What was the best launch lineup in console history?

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#1 Edited by PS4hasNOgames (2620 posts) -

The only one I can remember as being possibly game changing was the original Xbox launched with Halo CE and Project Gotham racing. Does anyone know of any other big time launch games?

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#2 Posted by aroxx_ab (13236 posts) -

WiiU had a pretty damn good launch lineup, the only bad was that Nintendo though that was enough

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#3 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2620 posts) -

@aroxx_ab said:

WiiU had a pretty damn good launch lineup, the only bad was that Nintendo though that was enough

really? zombiU and new super mario bros weren't really must haves.

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#4 Posted by david61983 (288 posts) -

@aroxx_ab said:

WiiU had a pretty damn good launch lineup, the only bad was that Nintendo though that was enough

English, please.

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#5 Edited by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -

Dreamcast, Xbox, PSV.

2 of which were/are doomed and the other was prematurely retired.

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#6 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

If the 360 could have got Oblivion and Gears of War out of the "launch window" and made them day one games that would have been the best. Still impressive though.

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#7 Posted by Lucianu (10283 posts) -

The Dreamcast and the OG Xbox. Sonic Adventure, Soul Calibur and Power Stone, that's 3 AAA exclusives. Complemented by arcade perfect ports like House of the Dead 2 and Hydro Thunder, unique gems like Toy Commander and Sega Bass Fishing. On the OG side, you've got Halo:CE, Dead or Alive 3, Project Gotham Racing and Jet Set Radio Future. 4 high quality games, two of which are instant classics, released at launch.

God, the Xbone/PS4 launch looks ridiculously pathetic in comparison.

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#8 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2620 posts) -

@Lucianu said:

The Dreamcast and the OG Xbox. Sonic Adventure, Soul Calibur and Power Stone, that's 3 AAA exclusives. Complemented by arcade perfect ports like House of the Dead 2 and Hydro Thunder, unique gems like Toy Commander and Sega Bass Fishing. On the OG side, you've got Halo:CE, Dead or Alive 3, Project Gotham Racing and Jet Set Radio Future. 4 high quality games, two of which are instant classics, released at launch.

God, the Xbone/PS4 launch looks ridiculously pathetic in comparison.

And yet the ps4 is the fastest selling console ever and xbox one might be the 2nd.

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#9 Posted by Pikminmaniac (11185 posts) -

Definitely Gamecube. It's launch was exceptional

Gamecube release date: November 18, 2001

-Pikmin (December 2, 2001)

-Super Smash Bros. Melee (December 3, 2001)

-Wave Race Blue Storm (launch day)

-Star Wars Rogue Leader (launch day)

-Luigi's Mansion (launch day)

-Super Monkey ball (launch day)

A couple of the best games I've ever played are in this list.

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#10 Posted by gameofthering (11087 posts) -

The very first launch or for a certain region?

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#11 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2620 posts) -

@Pikminmaniac said:

Definitely Gamecube. It's launch was exceptional

Gamecube release date: November 18, 2001

-Pikmin (December 2, 2001)

-Super Smash Bros. Melee (December 3, 2001)

-Wave Race Blue Storm (launch day)

-Star Wars Rogue Leader (launch day)

-Luigi's Mansion (launch day)

-Super Monkey ball (launch day)

A couple of the best games I've ever played are in this list.

that looks great.

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#12 Edited by Lucianu (10283 posts) -
@ps4hasnogames said:

@Lucianu said:

The Dreamcast and the OG Xbox. Sonic Adventure, Soul Calibur and Power Stone, that's 3 AAA exclusives. Complemented by arcade perfect ports like House of the Dead 2 and Hydro Thunder, unique gems like Toy Commander and Sega Bass Fishing. On the OG side, you've got Halo:CE, Dead or Alive 3, Project Gotham Racing and Jet Set Radio Future. 4 high quality games, two of which are instant classics, released at launch.

God, the Xbone/PS4 launch looks ridiculously pathetic in comparison.

And yet the ps4 is the fastest selling console ever and xbox one might be the 2nd.

They might aswell sell hundreds of millions, that won't change their abysmal launch lineup.

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#13 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (4965 posts) -

Gotta be between the Xbox, Xbox 360, and Gamecube. Some really great games there.

