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Originally Posted by neptunes

Did the Gamecuve show more promise going into its second year? is the Wii U tracking to perform the same?

When were the Capcom 5 games announced?

I don't remember the situation being this dire 12 years ago. I also don't remember what gamers were looking forward to in its 1st/2nd year. (I'm referring to 3rd party games only)

GameCube's second half lineup was much, MUCH stronger than the Wii U's lineup in terms of third-party support.

Here is a comparison:

GameCube's USA August - December retail lineup (ending its first full year)

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#001. SUPER MARIO SUNSHINE		NINTENDO OF AMERICA		August-2002
#002. SUPER MONKEY BALL 2		SEGA OF AMERICA			August-2002
#003. MADDEN NFL 2003			ELECTRONIC ARTS			August-2002
#004. TUROK: EVOLUTION			ACCLAIM ENTERTAINMENT		August-2002
#005. NFL 2K3				SEGA OF AMERICA			August-2002
#006. DISNEY MAGICAL MIRROR		NINTENDO OF AMERICA		August-2002
#007. NFL BLITZ 2003			MIDWAY				August-2002
#008. BEACH SPIKERS			SEGA OF AMERICA			August-2002
#009. SMUGGLER'S RUN			ROCKSTAR GAMES (TAKE 2)		August-2002
#010. STAR FOX ADVENTURES		NINTENDO OF AMERICA		September-2002
#011. ANIMAL CROSSING			NINTENDO OF AMERICA		September-2002
#012. NEED SPEED: PURSUIT 2		ELECTRONIC ARTS			September-2002
#013. CRASH BANDICOOT:CORTX		VIVENDI UNIVERSAL		September-2002
#014. NASCAR THUNDER 2003		ELECTRONIC ARTS			September-2002
#015. SCOOBY-DOO:100 FRIGHT		THQ				September-2002
#016. MONSTERS INC: ARENA		THQ				September-2002
#017. ROCKET POWER: BEACH		THQ				September-2002
#018. PAC-MAN FEVER			NAMCO				September-2002
#019. MLB SLUGFEST 20-03		MIDWAY				September-2002
#020. RAYMAN ARENA			UBI SOFT			September-2002
#021. NHL 2003				ELECTRONIC ARTS			September-2002
#022. 4X4 EVO 2				UNIVERSAL INTERACTIVE (VIVENDI)	September-2002
#023. CAPCOM VS SNK 2: EO		CAPCOM USA			September-2002
#024. SCORPION KING: RISE		UNIVERSAL INTERACTIVE (VIVENDI)	September-2002
#025. FREEKSTYLE			ELECTRONIC ARTS			September-2002
#026. NHL HITZ 2003			MIDWAY				September-2002
#027. NCAA FOOTBALL 2K3			SEGA OF AMERICA			September-2002
#028. MYSTIC HEROES			KOEI				September-2002
#029. KELLY SLATER PRO SURF		ACTIVISION			September-2002
#030. BIG AIR FREESTYLE			ATARI				September-2002
#031. CASPER: SPIRIT			TDK MEDIACTIVE			September-2002
#032. EGG MANIA: EGGSTREME		KEMCO AMERICA			September-2002
#033. WTA TOUR TENNIS			KONAMI OF AMERICA		September-2002
#034. MARIO PARTY 4			NINTENDO OF AMERICA		October-2002
#035. GODZILLA:DESTRY MELEE		ATARI				October-2002
#036. TONY HAWKS PRO SKATR4		ACTIVISION			October-2002
#037. NAMCO MUSEUM			NAMCO				October-2002
#038. STAR WARS: CLONE WARS		LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT		October-2002
#039. TIMESPLITTERS 2			EIDOS INTERACTIVE		October-2002
#040. PHANTASY STAR I & II		SEGA OF AMERICA			October-2002
#041. NBA LIVE 2003			ELECTRONIC ARTS			October-2002
#042. TY TASMANIAN TIGER		ELECTRONIC ARTS			October-2002
#043. BACKYARD FOOTBALL			ATARI				October-2002
#044. TIGER WOODS PGA 2003		ELECTRONIC ARTS			October-2002
#045. SHREK EXTRA LARGE			TDK MEDIACTIVE			October-2002
#046. NBA 2K3				SEGA OF AMERICA			October-2002
#047. ROBOTECH: BATTLECRY		TDK MEDIACTIVE			October-2002
#048. KNOCKOUT KINGS 2003		ELECTRONIC ARTS			October-2002
#049. X-MEN: NEXT DIMENSION		ACTIVISION			October-2002
#050. TOP GUN: COMBAT ZONES		TITUS SOFTWARE			October-2002
#051. BLOODRAYNE			MAJESCO				October-2002
#052. OUTLAW GOLF			VIVENDI UNIVERSAL		October-2002
#053. TAZ: WANTED			ATARI				October-2002
#054. SWINGERZ GOLF			EIDOS INTERACTIVE		October-2002
#055. WORMS BLAST			UBI SOFT			October-2002
#056. MAT HOFFMANS PRO BMX2		ACTIVISION			October-2002
#057. PRO RALLY 2002			UBI SOFT			October-2002
#058. ROBOTECH COLLECTOR ED		TDK MEDIACTIVE			October-2002
#059. METROID PRIME			NINTENDO OF AMERICA		November-2002
#060. SONIC MEGA COLLECTION		SEGA OF AMERICA			November-2002
#061. BOND 007: NIGHTFIRE		ELECTRONIC ARTS			November-2002
#062. RESIDENT EVIL ZERO		CAPCOM USA			November-2002
#063. HARRY POTTER: CHAMBER		ELECTRONIC ARTS			November-2002
#064. SPYRO:ENTER DRAGONFLY		UNIVERSAL INTERACTIVE (VIVENDI)	November-2002
#065. MEDAL HONOR FRONTLINE		ELECTRONIC ARTS			November-2002
#066. MORTAL KOMBAT: DEADLY		MIDWAY				November-2002
#067. SW: JEDI KNIGHT II		LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT		November-2002
#068. NICKELODN PARTY BLAST		ATARI				November-2002
#069. MK & ASHLEY SWEET 16		ACCLAIM ENTERTAINMENT		November-2002
#070. RUGRATS ROYAL RANSOM		THQ				November-2002
#071. DEAD TO RIGHTS			NAMCO				November-2002
#072. BALDURS GATE:ALLIANCE		INTERPLAY PRODUCTIONS		November-2002
#073. HOT WHEELS:VELOCITY X		THQ				November-2002
#074. MONOPOLY PARTY			ATARI				November-2002
#075. HUNTER: THE RECKONING		INTERPLAY PRODUCTIONS		November-2002
#076. ZAPPER				ATARI				November-2002
#077. STREET HOOPS			ACTIVISION			November-2002
#078. REIGN OF FIRE			BAM! ENTERTAINMENT		November-2002
#079. MINORITY REPORT			ACTIVISION			November-2002
#080. LEGENDS OF WRESTLING2		ACCLAIM ENTERTAINMENT		November-2002
#081. NASCAR:DIRT 2 DAYTONA		ATARI				November-2002
#082. DIE HARD: VENDETTA		VIVENDI UNIVERSAL		November-2002
#083. DEFENDER				MIDWAY				November-2002
#084. FIFA SOCCER 2003			ELECTRONIC ARTS			November-2002
#085. ROCKY				UBI SOFT			November-2002
#086. DISNEY SKATEBOARDING		KONAMI OF AMERICA		November-2002
#087. BMX XXX				ACCLAIM ENTERTAINMENT		November-2002
#088. WRECKLESS: YAKUZA			ACTIVISION			November-2002
#089. EVOLUTION SKATEBOARD		KONAMI OF AMERICA		November-2002
#090. DISNEY SOCCER			KONAMI OF AMERICA		November-2002
#091. FIREBLADE				MIDWAY				November-2002
#092. WHIRL TOUR			CRAVE ENTERTAINMENT		November-2002
#093. CUBIVORE				ATLUS				November-2002
#094. DARKENED SKYE			SIMON & SCHUSTER		November-2002
#095. LORD OF RINGS: TOWERS		ELECTRONIC ARTS			December-2002
#096. SW: BOUNTY HUNTER			LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT		December-2002
#097. SPONGEBOB: DUTCHMAN		THQ				December-2002
#098. FROGGER BEYOND			KONAMI OF AMERICA		December-2002
#099. JIMMY NEUTRON: GENIUS		THQ				December-2002
#100. EVOLUTION WORLDS			UBI SOFT			December-2002
#101. BLOOD OMEN 2			EIDOS INTERACTIVE		December-2002
#102. MONSTER JAM: MAXIMUM		UBI SOFT			December-2002
#103. DRAGON'S LAIR 3D			ENCORE				December-2002
#104. DR. MUTO				MIDWAY				December-2002
#105. SUPER BUBBLE POP			JALECO				December-2002
#106. PK:OUT OF THE SHADOWS		UBI SOFT			December-2002
#107. DISNEY FOOTBALL			KONAMI OF AMERICA		December-2002
#108. NHL 2K3				SEGA OF AMERICA			December-2002
#109. NCAA BASKETBALL 2K3		SEGA OF AMERICA			December-2002
This is a much, MUCH stronger lineup than what we're getting from USA retail from the Wii U this year.

