Best Eighth Generation Video Game Consoles

Beginning in 2011, and going into full swing in 2013, the 8th generation of video gaming has become the most talked about generation of video games ever!
The Top Ten
1 PlayStation 4 PlayStation 4 Product Image

I think PS4 is the best this generation. It has the best graphics, mature games, and is just fun to play. It has great 3rd party support and is the most powerful system out there.I definitely respect Nintendo as well. Although the Wii U is a flop, they are responsible for saving the entire video game industry from the industry crash. Without them we wouldn't have video games. Also, Smash and Zelda are great.But Microsoft? Why are they making consoles? Why are they making games? Take a hint. No one likes Xbone.

The PS4 is awesome because it has the best hardware and software and a lot of 3rd party support. I can see people voting for the Wii U because it has the best first party games and I heard that Smash 4 and Mario Kart 8 are fun. Plus, they are getting a new Zelda game which looks amazing.

But why... I mean WHY did ANYONE vote for the XboxOne! What does it have that other competitors don't have! It sucks and if you have one, sell it immediately and get a PS4 or a Wii U.

PS4 is the best selling. The 3ds sold about 2x as much, but it doesn't count because it came out 4 years ago and the PS4 came out 2 years ago. If they came out at the same time, it would be about tied. Either way, Xbox1 is no where near PS4 when you look at sales, graphics, games, and the overall fun factor.

(SONY READ THIS) I voted for the Xbox one because you guys have terrible excluseves on your ps4 ps1 ps2 and ps3 excules where way better. if these games were ONLY on PlayStation then I'm going to be a ps fan again. bully 2 red dead 2 god of war 4 a infamous game that was like 1 and 2 second son was a let down. a new shadow of the colossus and last but not least A NEW CRASH THAT IS MADE BY SONY AND NAUGHTY DOG! PLESE SONY

2 Wii U Wii U Product Image

Although this console surprised me with it's lackluster power, I felt that this console went more for the game quality and smooth gameplay along with a great resolution with very good pixel quality. The games are also a huge area where the Wii U exceeds at, delivering the most beautiful titles. Although it has great achievements, the lackluster quality of games and very poor power, equipped with a staggering $300 price tag (which most can afford, but hey, that's what most kids say! ), and a very poor interface (the gamepad probably was the main thing that killed the Wii U) made the Wii U fall at #2. (But, I still voted for Nintendo's way of beauty! )

At the end of the day, it is the library of games that matters the most to me. While the Wii U had a rough start in the games selection at first, things are looking far better now. I'll admit that each console has great exclusives; but Nintendo always innovates and has more exclusives to offer, thus securing it's winning place in this generations console wars. I do have some problems with Nintendo, but as long as their consoles are about decent games and couch co op is still embraced, Nintendo will always win for not losing sight of what good, fun gaming truly is.

Wii U is good, but is dying quickly. Mostly because of how the Wii U is absolutely garbage in terms of 3rd party support and it has a Gamepad controller which has quite a lot of cons.

The Wii was successful regardless of annoying Call of Duty fanboys getting pissed at the 480p resolution and overall having slightly better specs than a Nintendo Gamecube.

What made the Wii sell was the Wii remote which brought such fun and diverse gameplay, yet the Wii U Gamepad is just bad with poor battery life, it's size making it a Fat Albert wannabe and finally, how Nintendo's main target audience, children are into Call of Duty and other mature stuff their stupid parents let them play, but the real scar Nintendo bears is from iPhones and Android phones and those are simple, but the Gamepad is not.

Basically, mobile devices are fast, quick and easy in terms of gaming and all of your work, photos and GAMES are in one little device that is actually thinner than a Gameboy ...more

You all need to know this the wii u is a failure. Unlike its predasesser the wii that had a lot of good games this does not and that was very general used thing I had just said nentendo made some very bad mastakes one which was not supporting call of duty anther is the extreme lack of memory. Nentendo got very lucky with the wii the reason for this is because mobile gaming was not big then if this thing had a ballenced liabery of games that would be great but they did not support that. Many parents and non-gamers have so many misconceptions which makes since nentendo relies on kids and cassel gamers way too much. One more failure nentendo will become the next sega

3 Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS Product Image

It has the most games out of every console basically. It also is the first Three-dimensional video game system that actually caught on.

