Should Uncharted 4 have been ported for the PS3?

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When Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was first released back in Spring 2016 for the PlayStation 4 is was known to be one of the most popular action adventure games of its time. Since its release for the PlayStation 4 Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has reportedly sold close to 9 million copies worldwide.  As popular as the game was there are some who wonder why Uncharted 4 was never ported for the PS3 especially considering how Uncharted 3 was backwards compatible with PS3.  If Uncharted 4 was  backwards compatible with the PS3 the game itself may not have sold as much as it did worldwide following its release in May 2016.

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The graphics for the PS3 version of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End would have paled in comparison to the PS4 port.  Also, by the time Uncharted 4 was released the PlayStation 3 was about ten years old.    If anything making Uncharted 4 an PS4 exclusive was a good call by Naughty Dog especially since it still remains to be one of the most popular action-adventure titles for that console in the year 2018.

Should Nintendo have created a 32 bit home console?

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The fact the Nintendo had decided to make a 64 bit console over a 32 bit game system during the 90’s console wars was something that came as a shock to many people. While the Nintendo 64 was a huge commercial success along with having better visual quality than the PS1 it would have been interesting to see how well a 32 bit Nintendo home console would have done in terms sales in comparison to the likes of PS1 and the Sega Saturn.  Despite, not getting a 32 bit Nintendo home console back in the 90’s the gaming world was eventually graced with the Game Boy Advance when it was released back in part of 2001.  The Game Boy Advance had introduced players around the world to many new exciting games such as the Legacy of Goku I-II, Golden Sun, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories Pokemon: Ruby & Emerald along with others.   nintendo-64-wcontroller-l

The Game Boy Advance also allowed fans of the NES & SNES to enjoy remakes of classic games such as: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Tales of Phantasia, Kirby’s Adventure, Final Fantasy I-VI and Super Mario Bros I-III.    In terms of worldwide sales the Game Boy Advance has managed to sell over 81 million units while the Nintendo 64 to do over 32 million.   It might seem strange to some but the Game Boy Advance had also managed to sell more then the Super Nintendo Entertainment System which has sold close to 50 million units worldwide since its release back in 1990.  The idea of developing a 64 bit console instead of a 32 bit game system was probably one of the best decisions that Nintendo could have made back in the mid 90’s.  If Nintendo made a 32 bit home console to compete with Sony’s PS1 it might not have done as great in terms of sales similar to how the Game Boy Advance did back in the early 00’s.

Will Atari have their own gaming network?

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While its cool that Atari is coming out with another game console in  the near future many people are curious on whether or not the company will have its own .  Right now, Atari would have to compete with other gaming networks such as the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and Nintendo’s Virtual console which can prove to be very difficult.  However, having a gaming network is almost like a requirement nowadays if a video game company plans on releasing their own game system.  If Atari does develop a gaming network for the Ataribox it would be cool to see old games from the Atari 2600 or the AtariLynx as playable titles for their online gaming network.  The nostalgia of having old school Atari titles on an online gaming network would be something that would turn the heads of retro gamers from the 80’s and early 90’s.

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Also, having an online network with retro Atari games would also be something that people would pay to play considering the fact that the Ataribox will not  have too many games once its released.   In terms of the Ataribox itself there are still many things we don’t know about just yet and as of right now many people are unsure whether or not the there will be an online gaming network for the console itself.

PS4 becomes the top selling game console in May 2017

In terms of monthly sales the PlayStation line has managed to surpass the Nintendo Switch which is impressive seeing how fast the Switch console has been flying off of shovels since its release back in March 2017.  In terms of overall console sales the PS4 has reportedly sold shipped 60 million units worldwide in 2017 alone so far.  There were so many cool games that were featured on the PS4 such Injustice 2, Horizon Zero Dawn, Overwatch and Gran Theft Auto V that were considered to be the best selling titles for that console back in May.


As far as Sony having the best selling console for the month of Nay it looks like sales are only going to get better as the year progresses.  We are still waiting for the release of the PlayStation which is expected to take place in 2017.

What should the Ataribox be priced at?

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When it comes down to game consoles corporations such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft are generally expected to be cautious about their pricing.  When the Nintendo Switch was released back in March 2017 it was priced at $299.  Since the Nintendo Switch is not as expensive as the Xbox One S or the PlayStation 4 Pro it does great in terms of sales.   However, despite being very expensive with a starting price of $399 the PlayStation 4 has sold over 60 million units worldwide since it was first released back in late 2013.    It was also reported that the Xbox One has reached over 26 million units in sales back in January of this year since its release back in the Fall of 2013.

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The Nintendo Switch is off to a good start right now in terms of sales since the console has reportedly sold over 2.7 million units around the world which is an impressive feat.  Since Atari has not produced video game consoles for a while it would probably be safe if they price the Ataribox around the same price as the Nintendo Switch if not slightly more.  As of right now Sony appears to be dominating the gaming industry while competing with Microsoft and Nintendo for over the past decade.  While we still have yet to learn about the details regarding the Atari box many people are wondering when the console will be released along with how it will compare to the likes of the PlayStation Neo, Nintendo Switch and the Xbox One X.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nintendo Switch receives a system update

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The idea that people are now able to find their joy con controllers  much easier is something that would prove to be useful for people who generally lose track of their possessions.  Version 3.00 allows players to track down their Joy Con controller through their vibration feature.   It seems like Nintendo is doing everything they possibly can to make the Switch product more valuable.  One of the coolest things about the Switch is that features like this one makes it stand out from consoles like the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.

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The Joy Con Controllers is something that is still very expensive in the gaming market since the Switch console is still new. The average price for the Joy Con Controllers is between $70-$80 which means they are not easy to replace.  In fact,  the Joy Cons Controllers are more expensive than the PlayStation 4 controller which is around $60 on average in retail stores.  The fact that the Nintendo Switch has this feature that allows players to locate their Joy Con controllers when they get lost is probably one of the very few things that makes up for the outrageous price of  the product itself.  When it comes down to gaming updates and accessories hopeful Nintendo will be able add features that will make the Switch more appealing to gaming customers in the near future.

Should the PlayStation Vita be discontinued?

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The PlayStation Vita has been out since winter of 2011 and many people have speculated whether or not the handheld game console was more superior to the original PSP.  In terms of features and quality the PlayStation Vita is more superior than the original PSP but in terms of popularity and sales the the PS Vita has failed to surpass its predecessor.  Ever since its release over five years ago the PlayStation Vita has only managed to sell over 4 million units worldwide while the PlayStation Portable had managed to sell over 82 millions units worldwide since its release back in late 2004-early 2005.  When it comes down to actual games the PlayStation Portable had so many cool titles such as Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition, Daxter, Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core,  Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.  The PlayStation Vita did not have to many games that were as popular as the ones featured on the PSP.

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Also, the PlayStation Vita has been struggling against rival game consoles such as the Nintendo 3DS and the 3DS XL which has sold over 66 million units worldwide since their respective releases in 2011-2012.  When it comes down to handheld game systems it seemed like Nintendo has had an unfair advantage from the start since they have been producing portable gaming devices since the early 90’s.  While some people would argue that the PlayStation Vita should be discontinued since its getting crushed by Nintendo’s 3DS product others believe that the system can sell more units in the millions if given a few years.