Best Nintendo Consoles

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1Nintendo 64

How can you not say this is the greatest? Think about all of the classics: Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, Donkey Kong 64, Star Fox 64, Kirby the Crystal Shards, and so many more. The graphics on the games were incredible for its day and the games had tight controls. This was truly Nintendo's golden era. Nintendo 64 is the greatest system of all time!

The system brought many of our beloved franchises (such as Mario, Star Fox, and Zelda) into the 3rd dimension so well, that it's hard to not say that it's greatest system Nintendo has made. It's innovation is in it's technology. All the games I mentioned above helped revolutionize gaming in some way. Heck, GoldenEye 007 made a footprint for franchises such as Halo and Call of Duty to follow. Truly a great console.

This console had so many good games! Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, the Mario Party Trilogy, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Star Fox 64, Super Smash Bros. , Banjo Kazooie, Goldeneye 007, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Kirby 64 and so much more! And that's just the amount of effort from TWO DEVELOPERS!

Most nostalgic one, this baby made me a collector.

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2Nintendo Gamecube

Sure the 64 was the nostalgic one, but did it go well? Not really, I mean don't get me wrong the games are cool but very few have aged even ok mostly because this is one of the first, and the first for Nintendo, 3D consoles. However when we move to Nintendo's next 3D console we get some of the most memorable, best gameplay, best almost everything Nintendo has offered. And unlike its predecessor there is games that still look impressive today. Just to name a few Gamecube offered legendary gameplay in games like Paper Mario TTYD, Legend of Zelda FSA WW TP (All 3 were awesome) and many more. It also was the start of many series with the new found capabilities of the GC. For example one of my favorite series Animal Forest would have never made a fan base world wide if it had not been for the international Animal Crossing. Another game is Metroid Prime a series started here and ended... oh wait a new one is coming out here shortly. It also really defined Mario Kart and Mario Party as ...more - yellowwinner

This has to be the best console Nintendo has ever made, even though it had bad sales people who did pick one up where lucky this small even portable system has an outstanding gaming library including metriod prime, Mario kart double dash, wind waker and resident evil 4. that's not it you could also buy the gameboy player which played all of your gameboy, gameboy colour and GBA. you also have access to games like Oot through the Zelda collection game! Even better it has the best crafted controller to date! It fits in the hand like it was part of your hand, the L and R button amazing and feel great and there is logic behind the controller the A button is biggest because you use it most etc. my list of good things go on... It has amazing graphics etc etc.. I think I have made my point you cannot live without this beast of a console

It's old but sweet! The best games on it are:

1. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, it's my favorite game ever!
2. Super Smash Bros. Melee
3. Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
4. Pikmin
5. Super Mario Sunshine

Awesome system! Other games to consider are Luigi's Mansion, Mario Kart: Double Dash, and Kirby's Air Ride!

The best of the best

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3Nintendo Wii

Four words: super smash brothers brawl. Enough said.

This is all I have to say... 2 Nintendo systems in 1... = WORTH EVERY PENNY!

If you are a fan of Super Mario, this is the system for U. Some of the games are:
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Mario Galaxy
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Mario Sports Mix
Mario Party 8
Mario Party 9
Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Winter Olympics and Normal Olympics
Mario Strikers Charged
Super Paper Mario
Mario Power Tennis
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Super Sluggers - Blubbydubber1

Best ever, easily

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4Super Nintendo NES System

I like this console more than Nintendo 64 the controllers are really comfortable and there are many good games such as super Mario world killer instinct donkey kong country Zelda a link to the past and you never get bored with it

Greatest Nintendo Console of all time. Its not even debatable. look at the list of classics
Super Metroid, Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country 1-3, A Link to the Past, F-Zero, Yoshi's Island, Starfox, Super Mario RPG, Super Mario Kart, Super Castlevania, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 3(6), Killer Instinct, Super Mario All Stars, Secrete of Mana, and the list goes on and on. People say the n64 but no way can it even compare

The american version of the snes is so ugly. The pal version looks much better. But this console still rules.

Deserves to be higher on this list

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5Nintendo NES System

8-bit gaming is awesome and I love the art style of NES games that is absolutely timeless. I love Nintendo up until they did the GameCube, but there's still a few great games like Twilight Princess and Mario Galaxy, but I'm still voting for the NES!

Can someone please tell me why the 3ds is above this? The NES is the best system ever!

I recently got a 3DS, and it's a pretty good thing. I like it more than I thought I would. Apparently, it is higher on the list because it has a lot of remakes of old games, though, haha. Yeah, that's sad. - Maplestrip

I don't own one but I do know this is better than hand held systems, which are only good for one thing. Pokemon. Nothing else. This is good for MULTIPLE games

The best console in existence. Easy

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6Nintendo 3DS

The 3DS not only improved glassless 3D on the screen also motion was detected. The circle pad was very smooth and it is just awesome you know.

The 3DS introduces many new features and also has amazing games. The fact you can play your regular DS games on here already proves its superiority in the gaming world. This is definitely a contender for best Nintendo system.

2 years ago I would have questioned what this was doing here, but it's turned into a great system with a FANTASTIC library of games, there are about 20-30 games I would strongly recommend you okay on this console.

Great console with fun games to play. But the new one is ten times better as you can move your head in 3d. The thing that I didn't like are the poor graphics. Overall great console! - Arilio

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7Wii U

Epic. Should be higher up this list but people haven't realised that this is an extremely good console and the new Mario game is astonishing.

Way better than everything up there, plus it does not matter about the sale well kinda does but it matters about how the console plays and Wii u plays amazingly and has many great features that's why in my opinion it should be number one or at the least number 2

Remember my opinion

The ability to switch from the T.V. to the GamePad when someone wants to watch something. That's AWESOME.
Nintendo's first HD console. That's more awesome.
A social networking service devoted to games that's integrated in most of the games. That's even more awesome.

Just LOVE it! I do love Mario Kart 8!

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8Nintendo DS

Uh hello Mario Kart DS, Mario Bros DS?!

Cooking Mama series and Ace Attorney for the win!

The best Pokemon games were made for this system

DS was the foundation and improvement of portable gaming systems.

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9Gameboy Advance

Always brings me back no matter what age I am. Still in love with Pokemon emerald.

Terrible console. Poor graphics. Terrible game library. - Arilio

A link to the past, one of the best Zelda games ever. Play all old gameboy games! Back lit! Great console!

My favorite handheld

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10Gameboy Color

Best Pokemon games-red, blue, and yellow

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11Gameboy Advance SP

This was my first portable gaming console. It was a great improvement from the Gameboy and Gameboy Color due to the backlight and closable screen (just to help hide it in the middle of the night). I spent all my time using this, bringing it to school to trade or battle Pokemon or just relaxing. During long trips or when I was just bored, the Gameboy Advance SP was always there for me.

Super portable and has awesome games!

I think the Gameboy Advance was a legendary console for the fact that it had some amazing games and had some great gameplay with long-lasting battery

Amazing. Should be at least number 3

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13Nintendo 3DS XL

O mer gerd this is number 13 I IS NUMBER 1!

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14Nintendo DS Lite

Very cool console. Has a good design, GBA slot and long lasting battery.
Unfortunately, it's discontinued.

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15Nintendo DSi

I like it, except it needs to play Gameboy games too. - funnyuser

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193DS XL

It's a bigger 3Ds. It's more comfortable to play on in my opinion and got rid of that annoying green light on the 3Ds.

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