GfK Chart-Track this week said Nintendo Co., Ltd.’s Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield for the Nintendo Switch ranked as top-selling software titles post Black Friday in the latest retail data from the UK.
For the week ending Dec. 28, Pokémon Sword ranked as the No. 9 title and Pokémon Shield ranked as the No. 22 title in the All Formats Chart.
The title is a brand new RPG in the franchise that includes the Galar region, an expansive area with plains, cities, and snow-covered mountains.
Users can choose one of three new Pokémon characters as their companion – Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble.
New features include Dynamax to increase the size and power of Pokémon for three turns.
Max Raid Battle is a new four-player co-op mode will allow trainers to team up and battle against a Dynamax Pokémon for the entire fight.
New Legendary Pokémon include Zacian and Zamazenta.