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360 Has Best Launch Lineup Ever? 204

J. Allard had a chat with Edge magazine about the launch lineup of the Xbox 360, and makes the claim that they have the best launch lineup ever associated with a console. He also talks about the overall vision they had for the launch, and how well their expectations are being met. From the article: "I think it's pretty much spot on. I spoke with someone who was very involved in the planning about three years ago - he came over for about five minutes to drop something off and ended up spending three hours looking at all the capabilities of the machine, and he said, 'Son of a gun, if you guys didn't do 95 per cent of the original vision of the machine!' And I looked at him and said, 'Well, what was the other five per cent, what did we drop?' and he said, 'I don't know. I couldn't find it!'"
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  • by Sancho ( 17056 ) on Monday December 19, 2005 @12:49PM (#14291578) Homepage
    at launch. That's the only reason they can make this claim without being laughed out of the universe.

    Some story awhile back detailed this and made the example of "Oblivion" as a launch title, even though it won't be available until 2006.

    Spin, spin, spin....
  • by the computer guy nex ( 916959 ) on Monday December 19, 2005 @01:02PM (#14291685)
    "Yawn. Wake me up when there is a single game a female gamer would like to play. Then MAYBE I'll consider buying one."

    Kameo. The best 360 launch title is also a great one for female gamers.
  • by dgrgich ( 179442 ) <> on Monday December 19, 2005 @01:05PM (#14291724) Homepage
    Dreamcast's launch lineup was much better. Virtua Fighter 3? Check. Soul Caliber? Check. A Sonic game? Check. Furthermore, games like Soul Caliber exercised the power of its hardware. A fair number - Gun, Tony Hawk:AW, others - of the launch titles of the 360 are just retextured ports.
  • by RoLi ( 141856 ) on Monday December 19, 2005 @01:54PM (#14292194)
    According to [] and [] (sorry, in German), Microsoft sold only 325.902 units in North America in November, but 556.221 during the same period at the XBox1 launch.

    Also they sold something between 41.817 and 62.000 units in Japan during the first 2 days while they sold 123.000 XBox1 unit in the first 2 days.

    Seems like the XBox360 launch is even worse than that of XBox1.

  • Re:Other 5% (Score:3, Informative)

    by Stormwatch ( 703920 ) <> on Monday December 19, 2005 @01:56PM (#14292213) Homepage
    N64 still has the best selection of 4-player games hands-down.
    I'm not very familiar with the N64, but I suppose Dreamcast may have a better 4-player lineup:

    AeroWings ~ Armada ~ Boku No Tennis Jinsei (JP) ~ Bomberman Online ~ Caesars Palace 2000 ~ Championship Surfer ~ Chu Chu Rocket ~ Cool Herders ~ Dead or Alive 2 ~ ECW Anarchy Rulz ~ ECW Revolution ~ ESPN International Track and Field ~ ESPN NBA 2Night ~ Fur Fighters ~ Gauntlet Legends ~ Giga Wing 2 ~ Golf Shiyouyo (JP) ~ Golf Shiyouyo 2 (JP) ~ Inhabitants ~ Le Mans 24h ~ Looney Tunes Space Race ~ Magforce Racing ~ Marvel Vs Capcom ~ Maximum Pool ~ NBA 2k, 2k1, 2k2 ~ NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC ~ Net De Tennis (JP) ~ NFL 2k, 2k1, 2k2 ~ NFL Blitz (2000) ~ NFL Quarterback Club 2000 ~ NFL Quarterback Club 2001 ~ NHL 2k, 2k1, 2k2 ~ Ooga Booga ~ Outtrigger ~ Pen Pen Tricelon ~ Power Stone 2 ~ Project Justice 2000 ~ Propeller Arena: Aviation Battle Championship [] ~ Quake III Arena ~ Red Dog ~ Re-Volt ~ San Francisco Rush 2049 ~ Sega Worldwide Soccer 2000 ~ Slave Zero ~ Sonic Shuffle ~ South Park Rally ~ South Park: Chef's Luv Shack ~ Spawn: In The Demons Hand ~ Star Wars: Demolition ~ SWWS Euro 2000 Edition ~ Sydney 2000 ~ Tee Off 2000 ~ Toy Commander ~ Toy Racer ~ Treasure Strike (JP) ~ UEFA Dream Soccer ~ UEFA Striker ~ Unreal Tournament ~ Vigilante 8: Second Offense ~ Virtua Athlete 2K ~ Virtua Tennis ~ Virtua Tennis 2 ~ V-Rally 2 ~ Wacky Races ~ Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour ~ Worms Armageddon ~ Worms World Party ~ WWF Attitude ~ WWF Royal Rumble

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