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Pokémon Sword and Shield

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Reception: For now, the date is better. The fiscal year should only be mentioned if there's a newer sales number.
 
==Reception==
Pokémon Sword and Shield received positive reviews among release, but lower than most other core series releases. Gaming magazine {{wp|Famitsu}} gave them a score of 38 out of 40.<ref>[https://nintendoeverything.com/famitsu-review-scores-12-4-19/ Famitsu review scores - 12/4/19 - Nintendo Everything]</ref> {{wp|IGN}} rated the games a 9.3/10,<ref>[https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/11/13/pokemon-sword-and-shield-review Pokémon Sword and Shield Review - IGN]</ref> praising the simple battling system and Dynamaxing, but criticizing the basic graphics and lack of a full Pokédex.
 
They are the lowest-rated first paired games in a generation from aggregate critic scores.<ref>[https://www.metacritic.com/game/switch/pokemon-shield Metacritic - Pokémon Shield]</ref>
 
===Sales===
The games sold 6 million units in their launch weekend.<ref>[https://www.cnet.com/news/pokemon-sword-and-shield-sell-6-million-copies-during-launch-weekend-nintendo-switch/ Pokémon Sword and Shield sell 6 million copies in launch weekend - CNET]</ref><!-- In the fiscal year of their release, they sold 17.37 million units.<ref>[https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2020/200507_3e.pdf#page=19 Fiscal Year Ended March 2020 - Financial Results Explanatory Material - Nintendo Co., Ltd.]</ref>--> As of March 31, 2020, Pokémon Sword and Shield have sold 17.37 million copies worldwide.<ref>[https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html Top Selling Title Sales Units - Nintendo Switch Software]</ref>
 
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