Nintendo fans and Pokemon fans alike are waiting to see just how big the debut is for Pokemon Sword and Shield in Japan. Quite honestly, the figures are all over the place, as no one is sure just how big of an impact fan backlash for the games will have on sales. All we can do is look at the only hard data we have to try and guess where sales might land in the first week.
Over in Japan, COMG rankings show how strong a game is selling prior to launch through preorders. As of right now, Pokemon Sword and Shield sits at a 539 rank, which is nearly double Pokemon: Let's GO's 279 ranking prior to launch. That game managed to move 660k units in its first week, which could mean we'll see Pokemon Sword and Shield floating somewhere around the 1.2 million mark. We'll certainly have our answer soon enough!