Submitted by Espio1 240d ago | news

Phil Harrison: Xbox One has best launch line-up 'in console history'

Exec believes Microsoft boasts the strongest exclusive games (Phil Harrison, Tag Invalid, Xbox One)

ShugaCane  +   240d ago
Because they partnered with SuperEA to secure some FIFA mode or whatever, and paid a lot to get some COD or BF timed-exclusive contents. That's the guy's reasons to justify what has got to be one of the msot pretentious statement in video game history ever. Lame.
golding89  +   240d ago
They may have paid for those exclusive [then again which company has never paid for exclusives] but Many will argue that he is right in some way.

I personally do not think it has best launch in "history" . Athough I am not sure which consoles launch line up before is worthy of such statement
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abzdine  +   240d ago
not about what the line-up is about, it's about how much you will support the console in the future or will x1 owners only be getting broken Kinect games?
ShugaCane  +   240d ago
Okay, then. Let put the statement itself aside for a moment.

"The reason we do our own studio investments and investments with third-party publishers is very simple - we want to make sure the best games are on Xbox," Harrison told CVG.

"We want to make sure the best developers bring their creativity to our platform."

Does that sound HONEST to you ? From MS ? Seriously. Do you really think this is about bringing creativity to their console. Come on. He said it himself. It's just investments. What I am pointing out here is the guy's hypocrisy. It's obvious.
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Bennibop  +   240d ago
"The reason we do our own studio investments and investments with third-party publishers is very simple - we want to make sure the best games are on Xbox,"

Thats fine but they will also on Playstation as the likes of EA and Activision are out to make money!
4Sh0w  +   239d ago
Its hard to compare past consoles lineup, times are so different, but personally I think micros next gen launch lineup is better than sonys.
come_bom  +   239d ago
Don't know if Microsoft has the best launch line-up 'in console history', but it certainly is a good launch line-up. What Microsoft fails to understand is that most gamers don't want Kinect and aren't willing to pay extra for the X1 simply because it has Kinect... they will loose a lot of sales because of their stubbornness, and when they realize this it might be to late. Microsoft needs a Kinectless X1 SKU or else they already lost next gen "console war".
voodoogts  +   240d ago
Money talks.
tuglu_pati  +   240d ago
Welcome to the real world!
Drewminati  +   240d ago
Line up is pretty good. don't think it'll top the dreamcast line up
kewlkat007  +   239d ago
Yeah the Dreamcast had amazing launch lineup, damn I miss that console.

Japanese launch: November 27, 1998
----------------------------- -----
Pen Pen TriIcelon
Godzilla Generations
Virtua Fighter 3tb

U.S. launch: September 9, 1999
----------------------------- --
Sonic Adventure
AirForce Delta[5]
Blue Stinger
Flag to Flag
The House of the Dead 2
Hydro Thunder
Monaco Grand Prix
Mortal Kombat Gold
NFL Blitz 2000
Pen Pen TriIcelon
Power Stone
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
TNN Motorsports Hardcore Heat
Tokyo Xtreme Racer

European launch: October 14, 1999
----------------------------- -----
Sonic Adventure
Blue Stinger
Dynamite Cop
Hydro Thunder
Monaco Grand Prix
Mortal Kombat Gold
Power Stone
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
Sega Rally 2
Speed Devils
Tokyo Highway Challenge
Virtua Fighter 3tb
PlayStation 2
CRAIG667  +   240d ago
I agree.
babis1974  +   240d ago
they have a good line-up but i still will get PS4 DAY1 29-11-13 HERE IN EUROPE!!!
fredrikpedersen  +   239d ago
Considering the XB1 will not be available in Norway, my choice is pretty easy.
Bundi  +   240d ago
Without a doubt, the quality and quantity ratio is quite pleasing.
BeathuberCH  +   240d ago
XabiDaChosenOne  +   240d ago
Sonys 33 title launch line up would like to have a word with you dearest.
Belking  +   240d ago
Yea, i'm sure people are just killing themselves over all those big budget indie titles...lol
Bennibop  +   240d ago
As aposed to generic fps and sports titles!?
MasterCornholio  +   240d ago
Well its over 1 million people in 32 countries to be precise.


