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

Wait what people actually voted for XboxOne laugh out loud

Playstation 4 better than Xbox one

I want it now.

I've got it and the graphics are the best, plus the games are EPIC

2 Wii U Wii U Product Image

Wii you is awesome. It just gives awesome games especially for we people who's parents won't let us play violent games! Who cares about the controller, it is only not good for gamers who play a lot! LONG LIVE Wii U, LONG LIVE NINTENDO!

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.

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! )

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

3 Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS Product Image

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

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 so many games. I bet more than a thousand

4 words: Pokemon X and Y. - RiverClanRocks

4 Xbox One Xbox One Product Image

Awesome the only thing the play station has that Xbox doesn't crash but that cost 300 dollars but Xbox is awesome graphics

Awesome controller, dead rising 3, best online service, and it's an all in one entertainment system.

Why do people hate on this so much

Yes, It is nothing, but a VCR aimed for your entertainment than more importantly gaming.

Xbox ONE HAVE FAR SUPERIOR GAMES AND ACTUALLY HAVE COMFORTABLE CONTROLLERS!

GOOD LUCK PS4 OWNERS WITH YOUR ARTHRITIS!

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

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

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. - Xean45

Would it actually be considered the start of the 9th gen? - htoutlaws2012

8 Oculus Rift
9 Playstation Portable Playstation Portable Product Image

This was a 7th-gen console. - noo7na7

This console is old

Isn't this seventh gen?

It's still awesome

10 Ouya

What the hell is an ouya - ikerevievs

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.

Yu don't wanna know

The Contenders

11 PlayStation 4 Pro PlayStation 4 Pro Product Image

Best 4k console.

İts 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

It sucks! Git the 3ds instead!

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. - FennikenFan9

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. - noo7na7

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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