overall sales chart for Pokemon games, it’s likely the games will eventually overtake Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as the best-selling “remakes” before too long. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire sold a total of 14.46 million copies.
We should have a first idea of Pokemon Legends: Arceus sales when the next fiscal report is released in May 2022.