Will Zelda: Breath of the Wild eventually surpass Twilght Princess in sales?

The Legend of Zelda series has been great it’s inception back in the mid 80’s.  There have been countless games in the series that are considered to be memorable classics such as Ocarina of Time, Link to the Past, Majora’s Mask and Link’s Awakening.  When it comes down to video game sales each title had impressive numbers since their respective releases for over the past two decades.  In fact, Twilight Princess is in the top five in terms of best selling games in the Legend of Zelda series.


Since its release in the mid 00’s The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has managed to sell over 7 million units worldwide for the Nintendo Wii.  Twilight Princess was such an impressive game that it also managed to sell over one million units worldwide for the Nintendo GameCube which many people were starting to ditch during 2006.  As of May 2017 the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has already managed to sell 2.8 million units worldwide which is amazing considering the fact that the game was released back in March 2017.  In possibly two to three years Breath of the Wild can be in the top five in terms of best selling games in the Zelda series.

Should Atari develop a new handheld game console?

The announcement regarding the release of the Ataribox was something that caught many people by surprise not too long ago.  Not only will it be interesting to see what Atari’s next home console will look like but many people are also anxious to find out whether or not they will ever make a handheld game system as well.  If Atari ever decides to make a handheld game system then Nintendo will most likely be their main threat to them.  Sony has been struggling to keep up with the Nintendo 3DS lately due to the low volume of sales the PlayStation Vita has had in comparison to the PSP.


One of the last times Atari competed with Nintendo in regards to sales Was back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the Atari Lynx was released.  When it comes down to popularity the Atari Lynx was a good alternative for those who preferred something other than Game Boy.    The good news was that the Atari Lynx did manage to sell over 3 million units worldwide since its release in 1989.  The bad news was that the  Game Boy line had managed to sell over 118 million units worldwide since its release.  If Atari decides to compete with Nintendo again terms of making portable game consoles it’s going to be a lot tougher now then it was back in the early 90’s.

How many gigabytes should the Ataribox have?

As of right now we don’t know to much about Atari’s new game console.  In terms of what features should be included for the Ataribox is something that is debatable among gamers.  However, when it comes down to storage space the Ataribox should at least have the same amount of space as the Nintendo Switch which contains 32 GB. If the basic Ataribox console was 500 GB similar to the original PS4 it could possibly be even more of an attraction than the Nintendo Switch.

If the Ataribox is priced right depending on how many gigabytes the consoles have then Atari could have a vey successful first year in terms of sales.  Expecting at least 32 gigabytes for the Ataribox is something that seems reasonable right now.  But if Ataribox was able to produce a 1TB game console for less than $300-$400 it would definitely do great in terms of sales.  Whether or not the console can surpass the Nintendo Switch in terms of first month sales remains to be seen. But if the Atari intends to make an impact with their new console the features of this game system such as storage space should be something that compels people to buy it.

What was the best CPS II game of the 90’s?

Generally when it comes down to CPS II games of 90’s it tough to decide which one was the very best.  When it comes down to 2D CPS II arcade titles there were games such as Marvel vs Capcom,  X-Men Vs Street Fighter and Marvel Super Heroes vs Capcom which many people considered to be addictive.

We also had titles such as X Men Children of the Atom which was probably one most popular arcade one on one arcade fighting games next to the Street Fighter series.  When it comes down to worldwide games titles such as Marvel vs Capcom and X-Men Children of the Atom did not do as well as some people would expect.  In fact, some of those games fell below the one million mark for separate consoles such as Sony PlayStation, Dreamcast and the Sega Saturn.


Ever since Street Fighter Alpha 3 was released in the late 90’s it had managed to sell over one million units worldwide for the Sony PlayStation.  This was an impressive feat considering the fact CPS II gaming was starting to become obsolete going into the new millennium.  Since the mid 90’s more people started turning to 3D gaming for popular fighting titles such the Tekken and Soul Calibur series.  While many people have their own respective opinion on which CPS II fighting game was the best the truth is they were all great making it very to choose one.

Will Ataribox hit 1 million sales in their first year?

Generally when it comes down to game consoles many people and companies have different standards in terms of how much they believe a video game system should perform in sales.  Wither it be days, weeks months or years companies such as Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have certain expectations in terms of how much their gaming consoles should sell during the end of various quarters in each fiscal year.  Atari has been away from the video game scene for over two decades and many people wonder whether or not the Ataribox will be able to hit one million units in terms of worldwide sales.


When the PS4 was first released in late 2013 it had managed to sell over 20 million units worldwide.  However, Sony has been making game consoles consistently since the early to mid 90’s.  Sony is also considered to be the top company in the gaming industry right now.  Trying to compare the first year sales of the PS4 to how well the Ataribox might do in the future seemed unreasonable.  Since the Nintendo Switch was released in March 2017 the console has already managed to sell 2.7 million units worldwide.  During its first month the Switch console reportedly sold over 906,000 units worldwide which seems like a reasonable quantity that the Ataribox could possibly try to surpass following the release of their new game console.

Is $80 a good price for the SNES Mini?

The idea of having a game console today that is not over $200 is something that gamers would love to hear more about.   As many of us know the SNES Mini will be priced at $80 and it’s expected to be released in September of 2017.  One of the few things that fans of the retro console may be disappointed to hear is that there will not be as many games on the SNES Mini as there was on the Mini NES.  


