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We aren't talking about the best consoles of all time, we're talking about the most influential, and the NES definitely tops that one: They saved the industry from the crash, made some of the greatest characters and games in video game history (Mario, Legend of zelda Metroid) and gave games a story. The NES is the console that the whole industry is based on, it's no doubt the most influential.
Greatest library of games I've ever seen: Super Mario Bros. Legend of Zelda, Castlevania, Contra, Metroid, Blaster Master, Donkey Kong, Ninja Gaiden, Battletoads, Duck Hunt, Super C, Shatterhand, Vice: Project Doom, Excitebike, Duck Tales, Megaman and Mike Tyson's Punch Out.
The NES brought the failing video game industry out of bankruptcy. Without it, the PS Series, the Xbox series, and all the other consoles would not exist. - alecola90
How is it influential? Sucks. - Gamecubesarecool193V4 Comments
Better than any other system out there, you should be ashamed of yourself putting all these old consoles out on here - JP113
Okay yest Obviously the best game console of all time hands down but this is a list of the most influential consoles so I could see it not being number one that being said. Did anyone even bother looking at the name of the list this list is completely wack
Legend will always be the LEGEND.
Worth every penny... Still use itV2 Comments
It pretty much started 3D gaming, Platforming and everything in modern day gaming. Why this is so low? I don't know, but this one box started everything. Influential, uh... Yeah! - Jammer196
The best console ever with the best video games ever: Super Mario 64 and Super Smash Bros. !V4 Comments
Console very innovative. This console STARTED the golden age of video games. It was in stores from 1977-1993. First VERY popular console. THIS console should be first. Great graphics at its time. Also, games were very fun. - floridiancat
So far ahead of its time, it's silly. I played the heck out of Dreamcast and was almost crying when it failed and discontinued making games. NFL 2k was better than any other sports game out at the time... Period. RIP Gamecast.
It gave us 2 Zelda games and Zelda is the best game ever. And also 2 Mario Galaxy games, and Mario Galaxy is the second best game ever.
This changed how we play video games. It was the first console to have a remote that doesn't just have buttons. It's the first remote that you could be active while playing video games. I mean it blew X-box 360 and PlayStation 3 out of the park!
Wii convinced so many of my friends to stop being Call of Duty fanboys. All of my friends love Wii! It is so fun!
This is the best ever, the graphics are the best Xbox Live is killa, if you is a PlayStation kid you should be ashamed of yourself, They are coming out with a new kind of Xbox, and if you is a PlayStation fellow, you need to switch, cause when everyone else has an Xbox, you'll be sorry
The graphics were FAR beyond the original Xbox. For it's time, it stunned everyone with it's graphics. Xbox LIVE was massively improved, and it influenced online gaming by the MASS.
Actually what did this do? Well it did bring MC to the PlayStation consoles but other than that it didn't really do anything influential - Gamecubesarecool193V2 Comments
That reminds me old days because without it nintendo would not be good
One of the first handheld with cartridges. Handheld gaming started here
Another one of the best consoles ever! And its best game: Pac-Man World!
Nintendo Entertainment System paved the way by reviving gaming. This finished what the NES started. - HeavyDonkeyKong
The very first game system was actually The Brown Box.V2 Comments
You think the Wii introduced wireless control, well you thought wrong. The GameCube wavebird controller brought us the wireless gaming we like today
Actually the Atari 2600 introduced the first wireless video game controller. - floridiancat
It was a failure but now seems a bit ahead of its time given the current popularity of Skylanders, Disney Infinity, etc.
It's influential, just not in a good way
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