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Worldwide Hardware Estimates for the Week Ending November 16 - Pokemon Sword and Shield

20 days ago   |   By VG Chartz

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 716,972 consoles sold for the week ending November 16, according to VGChartz estimates.
The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 310,010 consoles sold, followed by the Xbox One with 99,044 units, the 3DS with 13,025 units, and the PlayStation Vita with just 19 units.
This week saw the release of two major titles: Pokemon Sword and Shield for the Nintendo Switch and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
Global hardware estimates :
Switch - 716,972
PlayStation 4...
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Pokemon Sword and Shield moved 1.36 million copies its first three days in Japan

Pokemon Sword and Shield moved 1.36 million copies its first three days in Japan

20 days ago   |   By VG 247

It's first three days of availability in Japan, Pokemon Sword and Shield moved 1.36 million copies.
Pokemon Sword and Shield sold well enough during its first three days on the market in Japan to make it the best selling opening week for a Switch title. The previous holder was Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which saw 1.23 million its debut week.
As Gematsu notes , the figures don't take into account digital sales. Only physical copies, the Sword and Shield double pack, and download cards.
The game also helped boost both Switch hardware models between November 11 and 17.
According to Media...
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Cosplay Wednesday - Pokemon's Officer Jenny

Cosplay Wednesday - Pokemon's Officer Jenny

20 days ago   |   By Gamers Heroes

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are finally here, taking countless Pokemaniacs on another journey to go catch them all. In honor of these releases, Gamers Heroes takes a look at a spot-on cosplay of Officer Jenny.
Photographer Beethy got these shots of Sirens Belle as Pokemon's Officer Jenny. He mentioned that he especially likes getting these close-ups, because they feel a lot more personal. Note that there are plans for them to do a Nurse Joy photo shoot as well.
Officer Jenny Pokemon Cosplay
You can find beethy on DeviantArt here .
Do you enjoy a bit of gaming cosplay? Or maybe you're...
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Pokemon Sword and Shield selling fast in Japan, further boosts Switch hardware sales

Pokemon Sword and Shield selling fast in Japan, further boosts Switch hardware sales

20 days ago   |   By Destructoid

According to figures in Japanese publication Famitsu , Nintendo's Pokémon Sword and Shield sold a total of 1,364,544 combined physical copies during the first three days of release, including boxed releases, download cards and the special "Dual Pack".
This number just beats out last year's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's launch, which saw 1.23 million units sold in the same time frame. Of course it should be noted that Sword and Shield are two individually listed titles, and thus some players will have picked up both, bolstering the numbers somewhat. Nintendo has also seen a spike in the...
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Famitsu Sales: 11/11/19 - 11/17/19

20 days ago   |   By Gematsu

Famitsu has published its estimated physical game software and hardware sales data for Japan for the week of November 11, 2019 to November 17, 2019. Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield for Switch were the highest selling new titles of the week, debuting at a total of 1,364,544 retail sales, the biggest opening week for any...
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Pokémon Sword and Shield: How to do a Max Raid Battle with Local friends

Pokémon Sword and Shield: How to do a Max Raid Battle with Local friends

20 days ago   |   By iMore

One of the coolest features new to Pokémon Sword and Shield has got to be the Max Raid Battles. Between being able to co-op play with up to three others and the Dynamaxing and Gigantimaxing, these oversized battles definitely combine some of the best battle elements of Pokémon Go with the classic battle system of the core games. This feature can be even more fun when you're playing with friends face-to-face, and we're here to walk you through just how to do that.
What even is a Max Raid Battle?
A Max Raid Battle is a new type of battle introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield, where four...
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Pokemon Sword & Shield TR list: every Technical Record move teaching item in the game

Pokemon Sword & Shield TR list: every Technical Record move teaching item in the game

20 days ago   |   By VG 247

All-new to Pokemon Sword & Shield are Technical Records - TRs for short - though these new items are actually a little familiar, as our complete TR List shows.
Typically in Pokemon games, you can teach your Pokemon moves that they don't learn ‘naturally' through the level up process through the use of TMs, also known as technical machines. TMs used to be one-time-use items, but a few games ago the team at Game Freak decided to go easy on Pokemon fans and made the items - at last - unlimited usage. Once you got a TM, you could use it as many times and on as many Pokemon as you liked...
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Pokemon Sword and Shield sells 1.3 million units in its first 3 days in Japan, 180k Switch units sold from Nov. 11th to 17th, 2019

Pokemon Sword and Shield sells 1.3 million units in its first 3 days in Japan, 180k Switch units sold from Nov. 11th to 17th, 2019

20 days ago   |   By Go Nintendo

The numbers are in for Pokemon Sword and Shield's debut in Japan, and as you might have expected, the releases went over really well. The games managed to move 1,364,544 retail copies in the first three days of release, with the figure including physical game copies, download cards, and the Pokemon Sword and Shield Double Pack, but not digital sales. Sword and Shield have taken the crown of best opening for a Switch game in Japan, besting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s 1.23 million units.
When it comes to hardware, 180,136 Switch units were sold between November 11th and 17th, 2019 which is...
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Pokemon Sword & Shield TM List: every technical machine and where to find them

Pokemon Sword & Shield TM List: every technical machine and where to find them

20 days ago   |   By VG 247

As always, winning in battles in Pokemon Sword & Shield isn't just determined by your choice of partner creature to battle with, but also your moves. To have access to the largest move pool possible, you'll need to stock up on TMs , aka Technical Machines - and our TM List can help you out with that.
Once you've found your perfect Pokemon starter and picked the best of the new Pokemon in Sword & Shield , you'll then want to start aiming towards the post-game , where you'll be filling out your Pokedex, taking on legendary Pokemon and hitting up online max raid battles. In order to be ready...
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