Compare this to Wii U's lineup:

Wii U's USA August - December retail lineup (ending its first full year)

Code:

#01. Pikmin 3 (August 4th)
#02. Disney's Planes (August 6th)
#03. Angry Birds Trilogy (August 13th)
#04. Phineas and Ferb (August 13th)
#05. Disney Infinity (August 18th)
#06. Splinter Cell Blacklist (August 20th)
#07. New Super Luigi U (August 25th)
#08. Rayman Legends (September 3rd)
#09. The Wonderful 101 (September 15th)
#10. Hot Wheels (September 17th)
#11. Scribblenauts Unmasked (September 24th)
#12. Wind Waker HD (October 4th)
#13. Just Dance 2014 (October 9th)
#14. Skylanders: Swap Force (October 13th)
#15. Wipeout 2 (October 15th)
#16. Zumba Fitness: World Party (October 16th)
#17. Just Dance Kids 2014 (October 22nd)
#18. SpongeBob (October 22nd)
#19. Lego Marvel Super Heroes (October 22nd)
#20. Deus Ex Human Revolution (October 22nd)
#21. Batman: Arkham Origins (October 25th)
#22. Wii Party U (October 25th)
#23. Angry Birds: Star Wars (October 29th)
#24. Monster High (October 29th)
#25. Assassin's Creed 4 (October 29th)
#26. Sonic Lost World (October 29th)
#27. Call of Duty: Ghosts (November 5th)
#28. Ben 10 (November 5th)
#29. Adventure Time (November 12th)
#30. Ducktales: Remastered (November 12th)
#31. Mario & Sonic (November 15th)
#32. Watch Dogs (November 19th)
#33. Young Justice (November 19th)
#34. Super Mario 3D World (November 22nd)
#35. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (November 28th)
#36. Wii Fit U (December 13th)
Compare GameCube's 109 releases to Wii U's 36 releases.
Last edited by Aquamarine; 10-09-2013 at 10:05 PM.