#1 Edited by bacongames (3970 posts) -

I can't be the only one right? Well to make sure I'm not I'm posting this as a friendly reminder to get hype and as a look back at what truly matters about these new consoles. (The WiiU boot sequence is boring and practically might as well not exist, so I'm not including it here. To clarify, I'm posting these to look back at what Sony and Microsoft have done as those are the as-yet released new hotness. Since Sega and Nintendo have no new machines on the horizon, I avoided posting any of theirs however much I do love them too.)

#2 Posted by Brendan (8900 posts) -

The PS2 one gave me a mad rush of nostalgia. And yeah, the little new things are always fun.

#3 Posted by TyCobb (2023 posts) -

No GC?

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I will say GC and the PSX had the best sequences. Next would have to be the original Xbox. I am very curious what they are planning on doing with the new consoles.

#4 Edited by ConfusedOwl (1144 posts) -

I really like the Playstation 2 and Gamecube startup screens. It will be cool to see what the new ones are like.

#5 Edited by mrfluke (5798 posts) -

original playstation is probably my favorite one of the bunch.

#6 Edited by bacongames (3970 posts) -

@tycobb: To save myself the trouble of posting every Nintendo boot up screen and using the excuse that we already know what the Wii U one looks like (and isn't worth showing imo), I stuck to Sony and Microsoft. Absolutely worth their place in history, no dispute from me.

Besides, my favorite is the Dreamcast.

#7 Posted by jsnyder82 (821 posts) -

This is easily one of the lamest things to be excited about.

And yes, I am kind of excited.

#8 Posted by TruthTellah (9752 posts) -

I am super pumped for these new boot sequences! Can't wait!

#9 Posted by Inkerman (1492 posts) -

Mad chills from the PS2 boot, I reckon that's easily the best.

I'd never seen the original Xbox one though, it's quite weird.

#10 Edited by MHumphreys89 (771 posts) -

You really can't get any better than that those PSX boots, love those jingles.

#11 Posted by bluefish (774 posts) -

I am super pumped for these new boot sequences! Can't wait!


#12 Edited by AiurFlux (943 posts) -

When I hooked up my PS2 last night for the first time in years and saw that boot sequence I kind of squealed like a little girl.

#13 Edited by Justin258 (13709 posts) -

I'm still playing my PS2, so maybe I haven't put it away long enough to get nostalgia out of it yet.

But man, that PSX boot sequence makes me want to go play a PSX game for a little while. I know you can put PS1 games into a PS2 or 3 and get the second half of that, but it falls flat without that first rising, wide-open half.

I also think the 360's looks pretty elegant. Too bad the rest of the console's UI has taken a deep dive down the shitter.

I can't say that I'm itching to see boot screens, but a good boot screen can obviously be pretty memorable.

#14 Posted by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

Yeah! That's one of my favorite parts of hooking up a brand new console.

I am super pumped for these new boot sequences! Can't wait!

Oh my god that gif is amazing! :D

#15 Edited by Mister_V (2075 posts) -

I am going to go out on a limb and say at least one of the new consols won't have a boot animation. It's the instant-on generation man!

But man that PS1 start up sound is still awesome.

#16 Posted by RainDog505 (129 posts) -

As much as these clips bring back the nostalgic tingles in my fingers and toes, will the next generation even have boot up screens---barring, of course, the initial boot up. Elaborate or not (I'm look at you Artist Formerly Known as Xbox 1), were the boot up screens not just entertaining ploys to cover a length boot process? We were promised an Apple-esqe quick awaken state---I hope Microsoft and Sony deliver as my PC (with SSD) boots faster than my 360.

#17 Posted by RE_Player1 (7991 posts) -

You can smell the arrogance from the PS3 intro lol. Man how times have changed.

#18 Posted by kagato (1160 posts) -

You totally forgot the best ones...

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#19 Edited by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

Here's a compilation of most from 1983-2006. :) Jaguar gets my vote for being the most... precious.

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#20 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1869 posts) -

I like the Dreamcast and GameCube sequences. The GameCube's startup fits with its look and position in the market: it's snappy, playful, non-self-serious, but not too goofy. I also love how it turns into the system menu.

The PS1 and PS2 sequences feel like a product of their times -- they're cool, but absent of the nostalgia of having owned either, the synth sounds are kind of dated.

Not saying it's the best thing ever, but the 64DD's boot sequence has a ton of energy to it:

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@msavo said:

You can smell the arrogance from the PS3 intro lol. Man how times have changed.

I think you're reading way too much from a startup sound.

#21 Edited by devilzrule27 (1248 posts) -

Is it wrong that I kind of hope the start up sequence for the new systems is nonexistent. Press a button and the system's on. That's all I want.

