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I'm taking Xponent's topic "Best Launch Titles" and upping it a bit. Sorry buddy. What do you think is the best launch lineup ever? I'll be using NA launch lineups since JPN ones are always bare and EU launches are too fat because of months of waiting. Here's five great titles from each launch that is worthy for comparison:


Nintendo Entertainment System

Super Mario Bros.
Duck Hunt
Kung Fu
Ice Climber

Approx 18 launch titles

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Super Mario World

Approx 3 launch titles

SEGA Genesis

Space Harrier II
Tommy Lasorda Baseball
Last Battle
Thunder Force II
Altered Beast

Approx 5 launch titles

SEGA Saturn

Virtua Fighter
Panzer Dragoon
Daytona USA
Pebble Beach Golf
Worldwide Soccer

Approx 5 launch titles

Sony Playstation

Ridge Racer
Battle Arena Toshinden
NBA Jam Tournament Edition
The Raiden Project

Approx 10 launch titles

Nintendo 64

Super Mario 64

Approx 2 launch titles

SEGA Dreamcast

Soul Calibur
Sonic Adventure
House of the Dead 2
Power Stone

Approx 16 launch titles

Sony Playstation 2

Tekken Tag Tournament
Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore
Madden NFL 2001

Approx 29 launch titles

Nintendo Gamecube

Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
Wave Race: Blue Storm
Super Monkey Ball
Luigi's Mansion
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

Approx 12 launch titles

Microsoft XBox

Halo: Combat Evolved
Dead or Alive 3
Project Gotham Racing
Jet Set Radio Future
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee

Approx 12 launch titles

Microsoft XBox 360

Call of Duty 2
Condemned: Criminal Origins
Perfect Dark Zero
Project Gotham Racing 3
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (XBLA)

Approx 18 launch titles retail + 10 XBLA titles

Sony Playstation 3

Resistance: Fall of Man
Ridge Racer 7
Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Call of Duty 3
Cash Guns Chaos (PSN)

Approx 13 launch titles + 2 PSN titles

Nintendo Wii

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Wii Sports
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Trauma Center: Second Opinion
Excite Truck

Approx 21 launch titles + 12 Virtual Console titles


Nintendo Game Boy

Super Mario Land

Approx 5 launch titles

SEGA Game Gear

Wonder Boy
Super Monaco GP

Approx 8 launch titles

Nintendo Game Boy Advance

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Super Mario Advance
Fire Pro Wrestling

Approx 16 launch titles

Nintendo DS

Super Mario 64 DS
Feel the Magic XY/XX
The Urbz: Sims in the City
Madden NFL 2005
Metroid Prime Hunters (Demo)

Approx 6 launch titles + 1 demo

Sony Playstation Portable

Ridge Racer
Twisted Metal: Head On
WipEout Pure
Ape Escape: On the Loose

Approx 16 launch titles


Alrighty so what's your picks? I personally think in order:


1. Dreamcast
2. Game Boy Advance
3. Xbox
4. Gamecube
5. PS2


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It had like 6 or 7 very good games at launch, they all stood for a very long time alone.

1.- Dreamcast
2.- NES
3.- Wii
4.- PS2
5.- GBA

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I'd just like to point out how crazy it was that the N64 only had 2 games at launch.

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1- Dreamcast. It looks like Dreamcast had the best launch line-up overall with games like Soul Calibur, Sonic Adventure, and House of the Dead 2

stof said:
I'd just like to point out how crazy it was that the N64 only had 2 games at launch.

You think that's crazy? SNES was the market leader and released three launch titles only at first. Granted they were three quality titles same as N64's two, but imagine a console trying to launch with 2-3 titles nowadays. Saturn I can understand because it's well known they jumped the gun and retailed the console early. Nintendo was just plain crazy back in the 90s.

BTW, here's the link to the wikipedia page I got most of my info from:



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Call me crazy for choosing the original xbox for number one, but I can't think of a single game that I have played so many hours and enjoyed so much. I also really enjoyed DOA 3 and I heard good things about Project Gotham Racing.

I'll go and say GBA ... great games for launch

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1. NES - Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt is a killer combo straight out of the blocks.

2. Wii - Wii Sports, like I said in my original thread, is a perfect demonstration of Wii's potential, however, Twilight Princess, despite being an excellent game, is a Gamecube port.

3. Gameboy

4. Xbox

5. N64 - Wasn't Shadows of the Empire a launch title for the N64? In combination with Mario 64 and Pilotwings, it still deserves a spot on my list.