Top 10 Best Video Game Consoles of All Time

Video game consoles have been a staple of the entertainment industry for decades, providing countless hours of fun and immersion to gamers of all ages. From the early days of Pong and Atari to the modern era of virtual reality and high-end graphics, video game consoles have come a long way. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to decide which consoles are truly the best. That's where this top ten list comes in - voted on by thousands of gamers just like you, this list highlights the consoles that have left the biggest impact on the gaming industry and continue to be beloved by players worldwide.

But what makes a great video game console? Is it the graphics, the controller design, the range of games available, or something else entirely? Each console on this list has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, but all of them have contributed to the evolution of gaming in some way. Whether you're a nostalgic retro gamer or a cutting-edge modern gamer, there's sure to be a console on this list that you'll love.
The Top Ten
1 PlayStation 2 The PlayStation 2, or PS2, is a classic video game console released by Sony in 2000. It was one of the best-selling consoles of all time, with a vast library of games ranging from Grand Theft Auto to Final Fantasy. The PS2 also introduced the concept of the DualShock controller, which has become a standard in modern gaming.

The best controller ever! Nothing comes close except the PS1, but the added analog features of the PS2 put it way ahead. Then the selection of games is better than anything available today, plus the ability to play PS1 games. Yes the graphics are very dated but who cares when you have story and game play like Resident evil 4, all the Ape Escapes, GranTurismo 2 and 4, Shadow of the Collosus, FF7, 8, 9, 10, 12, and good ports of the earlier ones, Metal Gear Solid, Medals of Honor, etc etc, the list is almost endless. And back then the shooters had proper campaigns. Now you get 3 or 4 hours of campaign then expected to get your money worth by going online and exchanging homophobic slurs with camping 12 year olds. Can't be bothered wasting money on that.

The PS2 is amazing. It has changed gaming. This console lasted a long time. Most of our great games today wouldn't be here if it wasn't for PS2. The original Xbox didn't have anything worth playing. Just Halo. But the PS2 started great series like Jak and Dexter, God of War, and Grand Theft Auto. PS2 was beginning the era of more mature games. People were probably outgrowing Nintendo's child friendly games. Also, why is the wii so high up on the list?!?! That console sucked and had terrible games by third party developers. Wii is one of the worst consoles ever.

This console brought gaming to a whole new level. It was very simple, but both fun and elegant in its simplicity, which is an outstanding quality to have on a game console. Besides having great games, and an abundance of them, it was also the best selling console of all time, and had the longest life span of a console, it was in production from 2000 to 2013. This is the best console of all time and nothing will come close to it for a long time to come, if ever.

This is by far my favorite game system. It brought some of my favorite game series into play such as God of war, Devil May Cry, Kingdom Hearts, and started the voice acting for final fantasy. Not only that the graphics were great for there time and sometimes even now in special cutscenes. The only issue you could have is if you touch the disc scanner which is only in the slim console. Oh and did I mention it has guitar hero which I think if I recall original Xbox did not have.

2 Xbox 360 The Xbox 360 is a video game console developed by Microsoft and released in 2005. It features a sleek design and a wide range of games, including popular titles like Halo and Gears of War. The console also supports online multiplayer gaming and streaming services.

You are more connected to the games you play on it and the people you play with, it is like Facebook. Whereas the PlayStation 3/4 is like Twitter. PlayStation is more of just about the game and feels like there is no outside world connection. Xbox has way greater settings and services, including apps and member exclusives, and also PlayStation network is no longer free, therefore Xbox and PlayStation are both on an equal battle now. Xbox will always have the best controllers anyway.

This is the video game console from 2005 to 2013. Sure, I own a PS3, but that was a mistake. This year, I'm fixing that mistake. I may not be able to get an Xbox 360 for the new generation, but I can get an Xbox One. Just like Mountain Dew, every Xbox generation is the king of its category. I just don't understand how people can actually vote PlayStation over Xbox. "Duh, PlayStation has free online," Well, almost every PS3 fan, all good things come with a price. This is a list of some exclusive games.

Halo > Killzone
Gears of War > God of War
Fable > Uncharted
There's a reason all the Xbox 360 exclusives beat the Penis 3 ones.

This console owns by far. You don't understand how good it is until you get it. Everybody I've asked who has a wii but not an xbox 360 but has played it says wiis better. But wii is boring, its aimed at little kids rather than teens who like to shoot stuff. I have a playstation 3 too. I prefer the xbox pads to the ps3 pads simply because, the triggers are better for shooters.

Overall, wii good for kids, xbox good for teens in need of a great shooter, ps3 average on both... Xbox 360 wins!

I think it's a fact that 360 is better. Sony makes TVs. Microsoft makes computers. A game system is much closer to a computer, so Microsoft has much more knowledge. Xbox is newer, and took less time to become more popular. That tell you something? PS3 all ways talks about exclusives. Uncharted, good for you. Great. Uncharted was really good. The Last of Us? Great. Again, good for you. You got two games. We got Halo, Fable, Crackdown, Gears Of War, and Forza. I think we win in terms of exclusives. Better Anti-virus system... think about that. In what way does that make it better? Anonymous didn't hack PS3 because they chose to hack PS3, they did it because they COULDN'T hack Xbox. Its too secure. I think if PS3 had a better Anti-virus they wouldn't get hacked as much. Xbox controllers are more comfortable than a PS3 controller. Xbox is more expensive, yes, but only because it takes them more to make it. If it takes Microsoft $10 to make an Xbox, and they sell it for $100, they only ...more

3 PlayStation 3 The PlayStation 3, or PS3, is a home video game console developed by Sony and released in 2006. It features a powerful processor and graphics card, allowing for stunning visuals in games like Uncharted and The Last of Us. The console also supports online gaming and media streaming services like Netflix.

