The sales for the Nintendo Switch has been quite impressive since its release back in the early part of March 2017. Since its release the Nintendo Switch has been surpassing game consoles such as the PS4 and Xbox One in terms of monthly sales on some occasions. In fact it has recently been announced that the Nintendo Switch has surpassed the Nintendo Switch in terms of monthly sales in July 2017.
It’s no question that the Nintendo Switch aid shaping up to be one of the best selling game systems of 2017. While the Nintendo Switch has been thriving in the gaming market the momentum that the console had gained this year going into 2018 can be affected by new developments that has appeared out of nowhere. The issues that Nintendo has with Gamevice along with the release of the Xbox One X in the Fall of 2017 might can play a sign role in whey or not the Nintendo will continue to have the upper hand in the gaming market.
As many people have recently heard Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is expected to be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on January 30th in 2018. The fact that Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Is going to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive is something that many people are looking forward to. However, some are questioning whether or not Dissidia Final Fantasy NT should be ported for any other game console such as the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One.
When the first Final Fantasy was released back in 2008 it was exclusively for the PSP. Since its release Final Fantasy Dissidia had managed to sell over 2 million units worldwide making it one of the most successful fighting games that Square Enix has ever produced on the PSP. Making titles like and Final Fantasy Dissidia and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT exclusive for PlayStation based consoles was probably one of the reasons why the first game was a success to begin with. Making Dissidia Final Fantasy NT available available for multiple game consoles probably would not be a good idea in the long.
When it comes down to the PlayStation Vita many people say that the handheld gaming console paled in comparison to the likes of the Nintendo 3DS and the PSP. But for some reason it seems like we don’t get the chance to see many PS4 games receive ports for the PlayStation Vita. There are games such as Overwatch, Titanfall 2, Final Fantasy XV and many others that could turn the heads of gamers and make theme want to purchase the PlayStation Vita.
Also, having video game titles such as Final Fantasy XV and Overwatch ported for the PlayStation Vita could help the sales of the console as well since Nintendo 2DS & 3DS does not have the ability to play those type of games. There should definitely be more mainstream PS4 titles that should be ported for the PlayStation Vita unless Sony decides to release a new portable game console in the future.
For over the past few years gamers has the opportunity of seeing some very cool fighting titles released for consoles such as the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. When it comes down to fighting games between 2015-2017 two major titles that people like to mention is Tekken 7 and Street Fighter V. In terms of which game was more successful in terms of sales many people are likely to say that Tekken 7 had a significant edge over Street Fighter V in countries such Japan.
However, before Tekken 7 was first released many people knew that it was as most likely going to be the last game in the series. The fact that Tekken 7 is most likely going to be the final game in the series was probably one of the things that made people want to buy the game despite how expensive the game was during its release. When Capcom had released Street Fighter V in February 2016 the development of the game itself was not fully complete similar to how Soul Calibur V was back in February of 2012. However, after the story mode of Street Fighter V was fully complete along with the addition of more characters it turned out to be a really good game overall. In terms of which game was successful overall is something that is debatable between Capcom and Namco fans.
As far as action adventure titles are concerned one of the many titles that gamers are looking forward to is the new Spider-Man game which is expected to be released some time in early to mid 2018. However, the new Spider-Man seems like it’s only going to be available for the PlayStation 4. While this PS4 exclusive makes the new Spider-Man more desirable to own some are questioning why the game is only available for the PlayStation 4 and not the Xbox One.
In terms of pricing the Xbox One is much more affordable then it was a few years and people can by an Xbox One S for around $299 plus tax at stores such as GameStop. Also, since the Xbox One X is expected to arrive in electronic retail stores in November 2017 it will be interesting to see if Insomniac Games decides to take steps in having the game ported for that console sometime in 2018.
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.
There has been a lot of speculation about the release of the PlayStation 5 and whet or not the console will arrive sooner than expected. However, the PlayStation 4 Pro was released in November 2016 which was almost a year ago. Since the release of the PS4 Pro the PlayStation 4 console in general had reached over 60 million units worldwide in terms of sales.
While that is an impressive feat along with the fact that the PS4 console will continue to increase in terms of worldwide shipments and sales the truth is that the console in general has been available in retail since the fall of 2013. Usually, Sony waits at least every five or six years to release another next generation console so it’s hard to say whether or not we will see a PS5 in 2018.