Submitted by Tolkoto 285d ago | opinion piece

From NES to Xbox One: A look back at the biggest and best console launches

GamesBeat: We’ve looked back at every major console release, starting with the Nintendo Entertainment System and working all the way up to the recent Xbox One. Note that all of our data is from the U.S. launches, and we’re only including systems that saw a degree of success in that territory (sorry, 3DO fans). (GameCube, Microsoft, Nintendo, PS2, PS3, PS4, Retro, Sega, Sony, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

darkronin229  +   285d ago
Still have yet to nab a system on its launch day. So far, l got all my consoles -- SNES, Sega Master System, PlayStation, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 -- a few months to a few years after they came out.
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wita  +   285d ago
Same here. I'm always too worried about launch problems.
spacepope  +   285d ago
Dreamcast is one of the few consoles I adopted on launch. In fact, pre-launch. My girlfriend (now wife) helped me import a Dreamcast unit during its Japanese launch. Buying day 1 console hardware is definitely a gamble and I hit the jackpot on that one. :)
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   285d ago
lol i dont know why i think thats such a cute story. good wife i guess.
cesuf  +   284d ago
Dreamcast went tits up in like 1 year. That certainly was no jackpot sir.
solidt12  +   285d ago
PS4 was my first launch day system. I got the PS3 a few weeks later. I have owned almost every console since Atari 2600.
Sadie2100  +   285d ago
The one that excited me most was Dreamcast. That was the last huge next-gen jump to me.
Minute Man 721  +   285d ago
Got my Dreamcast the week after it came out, should have never sold it :(
scott182  +   285d ago
The Nintendo 64 was my favorite, it had Mario 64 at launch... Oh the nostalgia.
Fanboyssuck27  +   285d ago
Snes bundled with Super Mario Allstars. Wow one of the best Christmases ever.

The Snes in the article pic looked nothing like my Snes tho. Never seen a Snes like that before.
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frostypants  +   285d ago
The SNES in the article is the primary North American SKU. You probably had the later redesign (or the PAL version, which was similar to the Japanese design).
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Max-Zorin  +   285d ago
The N64 is my favorite childhood system.
frostypants  +   285d ago
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   285d ago
And 6 pages to click through.
newflesh  +   285d ago
Hmm, I thought 3DO was rather popular in US... great system, btw
BobBelcher  +   285d ago
N64 harbors the greatest memories for me...
- Golden Eye
- Mario Kart
- Super Smash Bros.
- Turok
- ZeldaL: OoT
Movieworld  +   285d ago
SNES with Streefighter 2 and Wii sports are my best launch day experiences

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