History of Launch Line-ups. Just for fun.
Any theories to why Sony always launches with sub-par games and then picks up the slack later on?
Cuz Sony needs that cash. They could have put The Last of Us and GT6 on PS4, but contrary to what fanboys believe, the console will sell out at launch anyway because launch titles don't really matter. So they just make millions instead by putting them on PS3
The only thing that bothers me about the PS4 launch is that Sony's 2 big first party games are dead last vs. multiplatform games that already have a bigger audience on PS3/360.
Yep, thats why I'm waiting for inFAMOUS and MLB14 to jump the gun on PS4.
As far as theories go... Maybe they just jump the gun on launches since PS2? Their good games come out not too too long after... Within the first year. That said, XBOne doesn't look like it will stand up to 360s launch either. Who knows. I'm workiong on XBox's launch right now. It looks promising
2kAddict posted...For xbox 360 you forgot project Gotham racing 3 and geometry wars.
It was out a bit later. I got my console shortly after launch and distinctly remember a new review convincing me to buy the game.
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Halo: Combat Evolved - 97 (All hail the king)
Dead or Alive 3 - 87
Project Gotham Racing - 85
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee - 80
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2X - 78
4x4 EVO 2 - 69
AirForce Delta Storm - 61
There you have it... 97 for a launch title. I don't know if that can be beat.
I thought fight night round 3 was a launch title for the 360 and that got a perfect score. because you could see the sweat on the peoples faces flying as you hit them.
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Soulcalibur beats it. 98 on metacritic. If using Gamerankings which doesn't weigh reviewers Super Mario 64 also beats Halo but metacritic puts Halo 5 points above mario.
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All-Star Baseball 2002
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Disney's Tarzan Untamed
Madden NFL 2002
NHL Hitz 20-02
Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
Super Monkey Ball
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Wave Race: Blue Storm
Luigis Mansion, Rogue Squadron 2 and Super Monkey Ball are still some of my favorite games of all time. That system was by FAR my favorite after launch too.
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look at all these games that xbox and xbox 360 and soon xbox one has at launch
and u see sony ps4 has 1 game and a bunch of multiplatform games which I think doesn't count.
so xbox wins again
The PS2 launch line up will always be my favorite. Xbox wasn't too bad, but PS2 had a good variety of games at launch.
Okay, I'm gonna stop right there for a minute. Really? King Kong the game? 80???? Have ratings changed that much? Or did I miss a decent launch game somehow?
Actually, you did. It was pretty epic for its time. Obviously now we look back and see it as dated because it was a hybrid ps2, xbox to early xbox 360 converted title. It reminds me alot of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil in that the graphics were impressive for their time and the style of combat was similar.
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