Best Nintendo Consoles


The Top Ten

1 Nintendo 64

Pretty long

Nintendo have never lived up the the greatness that was the N64

Sadly It had a horrendous controller which just ruined the experience.

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.

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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 should be number 1 because it has the best startup while Nintendo 64 sucks

This should be number one because it has the best ever startup

This my favorite nintendo console this is my childhood console I grew up with as a kid

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3 Super Nintendo Entertainment System

I grew up with n64, gamecube & the wii (born 98) but going back & playing every iteration of Nintendo I think this easily has the largest catalogue of quality titles.

no 4?

Is this even a question? This is, without a doubt, the best Nintendo console. Period.

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

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4 Nintendo Wii

Not only do the sales of the Wii dwarf that of the other consoles, but so do the number of games, innovation of motion technique, graphics quality took the biggest leap for its time in Nintendo's history, by far the most futuristic features, actual apps and internet, you could download hundreds of games before it, online competition was greatly expanded, some of the best games for their series, (i.e. Galaxy/Galaxy 2, Brawl, MKWii, Mario Party 9, Twilight Princess, Sports, Sports Resort, Return to Dreamland, DK Returns, etc.). Wii held its place as the top console for the longest span in Nintendo's history, massively boosting the company unlike any other. It had the most innovations and games, and was what made future consoles so futuristic. It's like the Discovery album from Daft Punk; complete revolution and can't be beat! Wii earned its place as the king and still holds it in my opinion. Sure the players gawk at it being inferior now, but playing it for the first time was like ...more

This console is my childhood, man. I play this console as my main console.

This Should Be #1.

Because It Has Great Music & Games Are Great!

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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

I still believe there should be a new version of the Nintendo entertainment system for adult collectors called the Nintendo classic with Nintendo games like super Mario bros donkey kong the legend of Zelda pacman mega man double dragon and teenage mutant ninja turtles with the size of the cartridges of the Gameboy games with new artwork stories about the games and and mini posters and playing the games would be like playing arcade games and they would all have the same game play and sounds

The Nintendo classic would also have things on the box like biographies and the story of Nintendo and the games like super Mario bros donkey kong the legend of Zelda mega man double dragon and all kinds and art work of the games and story about donkey kong and shigeru miyamoto and Mario's name and there wouldn't be a problem about setting it up

I can always wish for a Nintendo game console called the Nintendo classics that can for adult collectors and super Mario bros would be the best for it

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6 Nintendo 3DS

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

I grew up with the ds. I first started playing new super Mario bros and I love Mario now

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.

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7 Nintendo DS

Pokemon was at its best during this era. - KalloFox34

I had one but lost it, now I just play my ds games on my 3ds - B1ueNew

Cooking Mama series and Ace Attorney for the win!

The best Pokemon games were made for this system

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8 Wii U

Great. I still play it. I like how you can also play Wii games on it. - MarioMaster101

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

Amazing console. It has better graphics than the Wii, but I do not judge it by graphics, I judge by how great the console is as a whole. :) And it's really great. I got one for the 2018 Christmas season. - Katildalover93

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.

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9 Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch

The only reason this isn't number one is because old nintendo fans are being biased, the question wasn't "What was your favourite console? ", it was "What is the best console? ", and it's so clearly obvious that the switch is superior in almost every single way to its predecessors

I got one recently but I didn't get any physical games with it sadly, Only downloaded free things and demos from the eshop but I love this thing already. Just the amount of different ways you can play is amazing. Can't wait to get Smash Bros or Mario Odyssey soon. - B1ueNew

This is my favourite console

Yeah Mario NES Minecraft so OP! And Mario Party

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10 Gameboy Advance

Two Words: GBA Video. - mcdonalds_sucks

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

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?!

I liked a millions of gameboy games.

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The Newcomers

? Nintendo New 3DS XL

It is AWESOME! it has many fun games and I like its 3d stuff.

Kirby triple deluxe, kirby's epic yarn, super Mario maker, plans vs. zombies, and more! I love this console.

The Contenders

11 Gameboy

Game gear is better. - Brazencoronet17

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

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

Best one lols

Its da bes handheld enough said

Best handheld and games library ever.

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.

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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

So epic, it's on here twice. - Katildalover93

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

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

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

Definitely! - Brazencoronet17

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

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17 Nintendo 3DS XL

Great games, and awesome having a bigger display! - Katildalover93

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

This counts more as a 3ds. - MaxPap

Muuuch more comfortable

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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

Why is there a picture of a SNES here? - Coreforce

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

Huh.. - Katildalover93

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 New Nintendo 2DS XL

this one

Noo help me

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

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24 NES Classic Edition

Same as NES - MaxPap

Looks Small - VideoGamefan5

25 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

26 Game & Watch

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

The Game and Watch is Really good Handheld System

27 SNES Classic Edition

While the snes has a large library of games, this thing is one of the only ways to get snes games today and has the official star fox 2!

28 Game Boy Micro

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

29 Nintendo DSi XL

Why on earth is this lower than the DSi?

30 SNS-101 SNS-101

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

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

31 Virtual Boy

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

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

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32 Nintendo 2DS

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

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

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.

Well...It is the only console I have... so...yeah

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33 Wii Mini

Actually, this one sucks. First of all, it takes out Internet, and Wii Shop Channel. And also, the Wii Menu is completely blank. Really the only things there are the disc and mii channels. Although I do like the disc cover, and Wii Remote plus. Not to mention, the console and remote both match. - Katildalover93

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

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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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