Best Video Game Consoles


The Top Ten

1 PlayStation 2 PlayStation 2

The best and most games! This is just a great console, that lasts a loong time! - gibsonrock53

Its not the oldest and certainly not the rarest, it is however the longest living console of all, even after the release of the PS3. It has enough games to keep you accupied for years (hell even average games are fun! ) and is litered with hidden gems to find own and play. Another stong point of this console is it simplicity. There is a moto that says that technology makes life easier, however as time goes by newer consoles seem to be implementing technologies that utilitise the internet which some times for the shake of preventing loss of profit make things incredibly complex. PS2 is the epitome of simplicity. Proper size and ease of use without online mumbo jumbo is the conslose strongpoint contrary to the belief that online conectivity and social features are best.

The only reson I chose PS2 over PC is because I do not think that PC belongs here in this voting. My vote was for a gaming console and not a PC. PC is still my primary gaming platform

Close behind PS2 comes ...more

It also plays ps1 games - PICKLEMAN

Tied with XBox 360 for 10% - DarkShadowReaper

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2 Xbox 360

I own both but I prefer my xbox... Hey! Love your console and don't diss the other

The only downfall of the xbox 360 is you have to buy your membership and ps3 doesn't call for that.

Best console from a pioneering generation. This console made a whole generation of Xbox players. From Halo to Black Ops. The Xbox 360 has a soft spot in my heart forever. - RaidenRain

So much online nostalgia... - SuperDuperSeb

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3 Nintendo 64

Nintendo was at its best. This had the best games of any Nintendo console ever.

Brings back memories as a kid when I play a N64. So much fun the games are. And all I look for in a game is how fun it is to play not the graphics. So I would have a N64 over a PS3 Xbox 360 and Wii.

I am also so glad I grew up with the N64 because it was the best time for video games.

And some of the best times as a kid happen to me playing a N64.

I could go on all day about how awesome a N64 is but then I will probably be spamming.

007 Goldeneye I would play over Call of Duty anyday. Mario Kart 64 over Gran Turismo 5. Banjo-Kazooie over Halo.

I am going to end there but all the people who like Xbox 360/PS3 better are just kids who don't know what a true video game is.

A masterpiece

Even with its small library of game N64 is the best console of all time. It was powerful, innovative, and boasts a very high quality to quantity ratio. Some of the best games of all time are on N64 such as both Zelda Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, Star Fox 64, and Conker's Bad Fur Day. I could list a good 100 games that I consider to be amazing. And considering there were only 296 USA-released N64 games, that's over a third of the entire library. The controller was also very unique although the control stick broke quite easily. Overall it was quality over quantity when it came to this masterpiece of a system, and because of high production costs this system never achieved the acclaim it deserved, but it still has a huge cult following for its amazing games you couldn't find anywhere else. - evoxpisces

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4 PlayStation 3

The best ever. The Internet is free. It has Blue-Ray. Better games. Has not a tray. Looks cooler. Made by Sony. It is the best ever. I can't wait till PS4. Go PS3!

This has to be the first and 'ill tell you why:
1. It has bluray player.
2. CD's are much stronger.
3. It doesn't heat up like the xbox.
4. It doesn't scratch the discs.
5. Better graphics, by a lot.
7. It has all built in when the x box you havge to buy the stuff. For example: PS3=$300 HDMI(if you want it)=$40 That's it $340 but the xbox... Console=$300 Internet Router=$100 Xbox Live= $80 Charge and Play kit= $80( and if not buy batteries for the rest of your life) Anyway its $660 tax =$712 And again the pS3 its just $340 and it has bluray, built in wifi, free PSN and any usb it charges the controller. Its just perfect.
8. Faster procesor, and disc reader is faster.

This has got to be one of the most confusing comments I've ever read... - MasonOcker

Yeah go ps3 Uncharted, inFamous, God of war, Resistance, Killzone, etc... Way better then Xbox 360!

