Would Mario Tennis Aces be considered a success?

When it comes down to popular games for the Nintendo Switch as it relates to 2018 Mario Tennis Aces is one of the many titles that comes to mind. Since its release back in June 2018 Mario Tennis Aces has received mainly positive reactions from both fans and critics alike and has managed to reach at least 2 million copies worldwide as it relates to sales. Despite, how well Mario Tennis Aces did in relation to sales within three months there were some people who felt that the appeal of game itself revolved mainly around the story mode and could of been more giving in relation to local multiplayer gameplay. Despite, Mario Tennis Aces having excellent visuals and gameplay which was far superior than that of its 2015 predecessor Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash for the Wii-U Nintendo could have definitely placed more emphasis on creating a more robust local multiplayer gaming experience.

Despite, the areas that Mario Tennis Aces is weak in its still considered to be s very solid sports title for the Nintendo Switch and is a game worth purchasing if you have been a fan of the Mario Tennis series since the year 2000. For those who have not played Mario Tennis Aces and have played Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash you will be happy to know that this game is much better in comparison.

Was the SNES Classic a bigger attraction than the Wii-U during the 10’s decade?

Aside from the Switch sone of the most popular game systems that we have seen from Nintendo this decade includes the SNES Classic along with the Wii-U. While many people would argue that the SNES Classic was more popular than the Wii-U before and after its release there is no question that it definitely did not sell quite as much. While the SNES Classic managed to reach at least 5 million units worldwide in sales the Wii-U reached over 9 million. Its possible that the SNES Classic could have eventually surpassed the amount that the Wii-U has sold worldwide within four years if Nintendo had decided to continue the production of the retro mini 16-bit console.

While the Wii-U was a console that fell well below Nintendo’s expectations in relation to sales the SNES Classic exceeded the company’s expectations in roughly over a year. While the Wii-U has incredible games such as Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo Land, Zelda: Skyward Sword, Bayonetta 2 and others that were big during the 10’s decade the 16-bit classics from the 90’s were almost just as popular on the SNES between late 2017 and the present. In terms of which console was a bigger attraction during the 10’s decade is debatable especially since more people are focusing the Nintendo Switch right now.

Would the PlayStation VR be better suited for cinema?

As many people know the PlayStation VR has been popular since its retail release back in October 2016. In over the past two years Sony has managed to sell at least 3 million VR headsets worldwide which is actually quite impressive considering the fact that Virtual Reality gameplay has yet to reach its peak in popularity just yet. With titles such as Batman: Arkham VR, Tetris Effect and many others some question whether or not cinema would be big in relation to Virtual Reality. Similar to how older generation consoles such as the PS1 & PS2 had additional features such as being able to listen to music from CD’s some argue that Sony should be more creative in relation to increasing the overall satisfaction among customers in relation to their consoles and their accessories.

If the next generation console and headset which are known as the PlatStation 5 and the PSVR 2 had features that allowed players to watch high definition or Blu-Ray movies using a Virtual Reality headset that would be incredible. However, unless people are making their own movies or internet video from scratch and posting them on the internet for a online community such as YouTube too see than the PSVR in general would most likely be better suited for gaming.

Would the Wii-U have reached 20 million in sales by now if it remained in retail?

As many people know the production of the Wii-U was discontinued back in early 2017 mainly due to how poorly the console did in sales since its initial release back in late 2012. The Wii-U has managed to sell roughly under 10 million units worldwide since its release despite having awesome games such as Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Nintendo Land, Xenoblade Chronicles, Bayonetta 2 and others. If Nintendo did not discontinue the Wii-U console when they its highly debatable on how much the console would ended up selling between 2017-2018. Some would argue that the Wii-U may not have even reached 20 million units worldwide in sales especially considering the fact that the Switch console has managed to hit at least 22 million within the past two years. If the Wii-U remained available in retail it would most likely continue to lag in sales especially since everyone is more interested in the Nintendo Switch right now.

The fact that the Wii-U managed to sell less than 10 million units worldwide in the time span of four years tells you everything you need to know about how much of a flop the console was commercially in comparison to systems such as the Wii, Nintendo Switch and evening the SNES back in the 90’s. However, knowing that the Nintendo Switch is not backwards compatible with Wii-U games its possible that titles that appeared on the last generation console will be even more of an attraction today than they were following their respective releases.

Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine (1993) vs Super Puzzle Fighter Turbo II (1996) which was better?

When it comes down to memorable falling block puzzle games of the 90’s two of the most memorable titles that comes to mind are Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine along with Super Puzzle Fighter Turbo II. Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine was pretty unique especially since its was probably game within the Sonic series where a villain had his own title named after him. Despite, how challenging the artificial intelligence was in Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine some people through that the absence of Sonic the Hedgehog was downside in the game itself instead having the unnamed player defeat Eggman and his minions in a total of thirteen different stages. Either way, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine was a 16-bit classic for the Sega Genesis but as far as popularity is concerned some would probably put it behind the likes of Super Puzzle Fighter Turbo II which came out in 1996.

There is no doubt that Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo was a more popular game especially since it had better visuals, soundtracks along with a star-studded roster of characters from the Street Fighter and DarkStalkers series. Characters such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Morrgian, Felicia and others made Super Puzzle Fighter Turbo II an enjoyable experience. Also, unlike generic title dropping puzzle games from the 90’s there were fighting elements in Super Puzzle Fighter Turbo II such as hitting special and super moves for each link combo players created when stacking titles. Also, unlike Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine the Super Puzzle Fighter Turbo II title actually had playable characters to choose from making the game itself more memorable 22 years later.

Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006) vs Xenoblade Chronicles (2010) which is more deserving of a Switch port?

