The Wii U Has The 2nd Most Retail Launch Titles Of Any System Since The PlayStation 2

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To wrap up our Wii U launch comparison articles, we’ll show you how the amount of games stacks up to every console since the PlayStation 2. As we noted in our last piece, digital titles for all systems will not be counted since Nintendo has yet to confirm release dates for any of these titles, which you can see on ourNovember 2012 release date page.


12. Nintendo DS: November 21st, 2004 – 10 Launch Titles

Asphalt Urban GT, Feel the Magic XX/XY, Madden NFL 2005, Ping Pals, Ridge Racer DS, Spiderman 2, Sprung, Super Mario 64 DS, The Urbz: Sims in the City, Tiger Woods PGA Tour.


11. Xbox: November 15th, 2001 – 12 Launch Titles

Halo: Combat Evolved, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee, Dead or Alive 3, Project Gotham Racing, NFL Fever 2002, AirForce Delta Storm, Mad Dash Racing, Cel Damage, Arctic Thunder, Fuzion Frenzy, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, 4×4 EVO 2


10. GameCube: November 18th, 2001 – 12 Launch Titles

All-Star Baseball 2002, Batman Vengeance, Crazy Taxi, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2, Disney’s Tarzan Untamed, Luigi’s Mansion, Madden NFL 2002, NHL Hitz 20-02, Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2: Rogue Leader, Super Monkey Ball, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, Wave Race: Blue Storm.


9. PlayStation 3: November 17th, 2006 – 15 Launch Titles

Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII, Call of Duty 3, Genji: Days of the Blade, Madden 07, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire , NBA 2K7, NBA 07, Need for Speed: Carbon, NHL 2K7, Resistance: Fall of Man, Ridge Racer 7, Tiger Woods 07, Tony Hawk’s Project 8, Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom.


8. Nintendo 3DS: Release Date: March 27th, 2011 – 16 Launch Titles

Asphalt 3D, Bust a Move Universe, Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D, Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars, Lego Star War 3: The Clone Wars, Madden NFL, Nintendogs and Cats, Pilotwings Resort, Pro Evolution Soccer 3D, Rayman 3D, Ridge Racer 3D, Samurai Warriors: Chronicles, Steel Diver, Super Monkey Ball 3D, Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, The Sims 3


7. PlayStation Portable: March 24th, 2005 – 17 Launch Titles

Ape Escape: On The Loose, Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower, Dynasty Warriors, Gretzky NHL, Lumines, Metal Gear Acid, NBA, Need for Speed: Underground Rivals, NFL Street 2 Unleashed, Ridge Racer, Spiderman 2, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 Remix, Twisted Metal: Head On, Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade, Wipeout Pure, World Tour Soccer.


6. Gameboy Advance: June 11th, 2011 – 17 Launch Titles

Army Men Advance, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, ChuChu Rocket!, Earthworm Jim, F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, Fire Pro Wrestling, GT, Advance Championship Racing, Iridion 3D, Konami Krazy Racers, Namco Museum, Pinobee: Wings of Adventure, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure, Rayman Advance, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2, Super Dodge Ball Advance, Super Mario Advance, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2


5. Xbox 360: November 22nd, 2005 – 18 Launch Titles

Amped 3, Call of Duty 2, Condemned: Criminal Origins, Fifa 06, Gun, Kameo: Elements of Power, Madden NFL 06, NBA 2K6, NBA Live 06, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, NHL 2K6, Perfect Dark Zero, King Kong, Project Gotham Racing 3, Quake 4, Ridge Racer 6, Tiger Woods 06, Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland.


4. Playstation Vita: February 22nd, 2012 – 20 Launch Titles

Army Corps of Hell, Asphalt Injection, Ben 10 Galactic Racing, Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend, Dungeon Hunter Alliance, Dynasty Warriors Next, F1 2011, Fifa Soccer, Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational, Little Deviants, Lumines Electronic Symphony, Michael Jackson The Experience, ModNation Racers: Road Trip, Rayman Origins, Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen, Touch My Katamari, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition, Wipeout 2048.


3. Nintendo Wii: November 19th, 2006 – 22 Launch Titles

Avatar: The Last Airbender, Barnyard, Call of Duty 3, Cars, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, Excite Truck, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, GT Pro Series, Happy Feet, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Madden 07, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Monster 4×4 World Circuit, Need for Speed: Carbon, Open Season, Rampage: Total Destruction, Rayman Raving Rabbids, Red Steel, Spongebob: Creature From The Krusty Krab, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam, Trauma Center: Second Opinion.


2. Nintendo Wii U: November 18th, 2012 – 27 Launch Titles

Assassin’s Creed 3, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Darksiders 2, Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two, ESPN Sports Connection, Fifa Soccer 13, Game Party Champions, Just Dance 4, Madden NFL 13, Mass Effect 3: Special Edition, New Super Mario Bros U, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, Nintendo Land, Rabbids Land, Rise of the Guardians, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Skylanders Giants, SiNG Party, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Tank! Tank! Tank!, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition, Transformers Prime: The Game, Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper, Wipeout 3, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013, ZombiU


1. PlayStation 2: October 26th, 2000 – 29 Launch Titles

Armored Core 2, DOA2: Hardcore, Dynasty Warriors 2, ESPN International Track & Field, ESPN Winter X Games Snowboarding, Eternal Ring, Evergrace, FantaVision, Gungriffon Blaze, Kessen, Madden NFL 2001, Midnight Club: Street Racing, MotoGP, NHL 2001, Orphen: Scion of Sorcery, Q-Ball: Billiards Master, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2, Ridge Racer V, Silent Scope, Smuggler’s Run, SSX, Street Fighter EX3, Summoner, Swing Away Golf, Tekken Tag Tournament, TimeSplitters, Unreal Tournament, Wild Wild Racing, X-Squad.

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Vita 4th? but.. but... Vita has no gameZ!

Are they just counting one specific region, or are they counting every different launch title in each region?

would be fun to see the same list without any old ports on any console...

I'm on Twitter @DanneSandin!

Furthermore, I think VGChartz should add a "Like"-button.

FantaVision lul that game was something else.

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Isn't the Wii's list missing Wii Sports?

When I get the Wii-U i am going to have sex with it. I have never been so excited over something since Snes and N64. Its about damm time. The one game I CANNOt wait for is a sequel to Metroid Prime designed for Wii-U...........hold on I think I just made a hole in my pants.....

Aaaw Kepto, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed then =( We'll most likely get a new Metroid, but follow up to the Prime series =/ but who knows??

I'm on Twitter @DanneSandin!

Furthermore, I think VGChartz should add a "Like"-button.

It seems strange how different the Wii launch is to the Wii U. Before the Wii launched I heard the mainstream media talking about it whereas the Wii U forces me to actively look for information and even the gaming sites don't seem to be saying much about it. It has a big launch but it is as if no one cares that the sequel to the best selling console of a previous generation is launching.


Maybe I will like it even more ^.^