Why I like the playstation 3 is that it has way better exclusives than the Xbox 360 like Little Big Planet, God of War, and the never forgetful UNCHARTED 2 AND 3! To say the truth, I don't have any of the consoles except the wii but I have seen lots of people play the xbox and ps3. Even if the control stick in the controller is not very good compared to the xbox, it is a much better way to save your money. I already have a blu-ray player so I don't mind about that. Finally, the PS3 is much much more reliable as it hasn't had many breakdowns as much as the Xbox! Waiting to here from the PS4! Long live Playstation! Long live Sony!

PlayStation is 1,000,000 times better than Xbox. PlayStation has better exclusives, The Last of Us, Uncharted, Gran Turismo, Resistance, Infamous and so much more. I think Halo is way too overrated. There are three ways to turn on a PS3. Pushing the power button on the PS3, pushing the Home button on the controller, pressing the eject button on the PS3 and inserting a disc. But there's only one way for the Xbox 360. Pushing the huge fat button on the Xbox 360. PS3 has better online and you don't have to pay for it unlike Xbox. There's way more trollers and disrespectful players on Xbox live. On PS3, there are way more respectful players. It makes me sad seeing so much Xbox fans because there are not good enough reasons to like Xbox better than PlayStation. All of the PlayStation consoles were good but only the 360 was good out of the Xbox consoles. The Xbox one is trying too hard to be good. For example, Xbox one can measure your heart rate, why would you even want that? It's just ...more

Okay first of all, I have an xbox and ps3 and I honestly love them both. They seem to be the same thing. And the ps3 engine is quite better then the xbox. PS3 is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment and the successor to the PlayStation 2 better than xbox as part of the PlayStation series. The PlayStation 3 competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. It was first released on November 11, 2006, in Japan, with international markets following shortly thereafter.
Major features of the console include its unified online gaming service, the PlayStation Network, its multimedia capabilities, connectivity with the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita, and its use of the Blu-ray Disc as its primary storage medium.

I know that sony is a good company, their items don't break easily so yeah. But Microsoft is a good company too. The bad thing about xbox's are that you have to buy ...more

I love both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox equally, but in the end I had to go with PlayStation because the first console I played was a PlayStation. It also has Metal Gear Solid. And by the way Halo is not overrated it provides endless hours of gameplay and people don't camp in halo. But I would still by an Xbox over PlayStation because it's more user friendly. But in the end I go for PlayStation because it has many great exclusives and it's free to play online

4 Nintendo 64 The Nintendo 64, or N64, is a retro console released by Nintendo in 1996. It was the first console to feature 3D graphics and introduced iconic games like Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The N64 also introduced the analog stick, which has become a standard in modern gaming.

I don't have the nostalgia for the N64 that many others do because I didn't grow up with it. However, I really respect it and how revolutionary it was. It brought 64-bit gaming to the table and 3D games were created. This system produced the most iconic games that everyone talks about today: Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Donkey Kong 64, Star Fox 64, and more. Other games on this system are great too and are either some of my favorites or at least are recognized as good games, like Paper Mario, Mario Kart 64, Mario Party 1-3, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Banjo-Kazooie, Diddy Kong Racing, Super Smash Bros., Bomberman 64, Pokemon Snap, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and more. The controller was pretty good, the cartridges were good, and it was not only a fantastic system but revolutionized gaming as we know it. Overall, this was one of the best consoles ever, although I may like the GameCube a little better (please don't hate me, we are all entitled to our ...more

Even with its small library of game N64 is the best console of all time. It was powerful, innovative, and boasts a very high quality to quantity ratio. Some of the best games of all time are on N64 such as both Zelda Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, Star Fox 64, and Conker's Bad Fur Day. I could list a good 100 games that I consider to be amazing. And considering there were only 296 USA-released N64 games, that's over a third of the entire library. The controller was also very unique although the control stick broke quite easily. Overall it was quality over quantity when it came to this masterpiece of a system, and because of high production costs this system never achieved the acclaim it deserved, but it still has a huge cult following for its amazing games you couldn't find anywhere else.

The 4 player split screen made it the very best multiplayer console ever created. With no need for memory cards, ultra-fast loading times, the first analogue joy-stick controller, the first rumble device for a controller and a catalogue of great games, this console is an easy pick for me. By today's standards this console shows it's limitations, however my dusty N64 still works just fine, and I would much rather plug in Goldeneye and play with my mates than a random stranger over the internet as is the current trend for consoles. What happened to 4-player split screen!?!

Id have to go with nintendo 64 just for the sake of pure nostalgia! The games were so imaginative and unique! You had banjo kazooie, ocarina of time, super smash bros, super mario 64, goldeneye 007, mario party, mario kart 64! This was back in the time where people would play together and not be all separated through online gaming! I remember how my mother, father, sister, and I would all get together in the living room and play mario kart 64 together! I remember how me and my sister would play all night through midnight on mario party! Exploring banjo kazzoie's landscapes was so magical to me! So many great and imaginative games! First time 3d truly kicked off for me! Everything felt fresh, new, and exciting! N64 wins just for the sake of pure nostalgia, imagination, and wonder!

