Best Video Game Consoles

The Top Ten
1 PlayStation 2

The best selling console that destroyed the history of video games. Hate that console so much, nobody can outsold this monstrosity.
Too bad this console got time-wasting loading times, and the system refuses to load blue discs. Sony have one job to fix this thing.

Nothing compares to its game library, its build quality, its variety of models, its large number of accessories, or its functionality. There's a reason why Sony continued to make it up until January 2013 - 6 years after it was replaced - and that's because it's one of the best designed pieces of technology in history.

For a single player experience, nothing beats the PS2, even by today's standards. In a world of Freemiums and Micro Transactions, it's so nice to play something that doesn't need you to throw money at and is incredibly enjoyable. It's also home to some of the best games of all time: Gran Turismo 4, MGS 3: Snake Eater, Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City & San Andreas, God Of War, Silent Hill 2, Kingdom Hearts 2, Final Fantasy X, Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal, Resident Evil 4, Tomb Raider: Legend, Prince Of Persia, NFS U2...

Do I really need to go on? Best console of all time, hands down.

The best controller ever! Nothing comes close except the PS1, but the added analog features of the PS2 put it way ahead. Then the selection of games is better than anything available today, plus the ability to play PS1 games. Yes the graphics are very dated but who cares when you have story and game play like Resident evil 4, all the Ape Escapes, GranTurismo 2 and 4, Shadow of the Collosus, FF7, 8, 9, 10, 12, and good ports of the earlier ones, Metal Gear Solid, Medals of Honor, etc etc, the list is almost endless. And back then the shooters had proper campaigns. Now you get 3 or 4 hours of campaign then expected to get your money worth by going online and exchanging homophobic slurs with camping 12 year olds. Can't be bothered wasting money on that.

Playstation 2 is garbage this is worst game console ever! and pc and mac is better than this garbage and I hate playstation 2! xbox 360 is better than this garbage this is worst console ever! and its run horrible games this playstation 2 sucks and nes is better than playstation 2 this is worlds worst gaming console ever! playstation 1, xbox, xbox 360, xbox one, playstation 3, wii, wii u, snes, playstation 4, xbox one s, nintendo gamecube, nintendo 64, nintendo ds, nintendo 3ds, color T.V. game, game & watch, game boy, game boy color, game boy advance, nintendo ds lite, game boy advance sp, original game boy, pokemon mini, donkey kong 2 game & watch console, all sega game consoles, all atari game consoles, ps4 pro, nintendo switch and xbox one x

2 Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Product Image

The PS3 didn't win the console war, the Xbox 360 did.

And in looking for proof of the Xbox 360's position as the defining console of the age, you can refer to no less an authority than President Barack Obama.

It was he who criticised Republican behaviour over the recent US government shutdown by saying "You don't get a chance to call your bank and say, 'I'm not going to pay my mortgage this month unless you throw in a new car and an Xbox.'"
This bit of partisan point-scoring represents the zenith of Microsoft's incredible success in the seventh console generation - the point at which even the President admitted that "Xbox" had became interchangeable with "games console"in the way that "Playstation" had at the turn of the century.

It was, and is, the device on which most self-described gamers play games.

I give the Xbox 360 a 3/5, I am sorry to say.

I give the PlayStation 2 a 4/5.

I give the PlayStation 3 a 4/5.

I give the Nintendo 64 a 4/5.

I give the Nintendo Wii a 4/5. I know the comsole name sounds ridiculous, but I found out why this is called the Wii, which is probably short for "wireless Interactive Interface". But wait, there is much more to say about the Wii. Sometimes its motion controls are loose, and sometimes they are as smooth as they are extraordinary. Why, they even got people in shape!

I give the Super Nintendo Entertainment System a 5/5. It is my favorite gaming console ever while my top hated console is the LJN Video Art.

I give the Nintendo Entertainment System a 4/5.

I give the PlayStation 4 a 4/5 and consider it the rich man's version of the XBox one.

I give the PlayStation 1 a 5/5 for its adventurous games and powerful presentations.

I give the GameCube a 5/5 for its action-packed games and genius ...more

This is the video game console from 2005 to 2013. Sure, I own a PS3, but that was a mistake. This year, I'm fixing that mistake. I may not be able to get an Xbox 360 for the new generation, but I can get an Xbox One. Just like Mountain Dew, every Xbox generation is the king of its category. I just don't understand how people can actually vote PlayStation over Xbox. "Duh, PlayStation has free online," Well, almost every PS3 fan, all good things come with a price. This is a list of some exclusive games.

Halo > Killzone
Gears of War > God of War
Fable > Uncharted
There's a reason all the Xbox 360 exclusives beat the Penis 3 ones.

