It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a decade since Final Fantasy Tactics A2 was released for the Nintendo DS. Since its release back in 2007 Final Fantasy A2 has managed to sell at least three quarters of a million units worldwide. As popular as the Nintendo DS was during the 00’s the Nintendo Wii seemed even more so. There were so many big RPG titles such as Xenoblade Chronicles, Tales of Symphonia, Final Fantasy Crystal and others that could have easily overshadowed this game on the Nintendo Wii.
However, when the original Final Fantasy Tactics game was first released in 1997 for the PS1 it managed to sell over 2 million units worldwide. But since the Final Fantasy was still very big on the PS1 in the mid 90’s following the release of FFVII it probably made sense that the original FF Tactics game would do great in sales during that time period. Many can agree that the Final Fantasy series has been more popular on PlayStation home based consoles then Nintendo during the 00’s. If Final Fantasy Tactics A2 was released for the Nintendo Wii it would be hard to tell how well the game would have done overall in terms of sales.
Shin Megami Tensei IV was a JRPG title that was released back in 2013 and ever since it appeared on the Nintendo 3DS it has done arguably well. Shin Megami Tensei IV has managed to sell over half a million units worldwide since its release and happens to be a game that some believe would have been better for the Wii U. However, the way the game was setup with the 2D overhead map along with a 3D map made this game appealing.
If Shin Megami Tensei was released for the Wii U the 3D first person battles could of been so much better in terms of graphics. However, when comes down to JRPG titles there are certain games that are much better if for handheld devices such as the Nintendo 3DS as opposed to home based game systems such as the Wii U. Considering the fact that the Wii U was not as much of a commercial success as the original Wii console having Shin Megami Tensei on the 3DS was probably a better decision in the long run.
As many of us know Disgaea 5 has been out for the PlayStation 4 since the Spring of 2015. Since then we have seen Disgaea 5 ported for the Nintendo Switch and not for the Nintendo 3DS which may appear as a surprise to many people. Especially, considering the fact that games such as Disgaea 3 & 4 were ported for the PlayStation Vita in the past.
In fact some people believe that Disgaea 5 would probably do better on the Nintendo 3DS as opposed to the Nintendo Switch. The 2D animish graphics and gameplay for Disgaea 5 is something that would be more fitting for the Nintendo 3DS especially considering the fact that it’s a JRPG title.
Sometimes it’s hard to believe that it has been almost a decade since Final Fantasy A2 was released for the Nintendo DS. Ever since, this JRPG game was released between 2007-2008 many people have wondered if Square Enix was ever going to make some type of sequel for Final Fantasy Tactics A2 in the near future. Following its release back in the late 00’s Final Fantasy Tactics A2 had managed to sell at least 750,000 units worldwide which is pretty good for a JRPG title for the Nintendo DS.
Despite, how impressive Final Fantasy Tactics A2 looked for the Nintendo DS it still sold less far less than the Final Fantasy Tactics game which was released for Game Boy Advance back in 2003. Since the early 00’s Final Fantasy Tactics for Game Boy Advance had managed to sell over two million units worldwide. Even though, the latest Final Fantasy Tactics game did not do as well in terms of sales there are hardcore fans of the series would like to see a direct sequel for the Nintendo 3DS. Some major questions involving a potential development and release of Final Fantasy Tactics A3 would revolve around the story along with what Square Enix could add to the in terms of in-game mechanics that would make it stand out from its predecessor.
As of right now the Nintendo does not have too many games available for the Switch console considering the fact that it was released back in March 2017. However, when it comes down to games released for the Nintendo Switch many people are wondering which gaming genre would do the best on this hybrid console. As of right now we have games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which is an RPG game along with Mario Kart Deluxe 8 which is a racing title. Soon we will have an action adventure/platform game known as Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch sometime later in 2017. When it comes down to gaming genres some would probably question which one is the best when it comes down to Nintendo based consoles. Since Mario is considered to be the main mascot for Nintendo people be inclined to say that platform based titles are the best for Nintendo titles.
However, its difficult to tell which genre sells the most on Nintendo based consoles. For the original Wii console the Sports Resorts game sold over 82 million units worldwide since its released in 2006. Also, Mario Kart 8 was the best selling Wii U game following its release following its release in 2014. A majority of the best selling games for the Wii and the Wii U were generally Mario based platform titles such as Super Mario 3D World, or fighting titles such as Super Smash Bros for the Wii-U. If the Nintendo Switch had included more JRPG titles they could possibly be overshadowed by Mario titles that are more popular and marketable to consumers in western countries.
When many people look at the Xenoblade Chronicles they see various aspects of the game that were very positive including the gameplay and storytelling. While Xenoblade Chronicles was a great game for the Nintendo Wii when it was in released back n 2010 some people cannot help but think about how far the Xeno series had came since its inception when the first Xenoblade title was released for original Sony PlayStation back in 1998. When the first Xeno game was released in the late 90’s it was believed by many people to be one of the best RPG titles for the Sony PlayStation next to the likes of Final Fantasy VII & VIII. As cool as Xenoblade Chronicles was following its release for the Wii and the New Nintendo 3DS it is known as a great game that contributes to making the JRPG genre popular in the gaming world. Even though, JRPG titles are not considered to be as mainstream as other genres when Xenoblade Chronicles was released in the early 10’s many people were interested by the fact that Monolith Soft was going to release such a game for the Nintendo Wii. Generally, we see JRPG titles released on game consoles such as the PS2, PS3 or even PC.
When it came down the graphics and visual display of Xenoblade Chronicles many people had different opinions about the quality which was not such a big deal since it did not subtract from the overall gaming experience itself. While players navigate throughout the game with characters such as Shulk, Dunbar, Fiona and Melia they are graced with a great battle system along with excellent soundtracks throughout the game. Not only does Xenoblade Chronicles feature unexpected plot twists while players control Shulk but it also includes many interesting side quests that would allow people to gain countless hours of gameplay filled with exciting cinematic cutscenes. One of the cool things about Xenoblade Chronicles was fact that it looked and felt like an Xbox 360 game even though it was for the Nintendo Wii. Some people would argue that if Xenoblade Chronicles was available on multiple game consoles such as the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 that it could have sold more than it did. However, when Xenoblade Chronicles was released in North America in 2010 it was also around the same time period Final Fantasy XIII had become popular. Despite, Final Fantasy XIII becoming popular during the same time period Xenoblade Chronicles was released the game was still seen by many gaming fans as one of the best JRPG titles for the Nintendo Wii.