N64 Mini Classic News: Nintendo games list revealed by analyst as Direct rumours rumble on (Pic: IG)
It's been a while since 64 games were on the shelves, but that doesn't mean we can't still find new data about the games, courtesy of some digging by notable names in the games industry.
20 years ago, the Nintendo 64 was one of the most popular consoles on the market, and thanks to new tweets by NPD Video Game Industry Analyst Mat Piscatella, we can see some of the best selling titles for the console.
Revealing the most popular games on different platforms (including PlayStation, GameBoy Colour, Dreamcast and more), Piscatella's data reveals some interesting patterns.
With all the talk of a Nintendo 64 Mini circulating at the moment, the N64 list intrigued us the most.
"Not a lot of surprises on the N64 list, dominated by major 1st party franchises that are even more successful today," Piscatella writes. "And of course, the legendary Goldeneye 007."
The list reveals that Super Mario 64 was the best selling title for the platform, and Goldeneye 007 came in second. Unsurprisingly, Mario Kart 64 followed up on this, followed by another Nintendo first-party game in The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time.
Pokemon Stadium came next, followed by titles in the Donkey Kong, Star Fox and Smash Bros series – yet more proof that first-party titles really do form the core of the N64 roster.
You can see the tweet disclosing these details below. It serves as a pretty telling touchstone for what titles we'd expect to see on a Mini Classic console, if one was to ever be released by Nintendo.
Not a lot of surprises on the N64 list, dominated by major 1st party franchises that are even more successful today. And of course, the legendary Goldeneye 007. pic.twitter.com/SCupyyRDkB
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) November 4, 2018
This comes after rumours started circulating that we'd see an N64 Mini reveal sometime in November.
A GamingIntel rumour circulated that revolved around the impending announcement of a Nintendo 64 Classic – the next in line of Nintendo's Mini Classic consoles, following on from the immensely popular NES and SNES releases over the past few years.
The site's tip indicated “The N64 Classic Edition is going to be shown after the Smash announcements" on the Nintendo Direct earlier this month… though it never came to be.
However, the rumour posted over on the site noted that there could be another Nintendo Direct this month – a more general one – where we could see the announcement of the console, too.
There is no specific date attached to the rumoured Direct, though, so don't expect any news immediately.