This console is my childhood - BritishGoat

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5 Nintendo Wii

This Consoles has a ton of classics you can find nowhere else, Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3, Super Smash bros. Brawl, Mario Kart wii, donkey kong country returns, New super Mario bros wii, No More Heroes 1 and 2, and 2 of the greatest games of all time, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and The Legend of Zelda Skyward sword. It Popularized the motion controls while delivering Classic titles. It may not have the online or graphics of the PS3 or 360, but this Console Provides some of the best games you will ever play and provides ours of fun for both hardcore and casual gamers

Nintendo DS too! Hey, I don't want to sit on my arse all day shooting people's guts out! Nintendo's pretty much non-violent with the best games out there! GET ACTIVE! GET WII!
Quality of games over quantity of blood/gore. - Oreanta

Best console ever

Not to mention Mario Parties 8 and 9!

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6 Nintendo Entertainment System

I have one of these - MarioBros11

I Love NES!

Sony consoles only make sports games,
Xboxs are ok, but kinda the same as sony,
And almost all new games suck!

But the amazing nes kicked every consoles ass back then, and it still kicks ass today.
Nintendo could have kept this console going and these 8 bit graphics would beat the heck out of the stupid shooters, repetitive zombies, and EXTRA repetitive sports.


Why isn't this in the top 5 they made mario and zelda MARIO AND ZELDA!

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7 Super Nintendo

The SNES is the greatest system ever with no real close second. Honestly, I would put Xbox 360 as my second, but for how long... When the next system comes out with more features and better graphics then it will more than likely take the number 2 spot. That's the problem with systems from the N64 forward, they become more of a spectacle than a gaming experience. I love the N64 but when I think of some of my favorite games like goldeneye, super Mario, and star fox they just aren't that fun anymore cause why play goldeneye when games like halo are way more incredible. Innovative yes, but it the next system one ups it every time. Don't get me wrong there are still some fabulous N64 games like super smash bros which beats out the GameCube and Wii versions. Now that I've explained why none of the systems will never hold up to the next big thing I'll explain why the SNES will never be topped. When I think of my favorite SNES games growing up super Mario world, donkey kong country 1 and 2, ...more

Damn new kids never experienced how awesome this felt to play!

I own this, and man, is it fun! My two favorite games on there are Super Mario World and Kirby. - IceFoxPlayz

Hey I love the classics, they're fun (especially the rpgs)

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8 PlayStation 1

Hell yeah

Hell nah - MarioBros11

I have a PS1. I only have one game but it's good - LimePepsi25

no way - gunzgobang76

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9 PlayStation 4

I wish I had this

The best game console to play with your friends unless you don't have any

I'm gonna go jump off a cliff because Wii is above PS4. - SoloPotato

Possibly...I can kinda see how this is before Switch... - MarioBros11

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10 GameCube

The Gamecube has probably the largest collection of unique, interesting, and just fun-filled games of any console, like Luigi's Mansion, Super Mario Sunshine, and LoZ: Wind Waker. The controller is made very well. It feels comfortable and the way to hold it is intuitive, especially compared to the controller of its predecessor, the N64. The Z-button takes advantage of your right index finger, which allows for interesting controls and helps you make less mistakes because it lessens the amount of you have to do with your thumb, which is a big problem with a lot of consoles. The removable memory card is very useful for many reasons. If your Gamecube were to break, you won't lose all your saved games because you can just take out the memory card and put it in a new Gamecube (as long the problem didn't mess up the memory card or make it so you can't remove it for some reason). You can bring it to a friend's house, so you can play the games with him/her/them and bring all your progress in ...more