You are more connected to the games you play on it and the people you play with, it is like Facebook. Whereas the PlayStation 3/4 is like Twitter. PlayStation is more of just about the game and feels like there is no outside world connection. Xbox has way greater settings and services, including apps and member exclusives, and also PlayStation network is no longer free, therefore Xbox and PlayStation are both on an equal battle now. Xbox will always have the best controllers anyway.

3 Nintendo 64

While the 64DD only worked with 2 games, the Nintendo 64 is the best console of all time. It was fast, powerful, and boosted up a lot of games. Some of the best games of all time are on the Nintendo 64 like Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Super Smash Bros. I could list a best Nintendo 64 games list. And considering there were only 296 USA-released Nintendo 64 games, that's over a third of the entire library. The controller was pretty cool although the control stick broke very 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. :D

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.

I don't have the nostalgia for the N64 that many others do because I didn't grow up with it. However, I really respect it and how revolutionary it was. It brought 64-bit gaming to the table and 3D games were created. This system produced the most iconic games that everyone talks about today: Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Donkey Kong 64, Star Fox 64, and more. Other games on this system are great too and are either some of my favorites or at least are recognized as good games, like Paper Mario, Mario Kart 64, Mario Party 1-3, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Banjo-Kazooie, Diddy Kong Racing, Super Smash Bros., Bomberman 64, Pokemon Snap, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and more. The controller was pretty good, the cartridges were good, and it was not only a fantastic system but revolutionized gaming as we know it. Overall, this was one of the best consoles ever, although I may like the GameCube a little better (please don't hate me, we are all entitled to our ...more

This is EASILY the best console ever made in my opinion. I, myself, am more of a PC gamer but I couldn't ignore the N64. It wasn't just the great technology, it was the games. Sure, Xbox can play Call of Duty and Halo, but those just are NOT the same. Xbox doesn't even get all the best exclusives, PS3 does, and a wise move by Developers too. Microsoft's line of consoles just doesn't have the quality you get in Nintendo and Sony. My friend's dad had the N64 as a kid. We have the Play-Station 1st generation. Both are older than 15 years old and are still fully functional. Another one of my friends had the Xbox 360. It lasted 6 months, then the graphics card went, and then it died a painful death.

4 PlayStation 3 PlayStation 3 Product Image

A console that truly revolutionized gaming needs to be higher than the 360, and for a lot of reasons. Some multi platform games look and run way better on the ps3. The ps3 was the first console to run at 1080p, meaning that you could get better. This also had a web browser, streaming stuff, music, cd player, DVD player, first blu ray player. Not only that, but this console is so hardy, your more likely to get struck by lightning TWICE than to actually have a hardware malfunction, while a third of all 360 owners have to worry about RROD and other stuff.

Why I like the playstation 3 is that it has way better exclusives than the Xbox 360 like Little Big Planet, God of War, and the never forgetful UNCHARTED 2 AND 3! To say the truth, I don't have any of the consoles except the wii but I have seen lots of people play the xbox and ps3. Even if the control stick in the controller is not very good compared to the xbox, it is a much better way to save your money. I already have a blu-ray player so I don't mind about that. Finally, the PS3 is much much more reliable as it hasn't had many breakdowns as much as the Xbox! Waiting to here from the PS4! Long live Playstation! Long live Sony!

Okay first of all, I have an xbox and ps3 and I honestly love them both. They seem to be the same thing. And the ps3 engine is quite better then the xbox. PS3 is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment and the successor to the PlayStation 2 better than xbox as part of the PlayStation series. The PlayStation 3 competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. It was first released on November 11, 2006, in Japan, with international markets following shortly thereafter.
Major features of the console include its unified online gaming service, the PlayStation Network, its multimedia capabilities, connectivity with the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita, and its use of the Blu-ray Disc as its primary storage medium.

I know that sony is a good company, their items don't break easily so yeah. But Microsoft is a good company too. The bad thing about xbox's are that you have to buy ...more

1. There are tons of great exclusives: The Last of Us, Uncharted, inFamous, Heavy Rain just to name a few
2. Built in Wifi that is free (but PSN is a great service anyways)
3. Great HD graphics (next-gen hasn't yet proven to be a larger leap)
4. External Storage!
5. Has an array of amazing third party games and great indie support from PSN: Grand Theft Auto V, Battlefield 3, Bioshock Series, Borderlands, Portal 2, Batman Arkham, Assassins Creed, the list goes on.
I used to be a big PC gamer, but I found myself more and more uncomfortable having my games on the same system I work on. It just became a constant distraction to my schoolwork. Additionally, I was not fond of the constant nagging to upgrade my computer. When buying a PS3, I felt more controlled in my play habits and I did not need to worry about more RAM or wanting a new graphics card, etc. Even if more current games like Grand Theft Auto V showed the system's limitations, none of these built-for-next-gen ...more

