Will the PlayStation 4 ever surpass the Nintendo Wii in sales?

As of right now the PlayStation 4 is probably the best selling game console in retail right now. Since its initial release back in late 2013 the PlayStation 4 has managed to sell over 83 million units worldwide. Not only has the PlayStation 4 managed to sell more than the Xbox One and the Nintendo Wii-U but its possibly the best selling game console of the 10’s decade. While the PlayStation 4 May have surpassed the Wii-U in terms of sales it has yet to surpass the lines of the Nintendo Wii which was initially released back in late 2006.

Ever since the Nintendo Wii was released during the mid 00’s the console had managed to sell over 101 million units worldwide. The Nintendo Wii was among one of the best selling game consoles during 2000’s alongside the PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo DS. While Sony has yet to announce or even present the PlayStation 5 there is still about a year or two left for the PlayStation 4 to surpass the Nintendo Wii in terms of sales. However, seeing how the 10’s has been slightly more competitive than the 00’s in relation the console wars its still questionable on whether or not PS4 will ever surpass the Nintendo Wii in terms of sales.

Upcoming Games- Spyro Reignited Trilogy: (2018)

There were so many interesting titles that we got to see at E3 2018 that many people are still talking about. However, it’s arguable that the Spyro Reignited Trilogy was overshadowed at E3 2018 by the upcoming releases of games such as Kingdom Hearts III, Resident Evil 2: Remake along with many other consoles for the PlayStation 4 along with the Xbox One. Those who have been long time fans of the Spyro series since the late 90’s you will have the chance to play digitally remastered versions of each game in the near future.

There is no doubt that Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage along with Spyro: Year of the Dragon were big platform for the PS1 and deserves to be remastered for the PS4 and the Xbox One. The use of the Unreal Engine 4 makes the first three Spyro games look better than ever and will be something that many people will want to check out following its release. The Spyro Reignited Trilogy will be developed by Toys for Bob and published by Activision as it is set to be released on September 21st.

Upcoming Switch Games- MotoGP 18: (2018)

When it comes down to racing games one of the hottest titles out right now is MotoGP 18 which was developed by Milestone S.r.I.. MotoGP 18 was recently released for consoles such as the PlayStation 4 along with the Xbox One and Microsoft Windows a few days ago on June 7th. If you are fan of racing games and currently own the Nintendo Switch you will be happy to know that MotoGP 18 will be appearing on the hybrid console on June 28th. In MotoGP 18 players will have the chance to race in close to 20 tracks will competing against challenging AI opponents to be in the game’s premier class during career mode.

MotoGP 18 really has the opportunity to standout on the Nintendo Switch as a racing title especially since there is not as much high profile titles within that genre on that console. Also, the visuals along with the realism of MotoGP 18 really adds to its appeal making for an exciting racing title to have if you are currently a Switch owner.

Was Mario Kart Wii a better game than Mario Kart 8?

When it comes down to racing titles within the Mario series there are many popular title that have been released on Nintendo based consoles over the years. However, in terms of more recent titles both Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart were very popular titles within the series. While Mario Kart 8 seemed more high profile and received a remake for the Nintendo Switch it seemed like Mario Kart Wii has sold much more overall.

Since its release Mario Kart Wii has sold at least 37 million units worldwide and was seen as one of the best selling games for the Wii console. While Mario Kart 8 did not sell as much as Mario Kart Wii many can argue that it was because the Nintendo Wii-U was no as successful as the original Wii console on a commercial level. In terms on whether or not Mario Kart Wii was better game than Mario Kart 8 is highly debatable among the gaming community.

Neo Geo AES (1990) vs Sega Saturn (1994) which game console had more success?

When it comes down to video game consoles of the 90’s the Neo Geo AES along with the Sega Saturn might be two of the most underrated consoles of the decade. In terms of which game console was more successful is highly debatable among many retro gamers who grew up during the 90’s. Both the Neo Geo AES and the Sega Saturn where not as popular in countries such as North America in the early 90’s. However, in relation to sales many can argue that the Sega Saturn did better than the Neo Geo did overall.

It has been reported that ever since the Sega Saturn was released back in late 1994 the console had managed to sell over 9 million units worldwide. When the Sega Saturn was first released it was priced around $399 which was expensive but not to the same extent as the Neo Geo following its release back in 1990. When the Neo Geo was first released it averaged around $649.99 in pricing which was outrageously expensive. In fact the PS4 or the Xbox One was never as expensive as the Neo Geo was when both consoles were first released in late 2013. The sales for the Neo Geo was not good in the early 90’s and could have been better if the SNK Corporation was ore cautious about the pricing of the console. In fact, if the Neo Geo was released at the right price it could have affected the whole landscape of the console wars back in the 90’s which was mainly between Nintendo, Sega and Sony during the time.

Will we ever see a sequel for Child of Light?

One of the more interesting RPG titles that we have seen in the past few years was Child of Light which was developed by Ubisoft and released back in 2014 for multiple game consoles.  Child of Light was probably one of the most creative RPG titles of 2014 for a variety of reasons including its artwork, gaming mechanics along with the storyline which a great job with character development as far the main protagonist Aurora is considered.  

