Here’s Every Single Console’s ‘Swan Song’ Game

it's a fucking swan, eh?
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it's a fucking swan, eh?

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Technology evolves each and every day, and along with it, games. Companies are under huge pressure to create games more innovative than the last one, and, this results in new consoles as well. Every one of these consoles has its own certain ‘swan song’.

Unfortunately, some games bite the dust in the process. Overblown budgets and not enough time for proper development of a game for a next-gen console end up leaving it in the gutter of the consoles of the generation before. Buuuut,

Another reason games serve as a closing to a certain console is because they wanted to make something as a special tribute. Whatever the reason, here’s every console’s swan song ever.

Note: Homebrews aren’t counted because who the hell keeps track of those?

Atari 2600

Last game released: Klax
Year released: 1989
Genre: Puzzle
Console on the market from: 1977 to 1992


Atari 5200

Last game released: Gremlins 
Year released: 1986
Genre: Adventure
Console on the market from: 1982 to 1984


Nintendo Entertainment System

Last game released: Wario’s Woods
Year released: 1994
Genre: Platformer
Console on the market from: 1985 to 1995 (North America)


Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Last game released: Frogger
Year released: 1998
Genre: Arcade
Console on the market from: 1991 to 1998


Sega Master System

Last game released: Sonic the Hedgehog
Year released: 1991
Genre: Platformer
Console on the market from: 1986 to 1992


Sega Genesis

Last game released: Frogger
Year released: 1998
Genre: Arcade
Console on the market from: 1988 to 1997


Nintendo Gameboy

Last game released: Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition
Year released: 1999
Genre: RPG, Adventure
Console on the market from: 1989 to 2001


Nintendo Gameboy Color

Last game released: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Year released: 15 November 2002
Genre: Adventure
Console on the market from: 1998 to 2001


Nintendo Gameboy Advance

Last game released: Samurai Deeper Kyo
Year released: 2008
Genre: Action
Console on the market from: 2001 to 2005


Sega Dreamcast

Last game released: Triggerheart Exelica
Year released: 2007
Genre: Arcade, Shooter
Console on the market from: 1998 to 2001


Sony Playstation

Last game released: FIFA Soccer 2005
Year released: 2004
Genre: Sport
Console on the market from: 1994 to 2002


Nintendo 64

Last game released: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3
Year released: 2002
Genre: Skater
Console on the market from: 1996 to 2001


Sony Playstation 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beYw5GhJ3oI

Last game released: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
Year released: 2013
Genre: Sport
Console on the market from: 2000 to 2009


Nintendo Gamecube

Last game released: Madden NFL 2008
Year released: 2007
Genre: Sport
Console on the market from: 2001 to 2006


Microsoft Xbox

Last game released: Madden NFL 09
Year released: 2009
Genre: Sport
Console on the market from: 2001 to 2006


Nokia N-Gage

Last game released: Civilization II
Year released: 2 Maret 2006
Genre: Strategy
Console on the market from: 2003 to 2005


Sony Playstation 3 (so far)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0m99F9MPvM

Last game released: Just Dance 2018
Year released: 2017
Genre: Arcade, Party
Console on the market from: 2006 to 2014


Nintendo Wii

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0m99F9MPvM

Last game released: Just Dance 2018
Year released: 2017
Genre: Arcade, Party
Console on the market from: 2006 to 2013


Nintendo DS

Last game released: Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril
Year released: 2014
Genre: Adventure
Console on the market from: 2005 to 2010


Microsoft Xbox 360 (so far)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0m99F9MPvM

Last game released: Just Dance 2018
Year released: 2017
Genre: Arcade, Party
Console on the market from: 2005 to 2014


Nintendo WII U (so far)

Last game released: Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2
Year released: 2017
Genre: Adventure
Console on the market from: 2012 to 2016

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