Pokémon Sword and Shield – over before it’s begun?

An analysis of E3 viewing figures shows that Pokémon Sword and Shield have caused quite the upset within the Pokémon community.

With more information revealed at E3 about Pokémon Sword and Shield, initially there was a lot of hype. This however died down extremely quickly, once it was apparent that it would not be possible, as it stands, to transfer Pokémon outside of the Galar Dex to Pokémon Sword and Shield. Sparking quite the outrage from the community, it has caused Pokémon Sword and Shield to be the most disliked game revealed at E3.

This is based on the ratio of dislikes per view, in which the new Pokémon games shot to the top of the list with 0.051 dislikes per view. A small number when looked at here, however that means out of the total views for the trailer, around 56,000 people actually disliked that one video. It’s also worth noting that the second highest was Battletoads, which came in at nearly half the amount at 0.028 dislikes per view. To give a more accurate representation, see the image below which is from an analysis done by VizionEck:

An interesting reaction to the news, that’s for sure! With such a strong reaction, do you think that the ability to transfer Pokémon outside of the Galar Dex will be changed before release, or afterwards through patches? Do you think that the reaction itself is too strong, considering how little we know about the game currently? As always, let us know what you think!

Image from the VizionEck forums.

Edited by Aldo, bobandbill, Jake and Sheep.