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.
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.
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.
The Legend of Zelda: Between Worlds is probably one of the best handheld titles in the series in regards to handheld game systems. Zelda: Link Between Worlds was impressive and it managed to sell over 2.5 million units worldwide within five min of its release. If Zelda: Link Between Worlds was released for the Wii-U instead of the Nintendo 3DS there is no guaranteeing that the results would have been the same.
The Wii-U was considered to be a commercial failure in comparison to the Nintendo 3DS plus games like Zelda: Wind Waker HD was mainly the focus for the Wii-U at the time. If Zelda: Link Between Worlds was released for the Wii-U it may not have sod as much as it did in the long run.
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.
When it comes down to the musical genre of gaming Rock Band is one of the most popular video game industry next to the likes of Guitar Hero and Just Dance. While many people have been waiting for a new Guitar Hero game for quite some time there have been just as many people who want to see a Rock Band 5. In terms of popularity the Rock Band series has arguably declined in popularity.
When Rock Band 4 was released back in October 2015 the game failed to sell over one million units worldwide on the Xbox One and the PS4 separately. If we were to get a Rock Band 5 on the Nintendo Switch the key issues would be on whether or not the developers can make it work and whether or not there are any special features that would separate this game from Rock Band 4. As of right now it’s probably to soon for a Rock Band 5 since it has been about two years the release of Rock Band 4. But if there is a Rock Band 5 for the Switch console in the future it would be interesting to see how things would play out on the hybrid console.