How long should we wait to judge a system and its library of games?

#31adampeltzPosted 7/20/2011 12:28:06 PM
plagamesforeva posted...
PEOPLE!!! - Every NINTENDO console after the SNES has had a crap launch and still succeeded and provided GREAT games.

I gotta disagree with you on many aspects of this statement.

-Virtual boy had a crap launch and did not succeed.
-N64 had an explosive launch with just Pilot Wings and Mario 64.
-GCN had Smash Bros after just a month which sold more than any other GCN game, plus Rogue Squadron and Pikmin
-GBA had Castelvania Circle of the Moon, Advance Wars, and Golden Sun (though my memory on this launch is a bit hazy).

And Wii's launch was also a huge success with Wii Sports. They couldn't even keep the system stocked during the first year.

The DS had a weak launch though.
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#32pikachupwnagePosted 7/20/2011 12:32:33 PM
1 1/2 - 2 1/2 years
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#33OmegaZero633Posted 7/20/2011 12:32:45 PM
It's human nature to judge.
I'm pretty sure people are making judgements on them right now.
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#34gsninjaPosted 7/20/2011 12:35:57 PM
I just think it's a big mistake to doubt Nintendo and what they have planned, especially after the stuff they showed off in the past couple years. Hell, the DS had a line-up that was more or less as weak as the 3DS's (With the exception of SM64 DS), and that thing ended up being the PS2 of handhelds.

Nintendo is like one big troll, anyways.
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#35NoPointMadePosted 7/20/2011 12:36:12 PM
In Gamefaqs, 4 months = 2 years.
#36OmegaZero633Posted 7/20/2011 12:37:20 PM
NoPointMade posted...
In Gamefaqs, 4 months = 2 years.

More like 4 years. :b
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#37SoaringDivePosted 7/20/2011 12:40:08 PM
Man, that PS3 must really be dead.
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#38atma6Posted 7/20/2011 12:48:34 PM
GameFAQs logic stands that if a console is not released with Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, and they are not spaced such that a new one comes out every ten days, then the system is a total failure.

Also in most poster's minds, it seems that every console before the one being attacked had the most amazing lineup to ever exist. The N64s first year had Ocarina of Time, Mario 64, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Donkey Kong 64, Ogre Battle 64, and Super Smash Bros. right?
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#39QuaintedPosted 7/20/2011 1:04:11 PM
Twelve seconds [/heavy]

I don't think six months is unfair, but we know that quite a bit of good stuff is coming before next year. Still, it's been a bit sparse.
#40darkqueenhelbaPosted 7/20/2011 1:05:25 PM
Minimum of 2 years. First couple years for PSP, PS3, Wii were awful. Now look at them? Great library of games.
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