#22 Posted by kagato (1160 posts) -

@herbiebug: Not bad, pretty much everything is there! I love watching a new machine turn on for the first time and watching the loading sequence, magical...for the first few goes at least ^_^

#23 Posted by Lord_Xp (648 posts) -

I loved the Ps1 and Ps2 bootups. I'm hoping Ps4 can do something awesome other than turning on the system and it saying PlayStation 4 and going straight to the UI.

#24 Edited by bacongames (3970 posts) -

@raindog505: @mister_v: I guess you're right but I for one hold out hope that someone won the fight in the meeting to throw one in there anyway. First thing I'm asking them when they get the new boxes.

#25 Posted by SomberOwl (912 posts) -

I am definitely excited! the PS1 and PS2 ones are very nostalgic for me. They bring back some amazing memories.

#26 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (6523 posts) -

I'm really pumped for the new consoles in general, booting sequence included.

#27 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14054 posts) -

Man guys, the PSX startup noise is so awesome.

#28 Posted by moffattron9000 (391 posts) -

If we end up getting boot up screens, I just hope that they feature something as dumb as the PS2 columns sizes being dictated by what's on your memory card. Also, more stupidly elaborate developer logos (How Remedy hasn't shot the bullet into their logo yet confounds me)

#29 Posted by Sterling (3809 posts) -

PSX boot up makes me think of Legend of Dragoon and Final Fantasy VII. PS2 boot up makes me think of Final Fantasy X and Grand Theft Auto 3.

#30 Posted by Brackynews (4348 posts) -

Yeahhhhh buuuuuut... Let me lay this mindkiller on you...

  • Xbox Live Shop Music?
  • PSN Shop Music?


Also considering the PS4 is being designed with Instant Resume, their startup sequence may need to be majestic for people to pay attention on the occasional time they boot from scratch.

#31 Posted by Marino (5784 posts) -

My 2 cents.

Top 10 System Start-Up Sounds

1. PlayStation
2. Dreamcast
3. PlayStation 2
4. GameCube
5. Game Boy Advance
6. PlayStation 3
7. Xbox
8. PlayStation Portable
9. Xbox 360
10. Neo Geo Pocket Color
#32 Posted by geirr (3075 posts) -

@tycobb said:

No GC?

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I will say GC and the PSX had the best sequences. Next would have to be the original Xbox. I am very curious what they are planning on doing with the new consoles.

THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOT SCREEN EVER! Even better than the space invaders one I made for my PC.

#33 Posted by jasonefmonk (378 posts) -

Much love for the GameCube boot sequence.

#34 Posted by nosebleed (16 posts) -

I liked the original NES start up screens.

#35 Posted by Daneian (1308 posts) -

The PSX boot always unsettled me for some reason. I equated it with RE1 which scared me when i was younger. It always seemed so dark and ominous.

#36 Posted by ajamafalous (12893 posts) -

OG Xbox is my favorite one.

#37 Edited by Humanity (14163 posts) -

Right now my PS3 boots up with a health risk warning and by the time I turn on my TV the 360 bootup is already over, so yah I'm psyched!

#38 Posted by redcream (785 posts) -

Now that I've watched all of them I think I like them all. The Gamecube has the best boot screen but PS1 wins it over for me just because of nostalgia. PS3 is so unceremonious it barely registers. I hope they change that in PS4.

#39 Posted by obcdexter (866 posts) -

The PSX takes the cake. So much nostalgia. I vividly remember plugging the console in for the very first time, experiencing that epic startup-sequence followed by this game's intro - what a vastly different experience to everything Nintendo-related at the time.

#40 Posted by Gnubberen (861 posts) -

I've said it before and I'll say it again. They should let us pick what boot sequence we want. Imagine if you were able to set the PSX boot as your PS4 boot sequence... that would be pretty cool.

Start #PSXBootOnPS4 on twitter guys.

Guys...?...no? just me?

#41 Edited by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -

Something about that original Xbox boot just made me nostalgic as hell. Excellent.

#42 Posted by budgietheii (245 posts) -

GameCube is the only boot screen that matters.

#43 Edited by BlatantNinja23 (931 posts) -

@obcdexter: Ya the PSX was great. A DVR in a PS2 :)

anyways we already actually know the One's boot sequence.

#44 Edited by datarez (824 posts) -

I forgot how much bass is in the PS1 startup. It'd be awesome to have the bass from the PS1 and the ping at the end of the PS2 together as the PS4 one.

My favs of the ones I've had PS1>Dreamcast>PS2>360

#45 Edited by bacongames (3970 posts) -

@blatantninja23 said:

@obcdexter: Ya the PSX was great. A DVR in a PS2 :)

anyways we already actually know the One's boot sequence.

Aw man, say it ain't so. Oh well, here's holding out for a cool first time boot up sequence. If that is what we're getting, the ball is in Sony's court to bring back dope boot sequences again.