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Pokemon Sword/Shield now the series’ highest-selling entry of the last 20 years, third overall

Posted on August 6, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

When Nintendo reported its financial results back in May, sales for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield were at 17.3 million copies worldwide. That number has since increased to 18.22 million. That makes Pokemon Sword and Shield the highest-selling entry of the last 20 years, and third overall.

The only games to have sold more are Gold/Silver and Red/Green/Blue. They’re at 23.1 million and 31.38 million respectively.

Below are the full sales rankings for all mainline Pokemon titles:

Red/Green/Blue – 31,380,000
Gold/Silver – 23,100,000
Sword/Shield – 18,220,000
Diamond/Pearl – 17,670,000
X/Y – 16,450,000
Ruby/Sapphire – 16,220,000
Sun/Moon – 16,180,000
Black/White – 15,640,000
Yellow – 14,640,000
Omega Ruby/Sapphire – 14,270,000
HeartGold/SoulSilver – 12,720,000
Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee – 12,030,000
FireRed/LeafGreen – 12,000,000
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 8,770,000
Black 2/White 2 – 8,250,000
Platinum – 7,693,000
Emerald – 7,060,000
Crystal – 6,300,000

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