Best console ever. Hands down. - TheGamingGuy

While the Nintendo 64 had many of the most iconic games, and it may be considered the best Nintendo console or even best console of all time, the GameCube is still fantastic and its games shouldn't be overlooked. The controllers are cool and are easy to hold and use, maybe more than the N64, and it is similar to Xbox and PlayStation controllers but possibly more fun to use. The game library is fantastic. First of all, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door is my FAVORITE GAME OF ALL TIME. It combines the fun and simplicity of Mario with the depth, story, immersion, and complexity of an RPG game, making it friendly to fans of just Mario, which is how I got into it. In addition, it has other great games like Super Mario Sunshine, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Luigi's Mansion, Mario Kart: Double Dash!, Mario Party 4-7, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (also on the Wii), Pikmin and Pikmin 2, the original Animal Crossing, and Metroid Prime. Wow! Also, if ...more

I want one for my birthday. Very amazing, and I bet this will be worth it

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The Contenders

11 Sega Dreamcast

The controller blinds me with it's unsightly looks. - SoloPotato

This console has the most unique and fun collection of games. Love it Should be in top 5

Awesome console. Plain awesome and ahead of its time. Only retro lovers will ever understand it's value.

This is amazing. The playstation 2 sucks!

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12 Xbox One

Brilliant console. Everything about this console is brilliant, particularly the new controller which is literally perfect for a controller and sits perfectly in the hands. From its very first year, the Xbox One has had fantastic games, and it has a lot of potential to grow like the 360 did. The console's power is shown when making downloads, which it does literally over 10x faster than the 360 does. And those graphics are sublime, truly beautiful, so much so that I'll stop playing from time to time just to observe the graphics of the environments, which often gets you killed on the multiplayer of Call of Duty:Ghosts, which DOES have brilliant graphics on the Xbox One, despite that whole 720p fiasco.

People keep saying the Xbox One is "rubbish" and that the "PS4 is better", but to those people I say "get a life". Because if all you do with your life is talk bad about the opposition because you're a Sony fanboy/fangirl, then I have no time for you. Lets face it, both the PS4 and ...more - EvilAngel

Why is it so low like god damn

This boi has to be not the best but the most go to game console

What the games on this console have amazing graphics.

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13 Nintendo 3DS

Great console - lemur

With its plethora of games, this is the console that I like to see. - Mii24

Wii U is better - MarioBros11

No this console sucked because it had very few games that where actually worth buying - myusernameisthis

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14 Nintendo DS

How is this not in the top 5? I had this when I was younger and it was what made me interested in video games in the first place! It's graphics were good at the time, it had some great games like Pokemon: Black&White and New Super Mario Bros., and a ton of other Pokemon games, and it was the first good handheld device! The design was good good and it had a working mic. It was the first handheld game to let you talk to other people in a close radius. This should be number 4, 3, or 2. The playstation is the only other console better than this.

Okay this isn't really a console ( its actually considered not one because its portable) By far one of the best gaming systems. Yeah, the mircophone has issues and the touchscreen has some problems, but it had good games. world at war, pokemon black and white, and some sport games and if this wasnt here 3ds wouldn't be

The DS could play some of our fave pokemon games! So who wouldn't like it right? And it's portable it has really good graphics and yeah ;) but I still think it doesn't match up with all the other consoles that aren't portable like the PS3, Nintendo 64 or even the XBOX 360 -. - who would think a portable game console would match up with something like that?

This goes first for the clash of the portable game consoles for me ;) :D

Worth mentioning, A handheld console, it has fun games (the brain games series where and are still unique, creative, and fun learning).
It also had some of the best Castlevania titles out there, a true masterpiece free of "gimmicks" such as the 3DS, in a era where it was more important to make the games good, than making them graphically superior or give in to said gimmicks. Contra 4 was fantastic and that is only the tip of the iceberg, this console is not the best, but certainly one of the very best ones.

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15 Sega Genesis

Fantastic slab of black plastic!

