According to the latest Famistu sales charts, Sword and Shield had sold 1.74 million copies as of November 24, beating the 1.66 million lifetime sales of Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, cited by Japanese Nintendo.
Sword and Shield is already Japan’s best-selling game of 2019. It should be noted that the figures quoted account for physical copies and download cards only.
Released on November 15, the titles surpassed six million combined sales in their first week of availability.
Additionally, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield sold just over two million copies in its first two days in the US, making it the highest-grossing launch of any Pokémon game in the region.
Developed by Game Freak, Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield is the first core entry in the RPG series to be released on a home console.
About a third of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield’s 300+ person core team contributed to other projects during its development, analysis of the game’s credits reveals.