5 Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii Product Image

While people may criticize this for being too casuals and having "painful" motion controls, they are just being either too stupid or too lazy. With some of the greatest games we've ever seen in the seventh generation like Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel, Legend of Zeda: Twilight Princess (and skyward sword, of course), Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and the underrated Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, this is one of the greatest (if not the greatest) consoles of all time. It outsold its rivals by far (nearly 20 million), and also holds the best-seeling game on a single console, the most revolutionary sports game of all time, with sales nearing the HARDWARE sales of the 360 and ps3, Wii Sports. The Wii is the best console I've ever played on. Period.

The Wii is a game console like no other. Sure there was tons and tons of shovel ware, sure the graphics were the worst out of all of it's competition. But if you just want to play some fantastic games, look no further than the Wii. Not only did the Wii have great games, but it could also play every Gamecube game. (Well except for Dance Dance Mario Mix, but why would you ever want to play that game? ) It also had Virtual Console, so you could play NES, SNES, N64, Arcade, Genesis, Master System, PC Engine, Neo Geo, And even Commodore 64! The Wii is fantastic and is heavily underrated.

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

My favorite game console. Even though it did not have as good graphics as its competitors, but still outsold its competitors, 101m units to 87m units to 86m units.

6 PlayStation 1 PlayStation 1 Product Image

Easily the best console of all time. Every major developer was on fire! Capcom, Konami, Square, Enix...all those companies linked to Nintendo abandoned ship in order to deliver their best. Those who say N64 is better are NOT Nintendo fans, maybe they like Rare too much, I don't know. But if you like the classics of old, on PS1 you have Castlevania SOTN, three GREAT Final Fantasy games, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Suikoden, Vagrant Story, Silent Hill...a beast! How can anyone prefer N64? This is the true follow-up to the NES and SNES.

The PS1. Started in '94, ended in '06. I don't know why this ended so late. It's 32-bit, but the only problem is that its graphics haven't aged well.

The Crash Bandicoot and Spyro games are the best games in the system, as well as a bunch of other great games you should play this instant.

First of all, I like the N64 more than the PSone. But this isn't a list about favorite consoles, its about the best and most important consoles. The PS1 was singlehandedly responsible for the switch from cartridge-based to disc-based gaming. The PlayStation also created, revolutionized, and reimagined many genres and franchises, such as Gran Turismo, Metal Gear Solid, Tomb Raider, Spyro, and Final Fantasy. Most important though, is that the PSone changed the culture of video games. Previously, video games had been a small niche market, where the average customers were kids and a few adolescents in America, Europe, and Japan. The PlayStation was sucessful enough and had enough high-quality mature titles that it made videogaming a hobby to people of all ages, nation, and backgrounds.

7 Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Entertainment System Product Image

I picked this because it's not that I am a Nintendo nostalgia nor a Nintendo fan but it's because this console is VERY innovative.

Without this console, there'll be no other consoles.
Without this console, there'll be no SNES no N64
Without this console, there's no PlayStation. If you didn't know, the purpose of PlayStation was a CD-ROM for SNES. But, Nintendo stuck to Philipps. Without Nintendo negotiating Sony, there's no PlayStation.

Seriously, this is the console where it all started. This is the console that gives other companies the idea to improve on what video game console we should have on future generations.

Thank you Nintendo, thank you...

What in the world?! How is this not #1, after you do some history, you'll regret placing the NES at number 6, Nintendo (and probably Sega) revitalized the gaming market after the game crash of 1983-84, and the games that were released on the NES were amazing, you'll find big ass classics released for the console. Considering that the NES revived the game market, the new consoles today and the past were all thanks to Nintendo.

The legend that is the NES is truly a majestic console with its fantastic and challenging collection of games. The console itself is nice looking and the controller is a real beauty. The NES produced great games for each genre and nearly all games for the 8-bit console have incredible soundtracks. A sturdy and essential masterpiece.

YES YES YES! Can't believe the 360 and ps3 are 2 and 1! Whoever voted those up has a bad taste. PS3 is buggy and the Xbox 360 is pretty good but not the second best! This has no hulu downloads or video players or that crap. Just pure gaming. Super Mario bros 3, battle toads, legend of Zelda, contra, mega man, METROID, castlevania! Holy Chinese chicken those are some sweet games! Also, simple controls are always better!