I love Sonic - immarugrat

No its Sega Megadrive you YANKS

How is this lower than Dreamcast

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16 Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch

I like that Nintendo is being creative with their consoles and trying new things. While Sony and Microsoft's consoles just have better graphics with the same controllers, same games, same characters. Nintendo is constantly introducing new ideas that Sony and Microsoft keep ripping off. They saved video games with the NES, created Super Mario 64, which completely revolutionized 3D gaming, and created Motion Controls, which Sony and Microsoft BOTH ripped off. They have over 20 game series, because they keep coming up with new ideas. All I see advertised for the Playstation and the Xbox are sports games and shooters. In Nintendo ads you see creativity. Instead of yet another map where you headshot everyone you see, you shoot ink to try to cover the most ground. Instead of another DVD console who's design is ripped directly from the design of the Wii, you get a screen with a port, so you can play on the T.V. or on the smaller screen if you want to play while the T.V. is being used. The ...more - TheInsomniac

The Switch is the best counsel I've ever played! It has great controllers, incredible games, wonderful graphics, awesome characters...

This console is amazing. You can play it as a handhold and as a console.

Nintendo switch need to be in Top 1 Best Sega College ever

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17 Nintendo Wii U

The handheld looked like it was a handheld that could go anywhere - lemur

Why is this 16 and PS2 is 1? I could get it if this were 5 or 6, and the Switch 1, but 16!? - MarioBros11

I don't know why people hate this system so much. It a great system.

For a while my fave console of all time! - LimePepsi25

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18 Xbox

The best console ever built. Microsoft's Magnum opus & first console. Here's why:

1. Hardware

I don't feel the need to mention X-Box live, since that's a given. Unlike the terrible 360, the X-Box will never get a Red Ring Of Death. There exists a super rare Orange Ring Of Death, but you'll likely never live to see lt. The X-Box is very ingenious in being the first to combine a console & a computer, hence the name, DirectX-Box. Having four ports, which is where the PS2 went wrong, is a huge plus. Over 50,000 blocks of memory basically means you'll never run out. I never have. Unlike the atrocious 360, they don't even sell memory cards or hard drives for the X-Box, because you'll never need one.

2. Remotes

By far, Controller S is the most comfortable remote ever made. It perfects the comfortable, but still somewhat straight PlayStation remote & curves the plastic to your hands. And lt takes out those confusing Sony features, such as having four bumpers & the ...more


What why is this so low the xbox is like the most badass game console in the 6th generation I mean xbox live the best online to date but way better than xbo60 not only that but they had halo 1 and 2, a game that every sony or nintendo fanboy that really wanted to see or play this game

Really fun and original remember getting it when I was younger at christmas and screamed

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19 Sega Saturn

More like sega satan... hate that console! - Coreforce

Love it because of games like sega rally or tomb raider

Like the Sega Genesis it has good library of games and a good controller

Number one should be the saga dreamcast number two should be the saga genesis number three should be the ps3 and number four should be the Nintendo 64 and number five should be the saga saturn

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20 GameBoy Advance

Its just fun to ply

While it probably doesn't deserve a spot in the top five, it is pretty much the best early handheld gaming console. It gives you access to all 3 generations of GameBoy games, it's packed with portable versions of Super Nintendo games, and it has an epic array of multiplayer options, such as Four Swords and Advance Wars. This console deserves your vote.

I have an SP, and I love playing the games on here. I mostly play Kirby games on the GBA. - Smash64

I don't care what new devices companies come up with, the Advance will always be my favorite.

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21 Wii

Wii is already on here. - Smash64

Sad You Need batteries


Wii is not gross the Wii amazing sony pervert!

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22 Wii U

Already on here - predictthefuture


Guys the Wii U is already an entry at #14 at the time of this writing! Go vote for that one instead if you're voting for the Wii U.

There were a lot worse this console is pretty good

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23 Game Boy

Three Words: BARBIE GAME GIRL! - welliewishersfan78

I like this game very much especially punch king

Brought portable gaming to the masses. - Dominicmgm

Great handheld. Unfortunately it has one of the most crappy LCD screen I have ever seen.

