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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.
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>[ Famitsu review scores - 12/4/19 - Nintendo Everything]</ref> {{wp|IGN}} rated the games a 9.3/10,<ref>[ 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>[ Metacritic - Pokémon Shield]</ref>
The games sold 6 million units in their launch weekend.<ref>[ 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>[ 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>[ Top Selling Title Sales Units - Nintendo Switch Software]</ref>