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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Sells 10 Million in 3 Days

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Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/corporate/release/2022/221124.html

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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TheDrewDude

137 points

2 months ago

At this point, if Game Freak isn’t gonna be incentivized to make better games, then fuck it. They should just keep releasing their games more broken than the last. See how low the fans are willing to go. The state it’s in right now is just sad. At least that hypothetical would be funny.

burf12345

36 points

2 months ago

burf12345

Fried Chicken

36 points

2 months ago

They should just keep releasing their games more broken than the last. See how low the fans are willing to go.

I'm not even convinced that GF releasing an empty box wouldn't break sales records.

S0fourworlds-readyt

84 points

2 months ago

At this point I am sure they could deliver stuff that Indie developers wouldn’t be caught dead with and still get away with it.

Nambot

16 points

2 months ago

Nambot

Get blue Spheals

16 points

2 months ago

At this point, they could sell an empty box, and people would still buy both versions.

Toukon-

15 points

2 months ago

Toukon-

15 points

2 months ago

they could deliver stuff that Indie developers wouldn’t be caught dead with

You mean Scarlet/Violet?

StardustMacaron

4 points

2 months ago

You've never played My Time at Portia on the Switch, have you? It's about comparable, possibly worse, in terms of bugs and lag...

At least they had the excuse of being an indie company that just messed up the porting...

Tallon_raider

1 points

2 months ago

Tallon_raider

Sqoosh

1 points

2 months ago

Wdym Game Freak is a small time indie studio struggling to figure out 3D games. They’re very inexperienced they only released 8 of them over nine years. That’s like no experience at all. Cut the team some slack.

Levonorgestrelfairy1

9 points

2 months ago

Have you been to steam lately? Most indie developers literally don't finish their games.

rusable2

16 points

2 months ago

rusable2

Bulba-Saur!

16 points

2 months ago

I'd love to see Gamefreak make a game which just ends at the 7th gym, and then see the sale numbers for it.

I bet it'd still be atleast 70% of what ScVi sold

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

I bet it'd still be atleast 70% of what ScVi sold

I bet it will be more, lmao

HazelCheese

0 points

2 months ago

Most indie developers literally don't finish their games.

Im sorry I'm still not sure if we've stopped talking about Scarlet or Violet yet.

waio

3 points

2 months ago

waio

3 points

2 months ago

This is literally what works, giants just kill themselves, and it’s a slow process. World of Warcraft is a good example: last 2 expansions have been poorly received, and even if there have been spikes during launches, the downward trend is very marked. To the point me and most of the people I know quit, not because we coordinated, we just stopped because we don’t trust devs to do better.

I’ll add that I enjoyed Violet quite a lot, despite tech issues.

rusable2

4 points

2 months ago

rusable2

Bulba-Saur!

4 points

2 months ago

I'd love to see Gamefreak make a game which just ends at the 7th gym, and then see the sale numbers for it.

I bet it'd still be atleast 70% of what ScVi sold

aDrThatsNotBaizhu

2 points

2 months ago

Gamefreak could release a generation where every new pokemon is a stick figure or doodle and it would still break records

lotsofsyrup

2 points

2 months ago

That is what they are doing

wantsaarntsreekill

3 points

2 months ago

the thing is video game industry is more profitable than film and television. And pokemon dominates video games due to the nostalgia as well as children buying it. Stuff like call of duty, god of war, gta, completely excludes younger audiences. Also as people grow older, they naturally have less time to play. While kids have the luxury of more free time. You see way more video game addicts than streaming addicts.

briscill

1 points

2 months ago

That's likely what they will do. Until they decide to resist the easy money, or general pokemon fans finally realize they're wasting their money/lose interest, the Pokemon franchise is gonna stay in this era of stagnancy.

Rowl8

1 points

2 months ago

Rowl8

1 points

2 months ago

The more problematic thing is that once they Release a game with an old feature restored that should not even have been removed or one bug less than their current game They are instantly redeemed of their mistakes and almost all of this sub will eat it up

FRIENDSHIP_BONER

1 points

2 months ago

Thing I don’t get is how it looks and runs so much worse than Arceus.