8 Super Nintendo Super Nintendo Product Image

SNES... really the system people think about when you meantion "Nintendo." And it isn't hard to see why. Its incredible yet simple design gives it an elegant yet powerful appearance. The Super Nintendo truly screams "play me." You always hear of these "Ps3" and "Xbox360" consoles breaking... "oh the eye quit reading the disc." The shell of the SNES could rot off and it would still work perfectly. People these days just don't get it... the beauty of simplicity. I love 16 bit systems and cartridge games... might not be the most advanced but I'll have mine for another 20 years. See if a Ps3 will last 5.

I'm guessing the N64's higher ranking than the SNES is something to do with the age demographics of this site. The N64 wasn't a bad system, but it was easily one of the worst main consoles in the Nintendo lineup. NES, SNES and Gamecube all trounce it. That said, I can see people voting for nostalgia. For my money, why not have both nostalgia and quality? SNES was consistently fun, still retains a timeless quality, and has more of the best games of all time in its library than any other Nintendo system.

The NES should be number one considering the impact it had on video games, but I would have to go with the SNES on this one because of the awesome games. I usually judge consoles by the quality of their games. No decent games=no decent console. The games for the SNES where the pinnacles of their franchise when they came out. Zelda, metroid, Castlevania, Megaman, Mario, and many other franchises saved some of their finest games for this console.

The best RPG's ever were released on the SNES. Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, A link to the Past, Earthbound and Super Metroid. Consoles are not about their hardware or their capabilities. What makes a console great is the games. What makes a game great is not the graphics... It's the submersion. The music, the stories, the characters... No console has ever engaged me like the SNES.

9 PlayStation 4 PlayStation 4 Product Image

It's games have the best graphics than any other console is not true, Xbox one is getting better hardware to beat it. Also PlayStation's price's are more higher than Xbox one
S, bet you never saw that coming sony. A deal for 3 games and a kinnect with Xbox one 500 dollars, 2 games with ps4 and 30 day membership 500 dollars. Xbox one has better deals and better prices. Better exclusives on Xbox one... Forza 5, ryse, sunset overdrive, halo, possible gears of war and many other awesome exclusives and all ps4 has to offer is well a remade game with better graphics... Xbox one is better in so many ways. The only reason like ps4 is because most of the world payed 500 for a system that was lied about and that wasn't the best system. Xbox one now wins the console war, some people are just to silly to notice that

It's a great system, with a decent game library, a massively improved controller, impressive game graphics, all that good stuff. It's a damn shame that you now have to pay to go online and access many of the features that the new games have, plus, now you have to come over to the actual system to turn it on, not good at all. Sony is really starting to turn PlayStation into their very own Xbox.

I have to admit, in the last generation, Xbox 360 beat PS3, but in the newest generation, PS4 destroys Xbox one! Xbox one sucks, you know this even if you love Xbox. Xbox 360 and PS4 are quite split to me, even though PS4 is faster and has better graphics. Xbox 360 will leave a bigger mark, but PS4 is a bit better. Xbox one will be made fun of, I can hear it now; "Haha Mike, you're a loser, you only have PS6? I have PS7, the new one, why don't you go home and play E.T. the extra terrestrial on your Xbox one?! Loser! ". PS4 might not be remembered, but for now it rocks way harder than most systems, except the Xbox 360, as it is only a bit better than it.

It's a great system, with a decent game library, a massively improved controller,
impressive game graphics, all that god stuff. It's a dumb shame that you now have to pay to go online and access many of the features that the new games have, plus, now you have tp come over to the actual system to turn it on, not good at all. Sony is really starting to turn PlayStation into their very own Xbox.

10 GameCube GameCube Product Image

If you don't believe this console is the best, play Mario Sunshine, Double Dash, SSBM, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, both the Zelda games, Kirby Air Ride, or Metroid. An amazing console that deserved to be on the Wii

Certainly the greatest console, withTHE BEST controller. It features many great games: Super Mario Sunshine (Not as bad as everyone says) Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (My favorite RPG EVER better than Symphonia, Pokemon, and even Skyrim) Super Smash Bros. Melee (Best fighting game, makes Mortal Kombat look like a joke) Wind Waker and Twilight Princess (Two of the best adventure games) and Metroid Prime (Its amazing control scheme makes it, please don't kill me, better than Call of Duty. ) I also have a Wii, (It's not as bad as you think, you just need some good games) and a PS3. Most of my friends have an X-box 360, which I absolutely hats.

