Could the popularity of SNES Classic lead to the revival of 16 bit gaming? 

The SNES Classic is quite possibly the most popular game console in retail stores right now.  In fact it seems like the SNES Classic has been talked about more than the PS4 or the Xbox One back in September of 2017.  The fact that pre orders for  the retro based game console sold out very fast shows the world how popular the SNES was back in the 90’s and how nostalgia has contributed to more people having a strong desire to purchase the SNES Classic in the late 10’s.


While the 16 bit started to decease back in the mid 90’s there are many retro gamers who believe that the 16 bit era wasn’t long enough.  When it comes down to 16 bit of gaming during the early to mid 90’s some would argue that the golden era video games took place around that particular time period.  While the SNES and the Sega Genesis had provided us with many unforgettable titles during the early 90’s it wouldn’t be a surprise to some of the popularity of the SNES Classic leads to a higher demand of more 16 bit video games in the future.  

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Was Killer Instinct Gold overlooked on the N64? 

When we think about head to head fighting games from the 90’s we think about Tekken, Soul Calibur, Street Fighter Alpha series and others.  However, a majority of these fighting games were released on the PS1 or the Sega Dreamcast back in the 90’s.  For the N64 we did not get to many memorable head to head fighting titles maybe with the exception of Mortal Kombat 4 and Killer Instinct Gold.

As cool as Killer Instinct Gold was for the Nintendo 64 the game could have gained more recognition and sold more worldwide if it started off in arcade centers first.  However, the popularity slowly started to decline following the early 90’s due to the fighting genre becoming more competitive at the time in terms of gaming.  Even though, the game had 3D backgrounds and stages it still had 2D gameplay.  If Rare had decided to make a fully 3D Killer Instinct game for the N64 it would have been interesting to see how well it would have done in terms of sales.

Will the new updates for the Nintendo Switch help with sales?


It has been recently reported that the latest version of the Nintendo Switch has received some new updates that would make the gaming experience for players more convenient and enjoyable.  The Nintendo Switch version 4.00 will allow players to transfer saved game data along with the video capturing for games such as Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Arms, Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart Deluxe 8.  

In terms of whether or not these new features will help the hybrid console in terms sales is not much of a question; especially considering the fact that the Nintendo Switch has managed to selling 2.5 million units worldwide within a few months following it release.  If we get the data transfer and the video capture feature on the Nintendo Switch for the same price of approximately $300 as the original version then that would be considered good news.  If the Nintendo  Switch 4.00 is more expensive for whatever reason that definitely be questioned by people who still want to buy the hybrid console.  

Would the Crash Bandicoot N’ Sane trilogy be a success on the Nintendo Switch?

  

Without a doubt the Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy are considered to be good set games from the series that turned out to be a huge success for the PS4 following its release June 2017.  Since its release this past summer the Crash Bandicoot N’Sane Trilogy has managed to sell over 2.5 million units worldwide on the PS4.


While the Crash Bandicoot series has generally contained impressive platform titles on PlayStation based consoles some wonder whether or not the Crash Bandicoot N’Sane series could work on the Nintendo Switch.  Nintendo based consoles have always had pretty good platform games in fact the Crash Bandicoot N’Sane trilogy could have make big impact as far as the Nintendo Switch is concerned.  It’s been years since many fans of the series have questioned whether or not there will be a Crash Bandicoot game on a home based Nintendo console.  The Crash Bandicoot N’Sane Trilogy would definitely be a success on the Nintendo Switch especially considering the popularity of both the console and the game itself.

Is the SNES Classic a bigger success than the Nintendo Switch?

Ever since the SNES Classic was released in late September of 2017 the retro based game console had managed to exceed the expectations of many worldwide in terms of sales.  It has been reported that the SNEE Classic has managed to sell over 368,000 within the first four days of its release which is more than the Nintendo Switch has done in a week during its first week.  


The Nintendo Switch had only managed to sell over 330,000 units worldwide during its first week following its release in early March 2017 and has now reached over 2.5 million units in terms of worldwide sales.  If anything the nostalgia of retro video game titles may have played a significant factor in the SNES Classic selling more than the Nintendo Switch.  


Not only were many old school games attracted to the SNES Classic but the console featured classics such as Mega Man X, Star Fox, F-Zero, Secret of Mana and others for on $80 plus tax.   Also, most of the games on the SNES Classic are often hard to find in used video game stores in general which usually forces people to buy these titles on eBay or Amazon.  As of right now it’s a little tough to predict how much the SNES will sell worldwide within a year.  But at the current rate that the SNES Classic is flying off the shelfs in electronic retail stores cross countries like Japan and America it would be safe to expect at least one million units worldwide before September 2018.  

Should there have been an Ice Climbers game for the SNES?

When it comes down to NES Classics Ice Climbers is a title that many think in regards to video games from the 80’s.  Ice Climbers is one of the few platform games that never received any type of SNES sequel.  Some might argue that Ice Climbers was was over shadowed by countless platform titles such as Super Mario Bros, Castlevania, Mega Man, Adventure Island and others.  


The whole concept of Ice Climbers was basic and involved passing through each level by going upwards instead of sideways like many other traditional 2D platformers. One of the cool things about Ice Climbers was that it was a multiplayer platform title that where two players could play simultaneously instead of taking terms unlike the Super Mario Bros Trilogy for the NES.  Looking back at things now it would have been interesting to see what an Ice Climbers game would have looked like on the SNES or the Nintendo 64 especially since the landscape of gaming had started to dramatically evolve throughout the 90’s.  

Was Super Mario Bros 3 a better game than Super Mario World?  

When it comes down to the Super Mario Bros series both Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario World were considered to be classics.  While Super Mario Bros 3 is considered to be one of the best selling titles for the NES Super Mario World is considered to be top SNES titles of all time.  The map feature that allowed players to travel to different levels was introduced in Super Mario Bros 3.  


But the world got to witness the introduction of Yoshi in addition to new villains and gameplay mechanics which made Super Mario World an unforgettable gaming experience.  Also, both games were so popular that a television series and a musical comedy television series were made based of the success of each title shortly after they were released.  Its really hard to choose between Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario World in terms which game is better overall because they were both considered to be gems for the NES and the SNES consoles during the late 80’s and the early 90’s.