Will Nintendo eventually release a Switch console with more Gigabytes?

There is no doubt that the Nintendo Switch was very impressive in terms of sales during its first week.  Not only did the Nintendo Switch sell over 300,000 units within it first week in Japan but one of the most popular games for that console The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was considered to be a success in terms of sales during its first week by reaching over 186,000 units.  Even though, Breath of the Wild looks incredible on the Nintendo Switch the game reportedly takes up 13.4 GB of storage space on a console that only has 32 GB.  However, the amount of storage contained on the Nintendo Switch can be increased with the use of the micro SDXC & SDHC cards which can reportedly add over 500 GB to the console in terms of storage.  The only problem that some people may have with buying micro cards for the Nintendo Switch is that it increases how much customers will have to pay aside from the console itself.

While purchasing micro cards for the Nintendo Switch is optional it would eventually become a necessity if many people decide to buy more games along with saving all the data to the system’s hard drive.   As of right now the Nintendo Switch is a brand new game console and only has a few games that are currently available making the storage issue a minor problem for the moment.  Not too long ago Nintendo’s top competitors in the video game industry Sony and Microsoft had added massive amounts of storage space to their respective consoles as an upgrade to the original game systems.  Many people can buy an Xbox One that includes 1TB or a PlayStation 4 Pro that includes 1TB of hard drive storage within the game system itself.  But if we look back at the Wii-U Deluxe it had included up to 32 GB of storage which is the same amount that the Nintendo Switch is currently starting off at.  With micro cards to expand the amount of storage on the Switch many would probably argue that another model with more gigabytes would be unnecessary.  If Nintendo does decide to release updated models of the Switch console with more internal storage space it would probably be a while before it actually happens.


Classic Gaming- Mortal Kombat III: (1995)

When it comes down to the first three 16-bit Mortal Kombat games within the series many people would argue that the third installment was probably the best in terms of gameplay.  Mortal Kombat III was developed by Midway Games and released during the mid 90’s following the popularity and success of Mortal Kombat II in 1993.  Not only did Mortal Kombat III have improved gaming mechanics from it predecessor but it also had exciting new stages and characters which made the game itself more enjoyable.  Mortal Kombat III had included new characters such as: Striker, Cyrax, Sector, Kabal, Sheeva and  boss character named Motaro.  Along with the addition of new character Mortal Kombat III also so the return of some of the others from previous games such as Liu Kang, Shang Tsung, Kung Lao, Sonya and boss character Shao Khan.  Not only is the story for this game slightly darker than Mortal Kombat II but it also seems more violent as well.  In Mortal Kombat III the Earthrealm was in more danger than before considering the fact that Shao Khan was trying to merge it with the Outworld following the resurrection of Sindel.

Along with the addition of new characters and a more interesting storyline Mortal Kombat III had also introduced some fascinating concepts to the series such as animalities and brutalities following the end of each battle.  Along with those two new features players can still perform fatalities, babalities along friendships similar to that of Mortal Kombat II which it was pretty cool since it gave them more options on how to destroy their opponents.  The combo system in Mortal Kombat III was one of the many aspects in the game  that really stood out since it was fast paced and required a decent amount of skills to pull some of them off.  The pit fatalities in MK III such as the Tower and the Subway stage were also creative along with being exciting places to battle at.   Without a doubt Mortal Kombat III was and still is an arcade classic that some people would argue was one of the best 16-bit fighting games of the 90’s.

Retro Gaming- Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition: (2005)

When it comes down to racing games the Midnight Club series is probably one of the most memorable overall in regards to street racing depending on who you ask. When the very first Midnight Club game was released in 2000 for the PlayStation 2 many people regarded it as a very fun street racing game. As time progressed the Midnight Club series had improved both graphically and mechanically. When Rockstar San Diego developed Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition in 2005 many people were impressed various aspects of the game including its visual quality and its fast paced simulation. Along with having impressive visuals Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition had a pretty cool online multiplayer mode along with offline single player content that would keep players busy for hours. When it comes down to single player gameplay the career mode for Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition would probably stand out the most.

The career mode in Midnight Club 3 gave players the chance to participate in many races along the the opportunity to unlock new cars along with the ability to customize their cars. As many people know the cars are divided into four different classes which are A,B, C and D. Along with cars being in different classes players have many different cars to choose from such as the Lotus Elise, Mitsubishi Lancer, Nissan 350Z, McLaren F1 LM, Volswagen Pheaton and many more. When it comes down to gameplay and overall quality many people would agree that the home console versions of Midnight Club 3 were more superior than the PlayStation Portable port. Not only did the PlayStation Portable version of Midnight Club 3 have a lower framerate but it also lacked the exciting online multiplayer gameplay which made it exciting outside of single player mode. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition is one of the most exciting street racing games for the PlayStation 2 along with the original Xbox game console that many people would consider a classic to this day.