The idea of having a side scroller along  game that utilizes an active time battle system is something that many people can easily get into. If Ubisoft ever made a Child of Light 2 they should maintain the same elements that made the original an enjoyable gaming experience while trying making the in game mechanics more slightly more advanced but not too difficult.  While Child of Light is considered to be a good platform/RPG it has the potential to evolve into one of the best gaming series of the 10’s decade.  

Would Spyro the Dragon have worked on the N64?

It’s hard to believe that theSpyro the Dragon series started back in the Fall of 1998.  This action adventure platform title was developed by Insomniac Games and has bee considered to be one of the most memorable 3D platform titles for the PS1 during the 90’s.  While having a 3D platform title for the 32 bit PS1 console was pretty cool some wonder what the game could have been like for the Nintendo 64.

The N64 had better graphics along with turning games such as Banjo Kazooie into big names in relation to the platform genre.    It seems like Spyro the Dragon would have been a perfect fit for the Nintendo 64 however the game could have easily been overshadowed by titles such as Super Mario 64.  The fact that Spyro the Dragon was released on the PS1 is what made the game as successful as it is.  If it was released for the N64 Spyro the Dragon might not have been as popular despite having better graphics.  

Does Top Gear for the SNES deserve more credit?

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When many people look at Top Gear for the SNES they view it a a generic racing gaming that came out during the early 90’s.  However, the original Top Gear title was one of the coolest racing titles for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System during the early 90’s with the likes of Super Mario Kart and F-Zero.  The gameplay and graphics for Top Gear were both impressive and the soundtrack pretty much made the game itself memorable.   While its unfortunate that Gremlin Graphics went out of business back in 1999 many people still remember how they made multiple 2D games for the SNES during the early 90’s.  In terms of soundtrack the first Top Gear title was arguably the best will the second installment had better game mechanics than the first.

When it came down to the futuristic racing game known as Top Gear 3000 it was generally regarded as a fun game by some who owned an SNES.  Top Gear 3000 had included a series of races throughout the game that took place on different planets rather than countries like the first two Top Gear titles.    Even though, the science fiction concept of Top Gear 3000 was very interesting it along with the other two SNES games none of them got  the type of recognition they deserved.  It would have been interesting to see how well each Top Gear game would have done if they all featured on arcade systems around the world prior their respective releases during the early 90’s.

Could there have been a Ninja Turtles game for Nintendo 64?

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When we think about classic games for the Nintendo Entertainment System along with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System we think about many game such as the Ninja Turtles series.  The Ninja Turtles series was very popular in the  80’s and early 90’s and the games that were made by Konami were very fun in general.   One of the better TMNT games that Konami had produced was the arcade title known as Turtles in Time which allowed up to four players on a single cabinet.  Even though, many people were satisfied with the fact Turtles in Time was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.  However, the Super Nintendo console had only allowed multiplayer gameplay which could only include two people.

If Konami wanted to make a 2D arcade style video game for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the Nintendo 64 or Gamecube were the perfect consoles to do so.  The thought of the Nintendo 64  not having a Ninja Turtles game was just at puzzling as the TMNT Gamecube title from 2003 having a two player co-op mode instead of four.  While the Ninja Turtles titles were better in 2D with colorful sprites and graphics Konami could have released a game similar to Turtles in Time for the Nintendo 64 or even Gamecube.  When it comes down to 2D gameplay with the inclusion of colorful sprites and graphics Konami could have definitely pulled it off especially since they did it with Mortal Kombat Trilogy during the mid 90’s.  Looking back at things down Konami had probably missed a chance on delivering an arcade quality Ninja Turtles game for the Nintendo 64 that could of allowed four player gameplay.

Retro Gaming- Unreal Tournament: (1999)


When it comes down to first person shooter games the Unreal Tournament may possibly be one of the most recognizable titles in the history of that genre.  Before we had the Halo series for Xbox there was the Unreal Tournament which was developed by Epic Games & Digital Extremes.  In the late 90’s the original Unreal Tournament was released for Microsoft Windows in 1999 along  being available for consoles such as the PlayStation 2 and Dreamcast during the early 00’s.  The graphics for the Unreal Tournament at the time was great and seemed like it was ahead of its time considering the fact that it had utilized the original Unreal Engine developed in 1998.  The Unreal Tournament was a game that many people may have  preferred for Microsoft Windows over the console versions since it provided exclusive features such as level editing feature.  Along with being a pretty cool 3D first person shooter title the Unreal Tournament had an interesting plot that took place around the 24th century.

The formation of a new world government during the war between the humans and Skaarjj had seemed fascinating but at the same time frightening.    Despite, how scary the plot may have seemed the Unreal Tournament had provided people with a series of gameplay options including Death Match, Last Man Standing, Assault, and Dominion.  The original Unreal Tournament had included a variety of game modes that would keep players busy for many hours, months or even years until Unreal II: The Awakening was released between 2003-2004.   When it comes down to first person shooter games the Unreal series was one among many that was popular with teens and young adults during the 00’s.  Even though, the very first Unreal Tournament game was pretty good the series had only improved as time progressed.  In terms of which Unreal game is the best in the entire series is debatable but some would probably consider the second installment to be in that category.