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.  

Was the Gran Turismo Sport bundle for the PS4 a good idea?

As many of us know Gran Turismo Sport will be available in gaming and electronic stores in many countries on October 19th.  While many long time fans of the Gran Turismo series are excited for the long awaited release of GT Sport there are some who questioned the decision that Sony Interactive Entertainment Taiwan had made in terms of releasing the bundle for an outrageous price.  

The GT Sport bundle had included a PS4, PSVR headset along with an actual 2018 Mazda MX-5 along with other accessories which was priced at $46,000.  Even though, the Gran Turismo Sport bundle was out  for a limited time along having only one available the price seemed ridiculous unless one was actually looking for a brand new 2018 car for a decent price.

Should the Mortal Kombat Trilogy have been re-released on the Sega Dreamcast? 

The Mortal Kombat Trilogy series was very popular back in the 90’s since it was released for multiple game including Nintendo 64, PS1 and Sega Saturn.  Despite, how much fun Mortal Kombat Trilogy was there are some who are interested on why it was never released for the Sega Dreamcast.  To be honest it would not have made to much sense to release Mortal Kombat Trilogy for the Sega Dreamcast.  


Mortal Kombat Trilogy was released on multiple game consoles back in 1996 and by the time Dreamcast was released in 1998 we already had Mortal Kombat 4 which was a 3D title that everyone was interested in since 2D gaming was starting to become stale around that time.  Besides Mortal Kombat Gold was released for the Sega Dreamcast back in 1999; if Mortal Kombat Trilogy was released on the Sega Dreamcast cast it could have easily have been overshadowed by 3D titles that were in high demand.  

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.

Could Final Fantasy 8 & 9 have worked on the Sega Dreamcast?

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.