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Nintendo has confirmed the game-breaking Pokemon X and Y glitch that occurs when gamers save the game in a specific area, and are now offering a way to avoid it.
Users were reporting that once they saved the game in Lumiose City, the 3DS console froze up and upon loading the game up, returned to its frozen state.
The only option was to delete the save file and start the game over again causing huge frustration for game players.
According to IGN, Nintendo released a statement on its Japanese website that said they were working on a fix, and then provided keys to avoid it.
"We are preparing an application to recover saved game data for players whom this has happened to. This will be made available to download from Nintendo eShop as soon as possible," the site said. "We apologize sincerely for any inconvenience and ask you to please keep an eye on our website over the coming days for the latest information and updates."
Nintendo said the bug only occurs in certain areas, and showed a map of the places to avoid.
The company said to be absolutely safe, save the game in a Pokemon Center.
Pokemon X and Y has sold over 4 million copies globally as of last weekend, an impressive feat for a console that only has 35 million units in circulation with users.
While GTA 5 sold an incredible 12 million units in a day, they also had 160 million consoles to sell to, reports Techland.
The ratio between 3DS users and Pokemon X and Y is a greater testament to how highly regarded the game is, according to some.
"…when combining and comparing regional data for previous launches, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y would be the fastest-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time and are tracking ahead of the last Pokémon RPG titles, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, by more than 70 percent," Nintendo said in a public statement.
Comparatively, Pokemon Diamond and Pearl sold 1.75 million units in its first week.
245 million Pokemon games have been sold worldwide since the original Red and Blue, Nintendo has boasted.