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Pokemon Sword And Shield Get Release Day Discount, Including Double Pack For $20 Off

Nintendo's newest Pokemon games are already available at a discount.

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Pokemon fans, the time has come--Pokemon Sword and Shield, the first main-series Pokemon games to launch on a home console and one of Nintendo's most highly anticipated releases for Nintendo Switch, is out now. The games released November 15, and while it's now too late to get the game's pre-order bonuses, you can still grab Pokemon Sword and/or Shield at a nice discount.

Nintendo fans don't usually expect to save money on a first-party Switch game when it first releases, particularly if it's one of Nintendo's most popular franchises, like Pokemon. But this year, Pokemon fans are in luck, as Sword and Shield is currently on sale for $49.94 ($10 off) at Walmart stores. This offer is in-stores only, meaning you'll need to actually drive to your local Walmart and make the purchase.

This offer was spotted by deals site Cheap Ass Gamer. According to the below photo, the double pack (which contains both games) is also on sale, selling for $99.98 instead of $120. These discounts are basically unheard of for a new Pokemon game and we doubt Black Friday will offer anything better, so if you're planning to get Pokemon for yourself or someone on your Christmas list, this is likely the best offer you'll find.

This is only the latest in a growing list of games that received release day discounts at Walmart this year, including Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Astral Chain, and Luigi's Mansion 3.

On the topic of Pokemon deals, you can also save nearly 50% on the collector's edition of the Pokemon Sword and Shield: Official Galar Region Strategy Guide right now at Amazon. Normally sold for $40, the 400-page collector's edition is currently on sale for $24.85, and it includes a special black hardcover featuring the game's legendaries and a Joy-Con controller skin decal.

The games earned a 9/10 in GameSpot's Pokemon Sword and Shield review. "In collecting, battling, and exploring, Sword and Shield cut out the bloat and focus on what makes these pillars of the Pokemon games so captivating in the first place," wrote Kallie Plagge. "You're not held back by overly complicated back-end systems or hoops to jump through; from the outset, you can start wandering the Galar region, seeing its new Pokemon, and trying out its new battle strategies with very little in your way. This leaves you free to enjoy what Pokemon is all about, and that makes for an incredibly strong showing for the series' proper debut on Switch."

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