Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gets first update, Nintendo acknowledge performance issues

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has been getting rave reviews for its gameplay but it’s also received criticism for its performance.

Fortunately, a new update has rolled out for the game which begins to address some of that criticism directly, with a very Un-Nintendo disclaimer alongside it which says.

We are thankful that Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are being played by so many consumers, but we are also aware that players may encounter issues that affect the games’ performance. Our goal is always to give players a positive experience with our games, and we apologise for the inconvenience. We take the feedback from players seriously, and are working on improvements to the games.

This update doesn’t seem to improve the main performance issues people are citing at this stage, but the acknowledgement suggests more is on the way.

Here is what you can expect from version 1.1.0 available from today.

  • Following the start of Ranked Battles season 1, you can now enjoy Ranked Battles from the Battle Stadium.
    • Please check the in-game notice for more details about Ranked Battles Season 1.
  • An issue has been fixed that caused the music to not play correctly during the battles with the Elite Four and the Top Champion in the Victory Road path.
  • Various other issues have also been fixed.

We loved Pokémon Scarlet and Violet but did also acknowledge the performance issues in our overview. Here’s what we said.

Looking to pick up a copy yourself? Here’s a guide and what you need to know

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