Maybe that's true. Some big early titles: Super Mario World was the big launch title, I don't know if I've ever played F-Zero but I know that one is beloved and was a launch title. Castlevania IV came out the first year. Link to the Past came out when the system was less than a year old, and that's one of the most beloved games on any system ever. Mario Kart came out just past the 1 year mark.
'93 doesn't have as many of the really big titles, but it has Street Fighter II Turbo, but Sega did have a Street Fighter II version. Star Fox was a huge exclusive from that year.
How big was Super Bomber Man? That was a great one to play with the 4 controller hookup.
Secret of Mana was '93,and would have been the flagship game for the aborted CD add-on (it's a great game but there are issues that are presumably a result of it not being properly finished). I don't know how popular that one was at the time of release vs. later on.