Vandal have shared some more sales data for the Spanish video games market, starting with some really good numbers for Pokémon Sword and Shield. During its launch week (November 11th to 17th), the game sold no less than 123 500 units.
Here’s the versions breakdown, which shows a similar bias in favour of Pokémon Sword as in Japan:
- Pokémon Sword: 71 600 units
- Pokémon Shield: 46 300 units
- Dual Pack: 5 600 units
Not only was it the best-selling game during its launch week, but this performance at launch is also the best one ever for a Nintendo Switch game in Spain. The previous record holder was Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!, with 64 000 units sold. And that’s not all: Pokémon Sword and Shield is the 2nd best-selling game at launch this year in Spain, as only FIFA 20 on PlayStation 4 sold more (220 000 units at launch).
During that same week, Luigi’s Mansion 3 sold 5 100 additional units, bringing total sales to 45 400 units. As for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, it sold 2 100 additional units, bringing total sales to 6 300 units. Just like in Japan, it looks like we can expect steady sales in the long run for this game.
To the surprise of no one, the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in Spain, with a total of 6 750 units sold. The Nintendo Switch Lite was the most popular model, thanks to the special Pokémon Sword and Shield model:
- Total: 6 750 units
- OG model: 3 050 units
- Lite model: 3 700 units (including 1 800 units for the Pokémon Sword and Shield model)
Here’s how the Nintendo Switch fared compared to its competitors:
- Nintendo Switch: 6 750 units
- PlayStation 4: 3 500 units
- Xbox One: 175 units
Thanks Lelouch0612 for the heads up!