The Nintendo Switch officially surpasses GameCube in sales

Ever since the Nintendo Switch was released back in March 2017 the hybrid console has managed to become very popular in over the past year. In fact, just recently the Nintendo Switch has managed to surpass the GameCube console on relation to sales. Between late 2001-early 2007 the Nintendo GameCube has reportedly reached over 21 million in relation to console sales. It was just announced a few hours ago that the Switch console has reached over 22 million units in sales in less than two years. Not only has the Nintendo Switch sold more than GameCube but it also surpassed the Wii-U which sold roughly over 9 million units throughout its life cycle between late 2012-early 2017.

While the Nintendo Switch will most likely end up selling more than GameCube and the Wii-U combined its unlikely that the console will sell as much as the Nintendo Wii. Then again, its too early to tell whether or not the Nintendo Switch will sell as much as the Wii console since we are still less than two years into its life cycle. It will be interesting to see how much the Nintendo Switch sells before the end of 2019.

Should The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker be ported for the Nintendo Switch?

When it comes down to classic GameCube titles from the early 00’s that deserves to be re-released for the Nintendo Gamecube one of the few titles that instantly comes to mind is The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker game. Ever since, Wind Waker appeared on the Nintendo Gamecube between late 2002-early 2003 it managed to become one of the most popular action-adventure games ever made for that console. In fact, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker managed to reach over 3 million copies worldwide in sales. Also, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker was eventually ported for the Nintendo Wii-U back in 2013.

The HD version of Wind Waker was also praised by critics and went on to sell over 2.2 million units worldwide. Seeing that the Nintendo Switch is not backwards compatible with Wii-U games having another port for the hybrid console would be great. Not everyone got a chance to play the HD version of Wind Waker and its a classic from the Zelda series that long time fans would love to see on the Nintendo Switch next to Twilight Princess.

Will Nintendo ever release a Mini GameCube console?

Since we are starting to see the revival of retro based consoles such as the SNES Classic, Sega Mega Drive Mini along with the Neo Geo Mini it seems like what old is new again. Speaking of which along with SNES one of the best video game consoles that Nintendo has made next to the SNES and the Wii was the GameCube system which was released back in the early 00’s. The Nintendo GameCube had so many classic titles such as Super Smash Bros Melee, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Metroid Prime, Super Mario Sunshine and more.

While most people would agree that a majority of GameCube titles deserve to be ported for the Nintendo Switch it would also be great to see a mini version of the 128 bit console in the future. As of right now there has not really been any talk about Nintendo make the GameCube Mini a reality. Besides the Nintendo Switch and the SNES Classic are both still very popular in the gaming market today so if we ever do get a GameCube Mini console it may be a year or two from now.

Should Metroid Prime be ported for the Nintendo Switch?

When it comes down to classics for the Nintendo GameCube that deserves to be ported for the Nintendo Switch Metroid Prime is a game that some would like probably be in the ten. Following its release in November 2002 Metroid Prime had managed to sell over 2.8 million copies worldwide in the Nintendo GameCube. In fact Metroid Prime was one of the best action adventure games of the early 00’s and is considered a timeless by many people.

While seeing Metroid Prime on the Nintendo Switch would be awesome the world is still waiting for Metroid Prime 4 to appear on the hybrid console sometime in 2018. If Metroid Prime was released for the Nintendo Switch it would most likely be overshadowed by Metroid Prime 4. As of right now Nintendo has no plans making a remastered version of Metroid Prime for the Nintendo Switch but that can easily change as time passes.

Should Nintendo have released Super Mario Sunshine 2 during the 00’s?

When we look back at some of the best selling games of the 00’s we look at many titles such as Super Mario Sunshine which was releasedfor the Nintendo GameCube back in 2002. Since it’s release Super Mario Sunshine has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and was definitely one of those platform titles that many people wanted to see a direct sequel for. After all, the Nintendo Wii was not released until the Fall of 2006.

The Nintendo GameCube was still very popular even after the Nintendo Wii was released going into 2007. Since the Nintendo Wii was backwards compatible with GameCube games a Super Mario Sunshine 2 could have definitely worked on that console. But in terms of whether or not a Super Mario Sunshine 2 game would have been as successful as the original title in terms of sales is questionable.

Could Midnight Club I & II have worked for the Nintendo GameCube in the early 00’s?

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Back in the early 00’s we saw some pretty cool racing titles emerge for the PlayStation 2.  But as far as cool racing games are concerned the Midnight Club series is one that many people have enjoyed in the past.  But as popular as Midnight Club I and II was neither game was ever ported for the Nintendo GameCube.  After all, the first Midnight Club game was ported for the Game Boy Advance while the second title was released for Xbox along with the PS2.

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As far as GameCube titles are concerned there were hardly any memorable racing titles for that console aside from Mario Kart: Double Dash, F-Zero GX and Sonic Riders.  A Midnight Club game for GameCube would have great but in terms of quality it would most likely paled in comparison to that of the PS2.  

Could Kingdom Hearts II have worked on the Nintendo Gamecube in the mid 00’s?

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When it comes down to RPG titles of 00’s Kingdom Hearts II was probably one of the most popular games of the decade.   Kingdom Hearts II was released for both the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation 3 between 2005-2006 and was the third game in the series following the release of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories which came out in the Fall of 2004.  Ever since the original version of Kingdom Hearts II was released for the PlayStation 2 the game had managed to sell over 4 million units worldwide on that console alone while reaching over one million on the PlayStation 3.

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In terms of whether or not Kingdom Hearts II would have worked on the Nintendo GameCube is debatable.  After all, the relationship between Square Enix and Nintendo was still a bit rocky following the fallout the two entities had back in the 90’s involving the N64.  As far as graphics and gameplay are concerned many argue that Kingdom Hearts II could have definitely worked on the Nintendo Gamecube.  However, its questionable on whether or not a GameCube port of Kingdom Hearts II could have sold as much as the PS2 version of the game considering how popular the console was throughout the entire decade.  If anything Kingdom Hearts II being released exclusively for PlayStation consoles is what helped the game out in terms of sales.