on 11 April 2014
Ah, young Salnax, it's obvious you are judging the launch of SNES through the lense of Wikipedia, and not as someone who actually experienced it. The system launched with SMW, F-Zero and Pilotwings, but for the next few months incredible new titles saw non-stop release. Before its first Christmas, SNES had:
-Super Castlevania 4
-Final Fantasy 4
-Super Gouls n' Ghosts
...and many more. These are mostly exclusive or upgraded versions of these games and they were massive leaps over anything available on the market. There was no "launch games look like last-gen" talk. You put in F-Zero, you're mind was blown. You hear the music of FFIV or Castlevania IV and compare it to the bleeps and bloops of last gen or even the weak synthesizer of the Sega Genesis and it was like a whole new world.
The system was amazing, the games were many and impressive, the price was good and the system sold very well. It soon caught up to Genesis despite the 2-year head start. The launch was great with non-stop next-gen games, and they even had Zelda ready by April of the next year. Saying it was a poor launch is just uneducated.
Also, as stated above, the NES launched at a very expensive price. You're just wrong there. It also took a while to get going.
While most of ur post is true, its completely irrelevent. Launch=day of release, ur talking about launch window and beyond.
Not at all. Launch = the initial release of a system. We almost never say that is just one day. If one system sold 500k on day one and 50k the rest of the month, but another system sold 300k day one but 2 million the rest of the month we wouldn't say system 1 had a better "launch".
Salnax later qualified his list by saying he was only including day 1 content. I think that is a pointless conversation because it's not really looking at the debut of the system, only one 24 hour period. In particular, SNES had new content coming out within days of the initial 3 titles and more AAA titles every week through to its first Christmas, and titles in every genre. THAT is how you launch a system.
He made it pretty clear in the op that he was talking solely about day 1. And again u are talking about launch window.
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