More differences to consider before you buy one or the other.
Pokemon Sword and Shield will have version-exclusive gyms, adding more weight to which iteration of the game players decide to pick up.
New gameplay shown off on YouTube has confirmed the version-exclusive gyms, with different gym leaders featuring in each. As examples, Fighting-type expert Bea will appear inside Pokemon Sword, while creepy Ghost-type leader Allister will feature in Pokemon Shield.
Not every gym will be version-exclusive, of course — leaders like Chairman Rose will feature in both titles.
You can check out the leaders alongside a bit of extra gameplay below. Will the version-exclusive gyms impact which title you buy?