In the end, did they had an official announcement for the Dexit in Japan ?
I can't say I'm 100% happy about this, I would like Game Freak to really improve Pokémon games from now on and stop this yearly release non-sense (the second part of SwSh is probably rushed because of a dead line) but I'm afraid they won't even bother if sales are just this good.
Impressive figures! Looking at the reactions of many fans, I am convinced that the gameplay of Sword and Shield is satisfactory(excluding the animations, that is).
I do have more thoughts about this, though. Not all can be pleased, and I think these sales are the reason Game Freak believes we are happy with what they are doing. What I believe is the truth is that we, as Pokemon fans, cannot avoid buying Pokemon games. No matter how incomplete a game might feel compared to the previous ones, most of us will still buy it as long as the 'Pokemon things' exist.
<~Trent (from this place) says the Wigglytuff circus above leads you to a nuzlockle run and credits Haychel for the avatar!
Hmmm. This is either kinda meh or really good, and I don't know which. Basically, I want Gamefreak to feel like they need to deliver REALLY well on their next games, so the criticism is necessary, but they need to feel like people are still super interested, so good sales are necessary. I hope the good sales numbers don't nullify the criticism, but if they don't, this is kinda best case scenario.
I wish there were better ways to let companies know about issues beyond just not buying it. It leads to a lot of companies just not caring about the opinions of people who will buy their stuff no matter what.
This goes to show you can't organize a boycott when the target demographic is kids. To say, "it's pokemon, therefore people will buy it," is to say Gamefreak is "stealing candy from babies." And you know that's what Gamefreak—no—Nintendo thinks every time they release a lazy game for 60.00 USD. Sure, it might be fruitless to suggest a boycott would succeed against a company that grosses off of children.
BUT, there is one thing we can be optimistic about: this controversy has served as an entry-level lesson in corporate greed and malfeasance, which transcends beyond The Pokemon Company. So get out there and eat the rich, zoomers. Go on.
I am going to be honest; I did not see this coming. I get that this is Pokemon we are talking about, but I do not recall a Pokemon game receiving so much backlash as S/S. Guess it goes to show that, "Fan Backlash < Sales." If fans truly love a product, they will buy it no matter what.