Does Vita have the Best Launch Lineup in PlayStation History? writes: We’re still months away from the release of Sony’s second generation handheld PlayStation device, but the coinciding launch lineup is looking stellar already. Heck, I’m even willing to proclaim that the Vita’s initial software lineup will make all other PlayStation console releases appear desolate in comparison. But don’t take my word for it, let’s have a gander at PlayStation launch titles from yesteryear!

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rabidpancakeburglar2404d ago (Edited 2404d ago )

I'd say PS1 had the best launch lineup

Yes, PS2s is much larger but the PS1 lineup had some good games.

HebrewHammer2404d ago

Really?! Even over PS2???

jony_dols2404d ago

Timesplitters was epic at PS2's launch.

SnipeySnake2404d ago

I like how you say that when you have a Rayleigh picture. Just perfect xD

bangoskank2404d ago (Edited 2404d ago )


Yes, "Street Fighter: The Movie" is a classic.

pain777pas2404d ago

PS1 and PSP had great launch lineups in all honesty.

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remanutd552404d ago

i dont know if the Vita is set to have the best playstation launch line up of all time but in my opinion it does look like it will have a better launch line up than the PS3 and PSP , so far i know im getting 5 games while i only got 1 for ps3 launch and 2 for psp launch

-Alpha2404d ago

Do we even have an official list for the Vita?

VampiricDragon2404d ago

no we dont. We dont even have 1 game "confirmed" for launch but this is n4g what do you expect the truth?

meganick2404d ago

No launch titles have been confirmed yet. This guy's just pulling this list out of his ass.

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Surfaced2404d ago (Edited 2404d ago )

I don't remember what all of the PSP's launch games were (I bought TM: Head On, THUG2:Remix, and WipEout Pure at launch) but PlayStation consoles generally don't have a history of great launch titles.

PS1 launch highlights (1995):
-Battle Arena Toshinden
-Ridge Racer
-Raiden Project
-Rayman (was a port)

Of course far greater games came in 1996, and then 1997 brought system-sellers like FF7. From there on, PS1 accumulated one of the best libraries to date.

PS2 launch highlights (2000):
-Tekken Tag Tournament
-Ridge Racer V

4 pretty good games, from varied genres. 2000 was pretty bad for Sony's 2nd effort, but 2001 brought the heat with must-have titles including Silent Hill 2, Final Fantasy X, Gran Turismo 3, Metal Gear Solid 2, Ace Combat 04, Jak & Daxter, and of course Grand Theft Auto III; all of which were released in the holiday season, resulting in what was probably the best fall/winter exclusive lineup ever. Today the PS2 arguably has the best game library in the history of consoles, with perhaps only the SNES being capable of comparison.

PS3 launch highlights (2006):
-Resistance: Fall of Man

Pretty bad deal there. PS3's launch titles were totally forgettable, and overall, the PS3's library remained pathetic until 2008, when it started to brighten up with long-awaited releases like GTA4, MGS4, and LBP. 2009 finally brought stability with Killzone 2, inFamous, Demon's Souls, Uncharted 2, and a competitive price tag for the hardware.

PS Vita launch highlights predictions (2011/2012):
-Gravity Daze
-WipEout 2048
-Uncharted: Golden Abyss
-Hot Shots Golf Next

Looks pretty nice but still not so great. A lot of the other titles are essentially ports of excellent PS3 titles, but it remains to be seen how they translate onto this new handheld. Plus, rehashes generally don't sell hardware.

Could be anyone's call. Maybe it will take a year for the Vita to get mindblowing games like the PS2 did, maybe 2 years like the PS1 did. Still, it's definitely a solid lineup no matter how you look at it. I have to wonder where the EA Sports titles are though, since those are very important for successful platform launches.

NovusTerminus2404d ago

The highlight for the PS2 launch for me was The Bouncer. That game was awesome!!!

Surfaced2404d ago

That wasn't a launch title; it arrived a few months after the October 26, 2000 launch date. I believe The Bouncer was released in March of 2001.

But it was a fun 3D beat-em-up. Too bad it was so short. The cutscenes occupied maybe half of the game!

NovusTerminus2404d ago

Oh. Snap, I did not realize that! Whoops.

Yeah it had allot of cutscenes, but I really liked the story... They need to re-release that game somehow... I don't care how...

bangoskank2404d ago (Edited 2404d ago )


Eh, no it wasn't. The game was mediocre at best. The PS2's lineup was awful. I didn't even buy any PS2 games for a while. I used it to play "Vagrant Story" and other PS1 games with the smooth filter because there were no good ps2 titles available for months. Bouncer wasn't even launch btw.

NovusTerminus2404d ago

To be fair I didn't OWN a PS2 until 2004 when Dynasty Warriors 4 came out. But my neighbor had one by 2001 and we had a blast on it.

Didn't take to long for a ton of games to come out for it.

"Eh, no it wasn't."

It was not my favorite early PS2 game. Buy god I never would have guess!
... Yes, it was MY highlight from the early PS2...

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