When it comes down to popular games for the Nintendo Switch as it relates to 2018 Mario Tennis Aces is one of the many titles that comes to mind. Since its release back in June 2018 Mario Tennis Aces has received mainly positive reactions from both fans and critics alike and has managed to reach at least 2 million copies worldwide as it relates to sales. Despite, how well Mario Tennis Aces did in relation to sales within three months there were some people who felt that the appeal of game itself revolved mainly around the story mode and could of been more giving in relation to local multiplayer gameplay. Despite, Mario Tennis Aces having excellent visuals and gameplay which was far superior than that of its 2015 predecessor Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash for the Wii-U Nintendo could have definitely placed more emphasis on creating a more robust local multiplayer gaming experience.
Despite, the areas that Mario Tennis Aces is weak in its still considered to be s very solid sports title for the Nintendo Switch and is a game worth purchasing if you have been a fan of the Mario Tennis series since the year 2000. For those who have not played Mario Tennis Aces and have played Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash you will be happy to know that this game is much better in comparison.
Aside from the Switch sone of the most popular game systems that we have seen from Nintendo this decade includes the SNES Classic along with the Wii-U. While many people would argue that the SNES Classic was more popular than the Wii-U before and after its release there is no question that it definitely did not sell quite as much. While the SNES Classic managed to reach at least 5 million units worldwide in sales the Wii-U reached over 9 million. Its possible that the SNES Classic could have eventually surpassed the amount that the Wii-U has sold worldwide within four years if Nintendo had decided to continue the production of the retro mini 16-bit console.
While the Wii-U was a console that fell well below Nintendo’s expectations in relation to sales the SNES Classic exceeded the company’s expectations in roughly over a year. While the Wii-U has incredible games such as Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo Land, Zelda: Skyward Sword, Bayonetta 2 and others that were big during the 10’s decade the 16-bit classics from the 90’s were almost just as popular on the SNES between late 2017 and the present. In terms of which console was a bigger attraction during the 10’s decade is debatable especially since more people are focusing the Nintendo Switch right now.
As many people know the PlayStation VR has been popular since its retail release back in October 2016. In over the past two years Sony has managed to sell at least 3 million VR headsets worldwide which is actually quite impressive considering the fact that Virtual Reality gameplay has yet to reach its peak in popularity just yet. With titles such as Batman: Arkham VR, Tetris Effect and many others some question whether or not cinema would be big in relation to Virtual Reality. Similar to how older generation consoles such as the PS1 & PS2 had additional features such as being able to listen to music from CD’s some argue that Sony should be more creative in relation to increasing the overall satisfaction among customers in relation to their consoles and their accessories.
If the next generation console and headset which are known as the PlatStation 5 and the PSVR 2 had features that allowed players to watch high definition or Blu-Ray movies using a Virtual Reality headset that would be incredible. However, unless people are making their own movies or internet video from scratch and posting them on the internet for a online community such as YouTube too see than the PSVR in general would most likely be better suited for gaming.
As many people know the production of the Wii-U was discontinued back in early 2017 mainly due to how poorly the console did in sales since its initial release back in late 2012. The Wii-U has managed to sell roughly under 10 million units worldwide since its release despite having awesome games such as Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Nintendo Land, Xenoblade Chronicles, Bayonetta 2 and others. If Nintendo did not discontinue the Wii-U console when they its highly debatable on how much the console would ended up selling between 2017-2018. Some would argue that the Wii-U may not have even reached 20 million units worldwide in sales especially considering the fact that the Switch console has managed to hit at least 22 million within the past two years. If the Wii-U remained available in retail it would most likely continue to lag in sales especially since everyone is more interested in the Nintendo Switch right now.
The fact that the Wii-U managed to sell less than 10 million units worldwide in the time span of four years tells you everything you need to know about how much of a flop the console was commercially in comparison to systems such as the Wii, Nintendo Switch and evening the SNES back in the 90’s. However, knowing that the Nintendo Switch is not backwards compatible with Wii-U games its possible that titles that appeared on the last generation console will be even more of an attraction today than they were following their respective releases.