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

Definitely the best controller, great button layout and triggers, the second control stick isn't the typical "exact same as the other one" type, but it was also used differently for most games. In terms of games, they took many of the greats from the early 3D era, polished them so perfectly, and improved on the gameplay to the point that they are my favourite games. When I think of my favourite game from most Nintendo series, I look to the Gamecube releases. Nothing shows this better than the obsessive detailing that went into Melee. Yes Star Fox diminished, but I believe no other Zelda game fully grasps the sense of adventure on an epic scale than Wind Waker, with a much more compelling, personal storyline. Metroid was revived in spectacular fashion, Double Dash brought simple stats and differences to make the most in-depth character choices in Mario Kart (along with fantastic gameplay). F-Zero GX was more than solid, Sunshine was just joyous and fun, still felt like tight ...more

The Newcomers

? Nintendo Switch OLED Nintendo Switch OLED Product Image

I own one and it's great

? Xbox 360 S Xbox 360 S Product Image
The Contenders
11 Nintendo Switch

This may be my favourite console out of the three. It can be played anytime, anywhere and with anyone, though there are a couple of problems that I hope are improved. I'm really hoping that the Switch Pro has many features, including these. It should at maximum have to have 8K quality, long battery life, bright screen, high colour, backwards compatibility, big screen, flap to cover the screen, a second screen, sound and camera. I hope that it has things like Disney+, Netflix, Spotify and Youtube. Right now it is a cool console but it doesn't seem to be as cool as the PS4 or Xbox One so Nintendo better improves it to really be as powerful as them two.

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

Best video game console ever. It acts like both a home console and a portable game system. And it has all the good games here are my favorite.
1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
3. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
4. MarioKart 8 Deluxe
5. Splatoon 2
6. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Editon
7. Fortnite
8. 1, 2 switch
9. Super Mario Party
10. Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
11. Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening
12. Super Mario Odyssey
13. NBA2K19
14. Kirby Star Allies
15. Pokemon: Lets go Pikachu/Eevee
16. Pokemon Swords/Shields
17. Brawlhalla
18. Just Dance 2020
19. Super Mario Tennis Aces
20. Super Mario Maker 2
21. Super Mario Bros U. Deluxe

That's all a lot of games but still games

Heck yeah.
Creating what made Nintendo #1with the Wii and they literally just threw the Wii U away and created something that made me love Nintendo again.
The games are great, it is the best and only console like it and even I think it kicks Sony's butt with cross play with XBox One and phones and even PC.
It has some of the best Nintendo Games out there: Mario Odyssey is a new idea, Zelda Breath of the Wild is amazing, Super Mario Party just made the parties fun again, Racing with Mario is better then ever, Smash Ultimate is and will be amazing and even thought it doesn't have a Mario Maker yet but it is still amazing.

12 Sega Dreamcast Sega Dreamcast Product Image

The Dreamcast was the last true "gaming" console. In a generation when consoles were slowly starting to shift into becoming more of an all around entertainment machine that could also play games (further amplified with the next generation), the Dreamcast was all about the games and nothing more. Despite its rather short lifespan (1998-2001), the library of games that came out still rank amongst some of the best the gaming industry has seen. There's a game for just about any genre you can think of, and a game for just about any genre that's worth playing. It was also one of the first consoles to bring online gaming to the masses, helping to kickstart a new wave of gaming for many with the consoles that came after it. Featuring a unique "VMU" (a memory card with a screen and buttons, making it its own handheld gaming device), a plethora of interesting peripherals, and a dominant focus on its gaming library, it truly was a swansong for Sega, letting them go out of the hardware business ...more

I grew up with amazing consoles like Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64, but this one by far is my favorite. The first game console to have online access, too. Even if I was never able to experience the online thing, I loved playing games like Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Crazy Taxi, and much more. I can't believe this one isn't at least in the top ten, just replace the XBOX 360 with this hunk of gold. Kids today will never know how amazing this console is.

An amazing console, easily my fourth favorite, but only because I didn't grow up on lt. You owe your modern conveniences, such as modernized online gaming & dashboards to the Dreamcast. It sucks to see SEGA go, especially when they were the last competitor to not be one of the boring three (not criticizing them, but the competition has gotten boring. Remember when there were five competitors? More exciting.), but they went out with style, outdoing all of their previous consoles. The thing that killed the Dreamcast is the PlayStation 2. I may not own a Dreamcast, but I do own a PS2 & lt is NOT better in any way. It's a ridiculously overrated console & unlike the NES, does not have anything to show for lt. Granted, lf SEGA were still around, they'd just be another crappy console company, as that's what they've been reduced to. I can't say much, but from what I've seen, the Dreamcast is revolutionary. Also, lt's another indestructible console, so there's that.

It seems not enough people have played the Dreamcast on here. Without it, our modern consoles would not be what they are today. It was groundbreaking and despite only lasting two years, the amount of masterpieces it had was insane. There would certainly be no Xbox consoles without the Dreamcast.