Classic Gaming- The Need For Speed Road & Track: (1994)

Sometimes its hard to believe that the very first Need For Speed game was released over 20 years ago on game consoles such as 3DO, PlayStation and Sega Saturn in the early 90’s. When The Need For Speed Road & Track was first released in 1994 many people were blown away by the visual presentation of the game especially for game systems such as the Sony PlayStation. Need For Speed Road & Track was not only a cool 3D racing game that was developed by Pioneer Productions and EA Canada but it was also published by Electronic Arts and was one of the most popular racing titles of the 90’s prior to the release of Gran Turismo in 1997. The original Need For Speed had an epic intro for the PS1 that screamed 90’s along getting players hyped up to play the game itself. Need For Speed Road & Track features both a single and a multiplayer mode which provides players with gameplay options such as: Time Trial, Head to Head, Single Race and Tournament Mode which were all very interesting.

Even though, players were not provided with too many options to choose from the selection menu allowed players to select cars that range from around $60,000 to over $200,00 in price such as the Lamborghini Diablo VT, Corvette ZR-1, Porsche 911 Carrera and the Ferrari 512TR which was one of the most expensive vehicles in the game. Along with having a pretty decent selection of vehicles players had the option to race on some nice race tracks including Rusty Springs, Costal, Alphine and the City stage.While the PS1 version of Need For Speed Road & Track arguably has better gameplay than the 3DO version the loading times can sometimes be unbearable but worth the wait. As cool as the first Need For Speed game was for the PS1 many people enjoyed the following two sequels probably more than the original. At this point it would be safe to say that as time progressed the Need For Speed series was gradually improving with age in more ways than one throughout the 90’s and the 00’s.

Retro Gaming- Forza Horizon: (2012)

If you were a fan of Forza Motorsport 4 then you were most like a fan of Forza Horizon which was developed by Playground Games released for the Xbox 360 in 2012. Forza Horizon was probably one of the coolest racing games to have been released for the Xbox 360 in 2012. Not only did Forza Horizon have amazing graphics but it was also a game that ran at 30 frps which greatly contributed to the overall quality of the game itself. Along with having incredible graphics Forza Horizon provided people with so many activities to partake in outside of the Forza Festival. Along with having hundreds of cars to choose from players had the opportunity to earn street credibility, upgrade their cars while unlocking new races and events. Aside from the Forza festival races many people enjoyed the unsanctioned races and the outpost PR stunts which would help players become better at the game itself.

When it came down to actual gameplay many people would agree that Forza Horizon similar to Forza Motorsport 4 and was just as fun to play as well. Despite, not selling as much as Forza Motorsport 4 which was released a year earlier than Forza Horizon the game still managed to sell close to two million units worldwide. As of right now the original Forza Horizon game has sold more than units worldwide than its successor Forza Horizon 2 but less than three which was released for the Xbox One back in September 2016. The fact that Forza Horizon sold as much as it did following it release in late 2012 was impressive especially since it had to compete with rival games such as Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Dirt Showdown and Ridge Racer Unbounded. Out of the three Forza Horizon games some people would probably argue that the third one was the best. However, the very first Forza Horizon game had provided an unforgettable racing experience for those who were fans of the series.

Retro Games- Mortal Kombat II: (1993)

When it comes down to classic fighting games from the 90’s how can anyone forget about how cool Mortal Kombat II was during its arcade release in 1993. While the arcade version of Mortal Kombat II was produced by Midway Games a majority of the home ports were developed Acclaim Entertainment for consoles such as the Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Sega Saturn and a few others. Out of the first three Mortal Kombat games in the 16 bit series the second one is arguably the best when it comes down to visual presentation. Not only were the visuals for Mortal Kombat II great but the game itself included an interesting storyline along with new characters as well. Mortal Kombat II introduces both Shao Kahn & Motaro as the main villains of the game following the aftermath of Shang Tsung’s defeat in MK I. Not only does Shao Kahn restore Shang Tsung’s youth but he also holds a tournament in the Outerworld. Not only does this game include returning characters such as Liu-Kang, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Johnny Cage, Reptile, Shang Tsung and Raiden it also introduces new ones like Kitana, Mileena, Baraka, Jax and Kung Lao.

Along with the addition of new characters Mortal Kombat II also included some secret battles in arcade mode with the likes of Jade, Smoke and Noob Saibot who where almost as difficult as Shao Khan himself. While having new characters and stages were great features to the second installment of the Mortal Kombat series people were also interested by the fact that characters had more than one fatality. Also, the addition of babilities and friendships made the gameplay for Mortal Kombat II more interesting because it shows the lighter and humorous side of game itself. While some of the babilities, fatalities and friendships in this game were tough to pull off playing Mortal Kombat II in arcade centers or one any game console was a unforgettable experience to many people. When it comes down to classic fighting games Mortal Kombat II is without a doubt one of the greatest arcade games of all time and arguably the best out of the first three games in the trilogy.