It has WAY more games than the other consoles. It has sold the most too, but PS4 is likely going to overtake. Who knows, we will see.

Best games ever! Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 for the win!

It has so many games. I bet more than a thousand

4 Xbox One Xbox One Product Image

Xbox one has better online service, interface, exclusives. A controller that is comfortable in your hand. Playstation controllers are never good for fps games. Plus xbox one headsets are way better than Sony little ear buds. You should get a xbox one not ps4. Favorite last gen console: xbox Favorite current gen console: xbox 360 Favorite next gen console: xbox one. Can't believe anyone wants ps4. You sony fanboys are wrong sony does not care about the gamers or developers.

Wow, why are people downvoting compliments? Is everyone here a pony? While not as powerful as the PS4, Xbox One comes with good online servers (most of the time), good controller, decent exclusives (most of them), and a mostly okay community (just watch for Call of Duty kids).

Xbox never failed with online or even the controller they also fixed the first Xbox controler when the slim was out then had the best controler Xbox 360 controller the they were like if it ain't broke don't fix it with that controler of corse they fixed muitbule things the buttons the triggers. The Xbox one is no flaw

I use to be a Xbox person. I decied to give ps ps3 was meh to me but they did had some good games though I tried the ps4 and man what was I thinking the ps4 has no good games to play. the ps4 would be awesome if these games were only on PlayStation. bully 2 red dead 3 god of war 4 and a cool infamous game like 1 and 2 second son was a huge let down and last but not least any valve game that is a 3 valve after 2 the number 3 comes ( FACE PLAM)

5 PlayStation Vita PlayStation Vita Product Image
6 Steam Box
7 Nintendo Switch

Man, we got this thing for the kids, but holy crap! This thing is the gamer's console! No load times, no swimming through menus, and every time I pick it up, it's got the last game I was playing ready to go. PS4 is great for Netflix and cat videos.

For being the first hybrid console in the market, the switch is everything I could have wanted. Best console of the current generation.

Advantages of this console are much more than the consoles of the eighth generation

This should at least be over steam box, oculus rift, and ouya

8 Oculus Rift
9 Playstation Portable Playstation Portable Product Image

This was a 7th-gen console.

Isn't this seventh gen?

This console is old

It's still awesome

10 Ouya

Lol why is the Ouya on this list? It was okayish, but the game library was hit or miss. You had some great games and then a sea of bad games.

What the hell is an ouya

Yu don't wanna know

The Contenders
11 PlayStation 4 Pro PlayStation 4 Pro Product Image

Best 4k console.

─░ts more powerful than original PS4 and PS4 Slim! Why it is not in the top

12 Nivida Shield Nivida Shield Product Image
13 Playstation TV
14 Nintendo 2DS Nintendo 2DS Product Image

Hey where was 2ds cheaper than vita and 3ds good console you can do everything on it which you do on 3ds just not 3d

Guys. The 3D is reeeally bad on the 3ds(XL)
They're like non identical twins. I know, 2DSes are weak, but you have to take care of this sort of thing! And also, 3DSes get a creaky sound when you open and close them after a bit.

It sucks! Git the 3ds instead!

The console is still better than the N3DS, while it's design look cheap,
it was sold in different colors, and doesn't have the 3D fonction, and the prize was reasonnable compared to the N3DS.

quite ironic that people hated on the 2DS, yet, it sold quite well, while the N3DS failed due to the lack of "new" things, only two exclusives games: Xenoblade and Isaac, Minecraft isn't exclusive, this is a port of a game that has a lot of ports, even on portable consoles..

15 Gamestick Gamestick Product Image
16 New Nintendo 3DS

This is what the 3DS should've have been... This 3DS now has a built-in CirclePad-Pro, and is much better for Smash Bros. 3DS.

17 Xbox One X Xbox One X Product Image
18 Nintendo 3DS XL Nintendo 3DS XL Product Image
19 Xbox One S Xbox One S Product Image
20 New Nintendo 3DS XL New Nintendo 3DS XL Product Image
21 PlayStation 4 Slim PlayStation 4 Slim Product Image
22 Nintendo Switch Lite Nintendo Switch Lite Product Image
23 Power Kracker 2013
24 New Nintendo 2DS XL New Nintendo 2DS XL Product Image
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