As of right now one of the hottest topics within the gaming world right now involves the upcoming release of the PS1 Classic in December. The announcement regarding the release of the PS1 Classic by Sony caught many people by surprise but has everyone excited. The PS1 Classic will include at least 20 pre-loaded games such as Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3 and many more that were best sellers for the original back in the mid to late 90’s. As many people in terms of sales the PS1 clearly had more success than the SNES. Since it initial release back in 1994 the PS1 has managed to sell over 102 million units worldwide while the the SNES had managed to reach slightly over 49 million since its release back in 1990.
While the SNES Classic has been a success since September 2017 and reaching over 5.2 million units worldwide in terms of sales there are many who are speculating whether or not the PS1 Classic will surpass it in term if sales. Seeing that Black Friday is coming up in November along with Christmas in December there is a pretty good chance that the PS1 Classic can possibly rival the SNES Classic in terms of sales. In fact, its almost guaranteed that the PS1 Classic will sell more than one million units worldwide within month.
There are so many big titles that are expected to appear on the Nintendo Switch between now and 2019 that everyone is looking forward to seeing. One of the many big releases that everyone is looming forward to seeing in October is Disgaea 1: Complete which is expected to appear on the Nintendo Switch along with the PlayStation 4 in America on the 9th and in Europe on the 12th. For those who never got a chance to enjoy Disgaea: Hour of Darkness back in the 00’s you will have the opportunity to enjoy Nippon Ichi Software’s RPG classic that started the series.
Not only was the original Disgaea: Hour of Darkness game critically acclaimed it has also been ported for various game systems including the Nintendo DS and Microsoft Windows since its initial release back in 2003. Seeing how popular Disgaea: Hour of Darkness was back in the 00’s many people are questioning how well the game will do in terms of sales. There is a strong possibility that Disgaea 1: Complete can sell over one million copies worldwide within a few months especially since the holiday season is coming up in December along with Black Friday in November.
There are so many big video game releases that the world is looking forward to seeing as we get closer to 2019. One of the games that many everyone is talking about right now is Dark Souls: Remastered which is set to be ported for the Nintendo Switch next month in October. As many people know this popular Action-RPG was FromSoftware and published Namco Bandi Games which was initially released for the PlayStation 3 along with the Xbox 360 back in 2011. Since its release Dark Souls has been ported to PC back in 2012 and released for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox back in May of this year.
Since its initial release Dark Souls has become one of the most popular Action-RPG’s of the 10’s decade and had managed to sell over 2.3 million units worldwide. For those who are huge fans of Dark Souls and currently own a Nintendo Switch the game will be available for the hybrid console on October 19th for $39.99. It will be interesting how successful the Switch port of Dark Souls will be following its release this upcoming month.
There are so many cool games that the world is looking forward to seeing as we progress throughout the rest of 2018 into next year. One of the more interesting games that many people will be excited on seeing next month is a game developed by Way Forward and published by GameMill Entertainment called Goosebumps the game. For those who were fans of the show or even the books created by famous author R.L. Stine back in the 90’s this is probably a game worth checking out since there are not many games within the series. For those who do not know Goosebumps the Game was initially released back in October 2015 and was released for various consoles including the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.
This single player point and click game will allow people to investigate clues in relation to their surroundings. In the process players are expected to outsmart some of R. L. Stine’s most popular monsters while trying to stay alive which makes for an interesting mystery-puzzle horror game for those who are interested in purchasing Goosebumps the Game it will be available for the Nintendo Switch on October 9th for $29.99.
As many people know we got to see many awesome high profile RPG titles throughout the 2000’s decade. In relation to the Final Fantasy series one of the most popular RPG titles of the 00’s that we saw on the PlayStation 2 was Final Fantasy X. As many people know Final Fantasy X ended up becoming one of the best selling video games for the PS2 back in the early 00’s as it reached over 8 million copies worldwide. The addition of a new in-game mechanics such as the Conditional Turn Based Battle System (CTB) which replaced the Active Time Battle System (ATB) provided players with a different gaming experience in contrast to what they were generally used to seeing the Final Fantasy series.
Final Fantasy X was so popular on the PS2 following its release it eventually received a sequel back 2003 known as Final Fantasy X-2 where the iconic trio known as the Gullwings made their debut. Final Fantasy X-2 was also praised by various gaming publications as well since it had a much to offer a Final Fantasy X did. Both Final Fantasy X & X-2 eventually went on to sell over 14 million copies worldwide for the PlayStation 2 together. Final Fantasy X & X-2 is widely regarded as two of the best 3D RPG titles that Square Enix has made during the 00’s. In fact, both Final Fantasy X & X-2 were both so popular they received HD remakes for the PS3 and the PS4 in late 2013.
Final Fantasy XIII was also a big RPG that Square Enix released between late 2009-early 2010 for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. Many people loved the visuals for Final Fantasy XIII along with the inclusion of the traditional Active Time Battle (ATB) battle system that was used for this game. The addition features such as the “Crystarium” along with the “Paradigm” system was something new that long time fans of the FF series were not used to seeing in relation to developing the skills and abilities of the characters. While some people complained about the features in relation to the leveling system others were able to easily adapt to quite well. As of last year it was reported Final Fantasy XIII had managed to sell over 7 million copies worldwide since its release back 2009.
Following the initial popularity & success of Final Fantasy XIII we got to see a direct sequel to the game entitled Final Fantasy XIII-2 which some people may prefer over Final Fantasy XIII in terms of gameplay. Despite, not selling as much as Final Fantasy XIII there was no doubt that FFXIII-2 was also very popular following its release between late 2011-early 2012. Since its release Final Fantasy XIII-2 had reportedly sold over 3.7 million units worldwide and was one of the most enjoyable RPG titles of the early 10’s. While both Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy XIII were very impressive along with their direct sequels as far as popularity is concerned many would probably give FFX the edge over FFXIII. Final Fantasy X seemed to have more memorable characters along with being within the top five best selling games of arguably the greatest game console of the 2000’s the PlayStation 2.
As of right now Kingdom Hearts III is currently one of the biggest games that the world is looking forward to seeing in 2019. This is a game that is at least 13 years on the making and is expected to appear on he PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One between January 25th and January 29th. Kingdom Hearts III looks very impressive in terms of visuals especially since the game was made after Square Enix decided to utilize the Unreal Engine 4. The game has an interesting story that involves returning characters such as Sora and other popular Disney characters such as Donald Duck, King Mickey, Goofy and others.
In terms of the exact number of sales Kingdom Hearts III will have following its release in January is questionable. But there is absolutely no question that Kingdom Hearts III will sell more than one million copies within its first week. But seeing how popular the Kingdom Hearts series has been since the early 00’s there is a good chance that Kingdom Hearts III could end up selling over one million copies within the first day of its release.
There are so many cool games that the world is looking forward to seeing as we get closer to 2019. One of the many cool titles that people are talking about is an upcoming arcade styled action-adventure game entitled Rise & Shine. For those who do not know Rise & Shine is game developed by Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team and published by Adult Swim games. This bullet-hell side-scrolling shooter game looks like it has the potential to be one of the best 2D titles of 2018.
Not only does Rise & Fall have amazing graphics but it also gives players the option to choose what difficulty they compete the game on. Players can choose from mode such as Normal, Hard and Turbo as they try to threat off various threats from zombies all the way to robot armadas. For those who are into action adventure bullet hell shooters you will be happy to know that this game will be available on September 27th for $14.99.