As far as interesting gaming deals are concerned the one that Nintendo has come up with for the Switch console is definitely something that will attract many people who are huge fans of the Mario series in general. For those who are unaware Nintendo has a deal which started on March 10th which allows people to purchase the Nintendo Switch along with one of five Mario games for a reduced price. Those who purchased he Nintendo Switch along with Super Mario Odessey, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, Super Mario Party, Mario Tennis Aces or New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe will receive $30 off on their purchase which will bring the overall price to approximately $330. The cool thing about Nintendo’s bundle deal is that people get a chance to mix and match whatever Mario game they want with the hybrid console while this week long sale lasts.
The only drawback is that people will not be able to purchase non-Mario games like Super Smash Bros Ultimate on this deal where they can receive the 50% off reduction. Despite, still being expensive since the bundle with any of the five listed Mario games will average approximately $330 it’s still a good deal especially since each game is worth around $59.99 by themselves. For those who do not own a Nintendo Switch and are huge fans of the Mario series this deal is worth taking advantage of while it lasts.
There is no secret that the gaming world has heavily evolved since the 8-bit NES days of the 80’s. Back in the 80’s and early 90’s people had generally utilized cartridges before moving on to CD’s from the mid 90’s all the way up to the 10’s decade. However, in this day and age it seems like streaming and downloading video games has become more popular in general. This makes people wonder whether or not Sony, Microsoft or Xbox has any plans whatsoever on moving way from developing consoles that accepts hardware games in the near future. Streaming & downloading video games seems more convenient for customers on the face of things but at the same time Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo generally have different long term goals in relation to their consoles.
Over two years ago Sony had placed heavy emphasis on the PlayStation VR for it was officially released in retail back in October 2016. Also, there had been speculation that Microsoft was eventually going to focus more on streaming services following the release of the Xbox One X back in November 2017. It was also revealed back in the Spring of 2018 by Nintendo’s new president Shuntaro Furukawa that the company wanted to focus more on mobile gaming especially since the market itself is looking right now. Due to how popular mobile gaming has become during the 10’s decade along with streaming services it would not be a surprise if hardware video games stopped being developed altogether. However, if companies such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft eventually stop making consoles that accepts hardware video games it would probably occur a lot later down the line such as the late 2020’s or so.
There are so many upcoming games that the world is looking forward to seeing this year on various game systems such as the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and the Xbox One. As far as remastered games are concerned One of the biggest titles of this summer is Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled. For those who do not know Crash Team Racing was a game that was originally released for the PS1 back in ’99 which was roughly twenty years ago and was developed by Naughty Dog as the fourth installment of the Crash Bandicoot series. Crash Team Racing was a game that well received by fans and critics alike and many people are happy that we are finally going to see a remastered version of this game in 2019.
Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled was announced at the 2018 Game Awards and unlike the original PS1 game it will be developed by Beenox opposed to Naughty Dog. It should also be noted that Crash Tea. Racing: Nitro Fueled will be published by Activision opposed to Sony Computer Entertainment and it will be appearing on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch on June 21st. The is no question that Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled will be a huge attraction on multiple game systems this upcoming summer.
As many people know the PlayStation VR has been popular since its retail release back in October 2016. In over the past two years Sony has managed to sell at least 3 million VR headsets worldwide which is actually quite impressive considering the fact that Virtual Reality gameplay has yet to reach its peak in popularity just yet. With titles such as Batman: Arkham VR, Tetris Effect and many others some question whether or not cinema would be big in relation to Virtual Reality. Similar to how older generation consoles such as the PS1 & PS2 had additional features such as being able to listen to music from CD’s some argue that Sony should be more creative in relation to increasing the overall satisfaction among customers in relation to their consoles and their accessories.
If the next generation console and headset which are known as the PlatStation 5 and the PSVR 2 had features that allowed players to watch high definition or Blu-Ray movies using a Virtual Reality headset that would be incredible. However, unless people are making their own movies or internet video from scratch and posting them on the internet for a online community such as YouTube too see than the PSVR in general would most likely be better suited for gaming.
As many people know the Street Fighter EX series which initially started back in 1996 consisted of a trilogy of 3D fighting games within the series which were considered to be underrated. While the first Street Fighter EX Plus game had an arcade release in December ’96 before appearing on the PS1 during ’97 we got see a sequel known as EX 2 Plus 2 during ’98 which also received a positive reception from fans and critics alike. Following its arcade release in ’98 Street Fighter EX Plus 2 was eventually ported for the PS1 the following year in ’99 but was seeming overshadowed by titles such as Tekken 3 and Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes on that same console. While Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes also appeared in the Sega Dreamcast some argue that Street Fighter EX Plus 2 could have definitely stood out more the 128-bit game system back in 1999.
For reasons that many people are unaware of Street Fighter EX Plus 2 was never ported for the Sega Dreamcast which was a shame because Capcom was really making great fighting titles between the mid to late 90’s. But there is no question that Street Fighter EX Plus 2 would have looked far more superior visually on the Sega Dreamcast opposed to the PS1. Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha 2 could have definitely shined on the Sega Dreamcast in 1998 especially since games like Soul Calibur and King of Fighters ’98 did not appear on that console until ’99.
As many people know Nintendo is not too big on the idea of making RPG’s for the Mario series especially since it became popular mainly through the development of platform genre games. However, we did get to see Mario + Rabbits Kingdom Battle for the Nintendo Switch back in 2017 and since its release the game had received mostly positive reviews. Despite, not being as popular as the the Super Mario RPG game for the SNES from 1996 Mario + Rabbits Kingdom Battle still holds up as a solid role playing game. In fact some people wonder whether or not Mario + Rabbits Kingdom Battle could have been a huge attraction on the Wii-U anytime between 2013-2016.
While the Wii-U was nowhere near as successful as the Nintendo Switch now its possible that this Mario RPG game could of been every bit as popular on the Wii-U as it currently is on the Nintendo Switch. But at the same time its possible that Mario + Rabbits Kingdom Battle could have her overshadowed by games such as Super Mario 3D World, Zelda: Skyward Sword, Mario Kart 8 and others. The popularity of the Nintendo Switch Switch following its release was in March 2017 was definitely a factor in the success of this recent Mario RPG game and its something that Nintendo’s last generation console was definitely lacking in after late 2012.
As it relates to 2019-2020 everyone is anticipated the upcoming release of the PlayStation 5. As it curry stands we do not know hardly anything about the PlayStation 5 or even know what the console looks like. However, it has been confirmed by Sony that the all 5 will have a PSVR 2 as it seeks to make Virtual Reality gameplay an essential feature for the next generation console on the future. As far as how popular the PlayStation 5 will be that is something that is very hard to predict right now. However, many people have high hopes for the PlayStation 5 seeing how successful the PlayStation 4 has been since its release back in November 2013.
Since its release the PlayStation 4 has managed to sell at least 80 million units worldwide surpassing rival consoles such as the Wii-U and the Xbox One within the 10’s decade. To predict how much it will sell within its first year is tough and saying that its going reach 20 million units worldwide in sales within that time period is almost impossible to predict.