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.
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.
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.
As many people know we have another crossover tag battle game to look forward to besides Dragon Ball FighterZ entitled BlazeBlue Cross Tag Battle in 2018. BlazeBlue Cross Tag Battle will be developed by Arc Work Systems and will feature 2D two on two tag team gameplay with many interesting characters such as Jin Kisarigi, Rachael Alucard, Hazama and others.
As excited as many are for this upcoming BlazeBlue title many are wondering which version of the game will end up selling more between the PS4 and the Nintendo Switch: While the PS4 version of the game may have better graphics BlazeBlue Cross Tag Battle is less likely to be overshadowed by RPG and first or third person shooter titles. Also, the fact that Marvel can Capcom Infinite was released for the PS4 a few weeks ago on the PS4 could most likely affect how much BlazeBlue Cross Tag Battle would do on the PS4 in terms of sales.
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.
As many people Final Fantasy VII are is set to be released for the PS4 sometime in the near future. While Final Fantasy VII Remake looks like its going to be a PS4 exclusive there are many who are anxious to see this game on other consoles such as the Xbox One X. The Xbox One X is set to be released next month on November 7th and as of right there are not too many exclusive titles on that particular game console. In fact many people are likely to have more Xbox One games or downloadable titles from Xbox Live for the Xbox One X.
While it would be exciting to see the Final Fantasy VII Remake One the Xbox One X the game will probably have more success in the long run if it remained exclusive for the PS4. After all, the original Final Fantasy VII game had managed to sell over 9 million units worldwide back in 1997 as a PS1 exclusive. Making the Final Fantasy VII Remake a PS4 exclusive will only add to the value of the game.
It would have been very interesting to see Final Fantasy 8 and 9 on the Sega Dreamcast back in the late 90’s. During the Final Fantasy series was very popular especially after the momentum that the series had following the success of Final Fantasy 7 on the PS1. Also, the Sega Dreamcast was probably at its peak in popularity during the late 90’s while having superior gameplay and graphics in comparison to the PS1.
However, Square Enix seemed like they were have ton of success when Final Fantasy 7 soared in popularity in 1997. At that point switching over from the PS1 to the Sega Dreamcast would not make to much sense. Also, Square Enix had decided to work more with Sony opposed to Nintendo way before the Sega Dreamcast was released in 1998. Even if Final Fantasy 8 & 9 was released for the Sega Dreamcast it would be hard to predict how well the game would do in terms of sales.