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The Next Gen: Launch Titles

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The Next Xbox and the PlayStation 4 are on the horizon and with new consoles, come new games. The Playstation 4 Press Conference earlier in the year showcased a few launch titles for the upcoming console. New games from the inFAMOUS and Killzone series, along with a new ideas, were shown. The quality of a console's launch titles can really determine the initial sales. A new, must-play game or new installments of popular series can help convince gamers to grab the console early. How important do you feel launch titles are to a console's long term success?

Let's take a look at some past launch title lineups, and then look at what we know for the next generation. Did the launch lineups of these consoles determine their shorterm/longterm success? Which of the past consoles had the best launch lineup, and which of the future consoles will have the best launch lineup?

Xbox 360

  • Amped 3
  • Call of Duty 2
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins
  • FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup
  • GUN
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Madden NFL 06
  • NBA 2K6
  • NBA Live 06
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • NHL 2K6
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
  • Project Gotham Racing 3
  • Quake 4
  • Ridge Racer 6
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06
  • Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
Did the Xbox 360 have a good launch lineup?
 
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The poll was created at 23:38 on April 24, 2013, and so far 11 people voted.

PlayStation 3

  • Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
  • Call of Duty 3
  • Genji: Days of the Blade
  • Madden NFL 07
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire
  • NBA 2K7
  • NHL 2K7
  • Resistance: Fall of Man
  • Ridge Racer 7
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
  • Tony Hawk's Project 8
  • Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom
Did the PlayStation 3 have a good launch lineup?
 
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The poll was created at 23:38 on April 24, 2013, and so far 11 people voted.

Wii U

  • Assassin's Creed III
  • Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition
  • Ben 10: Omniverse
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Chasing Aurora
  • Darksiders II
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • ESPN Sports Connection
  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • Funky Barn
  • Game Party Champions
  • Just Dance 4
  • Little Inferno
  • Madden NFL 13
  • Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
  • Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition
  • Nano Assault Neo
  • NBA 2K13
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
  • Nintendo Land
  • Rabbids Land
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Sing Party
  • Skylanders: Giants
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Tank! Tank! Tank!
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
  • Transformers: Prime – The Game
  • Trine 2: Director's Cut
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
  • Wipeout 3
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
  • ZombiU
Did the Wii U have a good launch lineup?
 
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The poll was created at 23:38 on April 24, 2013, and so far 9 people voted.

PlayStation 4

  • Deep Down
  • Destiny
  • Diablo III
  • DriveClub
  • Final Fantasy
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Sniper Elite 3
  • Knack
  • Watch_Dogs
  • The Witcher: Witch Hunt
  • The Witness
  • Blacklight: Retribution
  • Primal Carnage: Genesis
Does the PS4 have a good launch lineup so far?
 
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The poll was created at 23:38 on April 24, 2013, and so far 15 people voted.


Which of these next-gen consoles do you think will have the most successful launch?
 
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The poll was created at 23:38 on April 24, 2013, and so far 13 people voted.

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