LOL @ SNES at #11. I stopped reading after that. While the console didn't exactly set sales records or anything at launch, it launched with TWO controllers AND a AAA pack-in game for $199 at a time when new 16-bit games regularly retailed for $60 a pop or even more (FYI that's about $100 in today's money, kiddies). By comparison, the Genesis launched 2 years earlier for $189 ($350 today) with one controller and a shoddy port of an arcade game in Altered Beast.
Oh and btw... the NES launched in 1985 for $250 ($545 today) for the "deluxe" set featuring R.O.B., and $199 for the "Control Deck set with SMB.
In any event...
1: Wii (for obvious reasons)
2: N64 (biggest launch week ever for the time)
3: SNES (Mario World packed in plus F-Zero, Pilotwings, Sim City, Final Fight and Final Fantasy II (IV) just a couple months after launch.
4: GC (Rogue Squadron and Melee were both excellent showcases for the hardware, as was Pikmin).
5: NES (limited US launch in '85 with nationwide availability in fall of '86, didn't really pick up momentum until 1987/88.)
Has Wii U even launched yet?
On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.