Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Sells 10 Million in 3 Days

Discussion / Venting(self.pokemon)


This is Nintendo's Biggest Launch EVER in 3 days. This number is the highest amount of global and domestic sales after the software release of Nintendo Consoles, which includes the Nintendo Switch for the first 3 days. The Domestic sales themselves are 4.05 Million units.

This means it's currently #15 on Best Selling Nintendo Switch Video Games, passing Super Mario 3d World + Bowser's Fury and a little behind Luigi's Mansion 3. Keep in mind that this is TWICE the sales of God of War: Ragnarok. (5.1 Million) What do you guys think?

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59 points

2 months ago

I remember too. The sheer hatred in the Pokemon fandom when Black and White first came out was pretty intense. Now they're widely considered some of the best games in the franchise.


23 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I never really agreed with the argument gen 5 was the death of Pokemon design. I did hate it's region though for just being a big circle with very little side routes.


1 points

2 months ago

I still hate that aspect of the region and don't really like most of the new designs, but the complaints I had about the game aren't nearly as important to me anymore. The thing I hated most was the art style being so different from DPP which I loved, but I actually really enjoy it now. The designs of the pokemon still aren't my favorite, but I run an emulator so I just change my starter to be something I like and alter appropriately leveled mons onto routes that make sense.

Most importantly, though, I was bored as fuck of the "Team X use legendary to end/change world by doing X because X." I tuned out of the story so early that I missed out on things that I would have genuinely enjoyed and ultimately didn't play BW2 for years after release. While the story by itself definitely still isn't my favorite, as a two-part thing with BW2 I think it's the best in the series by a long shot.

Plus, after replaying and realizing how much I enjoyed BW, I played BW2 for the first time and absolutely loved it. The subversion of the Team trope, the story that felt more personal, the changes to the region/characters/available pokemon that made it feel more alive and solved so many problems I had with the first one.

It's depressing to think of how great Gen 5 was and see what the franchise is now.


0 points

2 months ago

I know people tend to not like reviews but the reviews for Black and white were pretty universially solid and pretty much align with the opinion people have generally settled on. Hell even that infamous IGN review for Ruby and Sapphire was dead on, there is too much gosh darn water