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I guess I disagree with the sentiment that the best games are released at the end of a console’s life cycle. When I think of the greatest games of all time, I think:

Goldeneye (11 months after N64 release)
Super Mario Bros 3 (Five years after NES)
Ocarina of Time (Two years after N64)
Mario 64 (Day 1 N64)
Super Mario World (Day 1 SNES)
Final Fantasy 7 & 8 (Two years after PS)
Earthbound (Four years after SNES)

Nearly all came at the beginning or near the middle… I’ve always thought the games at the end of a console’s life were typically quite mediocre. Maybe this could be because the headline games are typically developed for the upcoming console. So in effect, maybe this /is/ true.