5 best console launch line-ups ever

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5 best console launch line-ups ever

Postby DAEDALUS79 » 24 Feb 2012, 18:28

Have to agree with the Vitas inclusion. The launch lineup is fantastic, the variety in both genre and price (ranging from minis to full blown titles) is excellent!
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Re: 5 best console launch line-ups ever

Postby El Mag » 24 Feb 2012, 18:40

Luigi's Mansion and Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II on the GameCube launch was a good day.

Apart from the fact I had to get a purple GameCube. It threw my decor right off.
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Re: 5 best console launch line-ups ever

Postby theideal » 24 Feb 2012, 18:46

The original Monkey Ball too.
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Re: 5 best console launch line-ups ever

Postby jeffery6803 » 24 Feb 2012, 18:51

I have to disagree with the vita inclusion,is cvg accepting money from sony?
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Re: 5 best console launch line-ups ever

Postby tunnard » 24 Feb 2012, 19:03

yeah, this article just seems to be a way to shoehorn the vita in and to try and get people talking about it.
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Re: 5 best console launch line-ups ever

Postby slint » 24 Feb 2012, 19:22

Stating EU launch feels a bit like cheating. A lot of those consoles were able to build their lineup elsewhere before the EU launch, so of course their lineups were good.
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Re: 5 best console launch line-ups ever

Postby delmariachi » 24 Feb 2012, 19:25

I wouldn't put the Vita in with the others.. Surely only time will determine that (and sales)
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Re: 5 best console launch line-ups ever

Postby DAEDALUS79 » 24 Feb 2012, 19:28

delmariachi wrote:I wouldn't put the Vita in with the others.. Surely only time will determine that (and sales)



How does time and sales determine how good a launch line up is? The console has been launched, its out, the games are here, what is available now IS THE LAUNCH LINE UP. The vita could completely tank and fail, wouldnt change the quality of the launch line up would it.
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Re: 5 best console launch line-ups ever

Postby megaphoenix2001 » 24 Feb 2012, 20:01

power stone should be on xbla and psn with online multiplayer
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Re: 5 best console launch line-ups ever

Postby xRamzz » 24 Feb 2012, 20:04

Good list.I agree with most of them, except for the Vita. I had no idea it launched until a friend told me not long ago oO
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Re: 5 best console launch line-ups ever

Postby ChrisIW » 24 Feb 2012, 20:14

I'd have to side with Daedalus here. The simple fact is that the Vita does have a strong launch line up.

The stuff you can download from the PSN store alone could keep you going for weeks before you even get to the retail releases (including some decent freebies). As an added bonus I also downloaded Hustle Kings & Top Darts for free as I already bought the ps3 versions :P
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Re: 5 best console launch line-ups ever

Postby flyfletch » 24 Feb 2012, 20:17

megaphoenix2001 wrote:power stone should be on xbla and psn with online multiplayer


Totally agree, loved the Powerstone games.....I reckon they are ripe for an Xbla and PSN release! It could happen, Capcom! DO IT!!! :D
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Re: 5 best console launch line-ups ever

Postby fustacluck » 24 Feb 2012, 20:26

Including the N64 EU lineup is a little dirty, and maybe fanboy-ish.

Since it arrived on these shores a year after Japan (which launched with only 2 games that came here), its lineup is actually very shabby. 4 games in an entire year is nothing to celebrate, and as games journalists you should know this, which is why it comes off as fanboy-ish.

If you're being fair then where is the Sega Saturn line-up (never owned it myself, and it launched badly against the PS1, but it had a hell of a launch line-up)? Where is the PS1 and PS2, both of which came with a huge range of games including the beginnings of franchises that were so good they still exist, and are loved, today? Where's the X360? Not only did you have great boxed games (like COD 2, Condemned, Need For Speed: Most Wanted (still the best of the franchise IMHO) and PGR3), but also Hexic, Outpost Koloki X, Geometry Wars and a couple of arcade classics kicking off XBLA on day one. If it's supposed to be of all time, where is the Colecovision? I remember being insanely jealous of my cousin for having one with arcade-perfect versions of Donkey Kong, Carnival, Zaxxon and Smurf at launch. Sure they may not stand up to Halo now, but at the time they were the bleeding edge and shouldn't be discrimated against purely because whoever wrote the article wasn't born then (when all that had to be done was to leaf through the back-issues of your magazine for research). All of these had better launch line-ups than the N64, and hadn't insulted this country with that advert ("You can't play this yet....").

If the author had changed the title of his/her/its article to "Top 5 launch line-ups of the consoles I bought", it would have been a bit more honest.

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Re: 5 best console launch line-ups ever

Postby BenThomasFoster » 24 Feb 2012, 22:28

"Games that made their platforms irresistible at launch" well lots of people are finding the vita launch resistable and all I see is a dated version of fifa, wipout HD(again), ANOTHER uncharted. very resistable imo
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Re: 5 best console launch line-ups ever

Postby alan666 » 24 Feb 2012, 22:29

there is only Uncharted in the Vita launch line-up that stands out.
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