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#14 Edited by Renegade_Fury (19599 posts) -

Dreamcast, easily.

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#15 Posted by cainetao11 (32290 posts) -

Magnavox Odyssey: Pong.......we would have nothing without it.

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#16 Posted by B4X (5660 posts) -

I loved the Dreamcast lineup.

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#17 Posted by Basinboy (13055 posts) -

General consensus, historically, has been Dreamcast.

Personally, on paper, PS4 is actually pound-for-pound a top-notch launch lineup. 360's was also quite good.

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#18 Posted by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

DREAMCAST

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#19 Posted by pelvist (6602 posts) -

The Dreamcast easily. The Gamecube lineup wasnt too bad either.

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#20 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (7431 posts) -

the Wii U, Dreamcast and perhaps Gamecube would be my picks. Anyone claiming the PS4 or X1 and the multiplats (that wer eout for some time, and runs better on PC) would cause me to pause in claiming either of them.

A launch lineup is partly responsible for showing what the console is capable of, hence the top 3 picks. And not the two newest consoles of the console families.

(not to be confused with the consoles being bad, they simply did not put on a good first impression).

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#21 Posted by MrYaotubo (2880 posts) -

Dreamcast,nothing even comes remotely close to that.

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#22 Posted by Perfect_Blue (29823 posts) -

Dreamcast one is kind of cheating since it includes all the games released in Japan up until the US release. Actual best "launch lineup" for me is the Gamecube.

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#23 Posted by finalstar2007 (27905 posts) -

this generation had the best launch ever imo

  • Call of Duty:Ghosts
  • BF4
  • AC4
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • DC Universe
  • Warframe

And many more downloadable i mean CoD alone would have been enough for me let alone having an AC game and BF game

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#24 Edited by MrYaotubo (2880 posts) -
@finalstar2007 said:

this generation had the best launch ever imo

  • Call of Duty:Ghosts
  • BF4
  • AC4
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • DC Universe
  • Warframe

And many more downloadable i mean CoD alone would have been enough for me let alone having an AC game and BF game

That´s one of the worst/least interesting lineups ever,everything already available before on other systems and better in a couple of cases and the only two exclusives are one average shooter and a mediocre(at best) platformer/whatever Knack is. So two average/mediocre exclusives and ports from already existing games,some of them out for a loooong time.

That´s one of the worst launch lineups I can remember.

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#25 Posted by drekula2 (3349 posts) -

PS2 Launch American (October 2000)

Tekken Tag alone is a "killer app" but for once a launch has a variety of different games rather than relying on just 1.

  • Armored Core 2
  • DOA2: Hardcore
  • Dynasty Warriors 2
  • ESPN International Track & Field
  • ESPN Winter X Games Snowboarding
  • Eternal Ring
  • Evergrace
  • FantaVision
  • Gungriffon Blaze
  • Madden NFL 2001
  • Midnight Club: Street Racing
  • NHL 2001
  • Orphen: Scion of Sorcery
  • Q-Ball: Billiards Master
  • Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2
  • Ridge Racer V
  • Silent Scope
  • Smuggler's Run
  • Street Fighter EX3
  • Summoner
  • Swing Away Golf
  • Tekken Tag Tournament
  • TimeSplitters
  • Unreal Tournament
  • Wild Wild Racing
  • X-Squad
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#26 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@MrYaotubo said:
@finalstar2007 said:

this generation had the best launch ever imo

  • Call of Duty:Ghosts
  • BF4
  • AC4
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • DC Universe
  • Warframe

And many more downloadable i mean CoD alone would have been enough for me let alone having an AC game and BF game

That´s one of the worst/least interesting lineups ever,everything already available before on other systems and better in a couple of cases and the only two exclusives are one average shooter and a mediocre(at best) platformer/whatever Knack is. So two average/mediocre exclusives and ports from already existing games,some of them out for a loooong time.

That´s one of the worst launch lineups I can remember.

Not to mention COD Ghosts was a piece of shit, and BF4 was pretty much broken at launch.

