Gigantamax Sandaconda & Gigantamax Centiskorch

Players of Pokémon Sword will be more likely to encounter Gigantamax Sandaconda, while Pokémon Shield players will be more likely to encounter Gigantamax Centiskorch, in Max Raid Battles until 9 January. Purchase the game here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. Screenshots added below…

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Pokémon Sword / Shield Sells 2m

Today’s Famitsu software charts have Pokémon Sword / Shield selling a further 275,959 physical copies in Japan, bringing the total to 2,023,043 – the fifth game to surpass the 2 million mark in Japan (after Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Super Mario Odyssey). Digital numbers are already upwards of 600,000 for Japan. Total sales (physical + digital) in the Americas are also upwards of 3 million.

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Pokémon Sword / Shield Scores 38/40

This week’s issue (No.1618) of Weekly Famitsu magazine saw Pokémon Sword / Shield score 38/40 (10/9/10/9). Other scores included Yo-kai Watch 4++ with 36/40, Ghostbusters with 32/40, Headliner: NoviNews with 31/40, Megaquarium with 30/40, Dot Horror Story with 26/40, Mochi A Girl with 30/40, and Sparklite with 28/40. Thanks to Ryokutya. Check out the full list of Famitsu review scores here and look out for the full translated review for Pokémon Sword / Shield later this week!

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Pokémon Sword / Shield Adds Gigantamax Snorlax

Meet Gigantamax Snorlax (with move G-Max Replenish) in Pokémon Sword / Shield who will be distributed from 04 December until 05 January in Max Raid Battles. The video (added below) also reveals the Sword & Shield starter evolutions, as well as exclusive moves and new abilities for Zacian and Zamazenta.

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Pokémon Sword / Shield Outsells Pikachu / Eevee

With Pokémon Sword / Shield selling a further 382,540 units in Japan this week (bringing it’s total to 1,740,084), it has already beaten Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu / Eevee (which as of last week had sold 1,661,155 units) in just 10 days. Please note this number is for physical copies and download cards only. Check out this week’s full top 10 software charts at this post.

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