As a platform series that has been around since the 00’s many people will agree that Jak and Dexter had deserved far better in terms of overall recognition in the gaming world. When the Jax series had started on the Sony PlayStation back in the early 00’s many people were impressed by the 3D levels and gameplay for original game. Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy was such a popular platform title for the PlayStation 2 when it was first released and managed to sell over 3 million units worldwide since its release during the later part of 2001. When the Jax and Dexter series first started in the early 00’s it was around the same time period when Nintendo had released their Gamecube console in gaming markets worldwide. Even though, Naughty Dog already had popular titles such as the Crash Bandicoot series featured on PlayStation consoles it would have been cool to see what it would have been like if the Jak series was included on the Nintendo Gamecube.
When it comes down to platforming titles video games seem to stand out more on the Nintendo based consoles than they do for PlayStation. As we all know the rise of the first and third person shooter genre during the 00’s was one of the many reasons why platforming games started to decline in popularity in comparison to the 90’s. However, it did not stop the Jak series from thriving in terms of sales in the 00’s in any way. Following the release of Jak and Daxter a prequel entitled Jak II had managed to sell more than 2 million units worldwide since its release back in 2003. With the numbers that the Jak series was doing in sales during the early 00’s one could only imagine how popular the series would have became on the Nintendo Gamecube. Some people would argue that the Jak series would have been overshadowed by Mario games if it were featured on the Nintendo Gamecube in the early 00’s. The fact that the Jak and Daxter series was featured on games console other than Nintendo is what made the series stand out. If the Jak and Daxter series was included on Xbox consoles it would probably still be as popular as it is.