Best Nintendo Consoles


The Top Ten

1 Nintendo 64

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

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

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

I like dis console because it a good boi but da ps4 is betta.

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2 Nintendo Gamecube

Sure the 64 was the nostalgic one, but did it go well? Not really, I mean don't get me wrong, a lot of the games are cool, but very few have aged well mostly because the 64 is one of the early 3D consoles, and Nintendo's first 3D console. However, when we move to Nintendo's next 3D console, the Nintendo GameCube, we get some of the most memorable, best gameplay, best music and best almost anything Nintendo has offered, and unlike its predecessor there are plenty of games that still look amazingly impressive to this day (Written in 2016, edited 2017). Just to name a few GameCube games that offered legendary gameplay and amazing visuals that look good today, you have Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door, Legend of Zelda Four Swords Adventure, Wind Waker or Twilight Princess (All 3 are amazing and haven't aged badly), Super Mario Sunshine, and many many more. It also was the start of many Nintendo series with the new found capabilities of the Nintendo GameCube (Take the Mario 128 engine or ...more - yellowwinner

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

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

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

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

I love the GameCube cas I got to play super Mario sunshine and all kinds of different games

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3 Nintendo Wii

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

Nintendo 64 was a really good console, but was just overrated. Gamecube was also good, but it didn't sold well. The Wii had great graphics at the time, was revolutionary (Sure, Nintendo is really gimmicky with the Wii but still) and has so many masterpieces, such as Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 and others. Also part of my childhood.

Four words: super smash brothers brawl. Enough said.

To be honest the only Wii Games I like are Radiant Dawn, Skyward Sword, Donkey Kong Country, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Mario Kart Wii, and Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2.
So many games on this console and only seven I like. It's just like cable channels.

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4 Super Nintendo Entertainment System

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

Link to the Past, Super Mario World + All Stars, Super Metroid, Donkey Kong Country 1 AND 2, F-Zero, Starfox, Yoshi's Island, Kirby Super Star, Super Mario Kart. If your favorite Nintendo franchise didn't come out on this console, it was perfected on it. This is THE BEST Nintendo console.

Redefined gaming. Had some of the greatest exclusives ever (Super Metroid, A Link To the Past, Chrono Trigger, Earthbound) the list goes on and the prices of these games keep going up and up. The greatest console ever hands down.

no 4?

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5 Nintendo Entertainment System

I believe the Nintendo classic would released in the near future and it would be for adult collectors and I would play super Mario bros donkey kong pacman mega man double dragon and teenage mutant ninja turtles with 3d graphics it would be easy to set up and the cartridges would be the same size of the cartridges of the Gameboy games and the box art covers would have different looks and they would the same way to be open like the original nes games also with the instruction manuals and on the backs they would have the pictures and the stories of the nes games and they come with mini posters and art cards super Mario bros would have the same game play and so would donkey kong the legend of Zelda pacman megaman double dragon and teenage mutant ninja turtles like of the the late eighties and early nineties and I would have three favorites like super Mario bros donkey kong and teenage mutant ninja turtles I would have to believe it

The Nintendo entertainment system is my favorite video game system of all time I've been playing since I was like six and seven and my most favorite video game is super Mario bros I would also play the second one and third one and other games like the legend of Zelda double dragon mega man and teenage mutant ninja turtles and I believe there should be a new game system of it called Nintendo classics that can be for adult collectors and in the games all graphics would be in 3d and the games would be of super Mario bros donkey kong the legend of Zelda pac man mega man teenage mutant ninja turtles and double dragon and I believe the price would not be a stupid it would be good it would cost fifteen dollars and the 3d game of super Mario bros would be the best along with donkey kong double dragon mega man and teenage mutant ninja turtles

Since that the Nintendo entertainment system is my favorite video game system I really believe there should a Nintendo game system called the Nintendo classics it would cost fifteen dollars and it would be easy to set up the games would have the same names and the graphics would in 3d I would play super Mario bros donkey kong pacman mega man the legend of Zelda double dragon and teenage mutant ninja turtles they would be fun and cool at the same time

For a new edition of the Nintendo entertainment system called the Nintendo classic there would be other games for it like Godzilla ninja gaiden wrestle mania back to the future and double dragon 3 with same gameplays sounds and music also teenage mutant ninja turtles 3 the manhattan project mega man 3 kid Icarus gyro mite bayou billy and super Mario bros 3 also in 3d graphics

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6 Nintendo 3DS

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

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

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

Agreed. It also features some of Pokemon's best games, period. - KalloFox34

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7 Nintendo DS

Cooking Mama series and Ace Attorney for the win!

The best Pokemon games were made for this system

DS was the foundation and improvement of portable gaming systems.

Pokemon was at its best during this era. - KalloFox34

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8 Wii U

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

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

Remember my opinion

In my real opinion, this may or may not be true but I honestly think that the wii u was somewhat of a port from the wii. Don't get me wrong, IT IS STILL A GOOD CONSOLE. I am not a hater of the console, I'm just trying to say it is not that up here. There is a minimal amount of things that made the wii u "unique".

The Wii U was great but overpriced and badly-named. - PiscesCringe

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9 Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch

Why is this so low? Probably because it just went out... A lot of interesting games just got announced, like Kirby, Yoshi and... METROID PRIME 4 - MaxPap

Love this console maybe this is nintendo's one of the best console first party games are amazing, good third party games like doom, wolfenstein 2, la noire...