When it comes down to memorable falling block puzzle games of the 90’s two of the most memorable titles that comes to mind are Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine along with Super Puzzle Fighter Turbo II. Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine was pretty unique especially since its was probably game within the Sonic series where a villain had his own title named after him. Despite, how challenging the artificial intelligence was in Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine some people through that the absence of Sonic the Hedgehog was downside in the game itself instead having the unnamed player defeat Eggman and his minions in a total of thirteen different stages. Either way, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine was a 16-bit classic for the Sega Genesis but as far as popularity is concerned some would probably put it behind the likes of Super Puzzle Fighter Turbo II which came out in 1996.
There is no doubt that Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo was a more popular game especially since it had better visuals, soundtracks along with a star-studded roster of characters from the Street Fighter and DarkStalkers series. Characters such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Morrgian, Felicia and others made Super Puzzle Fighter Turbo II an enjoyable experience. Also, unlike generic title dropping puzzle games from the 90’s there were fighting elements in Super Puzzle Fighter Turbo II such as hitting special and super moves for each link combo players created when stacking titles. Also, unlike Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine the Super Puzzle Fighter Turbo II title actually had playable characters to choose from making the game itself more memorable 22 years later.
When we think about popular Nintendo titles that has appeared on various consoles throughout the past 12 years two top games that instantly comes to mind are The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess along with Xenoblade Chronicles. While the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was arguably the best games within its series during the 00’s Xenoblade Chronicles was definitely one of the best titles within the Xeno series since its inception which started back in the late 90’s. Both Zelda: Twilight Princess and Xenoblade Chronicles were attractions on the Wii console and considered to be games that deserves to be ported for the Nintendo Switch. But as many people know Xenoblade Chronicles 2 along with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are two top games for the hybrid console right now.
In fact, both Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and and Zelda: Breath of the Wild have been top games on the Nintendo Switch since 2017. However, there is no question that the Zelda series is much more popular and seeing Twilight Princess ported to the Nintendo Switch would be awesome. However, Twilight Princess received an HD re-release for the Wii-U back in 2016 and there are many who believe that it should be left alone despite being one of the best 3D action-adventure games ever made. Zelda: Twilight Princess has been released for GameCube, Wii and the Wii-U which covers three generations of Nintendo game consoles. Xenoblade Chronicles has only appeared on the Wii and the New Nintendo 3DS since its initial release back in 2010. If anything seeing the 2010 Xenoblade Chronicles game on the Nintendo Switch would be more interesting but since Nintendo has no plans on making that a reality it seems unlikely to happen.
As many people know the Street Fighter EX series which initially started back in 1996 consisted of a trilogy of 3D fighting games within the series which were considered to be underrated. While the first Street Fighter EX Plus game had an arcade release in December ’96 before appearing on the PS1 during ’97 we got see a sequel known as EX 2 Plus 2 during ’98 which also received a positive reception from fans and critics alike. Following its arcade release in ’98 Street Fighter EX Plus 2 was eventually ported for the PS1 the following year in ’99 but was seeming overshadowed by titles such as Tekken 3 and Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes on that same console. While Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes also appeared in the Sega Dreamcast some argue that Street Fighter EX Plus 2 could have definitely stood out more the 128-bit game system back in 1999.
For reasons that many people are unaware of Street Fighter EX Plus 2 was never ported for the Sega Dreamcast which was a shame because Capcom was really making great fighting titles between the mid to late 90’s. But there is no question that Street Fighter EX Plus 2 would have looked far more superior visually on the Sega Dreamcast opposed to the PS1. Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha 2 could have definitely shined on the Sega Dreamcast in 1998 especially since games like Soul Calibur and King of Fighters ’98 did not appear on that console until ’99.