As we have all heard Nintendo plans on shutting down the Miiverse for the Wii-U. Whether or not shutting down the Miiverse is not much of a question considering the fact that Nintendo has discounted the production of the Wii-U altogether. If anything the discontinuation of the Miiverse on the Wii-U would make people want to buy the Nintendo Switch even more.
However, the issue that Nintendo currently has with Gamevice in relation to the Switch console would make people wonder if closing down certain online features for the Wii altogether is a good idea of not since there is a possibility that Nintendo will be banned from producing Switch consoles in retail stores in the future.
There are so many upcoming titles that people are waiting to release for various game consoles including the Nintendo Switch in 2018. Bloodstained Ritual of the Night is probably one of the main video games that Switch owners are looking forward too right. As we know the 2.5D action adventure game will be featured for consoles such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita and the Nintendo Switch.
What is surprising about Bloodstained Ritual of the Night is that the game was never announced for the Nintendo 3DS. As a handheld gaming system the Nintendo 3DS is more popular than the PlayStation Vita. However, since the Nintendo Switch is considered to be a hybrid console there is probably no need to have Bloodstained Ritual of the Night ported for the Nintendo 3DS.
The idea of having such a popular game such as Splatoon 2 ported for the Nintendo 3DS is definitely something that many people would love to see. However, the chances of it actually happening is something that is questionable. There was never a 3DS version of the original Splatoon game since it was exclusively for the Wii U. Splatoon 2 is considered to be a Nintendo Switch exclusive and making it available for any other game console could possibly diminish the value that the game already has on the Nintendo Switch.
If Nintendo really wanted Splatoon 2 to be available for the Nintendo 3DS they would have ported the game for the handheld 3DS device back in July 2017. If Splatoon 2 was ported for the Nintendo 3DS on one hand it would help the game become more popular in terms of sales. On the other hand having Splatoon 2 on the 3DS could possibly turn some attention away from the Nintendo Switch which is very hot in the gaming market right now. Making Splatoon 2 a Nintendo Switch exclusive was probably a good decision on the part of Nintendo in the long run.
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.
Since Dragon Quest XI was released in late July of 2017 it has quickly become one of the best selling games for the PlayStation 4 in Japan. Dragon Quest XI had retails over 2 million units worldwide within 48 hours after its release and has sold at least 3 million units overall. Keep in mind that Dragon Quest XI was released for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo 3DS. The fact that Dragon Quest XI was such s huge success in Japan may not come as a surprise to many people especially since many fans of the series have been waiting for this game since 2012.
Dragon Quest XI is set to be released in America sometime in 2018 and there are many people wondering how well the game will do in sales. In America shooter based video games along with RPG’s are both popular genres that people love to buy especially for the PS4 and Xbox One. Sometime between 2017-2018 Dragon Quest XI is expected to be ported for the Nintendo Switch. Since the Nintendo Switch has done great in sales in America Dragon Quest XI would be a role playing game will generate the interest of people who own the console.
When it comes down to Nintendo games The Kid Icarus series is a classic. The Kid Icarus series has been around since the mid 80’s and when Kid Icarus uprising was released for the Nintendo 3DS the game was praised by fans and critics alike. Since its release back in the spring of 2012 Kid Icarus Uprising has managed to sell over one million units worldwide which is great for an 80’s classic that was remade and revived in the early 10’s.
The last time we ever saw a Kid Icarus game for a home based game console was back in the mid 80’s when the original game was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System during 1986. If a new Kid Icarus game were to be released for the Nintendo Switch it would be interesting to see how well the game would do along with how many retro and modern day gamers would purchase the game itself. Seeing how Kid Icarus Uprising did for the Nintendo 3DS some would argue that the series is good enough be featured on home based Nintendo consoles once more.
It’s hard to believe that after all these years the Secret of Mana has not yet been ported for the Nintendo 3DS. This action ROG classic has been re-released for mobile devices including iOS and Android and recently the Nintendo Switch back in June 2017. While it’s great to see the Secret of Mana make a return to a home based Nintendo console the Nintendo 3DS has probably been the best handheld game systems of the early 10’s followed by the Nintendo 3DS XL.
However, when comes down to JRPG titles for the Nintendo 3DS there are more games that are starting to become popular such as Bravely Second: End Layer, Fire Emblem Fates, Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings and others. The fact that the Secret of Mana can be downloaded on mobile devices would probably hinder the progress the game would make for the Nintendo 3DS at this point.