Sony's Official (PlayStation 3) PS3 Launch Titles List

No more speculation, here are the 21 PS3 launch games

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21 titles started a revolution. It's hard to believe how far Sony gamers have come in the years since the launch of the PS3. While most of these games are either dirt cheap or unavailable now, it's interesting to look back and consider how little we knew about them at this stage in the game. Which ones would go on to form the public opinion of the PS3. Some of these franchises (Call of Duty, NBA 2K, Need For Speed) are still going, while others made their mark before they disappeared (Resistance, F.E.A.R.). Either way, it's fascinating to consider how far we've come in the world of the PlayStation and look back at a time before we knew where we'd go.

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) finally announced its PS3's launch titles. While no dates had been confirmed, all of these games were to be released during the PS3's "launch window" meaning on or around the launch date of the actual PS3, Nov. 17, 2006.

Twenty-one first and third-party PS3 titles were available for the holidays. The launch catalog encompasses the most popular game genres, with the noticeable exception of a fighting game. Sony states that most of the titles were expected to retail under $60.

Unprecedented Lineup at Launch

“Our line-up of PS3 games that were available through the holidays was unprecedented in terms of volume, variety, and innovation, surpassing any previous competitive launch catalog and even our own original offerings for other PlayStation platforms,” said Kaz Hirai, President, and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America. “We are pioneering a new era of true next-generation gaming through such titles as Resistance: Fall of Man, a visually arresting game that takes advantage of the large storage capacity and exceptional visual clarity offered by Blu-ray Disc (BD), and NBA 07, running at full 1080p for the highest resolution image possible, creating hyper-realistic characters and gameplay never seen before.”

The Full List of Launch Window Titles

  1. Resistance: Fall of Man - Sony
  2. NBA 07 - Sony
  3. Genji: Days of the Blade - Sony
  4. Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII - Ubisoft
  5. Call of Duty 3 - Activision
  6. EA Sports Fight Night Round 3 - Electronic Arts
  7. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Bethesda Softworks
  8. F.E.A.R. - Vivendi Universal Games
  9. Full Auto 2: Battlelines - Sega
  10. Madden NFL 07 - Electronic Arts
  12. Mobile Suit Gundam: CROSSFIRE - NAMCO BANDAI Games
  13. NBA 2K7 - 2K Sports
  14. Need For Speed Carbon - Electronic Arts
  15. NHL 2K7 - 2K Sports
  17. Sonic the Hedgehog - Sega
  18. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 - Electronic Arts
  19. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas - Ubisoft
  20. Tony Hawk’s Project 8 - Activision
  21. Untold Legends Dark Kingdom - Sony Online Entertainment
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