The biggest gaming news for November 23, 2022

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is selling like hot cakes and we’re getting our first look at a new and improved The Witcher 3.

It’s never a quiet day in the games industry and today proved to be no exception. There’s plenty of big news to pass on, including the announcement that Pokemon Scarlet & Violet has already sold a whopping 10 million units since release.

Aside from that, we got our first look at the upcoming current-gen update for The Witcher 3, while Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard could potentially take a turn for the worse soon. Read on for all the details.

Related: Where Are Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s Special Attackers?

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet has sold over 10 million copies in just 3 days

We’ll start with those ridiculous Pokemon Scarlet & Violet numbers, as Nintendo has announced that it has sold over 10 million units in just three days, making it Nintendo’s biggest software launch in the company’s entire history. Pretty good for Game Freak and Nintendo, though fans aren’t too happy with the boast given how poorly the game is being received for its performance issues.

Geralt faces the camera and walks away from a group of thugs in a tavern in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3’s Current-Gen Update adds a photo mode

The highly anticipated “next-gen” update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is just around the corner, and CD Projekt Red has given us a look at the changes it’s making to the base game. For starters, the game is getting a photo mode, giving the player the option to take a cheeky selfie with all sorts of gruesome horrors. The update also adds a “Quick-Sign” mode so you don’t have to keep going to the radial menu, as well as several pieces of DLC inspired by the Netflix show.

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Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is ‘probably’ blocked by the FTC

Microsoft has been trying to convince regulators that Activision Blizzard’s acquisition is perfectly healthy for the games industry, but the FTC reportedly took no notice. According to three anonymous sources cited by Politico, the FTC will “likely” file an antitrust suit against the deal to have it blocked. If this actually happens, Microsoft will have to fight for the deal in US courts, likely delaying what is already shaping up to be a rather lengthy acquisition.

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God Of War Ragnarok is now PlayStation’s fastest selling first party game

Santa Monica also had some impressive sales figures to show off regarding God of War Ragnarok today. Somewhat overshadowed by Pokemon’s ridiculous numbers, Raganrok has been announced to have sold a very impressive 5.1 million units since launch, making it the fastest selling first party launch in PlayStation history. People just can’t get enough of Kratos and Atreus.

Jacob Lee looks at the camera in The Callisto Protocol.

The Callisto Protocol adds more death animations as part of the Season Pass

Finally, one of The Callisto Protocol’s biggest draws is undoubtedly its gore. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, those into it want to see protagonist Jacob dismembered, mutilated and pulverized in every way possible. Developer Striking Distance is more than happy to satiate that bloodlust as it will be introducing 13 grizzly new death animations as part of the season pass. Good news for fans, bad news for Jacob.

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