Retro Games- Soul Calibur V: (2012)

After Soul Calibur IV was released in 2008 many people were anxious to see what the sequel for the game was going to be like.  While Soul Calibur IV was a pretty good 3D fighting game the same thing could also be said about Soul Calibur V.  There were many aspects about Soul Calibur V that was good including the gameplay and the detailed graphics which were nothing short of impressive.  One of the main drawbacks about Soul Calibur V in general was the story mode.  Many critics have argued that the story mode in Soul Calibur V looked like it was rushed and only gave people the opportunity to play as a few characters such as Patroklos and Pyrrha.  Along with those two people also got to play with other new characters such as Z.W.E.I., Viola and even the guest character Ezio Auditore Da Firenze from Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood.  While Soul Calibur V presented some new characters people also got to see the return of some of their favorites from older games such as Siegfried, Tira, Ivy and others.

In addition, to having spectacular graphics and smooth gameplay mechanics Soul Calibur V had also presented a cool super move system which was synonymous to something that people would normally see on a Street Fighter game.  Aside from the story mode there were various other game options in Soul Calibur V that was enjoyable including the online multiplayer mode.  Along with the online multiplayer game mode players could create their own characters in order to play in the offline quick battle mode which is probably one of the more interesting aspects of this game.  Even though, the storyline for Soul Calibur V has received heavy criticism since its release it was still an overall decent fighting game which had many people looking forward to a potential sequel if there will ever be one in the future.

Retro Racing Games- Blur: (2010)

There were some pretty cool racing games that were released on various consoles such as the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 towards the late 00’s and the early 10’s.  When Bizzare Creations created Blur and 2010 it was meet with mixed reception from critics and players alike.  While the visual presentation of the game was impressive along with the concept of using weapons during races the game overall did not have much of a story.  In Blur players had to start off as street racers and meet the expectations of their rivals before racing against them.  The races in Blur were a lot more difficult than they looked especially considering the fact that players generally had to race against nineteen other drivers in single player mode.  Along with having so many opponents in single player mode the artificial intelligence in Blur seemed so advanced at a normal difficultly that it would tempt people to play the game on easy altogether.  While Bizzare Creations tried to make a decent attempt to merge elements of fantasy with reality by making Blur look similar to a Mario Kart game some people enjoyed while others questioned the concept altogether.

The idea of being able to utilize gadgets in races against opponents was very cool but at times it was distracting especially considering the fact that winning the race was hard enough as it was.  Along with having an exciting single player mode the offline and online multiplayer modes seemed very exciting and allowed people to enjoy the game itself for hours.  While the replay value of Blur is debatable among many people Blur was a decent racing for its time.  Some might argue that Blur could have possibly have been more popular while selling more units in America if rival racing games such as Gran Turismo 5 and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit was released in a different year other than 2010.  Even though, Blur may have not sold as much as people expected it was still an interesting game with a very difficult career mode and advanced artificial intelligence that will definitely make the game experience for players worth their time.

Classic Gaming- Pokemon Stadium: (1999)

When it comes down to the gaming world the mid to late 90’s was an exciting time period for the industry itself.  There were various game consoles like the Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and the Sega Dreamcast that produced some innovative titles that many people were impressed by.  When it comes down to 3D gameplay and graphics one of the many games that was impressive for the Nintendo 64 was Pokemon Stadium which was released in 1998.  Even though, the game itself did not have a storyline it was interesting because allowed players to download their own Pokemon using the N64 Transfer Pak.  With the utilization of the N64 Transfer Pak players were allowed to download creatures from Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow into Pokemon Stadium in order to battle a series of trainers at the stadium.  When the game was first released for the Nintendo 64 many people were excited about it during the time since Pokemon was very popular during the 90’s and the early 00’s.

While Pokemon Stadium provided  a platform for players utilize their respective Pokemon for battle some people would probably argue that the game itself could have been much better if an actual storyline was included.   Along with the inclusion of numerous battles in the game players had the opportunity to win different prizes such as the Pika, Petit, Poke and Prime Cup in stadium mode.  Even though, playing Pokemon Stadium alone is fun the game also offers an exciting multiplayer mode in which people can challenge their friends if they also had an N64 Transfer Pak .While some people absolutely loved Pokemon Stadium others probably did not think that it was such a big deal.  Despite, what most people thought about the game itself Pokemon Stadium had managed to sell over five million copies since it was first released in Japan in 1999 along with being made available in America and Europe in 2000.  Pokemon Stadium was not only one of the most popular games for the Nintendo 64 but it was also special since the entire 3D series started with this game.

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