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24 PSP

it's PORTABLE, it has better graphic then anyother portable devices, it has a wide bigger screen, and of course it has UMD, on a ps3 you can put music videos, games, and music on the ps3, you can prlly pull it out, during class time or in detention, or even at grannys house when there's nothing to do LOL!, the device has also sold over 68 million units as of January 2011, the screen is NOT small like the nintendo ds... it DOESN'T need a touch screen... the graphic looks MORE REAListic (however you spell it), you can play LOTS of the Playstion 2/3 games on this LITTLE device... you can go ANYWHERE with this, it's like an mp3 player a playstation 2, and a picture veiwer all in ONE, ALSO the internet on here is GREAT, sometimes this year, you can WATCH youtube on here, it's prlly going to happen at the end of the year, I personaly think this is better than ANY OTHER DEVICE, juss keep buying ALOT of games, buy a REALLY good memory card, those PSP go's are POINTLESS, they KINDA suck.. ...more - SmoothCriminal

I remember playing LittleBigPlanet for HOURS on this thing. - Jackinabox

I Loved To Play PsP...Mainly For Dragon Ball Shin-Budoki,And Tenkichi-Tag Team._.

psp is just awesome and is the best gadget I ever had. its portable with cool graphics and games like god of war ghost of sparta.

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25 Atari 2600

It may be awful now, but you must respect it created all the games above this. Playstation 2 is so overrated, I can't even remember anything original about it. When this came out, a lot of people had one, and now there's a handheld that I play now. NES may have saved the gaming industry, but without this, video games would barley be a thing.

I still play my Atari 2600 now and I've had it since 1982 I think it was. Maybe slightly later by a year :D

Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Commodore C64 are also 2 I still have and they both work. Atari's are the best by far in my honest opinion

If it wasn't for Atari we wouldn't be where we are today

Atari the loved name of the 80s the era where there is no internet and it has a good library of games and charm that will never be compared with

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26 Xbox One X

Just doing this for the x-box scrubs out there.

In terms of capacity and graphics, this is the most powerful console of all time, however it has not been out long enough to really become classic like its 360 brother. - ClassicLover

I love Xboxes and the x plays any Xbox game you want

I mean the most powerful console and with 4k gaming. Just for 460$. That too with 1 TB storage. I mean... DAMN

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27 PC

Why is this on this list? This isn't a console and if this was a pc/console list pc would be at 1 - LuckyLeftist

Pc master race boys

Forget consoles. PC is the way to go for gaming. Plus porn!

Cheap and portable

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28 Nintendo GameCube

Someone needs to fix this list. Both the Wii and Gamecube show up twice, and PC is on here, and that isn't a console. - Smash64

Amazing. GIMME - Ryboy

I use to have one as a kid

29 Xbox One S

Yeah! I love this console! First console, wasn't much of a gamer when I got it so not too sure how to react but then I got some games and gosh is that controller good.

A not so expensive, but a much better improvement from the original Xbox One

Scrub dog - lemur

Fast reliable fun easy and cheap

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30 Nintendo DSi

Two words:
Flipnote. Studio. - GamerBoyMike

The best things about this thing is the camera and Flipnote Studio - Pokemonfan10

I loved this as a kid. - DLG

Takes cheap looking pictures, still better than the ds and ds lite though, 3ds though is superior to the ds I in every way.

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31 New Nintendo 3DS XL

Has an amazingly large amount of titles that can be expanded with CFW, comfortable form factor, and has better 3D than the original models. Also, Xenoblade is on here. Can play any DS game, but has region locking, which is the one real issue with the game.

I have this do any of you play pokemon sun - TENTACRUEL



32 Gameboy SP

My very first console. It was the smallest and lightest one I ever had.
With Pokemon Sapphire and a bunch of other games, it was epic!

My first console so many fond memories playing gems like Donkey Kong Country and Mario Kart: Super Circuit. Holds a special place in my heart.

It was my first console I still have and second overall. My original was a gba but I gave it to my cousins. I love how you can play original gameboy games on it. Pokemon red!

Did you mean... Game Boy Advance SP?

33 Nintendo DSi XL

Had a huge collection of games marketed to girls (Moxie Girlz, Barbie, Nickelodeon, Disney Princess, American Girl, Bratz, Wizards of Waverly Place, That's So Raven, Winx Club, Monster High, etc). - welliewishersfan78

You can see all your favorite games on a bigger and better screen!

