There is no question at all that Splatoon 2 is one of the most popular shooters that we have seen for the Nintendo Switch. When Splatoon 2 was first released on July 21st the game had managed to sell over 670,000 units within 72 hours of its release. Even though, the shooter genre is very popular right now in the gaming world it would be hard to tell whether or not the game would have done as well on consoles such as the PS4 or the Xbox One.
Since Splatoon 2 is a more family friendly video game it could have easily have been overshadowed by various shooter titles such as Gears of War 4, Halo 5, Overwatch, etc. As far as the online multiplayer mode is concerned Splatoon 2 would have been perfect for the PS4 or the Xbox One.
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.
There have been many people who waited for years to see the sequel for the first Xenoblade Chronicles game which was originally released in Japan back in 2010. When the first Xenoblade Chronicles game was first released in the early 10’s it was for the Nintendo Wii and the New Nintendo 3DS. Xenoblade Chronicles II is set to be released for the Nintendo Switch sometime in the near future but now many are question whether or not it will still happen due to the issues Nintendo currently has with Gamevice.
If the Nintendo Switch gets banned from retail then it would be great to see Xenoblade Chronicles 2 ported for the Nintendo 3DS XL similar to how the prequel was ported for the New Nintendo 3DS a few years ago. In terms of sales the original Xenoblade Chronicles game was decent for the New Nintendo 3DS since sold reached at least half a million units worldwide. It will be interesting to see what Nintendo decides to do with upcoming Switch exclusives in the future and whether we will see them for the Nintendo 3DS XL or not.
When it comes down to brand new video games some of the most exciting titles that we have seen in the gaming industry happens to projects that are funded on Kickstarter. Games such as Shenmue 3 is something that Sega fans have waited for since the early 00’s when Shenmue 2 was released for the Sega Dreamcast. Kickstarter is s great platform for not only funding brand new games but also bringing classic game series from the 80’s, 90’s and the 00’s back to life.
Speaking of new games Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night looks like a promising title which is supposed be similar to the Castlevania series. Kickstarter can really make a huge difference in the gaming world in terms of reviving classic video game series along the development of new games that will catch the eye of gamers who are looking for something different. Some people have the power to bring back classic video game series that gaming companies have not through online funding which is something that was inconceivable back in the 90’s and for most of the 00’s.
Ever since Nintendo and Gamevice problem started it seems like the company is getting even more attention than usual. While the Nintendo Switch has been receiving mainstream attention for its games, sales along with its accessories the future of the hybrid console has been in question as of late. While people have been talking about Sony regarding the PS4Pro and Microsoft in relation to the Xbox One X those two game consoles has not caused any controversy.
However, as the year progresses this could easily change with the release of the Xbox One X in Fall 2017. Also, there are many interesting titles that we have yet to see in retail stores for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 Pro.
It’s hard to say right now how well Sonic Mania will do in terms of sales for game consoles such as the Nintendo Switch or the PlayStation 4. Back when Sonic the Hedgehog was released for the 16 bit Sega Genesis consoles in the early 90’s the series ended up becoming one of the regards to platform games during the 90’s. However, the landscape of gaming has changed dramatically since then.
The idea of using 16 bit like graphics for the Sonic Mania is something that would definitely appeal to retro gamers along with modern day gamers who missed out on how exciting 2D platform titles were back then. In terms of popularity the Sonic the Hedgehog series has never been quite the the same as it was back in the 90’s. However, Sonic Mania can play a significant role in revitalizing the series overall since some of the 2D titles are considered to be more popular then some of the more recent 3D games in the series.
As many people have heard Gamevice is going after Nintendo over the design of the detachable joy con controllers. While many people were looking forward to seeing upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch there is not much clarity about the future of the Switch console right now.
Since the Nintendo Switch was released in March 2017 the console had managed to sell over 5 million units worldwide with games such as Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild and others. The Nintendo Switch has been doing so great in sales to a point were Nintendo has been asking huge profits of the console in the past few months. It will be interesting to see what happens in the future regarding the situation between Gamevice and Nintendo as we go into 2018.