However, potentially have few games for a console with more superior graphics then the NES Mini is something that many people should be looking forward too.  In fact less than a year ago the idea of the SNES Mini actually existing was something that many people could only dream of.  If you were a retro gamer in the 90’s then the SNES Mini is something you do not want miss out on.

Games from the 10’s- Mario Kart 7: (2011)

The early 10’s was a great time to be a fan of Nintendo games especially the Mario series.  When Mario Kart 7 was first released for the Nintendo 3DS back in 2011 many people were skeptical about how the game would do in terms of sales.  Also, the visuals and the graphics for this game seemed identical to Mario Kart 64 which was released for the Nintendo 64 back in 1996.

Even though, many would argue that Mario Kart 7 was inferior in terms of quality compared to Mario Kart Wii they will also argue that the game had a high replay value.  The traditional characters Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Peach, Bowser along with unlockable ones such as Wario, Daisy and Rosalina made this handheld game so much fun to play.


The gameplay and the level design do the stages were impressive.  Some might say that Mario Kart 7 had reasonably challenging artificial intelligence when it came down to the races themselves.  Racing for different cups such as Mushroom, Flower and Star on the 150cc was always challenging yet worthwhile for many players during Grand Prix Mode.  Since its release for the Nintendo 3DS in 2011 Mario Kart 7 has managed to sell over 13 million units worldwide which was more than its predecessor Mario Kart Wii did following its release in 2008. Mario Kart 7 also surprisingly sold more than Mario Kart 8 did for the Wii-U by hitting over 7.4 million units worldwide since 2014.  Mario Kart 7 was great game for the Nintendo and its level success  makes people wonder how the game would have done in terms of sales if it was released for the Wii-U instead of the Nintendo 3DS.

Games from the 90’s- Golden Eye 007: (1997)

The GoldenEye movie released in 1995 was probably one of the most exciting films to hit theaters worldwide during the mid-90’s. Since its release the movie had become a box office hit made over $355 million since the mid 90’s.  When GoldenEye 007 was developed by Rare and released for the N64 in 1997 the game was so popular flying off of shelves worldwide.  


GoldenEye 007 is not only one of the best selling games for the Nintendo 64 but it’s probably the best stealth game to be released for that console as well.  The plot of the game closely follows the movie with the main protagonists James Bond and Natalya Along with the antigonists Colonel Ourumov and and Alec Trevelyan.  There were various aspects about the GoldenEye 007 that was appealing including visual display and the type of weapons that players were given.


In GoldenEye 007 players could use weapons such as the Watch Laser, Moonraker Laser, Grenade Launcher, Silver & Gold PP7, Sniper Rifle, Golden Gun along with many other items.  While being a very fun title to play many people consider the 16th level in the game known as “Janus Control Center” to be the most difficult stage in GoldenEye 007.  Even though, its debatable on which level is the toughest the game itself was hard to beat overall.  Since its release back in 1997 GoldenEye 007 had managed to sell over 8 million units worldwide which is very impressive.   In terms of classics for the N64 GoldenEye 007 is one few titles that comes to mind when we think about the best video games from the late 90’s.

Games from the 00’s- Grand Theft Auto III: (2001)

We all remember Grand Theft Auto III back when it was released in the early 00’s for the PlayStation 2. Grand Theft Auto III was the first title in the series that utilized third person camera angles during gameplay opposed to the first two GTA titles which were both released back in the 90’s. When Grand Theft Auto III was released back in 2001 many people loved the in-depth graphics along with the amount of realism the game had to offer.


One of the most interesting things about Grand Theft Auto III was the plot because there are so many twists and turns that kept players interested in the story itself.  The fact that Claude’s ex-girlfriend Catalina who turned on him in the beginning of the game ended up being one of the main antagonists of GTA III was something that made completing seem meaningful.  Along with aligning himself with various people who are enemies of the Columbia Cartel led by Catalina the game sees Claude in various missions that involve getting revenge on his ex-girlfriend and putting an end to her gang once and for all.


When it comes down sales Grand Theft Auto III may have exceeded the initial expectations of many people.  In fact Grand Theft Auto III had sold more than three times the amount its predecessor Grand Theft Auto II did when it was released back in 2001.  Since its release Grand Theft Auto III has reportedly sold over 13 million units worldwide for the PS2 while GTA II has sold over 3.4 million for the PS1.  Along with GTA Vice City and San Andreas Grand Theft Auto III is probably one of the most exciting  third person shooter games of the 00’s.

Games from the 00’s- Hitman: Blood Money 

When it comes down to games in the action adventure, stealth or the third person genre titles such Hitman: Blood Money had become very popular on consoles such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.  Hitman: Blood Money  which was developed by IO Entertainment had been released for various game consoles back in 2006.  In regards to in game storytelling Hitman: Blood was very interesting since most of it included flashbacks featuring Agent 47 while he is being interviewed.

As players get closer to the present day events they discover interesting plot twist such as Diana assisting Agent 47 in faking his own death.  The alternate endings is something that made the game even more interesting because the antidote that Agent 47 receives can either fail or it could actually work lead to him killing a bunch of people at the funeral.  


Either way, the game was interesting for people who were fans of the series.  However, it was pawned by some critics and generated controversy for being to violent.  In terms of sales Hitman: Blood Money did not do as great as people may have expected but its still considered to be one of the most controversial video games of the 00’s.