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.
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.
Even though, the Wii U was not as big in terms of sales in comparison to other Nintendo based consoles the recent situation regarding regarding the Nintendo Switch and Gamevice could lead to a potential return for this game system. What is interesting about the Wii U is that the console was discounted in late January prior to the release of the Nintendo Switch in early March of this year. While the Nintendo Switch has been doing great in terms of worldwide sales the cease and desist order from Gamevice could potentially ban the sales of the game system altogether.
While there have long term projects and plans for new video games such as Super Mario Odyssey, Sonic Mania, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and other titles going into 2018 many are questioning the future of the Switch console. However, if the Nintendo Switch becomes banned due to the issues with Gamevice then the value of could increase on places such as eBay and Amazon. Also, Nintendo would have the option of bring back the Wii-U for a cheaper price in comparison to what it was worth when it was first released back in late 2012. But if Nintendo is successful in resolving their dispute with Gamevice then the Switch console can possibly go one to be one of the best selling video game consoles of 2017-2018.
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.
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.