Amazing system and awesome games

PlayStation vita was way better

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34 Magnavox Odyssey

Atari 2600 was the first good game console

Not terribly fun, but it should at least be recognized for what it is: the speak that started the fire we now know as home video games.

It actually isn't really that good anymore and it only has about 12 games, but it was the first home console, so it deserves a spot on this list!

You said it isn't good anymore so do you mean it should be on the worst list? - soulard

Come on it's the original

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35 Gameboy

Ah, the Gameboy. A true classic.

This is the original of gaming. Brings back so many memories!

36 Nintendo 3DS XL



37 Neo Geo

Maybe this would be an awesome system if it was less than $650, with games costing less than $200 and up! What was SNK thinking when they released this system? Each Neo Geo AES game costs more than a Nintendo Wii. The price of a Neo Geo and its games is insane!

A classic masterpiece of SNK and of course the 90s style games that are for the Neo Geo - CerealGuy

It brought arcade games to our eyes

I prefer Neo Geo CD than AES, because I need CD music quality!

38 Steam Machine
39 Nintendo DS Lite

_Great battery life.
_Really awesome game library.
_Pocket size.

I have one. I don't like it. I don't love it. It's more than that.

40 Atari

The original console besides pong

41 New Nintendo 3DS

It's the same as ds but 3d to be honest only the new XL is worth it -tcplay

Here are the differences;
You can now view 3D content from every side! The new buttons are the C-Stick, and the ZL and ZR buttons! It's still backwards compatible with the aging 12 year old DS hardware! The CPU is stronger, and the battery life is better! The game slot has been relocated to the base. The camera has even better 1080p quality! It even now has built-in Amiibo and NFC support! Nintendo is the best!

42 GameBoy Color

Minish Cap - MarioBros11

I wish I had Super Mario Bros. Deluxe for this

Home to the Pokemon series. Pokemon Gold/Crystal... Need I say more?
Pokemon for the win!

I have Super Mario Bros Deluxe for it! It is awesome!

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43 Sega CD

Not a game console. The Sega CD is actually a CD add-on to the Sega Genesis with full-motion video, higher-quality sound, and sharper sprites.

I own a sega cd and to be honest most of you people only have it on the lists because of avgn and some of you haven't even played the games sure the fmv ones are cheesy and boring this add on doesn't really show off anything new except video and better sound but some games are actually good like silpheed robo aleste snatcher sonic cd earthworm jim the best port of final fight terminator

44 Playstation Portable

It's already at the list

Grt console

45 NES Classic Edition

Great system and modding it is as easy as plugging in a cable! - myusernameisthis

ROB - ElephantEric

Ye it's the best nintendo console... Now smaller and 30 classics this will become more selled than the ol‘ one!

46 Mad Catz M.O.J.O.
47 Game Boy Advance SP

I still play with mine. - Smash64

I have one I'm 11 I use it everyday

48 Sega Master System

Loved Alex the kid built in game and of course sonic, got this after my spectrum so this console seemed amazing at the time, loved it.

My first console which will always have a special place in my heart. Many hours of fun playing built-in Alex the Kidd.

Alex Kidd series is cool!

49 3DO

The early age of 3D gaming where imagination still ruled game design (Killing Time anyone? ) and anything was possible. Modern games can be so boring...

Even though it's a commercial failure but the 3DO manage to be on the list for the result of 3d games, good library of games and great controller but it has some flaws like its expensive price and its hard to find a working 3DO but it has an charm that you need to know

This game is garbage and old in the 90,s

Ok it has disc drive but worse

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50 Kindle Fire

The store is hell for gamers. - myusernameisthis

I have one. After one year of experience, it deserves to be higher. - Top10Masterz

It was a ok system. Nothing a amazing.

Plainrock124 deserved to break this. this thing is so bad even sweatshirt is better than it

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