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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have been released to the public and fans can’t get enough of the open game exploring the Paldea region and catching the many new Pokémon. These games have been reported to have surpassed 10 million units sold in three days, marking an amazing achievement for The Pokémon Company, making it the biggest launch for any Nintendo product within the three-day release window.
But before the official release and into the weekend when fans finally got their hands on it, many players reported multiple performance issues, a lack of features and character customization, and a general feeling of unpolishedness from the product. However, The Pokemon Company has not heard of these issues from their community.
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Many players shared their displeasure with Scarlet and Violet on Twitter and Reddit. The performance issues primarily occurred while playing the game in handheld mode. Many of the background animations are chunky, the overall framerate dropped in high-populated areas, and there were a handful of graphical glitches. Usually a handful of issues here and there happen, even with more gigantic games, but the number of shared images, gifs and videos from players centered around these issues is staggering. The same goes for players who weren’t able to give their character a wider variety of clothing options.
Regardless, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have been a huge success for The Pokémon Company. The changes to the overall framework of making it an open-world exploration game rather than a linear story could have been the push the game needed. There was a huge success behind this system with Pokémon Legends: Arceus. If the games continue in this direction with more innovation and the team continues to add more quality of life features, more players will likely flock to future titles.