The Worst Console Launches In Video Games History

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dedicatedtogamers1288d ago

Hahahahaa wow. PS3 and Wii-U are on the list, but not X1?

Oh, this is GamingBolt...

gameseveryday1288d ago

Umm..Xbox One did not really had a bad launch. It was the events before launch that were a disaster.

dedicatedtogamers1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

Yeah, and Wii-U and PS3 had great launches too. Both were sold-out everywhere for a brief window. Both had popular launch titles. It was the months following launch that were miserable. Once again, funny that those two consoles make the list but X1 doesn't. How exactly does the reveal and the months leading up to launch not count if this article is including the first year after launch for the other consoles?

gameseveryday1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

Well your debate about the Xbox One is a bit weird. The console sold a million in its first 24 hours. I am not sure how can that be a disastrous/bad launch for any company, let alone Microsoft.

Here is the link for your reference =)

Edit: Also the launch line up of Wii U was not all that great compared to the PS4 and Xbox One.

SilentNegotiator1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

And Wii U didn't have a bad launch; it had a bad everything else (time AFTER launch, that is).

minimur121288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

I think the reason because it's not on the list, either because they like Xbox, or because they've actually thought it through and decided that we're still actually in the 'launch window' phase, it's out of stock everywhere (from what I understand, I may be wrong) and if anything, that's a good sign. So it's too early to decide that this console *launch* was a fail, it was one of the few consoles to sell 1 million in 24 hours after all (albeit territoty avaliability taken into account)

I'm not protecting the X1, I'm just giving it a reason to not be put into this list.

Just checked amazon for PS4/ X1 stock and PS4 has like 1 in stock for each bundle (killzone bundle is in stock, but £100 over retail, lol)
whereas box is in stock, at retail price.

miyamoto1286d ago

$499.99 was indeed a pretty bad launch price for the Xbone considering all the relevant stuff going on.

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deafdani1288d ago

Because the Xbox One and PS4 haven't been out for a full year yet, so we can't still gauge accurately their respective launches. That's it, really.

truefan11288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

Since XB1 has been on the market, there haven't been many problems. Couple of missing features, but those will be fixed soon enough. XB1 gave gamers a quality variety of launch titles and overall quality product. Looks like your inner fanboy is busting through, just accept that regardless of all the crap leading up to Nov 22, the XB1 is just fine.

xx4xx1288d ago

The X1 is on track to outpace the 360 - which was an extremely successful console. Nor to sure how this would be considered s disaster.

Dubaman1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

The PS3 deserves to be on the list. It launch was lacklustre and was largely ignored by the 3rd parties for the first 2 years of its life. I'd call that a pretty bad launch. Same goes for the WiiU right now. Like the PS3 though it has potential and only time will tell.

iiorestesii1288d ago

This list is actually an eclectic mix of worst launches and worst consols fails overall. PS3 is kind of the oddball of the bunch, but then its not a real bunch.

Back-to-Back1287d ago

I dont understand how ps3 is on this list. The console sold very well at launch. Dumbass gamingbolt strikes again.

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creepjack1288d ago

Silly fanboy. Just because the XB1 didn't sell as much as the PS4 you automatically assume it was a flop? Quite the opposite actually. I knew the PS4 was sell like mad right outta the gate, but I am much more impressed the XB1 sold anywhere near as well as it did considering all the negative backlash they received from everybody in the months leading to launch.
You do realize the PS4 AND the XB1 are 2 of the fastest selling consoles ever, right?

Demobot1288d ago

The Genesis didn't belong on that list but the PS2 does. As far as the PS4 and XB1 are concerned, all you fanboys need to relax as both consoles are still in their launch window. But is your talking as of day 1 and day 1 only, then both the PS4 and XB1 should be on that list.

Geobros1288d ago

why PS4 or Xone are not in the list? Their launch was really disappointing and even now there are no many interesting tittles....

CertifiedGamer1287d ago

No interesting titles BF4, AC4, and games the Wii u wish it had but never will. Geobros you are a Wii U fanboy.


Hehe BF4 is a buggy shooterfest and the Wii U DOES have AC4 so jokes on you.

CertifiedGamer1286d ago

Stop living in the past, the bugs have been fixed, just because the games started with bugs doesn't mean it remains that way. developers can manage to fix there bugs because PS4 actually has a hard drive. Wii U has a hard drive weaker than a mobile phone Hard drive. Did they have to cancel the DLC for the Batman game because Nintendo wouldn't let developers do that, didn't the same thing happen to all the COD and all the games that will have dlc on other consoles?

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