Best Video Game Consoles
The Top Ten
The best and most games! This is just a great console, that lasts a loong time!
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
Probably one of the best video game consoles of all time it had so many good games like Jak and daxter, ratchet and clank, God of war and others
I'm just saying... God of War I and II, Metal Gear Solid 3, Shadow of the Colossus, San Andreas, Kingdom Hearts, PERSONA 4, Silent Hill, Resident Evil 4, Final Fantasy X... And mutch more
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 Xbox console, came out guns ablaze with exclusives, backwards compatibility, microsoft's best console.
The best Xbox ever made it had beaten the ps3 in so many ways it had more exclusives like gear of war halo left 4 dead and others it also had a better online service
Full of classics. The console for pure fun. Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie, Tooie, Mario 64, Mario Party 3, one of the best consoles ever made.
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.
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
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.
9. NO HDMI.
This has got to be one of the most confusing comments I've ever read...
Yeah go ps3 Uncharted, inFamous, God of war, Resistance, Killzone, etc... Way better then Xbox 360!
I'm just voting for this because it had Michael Jackson the experience with a bonus song that was cut from the Wii somehow, and THE OPTION TO SING!
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.
Wii great games:
New Super Mario Bros Wii
Mario Kart Wii
Kirby's Return To Dreamland
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Mario Party 9
Super Mario Galaxy
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Mario Party 8
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Wii Music (yes, I love wii music, I'm admitting it)
its such a classic and and so unique and it really blown my mind how good it is along with nitendo switch
NES saved the entire video game industry, not Xbox One you crappy 8 year olds
HOLY CRAP! HOW IS THIS AT LEAST NOT IN THE TOP 5?
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.
(I don't care about hd poop and blu crap. BRING BACK THE GOOD DAYS, AND VOTE FOR THE CONSOLE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD! GO NES! )
This console revitalized the video game industry, introduced some classic game franchises (Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, exc. ), made a controller that would be the basic design of each controller since and had a strict licensing policy with third-party developers
Damn dude, I thought that this would be number one and its not even in the top Ten. This was the console that saved video games people... Though I do have to say that the NES has the most frustrating and difficult games that I have ever played, and I've played a lot of them. So far I have beaten Contra with the 30 lives cheat and that's it.
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
Easily the best. Link to the past, Mario world, super metroid, Mario all stars, super castlevania IV, Donkey Kong Country and the dozens of th greatest RPGs ever. Man this console is legendary.
P. S: How much ignorance is there to have the ps3 and Xbox 360 first? I mean they're great but not the best ever. And the PSP at number 9?! The psp is AWFUL. It has no games, sure it's well built but the games is where it matters. And why isn't the NES at least in the top 10. I mean come on. Y you SO IGNORANT INTERNET! Sorry, just needed that to subside...
If you include it’s japanese catalogue, the SNES is probably has the most comprehensive library of any system.
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.
It may have been not as good as the Nintendo 64 but it still was impressive the first system with true 3d and had loads of good games like final fantasy 7, spyro trilogy, crash bandicoot trilogy, resident evil and others
Digimon world three an amazing game buy it and love it.
The Best Video game console of all time! The number and quality of great games made this one to being able to crash its oponnents in 90's!
The best game console ever. Oh yeah it's true because of ps1 the generation of games have been discovered. I still remember when I was small I use to play ps1 everyday 5 hours. Although I own a ps2 and psp but I still miss my those days when I was crazy for my ps1.
Sony's best console. In my opinion better than the PS2. Amazing exclusives, they caught up with microsoft. Last Guardian, Persona 5, Last of Us Part 2, Uncharted 4, etc
stop complaining about storage it depends on what hard drive you have
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.
How is this no 9. the person who made this must be mental seeing ps2 as no 1
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
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Mario Kart: Double Dash
Mario Party 5
Super Mario Sunshine
Mario Party 6
Mario Party 7
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
Got me this one, with Hot Pursuit 2, and was a blast... Too bad the console was discontinued in 2007 in Japan, but the console was kept being made until 2011 when it was discontinued...R.I.P Gamecube
Was only 9 years old
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
A game console with excellent games that had excellent atmosphere. Also had Visual Novels where anime characters looked good.
Ahead of its time, it was the first console to have full internet access, online play and the first and only home console to have a screen in the memeory stick which is also in the controller, truly the masterpiece of videogame home consoles
no other console was as innovative and fun as the dreamcast.
nothing new has happened in the gaming world since the dreamcast, only ideas being copied of of it.