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Well, people might hate me for saying this but, wii you, in my opininion is the next gen. console that has most evolved. Well, Xbox one, is a VCR. Well, ps4, it's more powerful and stuff, but we can't say so much about it, well, I'm not a sony obssesed person ( I use Xbox and Wii you ) so I can't say so much about it. Well, the Wii you, it's like a stronger Xbox 360, but it's the innovation that matters I guess. I love the game pad (people hate it but I love it) and the game pad can be used well in a lot of games. But... if the game pad breaks, your Wii you is broken all well. They don't sell them sepperately and if it breaks... say bye to your Wii you. I think that they should make the game pad optional, but it's my opinion, I may be wrong, and tell me if I am. Wow, long paragraph...

Ok, it may not be the BEST console, but why all the hate? The starting lineup of games wasn't the best, but eventually there were some FANTASTIC games like Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros., Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD, and more. The concept of the console was good with the gamepad, and it leads to some great gameplay and an ability to play games on the gamepad if someone else is using the T.V.. This console just got overlooked by the XBox One and PlayStation 4, but it shouldn't be that way. Nintendo's relevancy has significantly faded recently, which is sad. Hopefully the Switch will turn that around, but in the meantime, the Wii U is underrated and shouldn't be disliked without giving it a chance.

I don't understand why people hate it. It is a great console! I know for a fact that people always complained about how "Nintendo doesn't do HD" and now they finally come out with an HD console, and everyone hates it for some reason! "Wii you is not as powerful as Xbone or PS4" is not a reason to dismiss it. Nintendo is the only company who doesn't put out pointless shooter, after pointless shooter, after ANOTHER POINTLESS SHOOTER! They actually make good games, like Mario kart 8, NSMBU, Super Mario 3d world, and the upcoming smash brothers, all pretty good reasons to buy this system! And they saved the video game industry with the NES. So the next time you dismiss something made by Nintendo, remember that without them, you wouldn't have your precious Call of Duty, Halo, Battlefield, or any other game!

Why do people hate this console? It's awesome! It has AMAZING exclusives, such as Mario Kart 8, Super Mario Maker, Legend of Zelda... How cool is that?! And I also don't understand why people hate the gamepad! It's awesome, and you can play it without the T.V.! Seriously, that's awesome!

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I'll admit that back in 2013, I wasn't very fond of the console itself. Now, it's one of those consoles that seems to grow on me, largely thanks to the release of the Xbox One X.

This is certainly the most powerful console of the generation. While it has much less exclusives (Nintendo and Sony have way more), it does run in 4K and it is capable of playing Ultra-HD Blu-ray discs (which might be the selling point - I remember watching Avengers: Infinity War on that console).

The controller also as a pretty good grip as well and it feels natural.

It's proven to be an impressive console for the time being. While I see myself playing the Nintendo Switch more (mainly since it's easier to pick up and play), there's no denying that the Xbox One (well, later versions) is indeed a beast.

Does not deserve as much hate as it is getting. Definitely a great system, none the less brilliant than it's predecessor, the Xbox 360. The graphics on this system are simply beautiful. It's not a system where you buy ten games in one day. You want to take your time to thoroughly enjoy one game on it, before buying or playing the next. Titanfall was brilliant. Although it lacked a story and extra game modes (such as Call of Duty's zombies and special ops) the graphics were amazing, and the game itself was fun. A good way to kill time. My personal favorite on the console was Dead Rising 3 (an exclusive to the system until the steam release was announced much after the Xbox One release). This game was just brilliant. I could play it for hours just slaying the undead. I loved it, and cannot wait for the Grand Theft Auto V Xbox One edition and am also very excited about Battlefront, and I hope to own Thief one of these days as well.

Actually, no. It's one of the worst.
First of all, this console is too big if you don't have space. It feels like it has been ripped off a T.V.. Second of all, no backwards compatibility. I usually go with Nintendo because they do backwards compatibility with their console which is a minor thing. Third of all, the kinnect sucks and it feels like you have been spied. Finally, it focuses more on T.V. and things that a PC would have only that it's more frustrating to operate and the games are boring. What do you have Microsoft? I mean you have nothing left on your hands. Microsoft is done once and for all.

What is it? Why are you rating the Xbox ONE Day One Edition, the best gaming console ever created, 27th? The Xbox ONE Day One Edition defeats the PS4 like nothing ever before! The PS4 stands like nothing to the PS4! I am recommending the Xbox ONE Day One Edition more than anyone is for any console on this planet. Please drop the PS4 and vote for the Xbox ONE Day One Edition on every single voting website including this one. I am sorry PlayStation 3 but the Xbox ONE Day One Edition just soars ahead in every aspect- number 1 Spot!

