Let's face it next gen consoles feel super anticlimactic due to the state of the world and a slow news drip. But what console do you remember having alot of buzz and excitement around it's launch?
For me I'm going to say the original Playstation. I remember reading my old gaming mags and seeing all the adverts and commercials for it. Nobody really knew if Sony could pull it off they where a unknown at that time in the console market which seems crazy now.
I also remember being hyped for a arcade perfect port of Mortal Kombat 3 it was not though but it was a huge step up from the 16 bit consoles especially the audio but loading times sucked.