The sales for the Nintendo Switch has been quite impressive since its release back in the early part of March 2017. Since its release the Nintendo Switch has been surpassing game consoles such as the PS4 and Xbox One in terms of monthly sales on some occasions. In fact it has recently been announced that the Nintendo Switch has surpassed the Nintendo Switch in terms of monthly sales in July 2017.
It’s no question that the Nintendo Switch aid shaping up to be one of the best selling game systems of 2017. While the Nintendo Switch has been thriving in the gaming market the momentum that the console had gained this year going into 2018 can be affected by new developments that has appeared out of nowhere. The issues that Nintendo has with Gamevice along with the release of the Xbox One X in the Fall of 2017 might can play a sign role in whey or not the Nintendo will continue to have the upper hand in the gaming market.
As many people have recently heard Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is expected to be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on January 30th in 2018. The fact that Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Is going to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive is something that many people are looking forward to. However, some are questioning whether or not Dissidia Final Fantasy NT should be ported for any other game console such as the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One.
When the first Final Fantasy was released back in 2008 it was exclusively for the PSP. Since its release Final Fantasy Dissidia had managed to sell over 2 million units worldwide making it one of the most successful fighting games that Square Enix has ever produced on the PSP. Making titles like and Final Fantasy Dissidia and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT exclusive for PlayStation based consoles was probably one of the reasons why the first game was a success to begin with. Making Dissidia Final Fantasy NT available available for multiple game consoles probably would not be a good idea in the long.
As many of us have heard the Prompto VR Shooter mode will not be available for Final Fantasy XV. Even though, Square Enix showcased this feature back in 2016 for whatever reason they decided not to move forward with the VR mode in FFXV. However, in terms of sales without the Prompto VR mode Final Fantasy XV is still one of the most popular RPG titles in the gaming world right now.
On the PlayStation 4 Final Fantasy XV has managed to sell close to 5 million units worldwide and it seems like things are only going to improve as we move the year progresses. As far as whether or not FFXV will be affected in terms of sales don’t seem like much of a question especially for PS4.
When it comes down to the PlayStation Vita many people say that the handheld gaming console paled in comparison to the likes of the Nintendo 3DS and the PSP. But for some reason it seems like we don’t get the chance to see many PS4 games receive ports for the PlayStation Vita. There are games such as Overwatch, Titanfall 2, Final Fantasy XV and many others that could turn the heads of gamers and make theme want to purchase the PlayStation Vita.
Also, having video game titles such as Final Fantasy XV and Overwatch ported for the PlayStation Vita could help the sales of the console as well since Nintendo 2DS & 3DS does not have the ability to play those type of games. There should definitely be more mainstream PS4 titles that should be ported for the PlayStation Vita unless Sony decides to release a new portable game console in the future.
As far as action adventure titles are concerned one of the many titles that gamers are looking forward to is the new Spider-Man game which is expected to be released some time in early to mid 2018. However, the new Spider-Man seems like it’s only going to be available for the PlayStation 4. While this PS4 exclusive makes the new Spider-Man more desirable to own some are questioning why the game is only available for the PlayStation 4 and not the Xbox One.
In terms of pricing the Xbox One is much more affordable then it was a few years and people can by an Xbox One S for around $299 plus tax at stores such as GameStop. Also, since the Xbox One X is expected to arrive in electronic retail stores in November 2017 it will be interesting to see if Insomniac Games decides to take steps in having the game ported for that console sometime in 2018.
When it comes down to brand new video games some of the most exciting titles that we have seen in the gaming industry happens to projects that are funded on Kickstarter. Games such as Shenmue 3 is something that Sega fans have waited for since the early 00’s when Shenmue 2 was released for the Sega Dreamcast. Kickstarter is s great platform for not only funding brand new games but also bringing classic game series from the 80’s, 90’s and the 00’s back to life.
Speaking of new games Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night looks like a promising title which is supposed be similar to the Castlevania series. Kickstarter can really make a huge difference in the gaming world in terms of reviving classic video game series along the development of new games that will catch the eye of gamers who are looking for something different. Some people have the power to bring back classic video game series that gaming companies have not through online funding which is something that was inconceivable back in the 90’s and for most of the 00’s.
It’s hard to say right now how well Sonic Mania will do in terms of sales for game consoles such as the Nintendo Switch or the PlayStation 4. Back when Sonic the Hedgehog was released for the 16 bit Sega Genesis consoles in the early 90’s the series ended up becoming one of the regards to platform games during the 90’s. However, the landscape of gaming has changed dramatically since then.
The idea of using 16 bit like graphics for the Sonic Mania is something that would definitely appeal to retro gamers along with modern day gamers who missed out on how exciting 2D platform titles were back then. In terms of popularity the Sonic the Hedgehog series has never been quite the the same as it was back in the 90’s. However, Sonic Mania can play a significant role in revitalizing the series overall since some of the 2D titles are considered to be more popular then some of the more recent 3D games in the series.