Best Nintendo Consoles

The Top Ten Best Nintendo Consoles

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!

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

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!

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 the console I had since I was little, I got a new one not long ago fun replaying it - trains45

Best games (super smash bros melee, mario sunshine, luigis mansion, wind waker, thousand year door, double dash, pikmin 1 and 2, kirby air ride) and best controller, still used for other consoles today

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

3 Nintendo Wii

Everyone is talking about Mario games but no one is gonna remind about Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort

Amazing memories from my childhood, amazing games plus ability to play all GameCube games. Also mii channel

Wii is my faviorite console ever. It has great games such as super mario galaxy and Metroid prime can play the entire gamecube library. Also Wii sports.

The games are awesome and this console was a huge step up from the game cube. With stunning graphics.

4 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.

In my opinion and in retrospect the SNES still rules over the others. Beter games library, also many N64 and GC games don't look very attractive to play nowadays, maybe as they're trying to mimic (early) PC game playing but done worse..

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.

5 Nintendo Entertainment System

If there was a Nintendo game console called the Nintendo classics there would be other games for it like super Mario bros 2 the legend of Zelda the adventures of link mega man 2 double dragon 2 and teenage mutant ninja turtles 2 the arcade game with art cards with great art work and amazing concept with 3d graphics and the same story lines and the game of super Mario bros 2 would still be cool Mario and the other characters would still throw turnups bombs carry keys and dig in the ground and it would be still easy to fight the game bosses like mouser Birdo Tryclyde and wart and the game of double dragon 2 would also still be fun and so would the game teenage mutant ninja turtles the arcade game with the same game play and the same sound effects and the same plot they would all very fun and very cool

Nintendo is the best game console ever it's part of my childhood and it's also another reason for there to be a game console for adult collectors called the Nintendo classics and the game of super Mario bros would be the best and it would come with art cards and a book about the T.V. shows like the super Mario bros super show the adventures of super Mario bros 3 super Mario world the legend of Zelda captain n the game master video power the power team mega man and the show that never got made that were going to be shown on something called the power hour with the super Mario bros super show like of Metroid it was going to be a guy named Jake spaceman instead of samus aran castlevania it would be two guys instead of simon belmont california games and double dragon and the history of the Nintendo games with great art work and great details and the concept art of the games

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

Never physically played it, but was the originator of classics/ amazing games. Definitely hits top 3 for me.

6 Wii U

Best Nintendo console yet! Severely underrated with many hidden gems and features! Super cheap price also!

I like this Wii U because it can have the gamepad's screen interact with the T.V.'s screen.

This is probably the most underrated video game console of all time.
5 reasons it's better than the Switch:
1. Backwards compatibility
2. The GamePad is the most innovative controller of all time (especially with New Super Mario Bros. U (5 players) and Super Mario Maker) because you can have the T.V. and GamePad screens both at once but the Switch cannot
3. The Pro Controller is just as good as the Switch's Pro Controller and can go for 80 hours
4. It introduced HD graphics and had some truly amazing games on there
5. The GamePad's battery life is 4 hours but the Switch's is 3 hours (with Breath of the Wild)

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.

7 Nintendo 3DS

The Fact that they attached 2 screens that can interact with each other and also it can interact with the Wii U was really cool.

I have a question. I also asked Nintendo this on their website. I went to my local Target in Maryland, and noticed the 3ds section was gone. Was there a problem, or are Nintendo planning to discontinue it?

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.

8 Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is handheld AND can have detachable Joy-Cons, people went all over for the new games on the Nintendo Switch

Some people think that the Switch is trash. Some people are wrong!

Honestly why is the switch business itself so dang expensive... jeez. First get a $300 console, get a $60 game itself and pay a monthly membership to play online with the only way to voice chat is by using a phone... Some kids don't have cell phones why not use a headset

Absolutely puts MicroSOFT and Sony to shame. Best console ever. - ZSC1323

9 Nintendo DS

The DS was the 2nd oldest Nintendo Device I used, it was fun to play on.

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.

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 didn't aged well, I agree, but at the time it was a blast : Add good games like Pokemon, Superstar Saga and Metroid Fusion with a revolutionary 32-bit PORTABLE system, and you got this little system. The SP version was also cool. - MaxPap

The Contenders

11 Gameboy

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

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

This is not a Nintendo console. The GBA SP is part of the Game Boy Advance.

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

14 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


15 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

I mean ds

16 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

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

18 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.

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

I have it and I like it

19 Nintendo New 3DS LL

What is this thing? Never heard of it - MaxPap

Huh.. - Katildalover93

20 DS Lite

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

21 Color TV-Game

What? Never heard of this?

22 Nintendo DSi XL

Why on earth is this lower than the DSi?

23 Super Famicom

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


24 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!

25 NES Classic Edition

Same as NES - MaxPap

Looks Small - VideoGamefan5

26 Game & Watch

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

The Game and Watch is Really good Handheld System

27 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

28 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.

29 Nintendo Switch Lite

Kinda stupid, it's just a Switch with no kickstand, no docking, and no detachable Joy-Cons. It's only slightly cheaper.

the best

30 Game Boy Micro

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

31 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

32 Virtual Boy

This console might of given people eye strain, headaches and had a small library
yet there are a few absolutely fantastic games on the system

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

33 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!

I love mine it should be number 6 at lest because it is cheaper than the 3d's and can play 2d's games 3d's games and d's games! Plus it comes with a free game!

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

34 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

35 Nintendo 64DD

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

36 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

The 2ds xl is the newest version of the 3ds Able to play any 3ds games in 2d

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