Drake is right even though the exclusive line up might not be amazing theres still plenty of fantastic 3rd party titles like Watchdogs, BattleField 4 and Call of Duty Ghosts to look forward to.

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PFFT  +   240d ago
Still better than indie.
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Drakesfortune  +   240d ago
Niether of them ar flawless....


those exclusive titles arnt exactly midn blowing

if they had lets say

Infamous: Second Son
The Order

that would of been far superior

indie titles dont exactly float my boat...tbh with you its the 3rd party dev that are making me look forward to my ps4

Battlefield 4
Watch Dogs
Assassins Creed

Happy Days
PFFT  +   240d ago

That Ps4 launch line up would have been great. Especially with the addition of Second Son. That game looks freaking awesome.
falviousuk  +   239d ago
@Bennibop you are of course referring to Killzone and Drive club on the PS4
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Xsilver  +   239d ago
@Belking because having the most variety is a bad thing.
falviousuk  +   239d ago
You mean all those indie games they are touting, in amongst a couple of high profile releases and multi platform games, then yes 33 games during LAUNCH WINDOW for the PS4.
Mr-Dude  +   239d ago
We have
- Killzone
- Infamous
- DriveClub
- Knack
- Shadow of the Beast
- Everyone's Gone to Rapture
- The Order 1886
- Outlast (also on PC)
- Rime
- 3 titles from Media Molecule, Naughty Dog & Santa Monica in development.
- A bunch of F2P games

And i think many more to come...
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Drakesfortune  +   239d ago
they arnt all launch thats the thing...infamous and the order are next year
kewlkat007  +   239d ago
Everybody knows games are in development for both consoles...dude

Just talking about launch games.
Gamer666  +   239d ago
How many are actual Exclusive titles of the 33?

Most of the digital downloads are just a bunch of indie 360, PS3, PC, and Web titles just being ported to PS4.

The only two retail exclusive/timed exclusives are Knack and Killzone vs. the X1 which has Deadrising 3, Forza 5, and Ryse as exclusives/timed exclusives.

And then on digital only Counterspy, DC Universe (Probably just a PS3 port), Doki-Doki Universe, DriveClub (Probably not available at launch), Hohokum, and Pool Nation are the only PS exclusive/timed exclusive games... While X1 has Crimson Dragon, Fighter Within, Killer Instinct, Lococycle, Peggle 2, Powerstar Golf, and Zoo Tycoon as the probably digital exclusive/timed exclusives.
Bennibop  +   240d ago
Lol Phil Harrison made the same statement for the PS3 when it launched!
kewlkat007  +   239d ago
True that..but really the launch games was not that bad, it was lots of sports, A fighter, some shooters and Genji...
negative  +   240d ago
Here come the Sony trolls in 3...2.......

OT: it is a killer lineup that's for sure.
Nekroo91  +   240d ago
meh ryse is average ..at best but dead rising 3 and forza are great games no doubt the other kinect sgames are shitty
Elit3Nick  +   239d ago
The new gladiator mode trailer really got my hopes up for this game
Master-H  +   240d ago
That is subjective , i don't like how everybody goes around throwing similar statements , everybody's version of the best Launch line-up in history may differ, and people go around saying similar stuff like it's a fact, if it's about the quantity of games in the line up then sure , but if we're talking quality everybody's opinion differ.
Bennibop  +   240d ago
Could not agree more, you can only go around making statements like that when all the reviews come in for the launch titles.
DiRtY  +   240d ago
I take Ryse, Forza, Dead Rising, Killer Instinct and even Zoo Tycoon over a bunch of $2-3 indie games for sure.
Nekroo91  +   240d ago
with a titanfall image the most generic shooter pretty sure the xbox 360 must be your first console. since i play games for more than 20 year i find indie games rather amusing at least they are different. and i wish zoo tycoon was on ps4 as well great game pretty sure its better than ryse
DiRtY  +   239d ago
I am playing games for 22 years now and I don't even know what this has to do with anything.