5 Nintendo Wii The Nintendo Wii is a unique console released by Nintendo in 2006. It introduced motion-controlled gaming with its signature Wii Remote controller, allowing players to swing a virtual tennis racket or bowl a virtual ball. The Wii also features classic Nintendo franchises like Super Mario and Legend of Zelda.

This Consoles has a ton of classics you can find nowhere else, Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3, Super Smash bros. Brawl, Mario Kart wii, donkey kong country returns, New super Mario bros wii, No More Heroes 1 and 2, and 2 of the greatest games of all time, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and The Legend of Zelda Skyward sword. It Popularized the motion controls while delivering Classic titles. It may not have the online or graphics of the PS3 or 360, but this Console Provides some of the best games you will ever play and provides ours of fun for both hardcore and casual gamers

While people may criticize this for being too casuals and having "painful" motion controls, they are just being either too stupid or too lazy. With some of the greatest games we've ever seen in the seventh generation like Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel, Legend of Zeda: Twilight Princess (and skyward sword, of course), Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and the underrated Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, this is one of the greatest (if not the greatest) consoles of all time. It outsold its rivals by far (nearly 20 million), and also holds the best-seeling game on a single console, the most revolutionary sports game of all time, with sales nearing the HARDWARE sales of the 360 and ps3, Wii Sports. The Wii is the best console I've ever played on. Period.

The Wii is a game console like no other. Sure there was tons and tons of shovel ware, sure the graphics were the worst out of all of it's competition. But if you just want to play some fantastic games, look no further than the Wii. Not only did the Wii have great games, but it could also play every Gamecube game. (Well except for Dance Dance Mario Mix, but why would you ever want to play that game? ) It also had Virtual Console, so you could play NES, SNES, N64, Arcade, Genesis, Master System, PC Engine, Neo Geo, And even Commodore 64! The Wii is fantastic and is heavily underrated.

OH MY GOSH I'm SICK OF PEOPLE SAYING Nintendo WENT DOWNHILL WITH THE 64! Sure, third party support started favoring the more powerful PlayStation, but first party, aka games that are actually Nintendo, never wavered. Ocarina of time is currently the second most critically acclaimed game of all time, only narrowly beaten out by super Mario galaxy. Look it up on gamerankings if you don't believe me. The Wii is the best because 1: The name is not stupid, although Revolution would have been a better name, and 2: it had such awesome games. Super Smash bros Brawl, the best Zelda game, Twilight Princess, and my favorite games, Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Nintendo is declining in popularity for no reason but you no what the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (not put together) only sold 80 percent as well as the Wii! So yeah SUCK IT Nintendo HATERS!

6 Nintendo GameCube The Nintendo GameCube is a classic console released by Nintendo in 2001. It features a unique cube-shaped design and a library of games ranging from Super Smash Bros. Melee to The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. The GameCube also introduced the concept of mini-discs, which were smaller than traditional CDs and allowed for unique game experiences.

Certainly the greatest console, withTHE BEST controller. It features many great games: Super Mario Sunshine (Not as bad as everyone says) Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (My favorite RPG EVER better than Symphonia, Pokemon, and even Skyrim) Super Smash Bros. Melee (Best fighting game, makes Mortal Kombat look like a joke) Wind Waker and Twilight Princess (Two of the best adventure games) and Metroid Prime (Its amazing control scheme makes it, please don't kill me, better than Call of Duty. ) I also have a Wii, (It's not as bad as you think, you just need some good games) and a PS3. Most of my friends have an X-box 360, which I absolutely hats.

Gamecube, has very popular games like, melee, zelda, mario party 4 to 7, sunshine, animal crossing, hit and run, and finally, THE TEEN TITANS, just kidding, mario baseball. Anyway gamecube brings back a lot of childhood memories. Mainly Mario, Link, Sonic, my point is the fact this gives adults and kids to go back to some of the BEST games from your parents' childhood. I've been trying the emulator so I can go back to the old games and enjoy them. Final note: GAMECUBE also I'm your local nintendo fanboy.

This is seriously one of the greatest systems to ever be invented. It was the console that got me into Nintendo. The controls were amazing. It had so many great games. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, Super Smash Bros Melee, Pokémon : Gale of Darkness, and Luigi's Mansion to name a few. I play Super Smash Bros Brawl with its controller whenever possible. This system was better than anything Sony and Microsoft could ever throw out there, hands down. It has grown old, but it will forever be my favorite console. Nintendo Gamecube forever!

The Gamecube has probably the largest collection of unique, interesting, and just fun-filled games of any console, like Luigi's Mansion, Super Mario Sunshine, and LoZ: Wind Waker. The controller is made very well. It feels comfortable and the way to hold it is intuitive, especially compared to the controller of its predecessor, the N64. The Z-button takes advantage of your right index finger, which allows for interesting controls and helps you make less mistakes because it lessens the amount of you have to do with your thumb, which is a big problem with a lot of consoles. The removable memory card is very useful for many reasons. If your Gamecube were to break, you won't lose all your saved games because you can just take out the memory card and put it in a new Gamecube (as long the problem didn't mess up the memory card or make it so you can't remove it for some reason). You can bring it to a friend's house, so you can play the games with him/her/them and bring all your progress in ...more

7 Super Nintendo The Super Nintendo, or SNES, is a classic console released by Nintendo in 1990. It features a vast library of classic games, including Super Mario World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The SNES also introduced the concept of shoulder buttons, which has become a standard in modern gaming.

It's true that compared to today's consoles, it's not something attractive. But we have acknowledge how groundbreaking it was. Many of best entry of fan-favourite franchises were made for it.

