Pokemon Sword and Shield Stats, Player Counts, Facts & News

Last Updated on: May 16th, 2021

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A new generation of Pokémon is coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system. Begin your adventure as a Pokémon Trainer by choosing one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. Then embark on a journey in the new Galar region, where you’ll challenge the troublemakers of Team Yell, while unraveling the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta! Explore the Wild Area, a vast expanse of land where the player can freely control the camera. Team up with three other players locally or online in the new multiplayer co-op Max Raid Battles* in which players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon.


Pokemon Sword and Shield Stats and Player Count

Here are a few of the most interesting Pokemon Sword and Shield facts and stats I was able to dig up including player counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Pokemon Sword and Shield player count:

21.1 million

Last updated 5/6/21


Copies of Pokemon Sword & Shield sold in Japan to date:

3.6 million

Last updated 7/2/20


Copies of Pokemon Sword and Shield that were sold in Japan in 2019:

2.988 million copies


Retail copies of Pokemon Sword and Shield that were sold in Japan in its first 3 days:

1.36 million copies


Copies of Pokemon Sword and Shield sold in Spain in the game’s first 3 days:

123,500 games


Copies of Pokemon Sword and Shield sold in November 2019:

2.72 million digital games

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