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
Backwards compatibility is something we desperately need in the digital age and the Xbox One is leagues ahead of the competition in that regard.
Has great games. I love kingdom of hearts because I am pretty sure its not on ps4
Very good console, underrated tho (Better than the ps4 in many aspects - ps4 is still good but way too overrated)
I don't know why this is so hated, it's very cool, the gamepad controller is perfect for late-night gaming without your parent's knowledge, and you can play Wii games on it! WII GAMES!
I don't know why people hate this system so much. It a great system.
OH MY GOD! I AM SICK WITH PEOPLE SAYING Nintendo IS A STUPID RIPOFF and Xbox is KING! The Wii U is the best console in this era and plus, every Nintendo and almost every PlayStation console is innovative. Here's some examples:
NES: Saved the Gaming Industry. Gave us popular characters like Mario and Zelda.
Game Boy: Started Mobile Gaming
PS1: Had the first REAL 3D console even though it was only 32 bits.
N64: Changed the way we game. Analog Stick, four-player multiplayer, Rumble Pack (also the thing that makes controller vibrate. )
PS2: Introduced BACKWARDS compatibility, introduced DVD IN A GAMING CONSOLE!
DS: Introduced a second screen on a handheld.
WII: Introduced motion control (the PSmove and Kinnect are ripoffs of the Wii).
PS3: Innovated gaming with multimedia, Shopping, Free Online, BLU RAY PLAYER!
Wii U: Introduced a Controller that you can SNEAK in some playtime without letting everyone in his room know what you're doing with actual games ...more
Even though games like Minecraft and Terraria will never be updated again on this system, it containes absolute MASTERPIECES like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (look it up; it's on there, I actually have it). Not only that, but it ALSO supports Wii software, too!
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
Amazing selection of games.Paved the way for portable consoles.
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.
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
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!
Underrated. Came with a ton of Nintendo 64 remasters and it's own games. Fire Emblem Awakening, Mario 3D Land, Animal Crossing New Leaf, Link Between Worlds, Xeno Blade Chronicles.
I have one and it's the best thing in the world it should be the the best portable game system in the world but I also think it should be number 1 in the list if you vote you will be a lucky lucky person.
No! this breaks down in less than 2 days. Get the Switch higher than this!
oh boy this will be big
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Super Mario Odyssey
Super Kirby Clash
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
The Legends Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
Mario Tennis Aces
Super Mario Party
Kirby Star Allies
Super Mario Maker 2
1 2 Switch
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Ring Fit Adventure
Yoshi's Crafted World
I love how you can make it a home console or portable console in a second, it's truly a revolutionary idea, and it has a great library of many amazing looking games!
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 games I would recommend
Super Mario Odyssey
Pokemon Sword and Shield
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Super Smash bros Ultimate
Paper Mario the Origami King
Animal Crossing New Horizons
The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wario
Super Kirby Clash
Mario Kart 8
Just Shapes and Beats
Minecraft : Dungeons
Kirby Star Allies
Yoshi's Crafted World
The Genesis/Megadrive has an incredibly deep library of arcade and action games.
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!
But I say at least this one appealed to me back in 1994 when I was 11, heck, I was a big fan MMPR, yeah this one ain't so popular, but man...
The Genesis is criminally underrated. That's saying something when you consider that so many people love it. It's still underrated.
The best console ever built. Microsoft's Magnum opus & first console. Here's why:
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.
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
everyone only hates it for controller, which got a better model. JUST GET THE S CONTROLLER, THEN IT'S REALLY GOOD.
This thing had good graphics in the day. The Duke controller featured a huge XBOX logo, which was awful. It worked but wasn't the best thing.
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
I like this game very much especially punch king
Great handheld. Unfortunately it has one of the most crappy LCD screen I have ever seen.
I can already here the Pokemon theme in my head!
I own this and play it till this day
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!
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.
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.
Vast Catalog spanning all eras & genres - robust & portable - this is my No1! Beauty!
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
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.
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.
I remember playing LittleBigPlanet for HOURS on this thing.
Saturn has an extensive arcade game library. One of the best shoot em up catalogues alongside the PC Engine / Turbografx 16.
The Sega Saturn is really underrated. It deserves more love then it gets.
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
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!
Who knew a bunch of letters on a keyboard could play games so good?
Pc is not a console and any sometimes its good for games
PS4,Xbox 1 And Nintendo switch sould be the top three not those block head consoles
Even it ain't a console it is still best thing ever created for games
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
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.
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
I use to have one as a kid
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.