SNES... really the system people think about when you meantion "Nintendo." And it isn't hard to see why. Its incredible yet simple design gives it an elegant yet powerful appearance. The Super Nintendo truly screams "play me." You always hear of these "Ps3" and "Xbox360" consoles breaking... "oh the eye quit reading the disc." The shell of the SNES could rot off and it would still work perfectly. People these days just don't get it... the beauty of simplicity. I love 16 bit systems and cartridge games... might not be the most advanced but I'll have mine for another 20 years. See if a Ps3 will last 5.

The NES should be number one considering the impact it had on video games, but I would have to go with the SNES on this one because of the awesome games. I usually judge consoles by the quality of their games. No decent games=no decent console. The games for the SNES where the pinnacles of their franchise when they came out. Zelda, metroid, Castlevania, Megaman, Mario, and many other franchises saved some of their finest games for this console.

I'm guessing the N64's higher ranking than the SNES is something to do with the age demographics of this site. The N64 wasn't a bad system, but it was easily one of the worst main consoles in the Nintendo lineup. NES, SNES and Gamecube all trounce it. That said, I can see people voting for nostalgia. For my money, why not have both nostalgia and quality? SNES was consistently fun, still retains a timeless quality, and has more of the best games of all time in its library than any other Nintendo system.

8 PlayStation 1 The PlayStation 1, or PS1, is a classic console released by Sony in 1994. It introduced iconic games like Final Fantasy VII and Metal Gear Solid and had a library of over 7,000 games. The PS1 also introduced the concept of using CDs as game media, which has become a standard in modern gaming.

Metal Gear Solid , resident evil 2 , Final Fantasy, Gran turismo,Dino Crisis and Psone the slim version is the best looking slim onsole ever.

Maybe not my favorite of all time, but certainly one of the most important and inspirational success stories. A console to take on Nintendo and Sega, in which nothing came close to succeeding. Selling over 102 million consoles, with the great Nintendo 64 only selling about 33 million, and nearly killing Sega, the original PlayStation was a god. Producing the Dualshock controller, one of the best controllers made at the time, and coming out with hundreds of great games. The Nintendo 64 had a great lineup of games and so did the Saturn, but the PlayStation had a gigantic smorgasbord of great titles. Metal Gear Solid, the Crash series, Gran Turismo 1-2, ridiculously many RPG's, Final Fantasy VII, VIII, and IX, Castlevania SoTN, Resident Evil 1-3, Chrono Cross, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Spyro series, Tekken series, Ridge Racer series, and tons of others. Also, even today, people are finding tons of gems including Klonoa, Vagrant Story, Threads of Fate, Wild 9, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, ...more

First of all, I like the N64 more than the PSone. But this isn't a list about favorite consoles, its about the best and most important consoles. The PS1 was singlehandedly responsible for the switch from cartridge-based to disc-based gaming. The PlayStation also created, revolutionized, and reimagined many genres and franchises, such as Gran Turismo, Metal Gear Solid, Tomb Raider, Spyro, and Final Fantasy. Most important though, is that the PSone changed the culture of video games. Previously, video games had been a small niche market, where the average customers were kids and a few adolescents in America, Europe, and Japan. The PlayStation was sucessful enough and had enough high-quality mature titles that it made videogaming a hobby to people of all ages, nation, and backgrounds.

Easily the best console of all time. Every major developer was on fire! Capcom, Konami, Square, Enix...all those companies linked to Nintendo abandoned ship in order to deliver their best. Those who say N64 is better are NOT Nintendo fans, maybe they like Rare too much, I don't know. But if you like the classics of old, on PS1 you have Castlevania SOTN, three GREAT Final Fantasy games, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Suikoden, Vagrant Story, Silent Hill...a beast! How can anyone prefer N64? This is the true follow-up to the NES and SNES.

9 Nintendo Entertainment System The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, is a classic console released by Nintendo in 1985. It introduced iconic games like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda and had a library of over 700 games. The NES also introduced the concept of the directional pad, which has become a standard in modern gaming.

The best ever! gaming is not about graphics ,is about fun! Punch out , Mario Bros , Zelda Double Dragon, Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden etc, etc...

What in the world?! How is this not #1, after you do some history, you'll regret placing the NES at number 6, Nintendo (and probably Sega) revitalized the gaming market after the game crash of 1983-84, and the games that were released on the NES were amazing, you'll find big ass classics released for the console. Considering that the NES revived the game market, the new consoles today and the past were all thanks to Nintendo.

Plasticstation 3 sucks. Has little to no variety.

NES is an absolute classic, number 1.

Introduced many of the classic characters we know today, like mario, link, and many others.

Like another comment said, it saved the video game industry.

All of the game systems above nes (yes, pc doesn't count) could not exist without the nintendo entertainment system.

So shut up, sony and microsoft! You go back to what you are good at, and nintendo will continue to carry along the industry.

I picked this because it's not that I am a Nintendo nostalgia nor a Nintendo fan but it's because this console is VERY innovative.

Without this console, there'll be no other consoles.
Without this console, there'll be no SNES no N64
Without this console, there's no PlayStation. If you didn't know, the purpose of PlayStation was a CD-ROM for SNES. But, Nintendo stuck to Philipps. Without Nintendo negotiating Sony, there's no PlayStation.

Seriously, this is the console where it all started. This is the console that gives other companies the idea to improve on what video game console we should have on future generations.

Thank you Nintendo, thank you...

