Why was the PS2 so horrible in its first year?

So officially the PS2 dropped in 2000 (March in Japan, October in North America), but it didn't get any good, must-have games until around that mid-late '01 period. I remember Devil May Cry being a pretty big deal, FFX was hyped up like crazy, and of course GTA 3 was the influential open world juggernaut. My issue is that...why did it take so long for the system to get any worthwhile games? It had some decent launch or early games like TimeSplitters, SSX, Smuggler's Run, TekkenTagTourney, and DOA2 HC were well received enough, but we also got a glut of garbage & forgettable launch/early titles like Orphen, Street Fighter Ex3, Kessen, Evergrace, X-Squad, Silent Scope, Eternal Ring, and Surfing H30. Dude, those games frickin SUCKED & nobody talks about them anymore. Hell, nobody talked about them back THEN. I mean, I complain because Dreamcast had been around for a while before that and it was FULL of really cool & unique games. How come Sony didn't get any classics right off the bat the way DC did? What was the POINT of buying a PS2 in its first year, when it virtually had NO classic games?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for a system with no early classic games you sure listed a lot of early classic games, OP

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      revisionism

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        pure cope

        the Dreamcast thread is two block down tho

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Dreamcast was 2 years old on the PS2's launch. Are you really making a comparison this moronic?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How come Sony didn't get any classics right off the bat the way DC did?
    Yeah classics like Blue Stinger and Penpen Tricycle

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How dare you forget Godzilla

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Kessen
    You take that back you little bawd. You shall fear my tonbogiri!

    That being said, as others have pointed out, you're a big time moron. The Dreamcast had no games at launch either. It was basically a contradiction since it had a great array of fighting games as its strongest selling point and one of the worst fricking controllers of all time to play them on. The PS2 took a little longer to take off because the bulk of its titles weren't ports, they were actual original next gen games and it took a bit for developers to get used to developing for the PS2. While the Dreamcast was 90% arcade ports or Playstation ports with almost no original properties.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The Dreamcast had no games at launch either.
      It had SoulCalibur.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The Dreamcast had no games at launch either
      Sonic Adventure you homosexual

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP really had to let everyone know he's never played these games and has some dogshit opinions on them all

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's likely a child that saw a youtube video on PS2 launch titles. Give him a break.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    NA launch titles
    >Armored Core 2
    >Dead or Alive 2
    >Dynasty Warriors 2
    >Madden 2001
    >Midnight Club
    >Ready 2 Rumble 2
    >Ridge Racer 5
    >Smugglers Run
    >SSX
    >Tekken Tag Tournament
    All good games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Street fighter ex 3 is good too, but not as good as tekken tag

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can't say for sure if 9 year-old me would have loved the launch lineup, but I now that who I am now would have been more than happy to have at least eight of the games on the launch lineup. I can't think of any other console with eight games on day one that I'd be fine with having.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You will never understand how good PS2 was even in its first year because you had to be there to understand

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      pure cope

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    gungriffon blaze was sick

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dunno, I got my PS2 like 6 months or so after it came out and I remember heavy hitters like Onimusha, GT3 and Silent Hill 2 all coming out soon after. PS2 had more classics in it's first year than probably any other console.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like EX3 (but I like all the EX), silent scope is ok with a light gun better in arcades, kessen is a solid 7, eternal ring is also a solid 7. They’re not terrible you’re just being dramatic

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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