When we think about popular Nintendo titles that has appeared on various consoles throughout the past 12 years two top games that instantly comes to mind are The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess along with Xenoblade Chronicles. While the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was arguably the best games within its series during the 00’s Xenoblade Chronicles was definitely one of the best titles within the Xeno series since its inception which started back in the late 90’s. Both Zelda: Twilight Princess and Xenoblade Chronicles were attractions on the Wii console and considered to be games that deserves to be ported for the Nintendo Switch. But as many people know Xenoblade Chronicles 2 along with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are two top games for the hybrid console right now.

In fact, both Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and and Zelda: Breath of the Wild have been top games on the Nintendo Switch since 2017. However, there is no question that the Zelda series is much more popular and seeing Twilight Princess ported to the Nintendo Switch would be awesome. However, Twilight Princess received an HD re-release for the Wii-U back in 2016 and there are many who believe that it should be left alone despite being one of the best 3D action-adventure games ever made. Zelda: Twilight Princess has been released for GameCube, Wii and the Wii-U which covers three generations of Nintendo game consoles. Xenoblade Chronicles has only appeared on the Wii and the New Nintendo 3DS since its initial release back in 2010. If anything seeing the 2010 Xenoblade Chronicles game on the Nintendo Switch would be more interesting but since Nintendo has no plans on making that a reality it seems unlikely to happen.

Could Street Fighter EX 2 Plus have been successful on the Sega Dreamcast in 1998?

As many people know the Street Fighter EX series which initially started back in 1996 consisted of a trilogy of 3D fighting games within the series which were considered to be underrated. While the first Street Fighter EX Plus game had an arcade release in December ’96 before appearing on the PS1 during ’97 we got see a sequel known as EX 2 Plus 2 during ’98 which also received a positive reception from fans and critics alike. Following its arcade release in ’98 Street Fighter EX Plus 2 was eventually ported for the PS1 the following year in ’99 but was seeming overshadowed by titles such as Tekken 3 and Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes on that same console. While Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes also appeared in the Sega Dreamcast some argue that Street Fighter EX Plus 2 could have definitely stood out more the 128-bit game system back in 1999.

For reasons that many people are unaware of Street Fighter EX Plus 2 was never ported for the Sega Dreamcast which was a shame because Capcom was really making great fighting titles between the mid to late 90’s. But there is no question that Street Fighter EX Plus 2 would have looked far more superior visually on the Sega Dreamcast opposed to the PS1. Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha 2 could have definitely shined on the Sega Dreamcast in 1998 especially since games like Soul Calibur and King of Fighters ’98 did not appear on that console until ’99.

Could the Hyperkin RetroN 2 have been a major success during the early 90’s?

As far as retro based consoles are concerned many people have heard of the Hyperkin RetroN 2 which is a game system that plays both NES along with SNES titles. As far as popularity is concerned retro based game systems such as the Hyperkin RetroN 2 are not as popular as the likes of the SNES Classic or the PS1 Classic. In fact, some argue that if Nintendo had released a game console like the Hyperkin RetroN 2 back in the early 90’s that could have ended up selling more than the Super Nintendo Entertainment System did following its initial release back in 1990. In total, the SNES managed to sell over 49 million units worldwide throughout the 90’s decade surpassing the Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast and even the Nintendo 64 in sales which was quite impressive.

However, its unlikely that a console like the Hyperkin RetroN 2 could have competed with the lines of the PS1 back in the 90’s which managed to reach over 101 million units worldwide in relation to sales. Either way, seeing the Hyperkin RetroN 2 back in the early 90’s would have been legendary and have definitely been a bigger attraction than simply having the 16-bit SNES console.

Will the PlayStation 4 remain in retail until 2023?

As many people know the PlayStation 4 is one of the most successful video game consoles of the 10’s decade. Since its release the PlayStation 4 has managed to reach over 80 million units in sales since November 2013 and there are many people who are speculating that it could eventually surpass 100 million within the next two years or so. However, its been announced a few days ago that we will learn more about Sony’s next generation console the PlayStation 5 in 2019. With the upcoming release of the PlayStation 5 which can occur anytime between 2019-2021 some are questioning whether or not the PlayStation 4 will still be available in retail during the start of the 20’s decade.

After all, after the PlayStation 3 was released back in November 2006 and remained in retail until 2017 before it got discontinued by Sony. While the PlayStation 5 is expected to all in retail within the next two years the PS4 is only five years old and is still very popular along with the Nintendo Switch. As far as the PS4 remaining in retail until 2023 is concerned that is something that many people including executives from Sony may not be able to answer right now. But there is definitely no plans on discontinuing the production and shipment of PS4 consoles in countries like the United States, United Kingdom or Japan anytime soon.

Would F1 2018 be an attraction on the Nintendo Switch?

When it comes down to big racing games that was popular throughout 2018 titles such as Gran Turismo Sport, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and Forza Horizon 4 are all titles that instantly come to mind. While the games just mentioned received a significant amount of mainstream attention throughout this past year there are racing titles such as F1 2018 which came out a few months ago has not been talked about as much despite being the tenth installment within its series. F1 2018 was initially released for the iOS back in August and since then has been ported for the PlayStation 4 along with the Xbox One. While a game such as F1 2018 looks like it has the potential to be an attraction in the Nintendo Switch its a third party game published by Codemasters and would most likely be overshadowed by first party games such as Super Mario Odessey, Splatoon 2, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and others.

In theory seeing a Formulaic One Racing game on the Nintendo Switch seems like a cool idea. However, Codemasters has not announced any plans on bringing F1 2018 to the Switch console anytime in the near future. Unless, Codemasters says otherwise F1 2018 will remain playable for just about every other game system accept the Nintendo Switch.