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.
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.
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.
The Nintendo GameCube was probably one of the most underrated game consoles of the 00’s. With a Dolphin OS operating system and gaming mini discs that can hold up to 1.5 GB of data the Nintendo GameCube was very impressive. In fact the Nintendo GameCube had managed to sell over 21 million units worldwide since its release back in the Fall of 2001.
The Wii-U on the other hand had managed to sell over 13 million units worldwide since its release back in the Fall of 2012. Despite, being backwards compatible with Wii -U games while having between 8 to 32 GB of storage space it seemed like more people were interested in the original Wii console. The original Wii console seemed less expensive than the Wii-U at the time. Also, many people felt that the cost of the Wii-U was too expensive in 2012-2013. While the Wii-U had better gameplay and visual quality than the GameCube it seems like the console was being outshined by the likes of Xbox One and the PS4. Despite, not selling as much as the Nintendo GameCube many people will agree that the Wii-U was a better console overall.
Looking back at the 00’s some people might find it a bit Auto that Super Mario RPG was never ported for the Game Boy Advance. The Super Mario RPG title was probably one of the few games from the Mario series in the 90’s that everyone wanted to see on the Game Boy Advance. The 3D like sprites and the isometric view of Super Mario RPG made the game feel more unique while the storyline deviated from the usual Bowser kidnapping Princess Peach formula.
Honestly, the visuals and gameplay for Super Mario RPG felt like it ahead of its time. Unfortunately, during the mid 90’s problems between Nintendo and Square Enix began to emerge which eventually led to Square Enix working with Sony much more on video games. If Nintendo and Square Enix were still close with each other in the 00’s then Super RPG on the GBA could have been a possibility.
The GameCube was a console that was unique because it was Nintendo ‘s first 128 bit game system. When GameCubeconsole was first released in 2001 it had so many cool games like Super Smash Bros Melee, Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Resident Evil 4 and much more. However, when the console was first released it received a mixed reception following its release.
On one hand the Nintendo GameCuve sold over 49 million units worldwide prior to being discontinued worldwide in 2007. But some might argue that the release of the Nintendo Wii in 2006 may have played a role in diminishing the amount of sales the console could have done if it remained in electronic retail stores longer than it did. Also, considering the fact that GameCube was competing with Xbox and PS2 in the early 00’s the amount of sales that GameCube did in the 00’s should not be much of a surprise to many people. While GameCube was more successful than the Wii-U it still pales in comparison to the likes of the Nintendo Wii and the Switch console in terms of sales.
Since its release back in March 2017 the Nintendo Switch has been a major success in the gaming market in terms of sales. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that in six months the Nintendo Switch has managed to sell over 5 million units worldwide. The unexpected popularity that the Nintendo Switch has gained over past few months eventually led to the console being sold so fast to a point where there were shortages in electronic stores such as GameStop.
It has been recently reported that the President of Nintendo in America that there might not be enough Switch consoles for the holidays such as Christmas. Not only is the Nintendo Switch still on high demand but there are still upcoming titles such as Super Mario Odyssey and Sonic Mania that many people are going to be dying to get there hands on around that Chrotime.