Nintendo has announced that the latest mainline console releases of the Pokémon franchise, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, have sold over ten million units worldwide within their first three days of release, both physically and digitally. Additionally, this particular sales amount is now the highest Nintendo-achieved record for a three-day time period.
While this feat is certainly impressive, it does bring its fair share of concern due to how these titles were not adequately optimized prior to their release. Regardless of opinions on their core story and gameplay, it is undeniable that these games suffer from various bizarre bugs alongside poor performance and presentation faults.
However, money and results speak at the end of the day. Therefore, this achievement will potentially perpetuate an unfortunate precedent for the future. Here’s hoping patches at least arrive soon to remedy many of the more concerning glitches.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are the titles debuting the franchise’s ninth generation alongside a brand new locale, the Paldea region. Taking inspiration from the last console release, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, players can look forward to exploring an ambitious open world where there is no set story order for gym progression. There are also three story paths comprising the ever-familiar Gym challenge alongside the new Starfall Street and Herba Mystica routes.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are currently available for Nintendo Switch.
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