Titanfall won BY FAR the most E3 awards and is probably one of the most anticipated next gen games so far. But yeah Nekroo91 thinks it is a generic shooter...

Anyway, yes Zoo Tycoon looks more appealing than a random 2D side scroller to me.
Master-H  +   239d ago
Of course, I agreed...especially since Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack, DriveClub , and f2p titles like Warframe and DC Universe Online all don't exist in our imaginary xbone world.

Zoo Tycoon for GOTY 2013, i called it !!
Wackaflocka2013  +   240d ago
I been through many console launches, from Atari to current generation consoles. This is the first launch where I have to hold myself back from buying too many games, because of work, school, and having family life. Before , I had trouble finding at least 1 or 2 ok games to buy at launch from the sea of garbage. I think ms has all the boxes checked , when it comes to different types of games. One thing you can say, whether you like xbox or ps, it's a great day to be a gamer, just not one with a family life :( .
Elit3Nick  +   239d ago
and college/university life T_T
TheDarpaChief  +   240d ago
Sony has warframe and planetside 2. They should be convicted with murder of competition
MasterCornholio  +   239d ago
Darpa you made a mistake.

In terms of free to play titles sony has,

1. Warframe
2. Planet Side 2
3. War Thunder
4. DC Universe
5. Blacklight: Retribution

And thats just for 2013.

Im extremely interested in all of them but the ones that i will probably play the most will be Planet Side 2 and Everquest Next.
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falviousuk  +   239d ago
And all available to play on PC
Xsilver  +   239d ago
its called variety am i right.
TheDarpaChief  +   234d ago
New blacklight? you don't say. Well warframe in my opinion is an incredible tps
CalamityCB  +   239d ago
But that is just a port any way, in fact I've just come off of playing Planetside 2 and I'm downloading Warframe as I type.
modesign  +   240d ago
atleast phill is making sony alot of money by having bluray in the xbone. nice job double agent harrison.
stage88  +   239d ago

"Xbox One has best launch line-up 'in XBOX console history'"
mochachino  +   239d ago
But the games I'm most excited for, BF4 and Watchdogs, are on PS4.

Which is cheaper..

..and more powerful.
JBSleek  +   239d ago
Sure the console is more powerful but that won't translate when it comes to those two games you want.
mochachino  +   239d ago
I'm very mindful of the future:)
JBSleek  +   239d ago
I see a close second with Dreamcast but for this generation I would say yes.
pyramidshead  +   239d ago
I think people need to calm down a bit, specifically the 100% dramatic sony fanatics. I am leaning more Sony, but what ever people keep saying about the launch line up for the PS4 it's not stopping it from receiving record breaking demand and breaking 1mil pre-order requests. So it's safe to say people are still pretty happy. I'm aware pre-orders don't mean 'insta-sales' as people can change their mind, but it looks like the PS4 is still sitting pretty regardless of this alleged 'lack of core games'. Ain't no body worried. To be honest I'd expect a huge slew of launch games from Microsoft at launch, money hat or no, I've heard about the game drought the 360 is still having and that's down to half of them being upscaled to pad out the XB1 launch line up.
windblowsagain  +   239d ago
Harrison isn't going to say otherwise.


As for real gamers, depends what titles you like.

Launch titles are good, but i like new I.p's coming over the years and nobody touches sony in this regard.
jay2  +   239d ago
No not really, most of their games are Multi-platform, current gen (bigger fan base, Same with PS4).
Funnymonkey013  +   239d ago
The only games that I want on X1 r FM5 and DR3 otherwise no I don't think it has the best line up on games then any other console has. I mean lets face it the 3rd party games r what the most best to come on next gen system like BF4 COD G FIFA Madden watch dogs ac4 and many more so if he were to say next gen consoles has the best launch games then any other system befor then yes I agree. Anyway I can't wait to to get my PS4 with COD G BF4 watch dogs NFSR and last FIFA14:)
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