Odeko The Fallen Mar 22, 2018 10,039 Midwestern America Mar 25, 2020 #301 Dwebble said: Pokémon games sales aren’t in any meaningful way linked to the perceived quality of the games- they’ve been rock-solid WW for nearly two decades. Just because AC’s had an unprecedented launch, let’s not get revisionist about Sword and Shield’s performance- those games broke records when they came out. Click to expand... Click to shrink... Oh definitely, I guess I'm just wondering with how large of a Switch boost other franchises seem to be getting if it could have possibly been even more record breaking had the games been good. There's definitely upward pressure due to the platform and (probably) downward pressure due to the reception which makes it tough to know what the actual ceiling could have been. It would be tough to test that though. Maybe one of these days I'll pull out the old Excel and see statistically what the average increase in sales of Switch games is compared to previous entries to compare, but obviously even that would just be a rough estimate with tons of confounding variables.