10 PlayStation 4 The PlayStation 4, or PS4, is a popular video game console released by Sony in 2013. It features a powerful processor and graphics card, allowing for stunning visuals in games like Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War. The console also supports online gaming and media streaming services like Spotify.

For me, most of unforgettable console exclusive games ever, great controller, terrific new features after PS3. Only store may be better.

It's a great system, with a decent game library, a massively improved controller, impressive game graphics, all that good stuff. It's a damn shame that you now have to pay to go online and access many of the features that the new games have, plus, now you have to come over to the actual system to turn it on, not good at all. Sony is really starting to turn PlayStation into their very own Xbox.

Ps4... AWESOMENESS. I have had it for a year now and it has way better graphics than the ps3 and 360. It a lot of space to. Also it has faster load times to. Never freezes on me and you can be playing a game pause it go to netflix or something, comeback and its just as you left and you don't even have to leave the game. And then there's share play... you can play games with your friends even if you don't have the game, that's pretty awesome.

It's games have the best graphics than any other console is not true, Xbox one is getting better hardware to beat it. Also PlayStation's price's are more higher than Xbox one
S, bet you never saw that coming sony. A deal for 3 games and a kinnect with Xbox one 500 dollars, 2 games with ps4 and 30 day membership 500 dollars. Xbox one has better deals and better prices. Better exclusives on Xbox one... Forza 5, ryse, sunset overdrive, halo, possible gears of war and many other awesome exclusives and all ps4 has to offer is well a remade game with better graphics... Xbox one is better in so many ways. The only reason like ps4 is because most of the world payed 500 for a system that was lied about and that wasn't the best system. Xbox one now wins the console war, some people are just to silly to notice that

The Contenders
11 Nintendo 3DS The Nintendo 3DS is a portable console released by Nintendo in 2011. It features a 3D screen and a library of games ranging from Pokemon to Fire Emblem. The 3DS also supports online gaming and media streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.

The Nintendo 3DS changed the way games are played, and I believe it will continue doing so for days to come. It also has (and still has) spectacular games suitable for all ages, plus the controls are comfortable and easy to use. There are no greater words than "Revolutionary" when describing this amazing work of art.

The 3DS may be my favourite console of all time. So many of my favourite games ever are on the 3DS — Animal Crossing New Leaf, A Link Between Worlds, Rune Factory 4, Kirby Triple Deluxe, Pokemon Moon, Mario Kart 7, Sonic Lost World, the list goes on and on.

Also, the 3DS has themed backgrounds you can get for the home screen that not only look cool but also play game music on loop. Take that, Switch.

It has really good controls and a huge library of great games, this is NOT a miss! And I love how it's only yours, not anyone else's, you can do all of the things you want on your 3DS, not need to worry about someone else deleting my cool Animal Crossing photos!

I've had my Nintendo 3DS for about 3-4 years. I still use it, and I always have. I prefer all Nintendo consoles/games over all others. I also have a Wii, but my 3DS tops the best. It has a wide variety of games, and it is easily portable to play on the go.

12 Nintendo DS The Nintendo DS is a portable console released by Nintendo in 2004. It features a unique dual-screen design and a library of games ranging from Brain Age to Mario Kart DS. The DS also introduced the concept of touch-screen gaming, which has become a standard in modern portable gaming.

How is this not in the top 5? I had this when I was younger and it was what made me interested in video games in the first place! It's graphics were good at the time, it had some great games like Pokemon: Black&White and New Super Mario Bros., and a ton of other Pokemon games, and it was the first good handheld device! The design was good good and it had a working mic. It was the first handheld game to let you talk to other people in a close radius. This should be number 4, 3, or 2. The playstation is the only other console better than this.

Worth mentioning, A handheld console, it has fun games (the brain games series where and are still unique, creative, and fun learning).
It also had some of the best Castlevania titles out there, a true masterpiece free of "gimmicks" such as the 3DS, in a era where it was more important to make the games good, than making them graphically superior or give in to said gimmicks. Contra 4 was fantastic and that is only the tip of the iceberg, this console is not the best, but certainly one of the very best ones.

It was a toss up between SNES and DS but DS won for its portability. Really solid game library. Not a lot of remakes (too many was GBA's downfall I think) and just an overall spectacular gaming system!

My ultimate favorite. I spent hundreds os hours of my life playing on my Nintendo Ds and whenever my school went on field trips, like, EVERYBODY had a DS and Mario kart, so it was never boring.

13 Xbox One The Xbox One is a popular video game console released by Microsoft in 2013. It features a sleek design and a library of games ranging from Halo to Forza. The console also supports online gaming and media streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Does not deserve as much hate as it is getting. Definitely a great system, none the less brilliant than it's predecessor, the Xbox 360. The graphics on this system are simply beautiful. It's not a system where you buy ten games in one day. You want to take your time to thoroughly enjoy one game on it, before buying or playing the next. Titanfall was brilliant. Although it lacked a story and extra game modes (such as Call of Duty's zombies and special ops) the graphics were amazing, and the game itself was fun. A good way to kill time. My personal favorite on the console was Dead Rising 3 (an exclusive to the system until the steam release was announced much after the Xbox One release). This game was just brilliant. I could play it for hours just slaying the undead. I loved it, and cannot wait for the Grand Theft Auto V Xbox One edition and am also very excited about Battlefront, and I hope to own Thief one of these days as well.

I'll admit that back in 2013, I wasn't very fond of the console itself. Now, it's one of those consoles that seems to grow on me, largely thanks to the release of the Xbox One X.

