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Do you think that Sword and Shield will flop?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Sword & Shield Discussion' started by MugoUrth, Nov 13, 2019.

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  1. MugoUrth

    MugoUrth Bibarel's adorable.

    I have been hearing a lot of negative things about sword and shield. The graphics are clunky, the National dex is gone, you can't catch certain Pokemon unless you have a certain badge oh, people don't like the giant Pokemon gimmick (I actually do, though), the list goes on. Part of me feels like it'll make its money back in spite of the negativity, but a lot of people swear they're not going to buy either of these games.
  2. Sαpphire

    Sαpphire Well-Known Member

    It’s unlikely that they will flop - it’s a Pokemon game after all.

    I do see them potentially selling less than other pairs that have started generations. It wouldn’t be all that wild for them to sell under what Black and White sold. That would be low enough to get attention from GF and company.
  3. dss_live

    dss_live Water and Fairy-type master

  4. Dragalge

    Dragalge Chief Fehnix

    It's a mainline Pokemon game it's not flopping. Ever!
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  5. DaddyOak

    DaddyOak Well-Known Member

    but pokemon black & white sold pretty much the same amount like with sun & moon and X & Y it's like a 500 - 700 kish overall difference

    high 15.65M vs 16.42 on Xy and 16.17 for sun & moon

    and black & white 2 sold pretty much equal amounts like ultra sun & moon
  6. EmeraldArcanine

    EmeraldArcanine #TeamScorbunny

    Nooooope. I'm not ever gonna believe these games will flop, no matter what others say.
  7. xayshade

    xayshade Active Member

    It will probably do the least of the starting generations with all this controversy. But it will still sell well
  8. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria ☆~Shiny hunter▢~ and Animal Crossing

    It is a reasonable expectation that Sword and Shield will sell at least 10 million copies worldwide eventually and it is almost guaranteed to happen. I am not so sure if it will reach a 15 million target or not but it could still happen. We don't know at this point to what degree the controversies surrounding it pre-launch will affect its sales but only time will tell.
  9. Sαpphire

    Sαpphire Well-Known Member

    It might not be flopping completely by any means, but doing 15m or less is still a big enough drop from last generation (and the two before it) to make an impact on whether they meet revenue expectations.
  10. DaddyOak

    DaddyOak Well-Known Member

    it might not flop but it will most likely go in the history books of a game released with tons of angry people spreading negativity. the whole dexit movement and the leaks making people even more angry.

    every generation you had people complaining about especially designs or some minor other things feutes etc but those are small stuff compared to what happened this time around with dexit and the other suprises. this is definitely a first in this scale for the pokemon series.

    hope people will enjoy the game though review sites give it 9 or higher so its probably good
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  11. TsengHyena

    TsengHyena Well-Known Member

    It won't flop, but it'll be like X and Y was, the worst game of the console they are on.
  12. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

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  13. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.


    Jokes aside, ask yourself this? Has a Pokemon game ever flop? Also by Pokemon game, I don't just mean the main series but also spinoffs too.
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  14. Tepig Pignite Emboar 969

    Tepig Pignite Emboar 969 Well-Known Member

    No, the games won't flop and I hope there will never be another pokemon game with this kind of negativity again.
  15. Satoshi & Touko

    Satoshi & Touko Glimwood Tangle is Literal Dreamland

    Not only are the games NOT going to flop, I'm confident in sales reaching over 16M with potential to break 20M.
  16. Kangaflora

    Kangaflora Well-Known Member

    Somehow I highly doubt that it will flop, but I will extremely surprised if it does flop. Besides, these games have caused a massive headache for some of the sites. There are even Twitter users who have thrown some nasty abuse towards Serebii, the founder of this forum. In fact, I'm worried that this thread may attract unwanted attention from haters that want the games to flop. I personally think it would be best if this thread was locked with immediate effect.
  17. Hunter Zolomon

    Hunter Zolomon Into the Shadows Staff Member Moderator

    I'm sure it won't be long before this thread spirals out of control and the senseless arguing and personal attacks ensue. I'm just going to save our mod team the trouble and close this thing now. Sorry folks.
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