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Nintendo Aware of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Performance Issues, Promises To Patch Them

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the latest instalments in the long-running Nintendo-exclusive franchise, have been doing exceptionally well in the charts. Performance-wise, however, the two games leave much to be desired.

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Nintendo said it’s aware of the performance issues that are affecting the games, and it’s already working to improve the experience in the coming patches. The announcement came alongside the release of patch Ver. 1.1.0 on Thursday, 1 December, which kicks off Season 1 of Ranked Battles and resolves a music playback bug, among other fixes and improvements.


“Our goal is always to give players a positive experience with our games, and we apologise for the inconvenience,” wrote Nintendo in the patch notes. “We take the feedback from players seriously and are working on improvements to the games.”


The latest patch does improve performance a fair bit, according to the folks at GameXplain, with the frame rate being more stable than it previously was. The hope, of course, is that developer GameFreak can keep this up as the games do need a lot of fixes.

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet launched on 18 November in a less-than-polished state, marred by numerous bugs and poor technical performance from persistent frame rate drops to immersion-breaking visual flaws. The seemingly outdated graphics also became the subject of many complaints. Fans and review outlets alike were quick to note that if not for these issues, this new generation of Pokémon is a step forward for the franchise.


Still, the two Pokémon games proved to be blockbuster hits, selling a combined 10 million copies worldwide in just three days. Japan alone accounted for about four million copies in those early days. They're also now the fastest-selling exclusive on any of Nintendo's platforms, which is an incredible feat considering the company's long history.


In comparison, Sony's fastest-selling PlayStation game, God of War: Ragnarok, only sold about five million or so copies during its launch week. The numbers suggest that Nintendo can still compete with the likes of Sony and Microsoft in the console space, despite it usually having less powerful hardware.

 
  • Nintendo said it’s aware of the performance issues that are affecting Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. and it’s already working to improve the experience in the coming patches.

  • “Our goal is always to give players a positive experience with our games, and we apologise for the inconvenience,” said the company.

  • The two Pokémon games launched in a less-than-polished state, marred by numerous bugs and poor technical performance, from persistent frame rate drops to immersion-breaking visual flaws.

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