Games of the Generation

A list of original PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii games published by Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo.

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This is a year-by-year list of software titles published by Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii, respectively. It was used as the basis for a feature on new intellectual properties in games. The list is not entirely comprehensive, as we limited it to retail releases and omitted compilations, limited editions, and rereleases from the list.

Games marked with an asterisk (*) were determined to be new intellectual properties.

Microsoft's Xbox 360 Games

2005
*Kameo: Elements of Power
Perfect Dark Zero
Project Gotham Racing 3

2006
*Gears of War
*Ninety-Nine Nights
*Viva Pinata

2007
*Blue Dragon
*Crackdown
*Mass Effect
Forza Motorsport 2
Fuzion Frenzy 2
Halo 3
Project Gotham Racing 4
Project Sylpheed: Arc of Deception
Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action
Shadowrun
Tenchu Z
Viva Pinata: Party Animals

2008
*Lips
*Lost Odyssey
*Too Human
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Fable II
Gears of War 2
Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom
Ninja Gaiden II
Scene It? Box Office Smash
Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

2009
*Ninja Blade
Forza Motorsport 3
Halo 3: ODST
Halo Wars
Lips: Number One Hits

2010
*Alan Wake
*Kinect Adventures!
*Kinect Joy Ride
*Kinect Sports
*Kinectimals
Crackdown 2
Fable III
Halo: Reach
Lips: I Love The 80s
Lips: Party Classics

2011
*Gunstringer
Dance Central 2
Forza Motorsport 4
Gears of War 3
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Kinect Sports: Season Two
Kinect: Disneyland Adventures
Kinectimals: Now with Bears!

2012
Dance Central 3
Fable: The Journey
Forza Horizon
Halo 4
Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure
Kinect Star Wars

Sony's PlayStation 3 Games

2006
*Resistance: Fall of Man
Genji: Days of the Blade
NBA 07

2007
*Folklore
*Heavenly Sword
*Lair
*MotorStorm
*The Eye of Judgment
*Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Formula One Championship Edition
MLB 07: The Show
NBA 08
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Warhawk

2008
*LittleBigPlanet
Buzz! Quiz TV
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds
MLB 08: The Show
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
NBA 09 The Inside
Resistance 2
SingStar ABBA
SingStar Vol. 2
SingStar
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation

2009
*inFamous
Buzz! Quiz World
Killzone 2
MLB 09: The Show
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
SingStar Latino
SingStar Queen
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

2010
*EyePet: Move Edition
*Heavy Rain
*Kung Fu Rider
*MAG
*ModNation Racers
*Sports Champions
*Start the Party!
*The Fight: Lights Out
*The Shoot
*TV Superstars
*White Knight Chronicles International Edition
God of War III
Gran Turismo 5
MLB 10: The Show
SingStar Dance

2011
*Carnival Island
*Everybody Dance
*Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest
EyePet & Friends
inFamous 2
Killzone 3
LittleBigPlanet 2
MLB 11: The Show
MotorStorm: Apocalypse
PlayStation Move Heroes
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
Resistance 3
SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

2012
*Sorcery
*Wonderbook: Book of Spells
LittleBigPlanet Karting
MLB 12: The Show
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
Sports Champions 2
Starhawk
Twisted Metal

Nintendo's Wii Games

2006
*Wii Play
*Wii Sports
Excite Truck
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

2007
Battalion Wars 2
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree
Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Link's Crossbow Training
Mario Party 8
Mario Strikers Charged
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Pokemon Battle Revolution
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Paper Mario
WarioWare: Smooth Moves

2008
*Endless Ocean
*Wii Fit
*Wii Music
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Super Sluggers
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Wario Land: Shake It!

2009
Excitebots: Trick Racing
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Punch-Out!!
Wii Fit Plus
Wii Sports Resort

2010
*FlingSmash
*Wii Party
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Endless Ocean: Blue World
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Metroid: Other M
PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
Samurai Warriors 3
Sin and Punishment: Star Successor
Super Mario Galaxy 2

2011
Fortune Street
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Mario Sports Mix
Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Wii Play: Motion

2012
*The Last Story
*Xenoblade Chronicles
Mario Party 9
PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond
Rhythm Heaven Fever

Discussion

11 comments
anzelm
anzelm

It would have been interesting if downloadable games had been included.

AceCometh
AceCometh

While the PS3 had more new IP's, it has the fewest games that interest me.

Aristowi
Aristowi

This is a very interesting list, congrats and thanks for posting this. Sony rules at new IPs

-The-G-Man-
-The-G-Man-

fortune street may not be a new IP, but i thought this was the first time we saw it outside of Japan?

AndCarlsen
AndCarlsen

This list shows that, even though Nintendo likes to innovate, they rarely make a new IP. Hope that changes with the Wii U.

Darth_Nater307
Darth_Nater307

I think it's obvious that the best year for the Wii was 2010. Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a masterpiece.

Longini
Longini

Metal Gear Solid 4 for PS3 in 2008?

AndCarlsen
AndCarlsen

 @Darth_Nater307 Kirby, Metroid, Donkey Kong and Mario in the same year ( there was Monster Hunter Tri too, although it is from Capcom. 2010 was a great year for the Wii.