Nintendo stated Wednesday that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet offered greater than 10 million copies throughout the first three days for the reason that Nintendo Swap launch. The video games have been launched Nov. 18, and have since reached the “highest international gross sales degree for any software program on any Nintendo platform throughout the first three days.” That is despite a launch that’s been marred by numerous severe efficiency and graphical points.
It’s been a significant record-breaking launch for Nintendo, surpassing an enormous launch with Pokémon Sword and Defend in 2019. The Pokémon Firm’s eighth-generation video games offered 6 million items worldwide over the launch weekend.
With the record-breaking gross sales, nevertheless, The Pokémon Firm appears to be having considered one of its buggiest launches but, too. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet launched with Pokémon and NPC pop-in points, horrendous body charges, and characters and Pokémon clipping by way of the world. Lots of the bugs are literally fairly amusing, however some are crashing the sport. On Wednesday, Digital Foundry, which is understood for its technical evaluation of video games, criticized the video games’ “complete technical failures,” saying they’re a step again from Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the opposite semi-open world sport The Pokémon Firm launched this yr. A variety of gamers have been asking for refunds on the sport as a result of efficiency issues, and lots of these gamers stated they’ve gotten them.
The factor is, regardless of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s points, the video games are what lots of Pokémon followers have been searching for. They’re the primary main iteration on the mainline collection’ video games, creating an open world through which Pokémon trainers can select their very own adventures by way of three totally different questlines. On high of that, gamers are lastly capable of head out on adventures with associates in Scarlet and Violet’s multiplayer element.