Was the Xbox 360 a more successful game console than the PS3?

Xbox 360

When it comes down to video game consoles the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 are two of the most popular video game consoles of the mid to late 00’s and the early 10’s.  In terms of which game console is popular really depends on who you ask.  But in terms of which game console sole more there are many people who would give the slight edge to the Xbox 360.  The Xbox 360 had reportedly sold over 84 million units would wide while the PS3 had managed to do over 83 million.  Despite, the standard 20 GB version of the PS3  game averaging around $499 this console had still managed to  impress in terms of sales within eight years before the release of the PlayStation 4 in 2013.


If the standard 20 GB version of the PlayStation 3 was $100 cheaper following its release back in 2006 then the game console could have possibly surpassed the Xbox 360. In terms of which game console had better visuals is debatable there are many who  probably give the Xbox 360 the slight edge over the PlayStation 3 in relation overall success regarding  sales.

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.  

Retro Gaming- Gears of War 2: (2008)

Gears of War 2

When it comes down to third person shooter titles of the 00’s one of the most memorable titles to emerge from that decade was Gears of War 2.   Gears of War 2 was developed  by Epic games and released back in 2008 for the Xbox 360.  There were so many cool things about Gears of War 2 such as the online multiplayer modes along with the fact that the game utilized the Unreal Engine 3 similar to its prequel which was released November 2006.  The has an interesting story revolving around the COG army sending Delta Force members to stop the plot of the Locust Horde.  The Delta Force must not only destroy a huge Riftworm which is responsible for destroying cities but they also come across Lambent forces who are warring against the Locusts as well.

Gears of War 2 (1)

While Gears of War 2 had awesome gameplay and graphics for the Xbox 360 the cliffhanger ending was one of the few things that made people anxious for the release of Gears of War 3 which was released back in September 2011.  Since its release Gears of War 2 has managed to sell over 6 million units worldwide on the Xbox 360 making the game a huge commercial success.  For those who owned the Xbox 360 Gears of War was a third person shooter game that was unforgettable.   For those who are into the military science fiction genre of gaming Gears of War 2 is a game that should one should play if they still own an Xbox 360.

Was Street Fighter V a better game than Super Street Fighter IV?

There are many people who are fans of the Street Fighter series who have different opinions about which game was better.   When Street Fighter V was first released many people ragged on the game since the game since it was rushed.  But ever since Capcom included all of the features that were intended to be in Street Fighter V such as new characters and cinematic cutscenes some people believe that it’s one of the best titles in the entire series.

When the original Super Street Fighter IV title Capcom gave us the finished version of the game with all of the characters along with an exciting online multiplayer mode.  When Super Street Fighter IV was first released it seemed like it gained more mainstream attention back in 2010 then Street Fighter V did 2016.  While Street Fighter IV featured a large roster of classic characters from the II and Alpha series Street Fighter V was probably one of the first games in the series to have a campaign mode that resembled an actual movie. 

Should Mortal Kombat X be ported for the Nintendo Switch?

Ever since, Mortal Kombat X was released back in April 2015 many people have been waiting to see a potential sequel for the game itself.  However, there are some who wonder whether or not the game should be ported for the Nintendo Switch.  In terms of sales Mortal Kombat X has done great for the PlayStation 4 since it managed to hit over 3 million units worldwide.  Also, for the Xbox One the game has managed to sell over 1 million units worldwide.

While we wait for a potential release for Mortal Kombat XI from Netherealm Studios it would be cool to see one of the best fighting games from 2015 ported for the Nintendo Switch.  

Does backwards compatibility compensate for the price of the Xbox One X?

The expected release price for the Xbox One X is $499 for November in 2017.  While some might argue that the price for the Xbox One X is out outrageous the fact that its backwards compatibility with older Xbox games from previous generations is something that would definitely make people want to buy the console itself.  Especially, considering the fact that Sony is not too big on backwards compatibility regarding their game consoles such as the PS4.

In some ways making the Xbox One X backwards compatible with older games from previous Xbox console makes console itself more appealing in the eyes of gamers. However, if people decide to stick with the Xbox One which is also backwards compatible it could potentially hurt the overall sales of the Xbox One X along with brand new titles which would be exclusive for that console in particular.  

Should any of the Batman games be ported for the PlayStation Neo?

Throughout the 10’s decade we have witnessed the release of constant Batman games such as Batman Arkham City, Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham Night.  Those classics for the PS3 & PS4 of as something that many people enjoy and makes people wonder whether or not any of those Batman games will ever be ported for the Playtation Neo.

Unless we see a brand new Batman game between now and the end of 2018 it would be awesome if Rocksteady Studios can get one of the Batman games from the 10’s ported to the PlayStation Neo or the Xbox One X in the near future. 

What is the best Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm game  so far?

If you haven a fan of the Naruto series since the mid to late 00’s then you realize how cool the Ultimate Ninja Storm series really is.  When the very first Ultimate Ninja Storm game was released back in 2008 many people were blow. Away by the the fast paced gameplay along with various features regarding the in game mechanics for the original Ultimate Ninja Storm game. But since the release of the original Ultimate Ninja Storm title many people are divided between parts II and III of the series in terms of which one is better.

For the PlayStation 3 Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 had managed to sell more than Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 by hitting over 1.2 million in sales.  Even though, Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 did great in sales the same thing can be said about Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 which was released for the PlayStation 4 back in February 2016.  Along with having over 110 playable characters with the likes of Naruto, Sasuke, Itachi, Sakura and others Ultimate Ninja 4 has at least 3 DLC Packs along with the Leader Swap feature which the game itself addictive if your a hardcore fan of the Naruto series.

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. 

Does backward compatibility make game consoles more attractive? 

When it comes down to game consoles many people love game systems that are backwards compatible.  We had consoles such as the PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and others that made people want to purchase them since more games would be included on them.  The only problem with consoles that are backwards compatible is that in some ways they devalue preceding game system.  Even though the original Sony PlayStation was such a great console the PS2 is more powerful and gives players the option of playing both PS1 & PS2 titles.  This could have been one of the many reasons why the PS2 had managed to sell over 155 million units worldwide on over a decade.

Ever since the Xbox 360 was released back in 2005 the console had managed to sell 84 million units worldwide not only because it was backwards compatible but because of hit games such as Halo 3, Grand Theft Auto V, Batman: Arkham City and more.  Microsoft has also managed to make the Xbox One backwards compatible with many different games for the Xbox 360 which can play a significant role in people having more of a reason to purchase it over the PS4 for the time being.

Also, the Nintendo Wii had also managed to sell over 101 million units worldwide on over a decade since its release back in 2006.  Along with being able to play various games for the Wii the console was fully backwards compatible with the Nintendo GameCube.  While it can be argued that consoles that are backwards compatible does better in terms of worldwide sales the PlayStation 4 which is lacking that feature has managed to sell over 53 million units since its release in late 2013.  Using PlayStation Now for the PS4 would allow people too access many of their favorite games from the 90’s and 00’s. However, the streaming service itself costs costs $19.99 which isn’t too bad. But since the cost of gaming is very expensive in this day and age some people might have problem with it.