P.S. I am referring to the Xbox ONE as the Xbox ONE Day One Edition as after all at the end of the day the Xbox ONE Day One Edition IS BETTER than the Xbox ONE (Standard Edition).

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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.

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.

I can only say a thing, superior, no really, superior,
Dude, old games don't fascinate me much as newer ones such as GTA 5, but man, this little guy hit different...Heard it was being continued in china despite discontinuation in 2012, that was, until 2017, where they stopped, it was at the request of the Chinese gov, as they believe it was being traded to Japanese black markets

It was a toss up between SNES and DS but DS won for its portability. Really solid game library. Not a lot of remakes (too many was GBA's downfall I think) and just an overall spectacular gaming system!

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The Sega Genesis was mostly superior to the SNES, in my opinion. Sonic the Hedgehog, Toejam and Earl, Streets of Rage, and Road Rash were just a fraction of the awesome games released for Sega's 16-bit, blast-processing phenomenon. Aside from the graphics, sound, and controller, I prefer the Sega Genesis over the Super Nintendo. Damn right Genesis does what Nintendon't!

Handhelds are not consoles & shouldn't be on the list. The Genesis, despite ironically not being even close to SEGAs first console, put their name on the map & established them as an actual threat to Nintendo, the then giant. Not a bad console at all, but I like Super Nintendo more.

Simply the best gaming console ever. Simplicity is the key! Simple controls but great gameplay on lots of games.

I'll never forget (and still play) classics like the Sonic series, Streets of Rage 2 3, Story of Thor, Wonderboy in Monsterworld, Soleil, Landstalker, Comix Zone... And the list goes on and on. Number 1 for sure!

Not my favorite, but the Genesis was my very first console, and thus, the beginning of the wonderful lifelong gaming experience I have had. Plus, this has my favorite side scrolling platformer: Sonic the Hedgehog!

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The 3DS may be my favourite console of all time. So many of my favourite games ever are on the 3DS — Animal Crossing New Leaf, A Link Between Worlds, Rune Factory 4, Kirby Triple Deluxe, Pokemon Moon, Mario Kart 7, Sonic Lost World, the list goes on and on.

Also, the 3DS has themed backgrounds you can get for the home screen that not only look cool but also play game music on loop. Take that, Switch.

This system is the best thing ever conceived by Nintendo, after the crap-stain that was the Wii came out, Nintendo decided to step up their game and come out with the 3DS. First, let me clarify something. I don't care about the specifications of your game console unless there is something seriously wrong with it. The content is what matters the most, and boy, does the 3DS deliver in this category, it delivers some of the best games of all time, Super Mario 3D Land, A Link Between Worlds, Pokemon X and Y, Kid Icarus Uprising, my favorite game of all time, Kingdom Hearts 3D, Mario Kart 7, Pokemon Rumble Blast, Mario and Luigi Dream Team, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Sonic Generations, StarFox 3D, I can just list some of those titles off of the top of my head. Then there is the e-shop where you can play old clasics, the 3D and Gyro controls are innovative, this is just the perfect gaming console. All of this... on a handheld system. Your mind has been blown!

It's 3D. It has Pokemon games made for it. It has Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It has YouTube. It is portable. It has Monster Hunter 4 ( Only for Japan Currently ). It has Miiverse. It can take 3D photos. It has Sonic games. It has Mario games. It has Kid Icarus games. It has SSB4. It's so good that Nintendo is making a "New 3DS." It has an eShop. It had SwapNote. It's Nintendo. It has Lego games. It has Attack On Titan. It is the BEST!

It has really good controls and a huge library of great games, this is NOT a miss! And I love how it's only yours, not anyone else's, you can do all of the things you want on your 3DS, not need to worry about someone else deleting my cool Animal Crossing photos!

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I loved it when I got a chance to play it. However, after the dreamcast, I got this and after a short time, I sold it for a PC. It was great, had a cool startup screen. But all of the games that made this thing good, were a bunch of inferior PC ports. Halo, Doom 3, Splinter Cell, Knights of the old republic were available on PC, and looked a lot better. Xbox live was ok, but once steam came out, there's no reason to have an Xbox, or X360. Steam is so much better than Xbox live, and steam is free. STEAM is the best online service to date

Why is the Xbox so underappreciated? It is by far my favorite console! No need for memory cards like Ps2 & Gamecube. It had the first successful online gaming. And it had the best graphics. So why no love? It was so far ahead of its time. And there is a ton of hidden gems on this console!