This is certainly the most powerful console of the generation. While it has much less exclusives (Nintendo and Sony have way more), it does run in 4K and it is capable of playing Ultra-HD Blu-ray discs (which might be the selling point - I remember watching Avengers: Infinity War on that console).

The controller also as a pretty good grip as well and it feels natural.

It's proven to be an impressive console for the time being. While I see myself playing the Nintendo Switch more (mainly since it's easier to pick up and play), there's no denying that the Xbox One (well, later versions) is indeed a beast.

What is it? Why are you rating the Xbox ONE Day One Edition, the best gaming console ever created, 27th? The Xbox ONE Day One Edition defeats the PS4 like nothing ever before! The PS4 stands like nothing to the PS4! I am recommending the Xbox ONE Day One Edition more than anyone is for any console on this planet. Please drop the PS4 and vote for the Xbox ONE Day One Edition on every single voting website including this one. I am sorry PlayStation 3 but the Xbox ONE Day One Edition just soars ahead in every aspect- number 1 Spot!

P.S. I am referring to the Xbox ONE as the Xbox ONE Day One Edition as after all at the end of the day the Xbox ONE Day One Edition IS BETTER than the Xbox ONE (Standard Edition).

This console now has backwards compatibility and is still adding more games.
The new Xbox One S is 40% smaller then the previous Xbox One and is also faster.
The Xbox One has many more exclusive games then the PS4 for example
Forza Horizon 3. They have also lowered the price so it is more affordable now to buy a Xbox one. The Xbox 360 may have a history but is no match to the Xbox One. The Xbox One is faster, more reliable, has new games, has older games, backwards compatibility, smaller and much funner then the Xbox 360.
I strongly believe that the Xbox One is the clear winner

14 Sega Dreamcast The Sega Dreamcast is a classic console released by Sega in 1998. It introduced iconic games like Sonic Adventure and Shenmue and had a library of over 600 games. The Dreamcast also introduced the concept of online gaming, allowing players to connect to the internet and play games like Phantasy Star Online.

See, I was one of those kids who had a Dreamcast instead of a PS2. And, despite it dying young, it is my favorite game console. The console was made when Sega was really desperate and failing after the Sega Saturn. This led to the creation of one of the most creative game consoles ever made, and one of the best game line ups. The games that were on the system were unique, and on occasion, beyond weird. Examples are Crazy Taxi, Space Channel 5, and Seaman. The controller is one of the most unique and most comfortable ever made. VMU baby! Just in general, unique is the best word to describe this console is unique.

The Dreamcast was the last true "gaming" console. In a generation when consoles were slowly starting to shift into becoming more of an all around entertainment machine that could also play games (further amplified with the next generation), the Dreamcast was all about the games and nothing more. Despite its rather short lifespan (1998-2001), the library of games that came out still rank amongst some of the best the gaming industry has seen. There's a game for just about any genre you can think of, and a game for just about any genre that's worth playing. It was also one of the first consoles to bring online gaming to the masses, helping to kickstart a new wave of gaming for many with the consoles that came after it. Featuring a unique "VMU" (a memory card with a screen and buttons, making it its own handheld gaming device), a plethora of interesting peripherals, and a dominant focus on its gaming library, it truly was a swansong for Sega, letting them go out of the hardware business ...more

I grew up with amazing consoles like Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64, but this one by far is my favorite. The first game console to have online access, too. Even if I was never able to experience the online thing, I loved playing games like Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Crazy Taxi, and much more. I can't believe this one isn't at least in the top ten, just replace the XBOX 360 with this hunk of gold. Kids today will never know how amazing this console is.

I hate people saying, "Dreamcast sucks." Cause it's just made by Sega. Basically when I tell it to my family or some of the people online. Ok the controller is strange yes. But, the variety of fun games on this system is amazing! Sega did perfect with the sega genesis. Sega did alright with the sega cd. Sega did also an alright job on the game gear. Sega did terrible at the 32X. Sega Saturn...well I don't know. Sega made the dreamcast and did better than the genesis.

15 Nintendo Switch The Nintendo Switch is a popular console released by Nintendo in 2017. It features a unique hybrid design, allowing players to play games on both a TV and a handheld device. The Switch has a wide range of games, including popular titles like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

My favorite console of all time, put this higher! The joy-cons were an amazing idea that combined with the dock, offered 3 play styles! Handheld, TV, and tabletop to mix the 2 together. And the games. THE GAMES! so many awesome exclusives on here, you could go for hours playing games and never get bored. I absolutely love this console, it's beautiful, it's a good price, and it's just plain poggers

This may be my favourite console out of the three. It can be played anytime, anywhere and with anyone, though there are a couple of problems that I hope are improved. I'm really hoping that the Switch Pro has many features, including these. It should at maximum have to have 8K quality, long battery life, bright screen, high colour, backwards compatibility, big screen, flap to cover the screen, a second screen, sound and camera. I hope that it has things like Disney+, Netflix, Spotify and Youtube. Right now it is a cool console but it doesn't seem to be as cool as the PS4 or Xbox One so Nintendo better improves it to really be as powerful as them two.

This is another example of Nintendo being ahead of the game. This console has not been out long enough to really solidify its position among some of the greatest game consoles ever, but it really is revolutionary, being both a handheld and home console, utilizing motion controls, and allowing you to use many different control methods without buying other controllers. I think the Switch will eventually be looked at as an amazing console.

