On November 15th, the Pokémon company released its new Nintendo switch game which is called the Pokémon sword and shield series. This new released sold 6 million copies together in its 1st week of release. This new game is thus recorded as the fastest selling Nintendo Switch game that has ever been since today.
The company itself tweeted saying that the Pokémon sword and switch together is the fastest sold game ever. Actually, all Pokémon games are strong competitors. The last released game by the Pokémon company is the Sun and Moon for 3DS. It is a 3D game which became the fastest selling Nintendo Switch game in the western countries. The Pokémon Sun and Moon for 3DS sold up to date around 16.17 million copies.
Similarly, the last year released Let’s Go game was also one of the strong competitors. This Nintendo switch game that is the Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Even! sold nearly 11.28 million copies total. This game in its 1st week alone sold a total of 3 million copies. But, currently the new Pokémon sword and shield series is on its way to beat these two Nintendo switch games.
The Pokémon sword and shield works well with the handheld-only Nintendo Switch Lite. This new release is a legendary one. The Switch Lite actually changed how games can be played, which should be in front of the TV. The handheld-only Nintendo switch Lite allows the gamers to play new Pokémon sword and shield in the handled portable tablet.
This groundbreaking Nintendo Switch Lite was released in September 20th. The switch Lite costs $199. And this is exclusively for playing in handled mode, and the core feature of docking the tablet and playing the game in television is eliminated. But this will not be a problem for most of the gamers.
The president of Nintendo, Shuntaro Farukawa said that the company released the switch Lite alongside The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and the new model sold well. The Pokémon sword and shield game received some complaints from the fans. That is the fans complained about graphics not being up to the level and also about that the game is missing too many Pokémon.
But the game has got a good lot of reviews. First of all, “It’s comfy and filling”. The Pokémon sword and shield game can be played in handled mode and also in TV, which is fun and great. The big success is the sword and shield introduction. The Pokémon Sword and Shield release is enjoyed by the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
That is the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate allows you to collect four more Pokémon spirits from the Galar region. The four new Pokémon are Zacian & Zamazenta, Grooveshark, Sckrbunny, & So blessings, Corviknight and Morpeko. The start date of the event is Thursday of November 21st, and end date of the event is Tuesday of November 26th. So, it is the best time of the year to jump into Pokémon Sword and Shield or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Actually, it was announced that 1.36 million copies were sold in Japan, which is the home territory of the Pokémon company. It was announced that these many copies were sold within the 1st three days of release yesterday. It is the best opening recorded for the Nintendo switch in its home territory so far. The previous record-holder Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold 1.23 million copies in its 1st three days in Japan.
Gematsu notes that the Nintendo switch hardware had a high lift due to the launch of the Pokémon Sword and Shield compared to the lift it reached during the launch of the Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s Go, Even! In Japan, the switch systems sold 180 unit and the switch Lite sold 136 units. Even before the launch of the Pokémon, the sale of the console systems crossed 10 million units.
Also, the launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield saw a hike in the sale of the Nintendo Switch over 30% in the United Kingdom. Already, Pokémon catches the top positions of the UK game chart this week. The top position is occupied by Sword, the third position is Shield, and the seventh position is the Dual Edition coming up.
Also, if you are one who is using a Roku device and a fan of the Pokémon Sword and Shield game, you need to be careful. Because, the Roku devices seem to crash when using the new Nintendo Switch game. But the Pokémon company says that it is fixing the problem. And will release a fix as a software update.
The Pokémon company said, “We are aware of an issue when using Nintendo Switch and the latest Pokémon game impacting a limited number of Roku devices”. It added, “We are rolling out a software update to resolve it and impacted users can Check for the update by going into Settings > System > System Update”.
The problem which causes the Roku device to crash is because the games’ Y-Comm Service, which searches for Pokémon players online. The Roku device mistakes its own packet with the Pokémon data. The software update for Roku players and Roku Streaming Sticks is 9.2.0 built 4701. And for Roku TVs, the software update is 9.1.0 built 4501 and 9.2.0 built 4601.