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#27 Posted by Daious (2315 posts) -

Dreamcast/cube/ps2 had amazing launchline ups

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#28 Edited by speedfreak48t5p (12563 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

this generation had the best launch ever imo

  • Call of Duty:Ghosts
  • BF4
  • AC4
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • DC Universe
  • Warframe

And many more downloadable i mean CoD alone would have been enough for me let alone having an AC game and BF game

This is the worst post I've ever seen. Seriously, COD Ghosts is absolute trash.

Raise your standards.

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#29 Edited by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

Nintendo 64.

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#30 Posted by lamprey263 (34380 posts) -

I thought the PS1 had an excellent launch, Ridge Racer, Battle Arena Toshiden, and WipeOut.

Though I think the Xbox had the strongest launch of anything I've got, Halo, Dead or Alive 3, Amped, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee, NHL Hitz.

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#31 Posted by MirkoS77 (12487 posts) -

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Dreamcast, easily.

Thank you. Dreamcast cleaned my wallet.

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#32 Posted by trugs26 (7456 posts) -

@david61983 said:

@aroxx_ab said:

WiiU had a pretty damn good launch lineup, the only bad was that Nintendo though that was enough

English, please.

though -> thought

Just a simple typo.

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#33 Posted by monson21502 (8222 posts) -

@ps4hasnogames said:

@Pikminmaniac said:

Definitely Gamecube. It's launch was exceptional

Gamecube release date: November 18, 2001

-Pikmin (December 2, 2001)

-Super Smash Bros. Melee (December 3, 2001)

-Wave Race Blue Storm (launch day)

-Star Wars Rogue Leader (launch day)

-Luigi's Mansion (launch day)

-Super Monkey ball (launch day)

A couple of the best games I've ever played are in this list.

that looks great.

it wasnt i took my gamecube back to walmart and got a full cash refund. rebought 1 later with the gameboy player on the bottom of the system

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#34 Posted by Vaasman (12862 posts) -

Probably Dreamcast for most people, but considering I'm one of the few people in existence who actually loved Perfect Dark: Zero, 360 launch is a personal favorite.

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#35 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3347 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

this generation had the best launch ever imo

  • Call of Duty:Ghosts
  • BF4
  • AC4
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • DC Universe
  • Warframe

And many more downloadable i mean CoD alone would have been enough for me let alone having an AC game and BF game

Ok. This post can't be serious...

On topic. The Dreamcast had an unbeatable launch. Dat Soul Calibur.

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#36 Posted by inb4uall (6564 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

this generation had the best launch ever imo

  • Call of Duty:Ghosts
  • BF4
  • AC4
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • DC Universe
  • Warframe

And many more downloadable i mean CoD alone would have been enough for me let alone having an AC game and BF game

This folks, is shit taste.

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#37 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -

@Lucianu said:

The Dreamcast and the OG Xbox. Sonic Adventure, Soul Calibur and Power Stone, that's 3 AAA exclusives. Complemented by arcade perfect ports like House of the Dead 2 and Hydro Thunder, unique gems like Toy Commander and Sega Bass Fishing. On the OG side, you've got Halo:CE, Dead or Alive 3, Project Gotham Racing and Jet Set Radio Future. 4 high quality games, two of which are instant classics, released at launch.

God, the Xbone/PS4 launch looks ridiculously pathetic in comparison.

Yo, this. The only other console that might have an argument is the Gamecube, and that's a stretch.

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#38 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (1134 posts) -

Surprised no one mentioned the N64. I don't care if it was only two games...

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#39 Posted by mikhail (2697 posts) -

Dreamcast, by far. N64 is a close second for me.

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#40 Posted by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -

Dreamcast, with Gamecube being a distant second.

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#41 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14291 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

this generation had the best launch ever imo

  • Call of Duty:Ghosts
  • BF4
  • AC4
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • DC Universe
  • Warframe

And many more downloadable i mean CoD alone would have been enough for me let alone having an AC game and BF game

The only good game on that list is Black Flag . Others are uninteresting . Warframe is fun but not a system seller .

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#42 Edited by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

It's got to be either of the newest consoles or the Vita. Even though we complain that there aren't many games, there are still more games than any other generation on launch

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#43 Posted by LJS9502_basic (161730 posts) -

Dreamcast.....any other answer is wrong.