I love Odyssey. I love 8 Deluxe. I love Xenoblade 2. I love Mania. I love Pokken. I love Splatoon 2. Yes, I'm being simple. I'm not going to write full reviews for these, will I? Oh, what's that? I should be talking about the hardware? The Switch is portable. Oh, you mean console specs. It can run the majority of 3rd party games can run on this, so it doesn't matter. No, it doesn't have Call of Duty, it doesn't need it. It has solid exclusives, and at the end of the day, isn't that all that matters?

16 Sega Genesis The Sega Genesis, or Mega Drive, is a classic console released by Sega in 1988. It introduced iconic games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Phantasy Star and had a library of over 900 games. The Genesis also introduced the concept of blast processing, which was used to make games run faster and look smoother.

The Sega Genesis was mostly superior to the SNES, in my opinion. Sonic the Hedgehog, Toejam and Earl, Streets of Rage, and Road Rash were just a fraction of the awesome games released for Sega's 16-bit, blast-processing phenomenon. Aside from the graphics, sound, and controller, I prefer the Sega Genesis over the Super Nintendo. Damn right Genesis does what Nintendon't!

Handhelds are not consoles & shouldn't be on the list. The Genesis, despite ironically not being even close to SEGAs first console, put their name on the map & established them as an actual threat to Nintendo, the then giant. Not a bad console at all, but I like Super Nintendo more.

Simply the best gaming console ever. Simplicity is the key! Simple controls but great gameplay on lots of games.

I'll never forget (and still play) classics like the Sonic series, Streets of Rage 2 3, Story of Thor, Wonderboy in Monsterworld, Soleil, Landstalker, Comix Zone... And the list goes on and on. Number 1 for sure!

The Sega Genesis is the greatest Sega console ever (behind the Dreamcast). It had one of the greatest video games ever, Sonic the Hedgehog. Don't forget about the others great games. Also, Sega was so hardcore that they made Mortal Kombat uncensored, and that "Sega does what Nintendon't"

17 Game Boy Advance The Game Boy Advance, or GBA, is a classic portable console released by Nintendo in 2001. It had a library of over 1,000 games, including iconic titles like Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen. The GBA also introduced the concept of backlit screens, making it easier to play games in low-light conditions.

While it probably doesn't deserve a spot in the top five, it is pretty much the best early handheld gaming console. It gives you access to all 3 generations of GameBoy games, it's packed with portable versions of Super Nintendo games, and it has an epic array of multiplayer options, such as Four Swords and Advance Wars. This console deserves your vote.

It was my first console I still have and second overall. My original was a gba but I gave it to my cousins. I love how you can play original gameboy games on it. Pokemon red!

My fondest memories are of the game boy advance and I spent hours playing this and couldn't put it down when I first got it such a brilliant console.

My first console so many fond memories playing gems like Donkey Kong Country and Mario Kart: Super Circuit. Holds a special place in my heart.

18 Xbox The Xbox is a classic console released by Microsoft in 2001. It introduced iconic games like Halo: Combat Evolved and had a library of over 1,000 games. The Xbox also introduced the concept of online gaming, allowing players to connect to the internet and play games like Halo 2.

Um Xbox was the starter for the halo series and it started the Xbox 360 witch is by far the best and most competitive online play in history of the damn world. Xbox and Xbox 360 should really get a lot more credit. Although the PlayStation was a very good system and so was Xbox, Xbox is way better.

I loved it when I got a chance to play it. However, after the dreamcast, I got this and after a short time, I sold it for a PC. It was great, had a cool startup screen. But all of the games that made this thing good, were a bunch of inferior PC ports. Halo, Doom 3, Splinter Cell, Knights of the old republic were available on PC, and looked a lot better. Xbox live was ok, but once steam came out, there's no reason to have an Xbox, or X360. Steam is so much better than Xbox live, and steam is free. STEAM is the best online service to date

Why is the Xbox so underappreciated? It is by far my favorite console! No need for memory cards like Ps2 & Gamecube. It had the first successful online gaming. And it had the best graphics. So why no love? It was so far ahead of its time. And there is a ton of hidden gems on this console!

Should be higher than Xbox one and PS4. It's a lot more powerful than the PS2, and has better games like Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and has a much better controller. It also had Xbox Live before the whiny 7 year olds took over online gaming.

19 Game Boy The Game Boy is a classic portable console released by Nintendo in 1989. It had a library of over 700 games, including iconic titles like Tetris and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. The Game Boy also introduced the concept of portable gaming, allowing players to take their favorite games on the go.

Great handheld. Unfortunately it has one of the most crappy LCD screen I have ever seen.

This is the original of gaming. Brings back so many memories!

I can already here the Pokemon theme in my head!

Brought portable gaming to the masses.

20 PlayStation Portable The PlayStation Portable, or PSP, is a portable console released by Sony in 2004. It features a sleek design and a library of games ranging from God of War to Patapon. The PSP also introduced the concept of UMDs, which were used to store game data and movies.

This is totally is probably the 3rd best or even second best AT LEAST because guys come on the wii is horrible! And the nintendo 64 for is so OLD and boring. Which no one has. Plus, the Psp is a great handheld with very inexpensive games in Eb games. Which are still REALLY good. Like Rachet and clank : size matters. Also, PSP includes violent and Non violent gamings. So almost any age can play it. And lets face it, I bought a PSP for only $160, which included a memory stick for 8gb and 2 games!

My bro wanted a wii so bad and when he got it, he hated it for all the glitches and bad quality. SO great job SONY on this console, I truly support your work on this one! Also Sony has great graphics also well maintained on the PSP!

