Submitted by pat_11_5 285d ago | opinion piece

Remembering past video game console launches

For younger gamers, the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this month will quite possibly be their first console launch.

Think back and try to imagine what it might be like to be a kid right now with the Xbox One and the PS4 looming, and set to be released in only a few weeks. (Culture, PS4, Xbox One)

Stuart81  +   285d ago
I was there day one for the Xbox 360 launch. It felt so awesome. What was really amazing in hindsight was that, that console lasted 3 years before it suffered a RROD
Hicken  +   285d ago
Given that it seems about half suffered that defect within a year's time, that's amazing, indeed.
chito1016d  +   285d ago
This is my first launch day purchasing a system. 1 week left!!
Stuart81  +   285d ago
Enjoy it, its a unique experience. Especially if you go to a midnight launch or an early opening
qu1ckset  +   285d ago
I have one preordered from GameStop that I will get on the 15th , but I'm going to line up at futureshop to get a midnight release ps4 because I don't wanna wait till Friday afternoon, will just sell my second ps4 , I can't wait!
chito1016d  +   285d ago
Yeah ill be in line that day. It's been cold here in San Francisco but having my console ASAP is a must. I have lined up for shoes before but hopefully this experience is a little more civil and enjoyable
theXtReMe1  +   285d ago
I've experienced every console launch since the Atari 2600. The PS4 launch ranks up there with some of the best. I don't know why, but it has given me that kid at Christmas feeling again. Something I have experienced in many years. Only a week away.
JediDiah  +   285d ago
I got first Xbox with Halo. Xbox 360 w/Perfect Dark. Xbox One w/Dead Rising 3 & KI! WOOT!!
duckieoro   285d ago | Spam
itisallaboutps  +   285d ago
This launch will be different because we can all experience it throught pre orders in a larger scale, thanks to amazon that grew in this gaming gen. Nothing beats that camping outside and having that little thought behind your back that you might not get one but the great amazing feeling you get when you do
pat_11_5  +   285d ago
I have that feeling again too. I'm pretty pumped!
Theparanerds  +   284d ago
I have never got a day-one console, I usually wait till all the bugs get sorted out (give or take a year) to either bu the cheaper version or the newer model (PS3 SLIM)
Picnic  +   284d ago
You haven't been buying consoles for all that long then. In the 'old days' like the N64 there was the 'downside' of having instant load times on cartridges, no bugs at all because both consoles and games got heavily tested (and had less to go wrong on them), no downloadable content extracting extra money!

I've only bought one console on day 1 , the Gamecube.
At such a cheap launch price it was already good value for money and Luigi's Mansion was a decent launch game to be getting on with.
Theparanerds  +   284d ago
Haha thank you for your insight
pat_11_5  +   284d ago
Nintendo 64 games had no glitches? HAHAHAHAHAHA

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