I don't understand why this is so low on the list! The Nintendo Switch is an innovative console with a bright future ahead of it. It's the perfect hybrid between a home console and a handheld!

What!?!? Why is this not number one!? It has been out for so long! It is also amazing!

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10 Gameboy Advance

A Link to the Past, Metroid Fusion, Mario World, Bros. 3, Final Fantasy, Pokémon Emerald, Sapphire, Pokémon Fire Red, Minish Cap, Zero Mission, Superstar Saga, Golden Sun, what else do you need?!

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

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

IT IS THE BEST.I played four nine hours strait on Green

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The Contenders

11 Gameboy

A classic! This sold a lot of copies and it is revolutionary. - MaxPap

Game gear is better. - Brazencoronet17

Higher great games

This is truly the brick of legends, this thing was a gift from the gods to bless the world for all it has accomplished. Nothing tops the original Game Boy not even the New 3dsxlxyzpika2dbalsack

12 Gameboy Advance SP

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

Super portable and has awesome games!

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

Best one lols

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13 Gameboy Color

Best Pokemon games-red, blue, and yellow

Never owned one, so I don't know... But Pokemon gen 1 looks really cool. - MaxPap

The Gameboy color has a nice ass

ye boi

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14 Nintendo Wii U

This is already number 7! If you want to vote for this, vote for the one below... - MaxPap

This console influenced the switch look at it close it has many features at the switch

How was this only Number 15 it deserves better than that guys come on you know that the Wii U is better than number 15 and how is any of the consules better than that it is not a rip off of the wii

15 New Nintendo 3DS

Awesome games like sun and moon, Maria kart 7, and classics remade like ocarina of time all packed in a tiny, nice to hold device. Plus, don't forget backwards compatibility, so you can play ds classics like new super Mario bro's and Pokemon heart gold/ soul silver. In my opinion, best handheld device ever.

Vote for 3ds, not for this... - MaxPap

It's awesome it's big 1000 more functionalitys it should be called the super ds


16 Nintendo DS Lite

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

Really cool improvement of the DS, and by the way, it has a great D-Pad. - MaxPap

Best ss console ever

Definitely! - Brazencoronet17

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17 Nintendo 3DS XL

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

This counts more as a 3ds. - MaxPap

Muuuch more comfortable

Love it!

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18 Nintendo DSi

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

Same as DS, but buttons are way too clicky on this one... - MaxPap

19 New Nintendo 3DS XL

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

I have it and I like it

20 Nintendo New 3DS LL

What is this thing? Never heard of it - MaxPap

21 Color TV-Game
22 Super Famicom

Same as SNES, but it's PAL version - MaxPap


23 NES Classic Edition

Same as NES - MaxPap

Looks Small - VideoGamefan5

24 Gameboy Pocket

An original Game Boy that went on a weight loss program, enough said.

You want a Gameboy, but in the style of a Game Boy Color? You have this... - MaxPap

25 Game & Watch

One of the most forgotten things Nintendo has ever made - MaxPap

The Game and Watch is Really good Handheld System

26 New Nintendo 2DS XL

Now the 2ds can flip, and barely has any loading and has a giant screen, I want this!

What? It's coming this july... It's not even there yet... - MaxPap

I love the look and its cheaper than the 3DS XL and has no 3D feature but I like the new design. Good job Nintendo! Your keeping the DS line together

Noo help me

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27 SNES Classic Edition
28 Game Boy Micro

Love the classics? Well gameboy micro "The advanced version of SP and color" provides you with a great experience

29 SNS-101 SNS-101

It was a mini super nintendo released in USA a year after the n64, the snes 101 was a mini snes with a budget price tag of 49.99$ in 1997

This was a fairly useless reproduction. 3D was starting to take over at the time. - Brazencoronet17

30 Virtual Boy

Hell Yeah! Headaches for all!

Super cool for its time still cool one of a kind system good games to first 3d system for Nintendo

You know you are a badass when you play Mario tennis for hours on end even if your eyes are getting fried out of their sockets

The person who put this on here has got to be joking!

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31 Nintendo 2DS

It's a cheaper version of the 3Ds, but it takes away one of the best features, the 3D. Sadly, the system can't close so it's pretty much like an open 3Ds. It's not that portable so you probably won't use it on the go a lot. The buttons are moved up making playing on it a little more comfortable. Also, it's not very sturdy so it won't survive a few drops. I'd recommend it if you don't like 3D and probably won't play on it outside your house.

A really underrated system. Its controls are ergonomic and the price cannot be beat. Love mine!

The 2DS was better until the New 3DS came out and made the 3D work

Designed for kids. Won't break -- no hinges

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32 Wii Mini

This Thing Sucks Hard, Its Just The Wii But Just Doesn't Have The Internet Access And Other Things That MADE The Original Wii Great, Seriously Who The Heck Likes This? - VideoGamefan5

Too bad they got rid of backwards compatibility with the Game Cube

It is the best of the best

This sucks the Wii u is not the new virtual boy it's the Wii mini is the virtual boy 2.0 not Wii u this has no intenet and came out in 2013

33 Nintendo DSi XL
34 Nintendo 64DD

Worstselling Nintendo console... Bruh? Not that many games! that sucks!

35 DS Lite

The exact same remodel of the DS is on here twice? - KalloFox34

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