This is a comparison of what the PS2 launched with on 10/26/2000, and what the DC lauched as on 9/9/99.
PS2 launch list was taken from ps2.ign.com/new/26832.htm
DC launch list was taken from http://www.sega-dreams.com/software/games/indexdr.html
As it shows below, in numbers, the PS2 launch list is the clear winner. Now, I'd like to talk about values, and my personal preferences.
I bought a DC with one game, one extra controller, and one VMU. That cost me $300 even. If I did the same thing with the PS2 it would cost $420. The first month I bought Sonic Adventure and TXR also, for a total of $390, $400 for the sake of this list. So, the cost of all DC hardware I bought, per game I owned at the end of the first month was $83.33, so each game cost me $133.33, not counting rentals, or availability of other games.
If I were to do the same thing with the PS2, the hardware would cost me $123.33 per game, and each game would cost $173.33. I think the DC wins out in value per game hands down, especially since the games are of the same graphical quality, i.e. the PS2 is not higher quality as promised & paid.
This is not even the current situation however, the Dreamcast
has quite a few more games than 19 now, and a good chunk of them can be found for less than $30, and most to all of these launch games are now less than $20. Click here
for a very opinionated, but also fairly true article on which games are better for now. Use the Ps2.ign.com links above for reviews of the PS2 launch list and judge for yourself.
PS2: FIGHTING: Tekken Tag Tournament
Street Fighter EX3 DOA2 Hardcore Ready 2 Rumble 2 ACTION/SHOOTER:
Dynasty Warriors 2 Gun Griffon Blaze X-Squad Silent Scope
ADVENTURE: Kessen PLATFORMING: RACING: Moto
GP Midnight Club: Street Racing Ridge Racer V Smuggler's Run
Wild Wild Racing SPORTs: Swing Away Golf SSX NHL
2001 Madden 2001 ESPN X Games Snowboarding FPS:
Time Splitters Unreal Tournament PUZZLE: Fantavision
RPG: Orphen Summoner SURVIVAL/HORROR: None
PS2 System: $300 Controller $35 Save mem $35 Avg
game $50 Modem $NA Ava games 27 launched Val per game
DC: MK: Gold PowerStone Ready
2 Rumble Boxing Soul Calibur AeroWings Airforce
Delta Expendable The House OT Dead 2
Sonic Adventure Hydro Thunder Monaco GP Pen Pen
Trilcelon TNN Hardcore Heat Tokyo Extreme Racer Cart:Flag
to Flag NFL 2K NFL Blitz 2000 Trickstyle
Blue Stinger DC $200 $30 $20 $50
Free/NA until March 2000 19 $10.52