Small and portable. Easy to use. Has great graphics for a portable device and can ply music and whatch videos. Also you can go online and do almost anything. Why get a Nintendo ds with some fancy touch screen and stupid graphics when you could have a bigger screen with better graphics. Better internet experiences and play loads of amazing games. Has to be THE best console around and its portable.

Just found my old PSP hidden away a few weeks ago. I booted it up and started Crisis Core, believe me, the graphics are really amazing. Not just the graphics, the games are fun. Persona 3 Portable, Crisis Core. Heck, I even played Spongebob. They're all fun, even has an MP3 player.

Psp is great and can emulate several of these systems. Greatest system ever! If you love retro gaming and if you like modern games they have that to and portable to.

21 Atari 2600 The Atari 2600 is a classic console released in 1977. It was one of the first consoles to gain widespread popularity and featured iconic games like Space Invaders and Pitfall!. The 2600 also introduced the concept of using cartridges for game media, which has become a standard in modern gaming.

It may be awful now, but you must respect it created all the games above this. Playstation 2 is so overrated, I can't even remember anything original about it. When this came out, a lot of people had one, and now there's a handheld that I play now. NES may have saved the gaming industry, but without this, video games would barley be a thing.

Before we had the NES, but after we had the VCS and around the time we had VHS, we had the VES, Atari's first and best console. They left Magnavox in the dust and dominated the console market until Nintendo interfered. Who can forget such classic '70s and '80s games as Space Invaders, Centipede, and the ever-popular Pong? Though there is almost no music and the graphics are hard to make out, the 2600 gives us a pleasant gaming atmosphere. Who wouldn't want to play a relaxing 2600 game at night, with nothing but the sounds of 2-bit sound effects and the sights of monochromatic figurines? Best of all, true to the '70s, the cartridges never break. Remember E.T.? They finally proved that myth true and located and dug them all up two years ago. Still working.

One of the classics. We had many awesome games like Space Invaders, Pitfall, Pitfall 2 and -insert ironic joke here-. It's awesome for it's time (like 1977 or something).

Atari is all of video game's origins. It has fantastic games. Pitfall is one of the best games ever! I DEMAND that this is moved up.

22 Sega Saturn The Sega Saturn is a retro console released by Sega in 1994. It featured a range of classic games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Virtua Fighter. The Saturn also introduced the concept of 3D gaming and had a variety of peripherals, including the NetLink modem for online gaming.

While it failed and removed Sega from the console market, some games are so cool like NiGHTS into Dreams.

Saturn has an extensive arcade game library. One of the best shoot em up catalogues alongside the PC Engine / Turbografx 16.

Even through Saturn failed, some people still love it. It could be saved by Sonic X-Treme, but they cancelled this game, so there wasn't 3D Sonic Game (exception of Sonic R). But we had games that we loved.

More like sega satan... hate that console!

23 PlayStation Vita The PlayStation Vita, or PS Vita, is a handheld console released by Sony in 2011. It features a high-resolution screen and dual analog sticks for precise controls. The Vita has a range of games, including popular titles like Persona 4 Golden and Tearaway. It also supports remote play with the PlayStation 4.

I got my vita, April, 30, 2014. And I been playing it ever since. I like Call of Duty Declassified and FIFA 14 the best. Please be sure to get the PlayStation Vita it's a awesome gaming system. Heres some suggestions for games. Modnation, Call of Duty Black Ops Declassified, Injustice Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition, PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale, Batam Arkham Origins Blackgate, Lego Marvel, Lego Chima, Lego Movie, Rayman Legends and Origins, Sly Cooper Thieves in Time and Collection, FIFA 11 and 12 and 13 and 14, MLB 11 and 12 and 13 and 14 The Show, Angry Birds, Smart As... , Little Deviants, God of War, Assasins Creed 1 and 2 and 3 Liberation, Resistence Burning Skies. Please tell me if I mist any games, hope this list of games help.

No other console is better than this. It's the best. It's so awesome to use it. Whenever any person starts using it he'll get addicted to it. The games are much awesome than any other gaming console. With the help of this thing people can meet new friends.

It's a shame that SONY decided to shutdown the Vita in America, there's even new game still coming out for the console.
How I'm gonna find a new one when the battery of mine will die out completely?
It already became so hard to find one in good condition these days.

People who were disappointed in the Vita expected it to be a sequel to the PS3 instead of the PSP. The Vita expanded on what made the psp great (mostly rpgs) and continued to bring solid titles. Sony did drop the ball with first party efforts and the PSTV probably shouldn't have been a thing, but I still love my Vita.

24 Magnavox Odyssey The Magnavox Odyssey is a retro console released in 1972. It was the first home video game console and featured games like Table Tennis and Ski. The Odyssey used plastic overlays on the TV screen to create different game worlds, allowing for a unique gaming experience.

It actually isn't really that good anymore and it only has about 12 games, but it was the first home console, so it deserves a spot on this list!

Not terribly fun, but it should at least be recognized for what it is: the speak that started the fire we now know as home video games.

Brown box was the first, idiots.

The one who started all the market, presenting Magnavox Odyssey the pioneer of video game consoles

25 PlayStation 5 The PlayStation 5, or PS5, is a modern console released by Sony in 2020. It features cutting-edge hardware, including a powerful processor and lightning-fast SSD, allowing for stunning visuals and fast loading times in games like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Demon's Souls. The PS5 also supports backward compatibility with many PS4 games.

Needs to be in the top 10. This console is amazing

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