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Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3 Console Launch Madness!

Dec 27, 2006

Thanksgiving is almost here and some folks are dreaming about turkey dinner, but gamers have something else in mind � the Nintendo Wii and the Playstation 3! The smokin' hot new game consoles launched over the weekend with huge lines, parties, muggings and more madness. We've got the latest game news for you right here - we've got everything from the 411 on the console launches to the games for each system. There's also a list of new games for other systems at the bottom of the page so check it all out!

Sony Playstation 3 Launch � Lineups, Muggings and Madness!

Hardcore gamers started camping out in front of stores, lining up to be the first to buy a PS3, two weeks before it came out! With only 400,000 Playstation 3 consoles for all of North America, getting one was tricky and stores had to hand out numbered bracelets and get security guards to keep gamers under control as they lined up by the dozen. Stores hooked the patient gamers up with free food and entertainment. Even so, people budged in line, there were fights, one guy got shot by robbers in front of a Wal-Mart in Conneticut and there were muggings in a couple PS3 line-ups! It was a crazy launch for the new system - find out which games it can play.

Playstation 3 � Video Games at Launch

Here's a list of all the PS3 games you can play with the new console.

Nintendo Wii Launch � Party Time in NYC!

With over one million Wii consoles ready at launch, and parties in NY, LA and other cities, Nintendo was ready to deliver the gaming goods. The line-ups were much smaller than the PS3 ones and didn't start until a day or two before the console went on sale! The first Wii went to Isaiah Johnson from Bronx, NY at 12:01 on Sunday, November 19, 2006 and then it was party time for Nintendo fans. The only bummer for gamers who grabbed the Wii was that some of the Wii Channels weren't online. Here's a list of the channels and when they're coming.

  • Forecast Channel - December 20, 2006
  • News Channel - January 27, 2006
  • Internet Channel - Coming Soon!

Nintendo Wii � Video Games at Launch

First, each Wii comes with Wii Sports, which gives you five sports games to play. Then there are more you can buy and others you can download. Here's a list!

Wii Games

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Barnyard
  • Call of Duty 3
  • Cars
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
  • Elebits
  • Excite Truck
  • Far Cry: Vengeance
  • GT Pro Series
  • Happy Feet
  • Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Madden NFL '07
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance
  • Metal Slug Anthology
  • Monster 4X4: World Circuit
  • Need for Speed: Carbon
  • Open Season
  • Rampage: Total Destruction
  • Rapala Tournament Fishing
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids
  • Red Steel
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Creature from the Krusty Krab
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
  • Super Swing Golf
  • The Ant Bully
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
  • Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
  • Trauma Center: Second Opinion
  • World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions

Downloadable Wii Games

NES Games

  • Mario Bros.
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Ice Hockey
  • Pinball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Urban Champion
  • Wario's Woods
  • Baseball
  • Solomon's Key

SNES Games

  • F-Zero
  • SimCity

N64 Games

  • Super Mario 64

Sega Genesis Games

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Altered Beast
  • Golden Axe
  • Columns
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Space Harrier II
  • Toe Jam & Earl
  • Ristar
  • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

TurboGrafx13 Games

  • Bonk's Adventure
  • Super Star Soldier
  • Victory Run
  • Bomberman '93
  • Dungeon Explorer

What Video Games are Dropping This Week!

  • November 21 - Dogz for DS.
  • November 21 - Meteos for DS.
  • November 21 - Pimp My Ride for PS2.
  • November 21 - Spider-Man: Battle for New York for DS.
  • November 21 - Thrillville for PSP and PS2.
  • November 21 - Tony Hawk's Project 8 for PSP.
  • November 22 - Superman Returns: Fortress of Solitude for GBA.
  • November 22 - Superman Returns: The Videogame for DS and Xbox.
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