6:00 AM

In the first three days on sale in Japan, Pokémon Sword and Shield sold 1.365 million copies at retail. While digital downloads aren’t included, these sales figures have made the games the biggest first-week Switch sellers to date in Japan. If you missed it, read Kotaku’s Pokémon Sword and Shield review here. 

9:37 AM

Who’s up for some Galar region Pokémon spotting? Today’s Pokémon Sword and Shield “livestream” is in full swing, with a camera set in the lush and lyrical Glimwood Tangle, ready to catch any pocket monsters that may wander into view. I’ll have it running in the background all day, slowly driving me insane. Join me!