First Game Shown on a Platform last edited by Pooch516 on 01/21/20 07:31AM View full history


The first game shown on a console or handheld is simply the first game publicly revealed in any way. This could be a trailer, a press event, or even a magazine exclusive. The game might even be revealed before the console was. For example, Watch Dogs was shown in 2012 before Sony or Microsoft had announced the PS4 or Xbox One.

MacThrough the Looking GlassJan 24, 1984
Philips CD-iABC Sports Presents: The Palm Springs OpenJuly 7, 1991Press Event
Nintendo 64Super Mario 64
Game Boy Color
Neo Geo Pocket Color
PlayStation 2Gran Turismo 2000May 13, 1999E3 1999
XboxHalo: Combat EvolvedJuly 21, 1999MacWorld
GameCube Super Smash Bros. Melee May 15, 2001 E3 2001
Game Boy Advance
Nintendo DSSuper Mario 64 DSMay 10, 2004E3 2004
PlayStation PortableDeath Jr.
Xbox 360Dark Sector
PlayStation 3

Dark Sector

Nintendo Wii

Red Steel

April 11, 2006Press Release
iPhoneSuper Monkey BallMar 6, 2008iPhone SDK Reveal
iPadESPN X-Games SnoCrossJan. 27, 2010iPad Reveal
Nintendo 3DSKid Icarus: UprisingJune 15, 2010E3 2010
PlayStation VitaKillzone MercenaryJan 27, 2011NGP Reveal Event
Wii UNew Super Mario Bros. UJune 7, 2011E3 2011
Xbox OneWatch DogsJune 4, 2012E3 2012
PlayStation 4KnackFeb 20, 2013PlayStation Meeting
Nintendo SwitchThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildJune 10, 2014E3 2014*
Apple TVGalaxy on Fire 3 - ManticoreSep 9, 2015Apple Special Event
Xbox Series XHalo InfiniteJune 10, 2018E3 2018
PlaydateCrankin presents Time Travel AdventureMay 22, 2019
PlayStation 5GodfallDec 12, 2019Video Game Awards

*Zelda was shown before Switch was known to exist because it was a Wii U game. The first Switch exclusive shown at the reveal event was 1-2-Switch.


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