Should be higher than Xbox one and PS4. It's a lot more powerful than the PS2, and has better games like Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and has a much better controller. It also had Xbox Live before the whiny 7 year olds took over online gaming.

Hands down the best installment of the Xbox series ever!
This console has so many amazing games like Halo 1 & 2, Serious Sam, MechAssault 1 & 2, Brute Force, Project Gotham Racing, Battlefront 1 & 2, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, and so much more!
Suck on it PlayStation fantards!

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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.

My fondest memories are of the game boy advance and I spent hours playing this and couldn't put it down when I first got it such a brilliant console.

I personally get more enjoyment out of playing this incredible portable console than most home consoles it is simply awesome.

This is still the best handheld (especially the SP model). An amazing library of games AND backwards compatibility with all GB and GBC games? That's a miracle!

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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.

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This is totally is probably the 3rd best or even second best AT LEAST because guys come on the wii is horrible! And the nintendo 64 for is so OLD and boring. Which no one has. Plus, the Psp is a great handheld with very inexpensive games in Eb games. Which are still REALLY good. Like Rachet and clank : size matters. Also, PSP includes violent and Non violent gamings. So almost any age can play it. And lets face it, I bought a PSP for only $160, which included a memory stick for 8gb and 2 games!

My bro wanted a wii so bad and when he got it, he hated it for all the glitches and bad quality. SO great job SONY on this console, I truly support your work on this one! Also Sony has great graphics also well maintained on the PSP!

Small and portable. Easy to use. Has great graphics for a portable device and can ply music and whatch videos. Also you can go online and do almost anything. Why get a Nintendo ds with some fancy touch screen and stupid graphics when you could have a bigger screen with better graphics. Better internet experiences and play loads of amazing games. Has to be THE best console around and its portable.

Just found my old PSP hidden away a few weeks ago. I booted it up and started Crisis Core, believe me, the graphics are really amazing. Not just the graphics, the games are fun. Persona 3 Portable, Crisis Core. Heck, I even played Spongebob. They're all fun, even has an MP3 player.

PSP is the best gaming console I ever had. Its portable with a very good graphics PSP is AWESOME... Please.. Vote for psp cause psp is the best it have very cool cool games with a very low price, it's acessories is easily available and PSP rocks

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

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

I can already here the Pokemon theme in my head!

Brought portable gaming to the masses.

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PC's are the best because there are so many things to choose. Gaming keyboards are very cool and can light up, gaming mice also light up and look cool, and the PC's themselves light up in the dark and you can even see the mechanism inside it depending on the model! And you can change the graphics so the game can perform to the best of its ability. PC's!

Dude PC is not easy to setup,you need to lot upgrades on PC dude. And also, you can do anything than gaming on PC but others can do anything same as the PC (laptop smartphones tablets) nowadays, by the way PC do anything that others device can do what

Literally everything you need is on a pc, you can talk to people on discord, you can play games on steam, or just surf the internet!

I play all my games on this system Splinter Cell, Battlefield, Sniper Elite, Call of Duty, TF2, Fallout, ArmA, Cryostasis, Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, and Medal of Honor best games ever made for PC! (Except Call of Duty)

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WHY is this so low? Let's think of all the great Saturn games: Panzer Dragoon Saga, NiGHTS into Dreams, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, NGE: Girlfriend of Steel, Devil Summoner + Soul Hackers, Shining Force III, Grandia, Symphony of the Night, D's Diner + Enemy Zero, Die Hard Arcade, Virtua Cop, Saturn Bomberman, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Guardian Heroes, Radiant Silvergun, Burning Rangers, Myst, Command & Conquer, Wachenroder, Exhumed / Powerslave, Alien Trilogy, Rayman, The House of the Dead, Albert Odyssey, Dark Saviour, The Legend of Oasis, Machi, Sakura Wars, Deep Fear, Shinobi Legions, Phantasy Star Collection, Soviet Strike, Hexen, Croc, Clockwork Knight, Policenauts, Iron Storm, Far East of Eden... heck I even like it more than the Nintendo 64!

Saturn has an extensive arcade game library. One of the best shoot em up catalogues alongside the PC Engine / Turbografx 16.

I vote couse I owned one, and it was fun cool in '96... I even watch VideoCD with the special card adapter...

More like sega satan... hate that console!

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Great console and great community great for playing ark survival evolved and watching netflix and youtube on your T.V. with almost no problems, and as of recently now we can use external storage devices for saves so this opens up a whole new book of possibilities.

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.

If somehow PlayStation manages to copy this console like they have always done...

Graphics shouldn't determine the better console I'm sticking with my Xbox 360.

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