List of video game console launch games

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This is an incomplete list of launch games for various video game consoles. Although most launch titles were released synchronously with the system they were released for, some games were released prior to the actual system release, for example, Dragon Quest Monsters was released on the Game Boy Color on September 25, 1998, however the Game Boy Color itself was not released until October 1998, and although the Wii officially launched on November 19, 2006, games were release as early as November 13, 2006.

Home game consoles[edit | edit source]

Second generation[edit | edit source]

Atari 2600[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: September 11, 1977

Japanese launch: May 10, 1983

Fairchild Channel F[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: November 1, 1976

  • Videocart 1: Tic-Tac-Toe, Shooting Gallery, Doodle and Quadra-Doodle
  • Videocart 2: Desert Fox and Shooting Gallery
  • Videocart 3: Video Blackjack

Intellivision[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: 1979

ColecoVision[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: August 1982

Atari 5200[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: November 1982

Third generation[edit | edit source]

Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: July 15, 1983

U.S. launch: October 18, 1985

European launch: September 1, 1986

Famicom Disk System[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: February 21, 1986

Sega Mark III/Master System[edit | edit source]

[1] Japanese launch: October 20, 1985

U.S. launch: June 1986

U.K. launch: late 1986

Atari 7800[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: May 1986

Fourth generation[edit | edit source]

NEC TurboGrafx CD[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: November 30, 1987

U.S. launch: December 16, 1989

Sega Mega Drive/Genesis[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: October 29, 1988

U.S. launch: August 14, 1989

Sega CD[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: October 15, 1992

Japanese launch: December 12, 1991

Sega 32X[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: November 21, 1994

Japanese launch: December 3, 1994

Super Famicom/Super NES[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: November 21, 1990

U.S. launch: August 23, 1991

European launch: June 1992

Fifth generation[edit | edit source]

Sega Saturn[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: November 22, 1994

U.S. launch: May 11, 1995

European launch: July 8, 1995

PlayStation[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: December 3, 1994

U.S. launch: September 9, 1995

European launch: September 29, 1995

Nintendo 64[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: June 23, 1996

U.S. launch: September 29, 1996

European launch: March 1, 1997

Nintendo 64DD[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: December 1, 1999

Atari Jaguar[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: November 1993

CD-i[edit | edit source]

International release: December 3, 1991

Sixth generation[edit | edit source]

Sega Dreamcast[edit | edit source]

[2] [3] Japanese launch: November 27, 1998

U.S. launch: September 9, 1999

European launch: October 14, 1999

PlayStation 2[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: March 4, 2000

U.S. launch: October 26, 2000

European launch: November 24, 2000

Nintendo GameCube[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: September 14, 2001

U.S. launch: November 18, 2001

European launch: May 3, 2002

Microsoft Xbox[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: November 15, 2001

Japanese launch: February 22, 2002

European launch: March 14, 2002

Seventh generation[edit | edit source]

Xbox 360[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: November 22, 2005

European launch: December 2, 2005

Japanese launch: December 10, 2005

Xbox Live Arcade[edit | edit source]

PlayStation 3[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: November 11, 2006

U.S. launch: November 17, 2006

European and Australian launch: March 23, 2007

PlayStation Network[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: November 17, 2006

European and Australian launch: March 23, 2007

Wii[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: November 19, 2006

Japanese launch: December 2, 2006

European launch: December 8, 2006

Wii Virtual Console[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: November 19, 2006

European launch: December 8, 2006

Eighth generation[edit | edit source]

Xbox One[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: September 4, 2014

U.S. launch: November 22, 2013

European launch: November 22, 2013

PlayStation 4[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: November 15, 2013

European launch: November 29, 2013

Japanese launch: February 22, 2014

Nintendo Switch[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: March 3, 2017

U.S. launch: March 3, 2017

European launch: March 3, 2017

Wii U[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: November 18, 2012

European launch: November 30, 2012

Japanese launch: December 8, 2012

Handheld game consoles[edit | edit source]

Atari Lynx[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: October 1989

Game Boy[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: April 21, 1989

U.S. launch: August 1989

European launch: September 28, 1990

Sega Game Gear[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: October 6, 1990

U.S. launch: April 26, 1991

Virtual Boy[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: August 14, 1995

Game Boy Color[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: October 21, 1998

U.S. launch: November 1998

Neo Geo Pocket Color[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: March 16, 1999

U.S. launch: August 6, 1999

UK launch: 1999

Game Boy Advance[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: March 21, 2001

U.S. launch: June 11, 2001

European launch: June 22, 2001

N-Gage[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: October 7, 2003

Nintendo 3DS[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: February 26, 2011

European launch: March 25, 2011

U.S. launch: March 27, 2011

Nintendo DS[edit | edit source]

U.S. launch: November 21, 2004

Japanese launch: December 2, 2004

European launch: March 11, 2005

PlayStation Portable[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: December 12, 2004

U.S./Canada launch: March 24, 2005

European launch: September 1, 2005

PlayStation Vita[edit | edit source]

Japanese launch: December 17, 2011

U.S. launch: February 15, 2012

European launch: February 22, 2012

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]