Most Overrated Gaming Consoles


The Top Ten

1 Xbox 360

PS3 and Wii are better in my opinion - BritishGoat

It's XBOX, do you really expect it to be good?

You need to pay for an online multiplayer service, the controller is downright huge and clumsy with the battery pack on the back, no Internet browser, older models need adapter for wireless Internet, fan base is mostly prepubescent boys, uses DVD/HD-DVD, which means smaller games, technical problems, such as the Red Ring of Death, and the disk scratching issue, hardware is inferior to the PS3 hardware, doesn't come with charging mechanism for controller, nor does it come with a cord to connect to the console and/or PC.

You have to PAY for online, the graphics aren't as good as everybody says they are, all the xbox gamers say xbox is amazing and ps3's rubbish- why? The xbox isn't exactly complete crap, (I am a ps3 gamer) but it's no where near as good as it's built up to be. Oh, and Playstation on this list? THE REVOLUTION OF GREAT GAMING. If we never had PS, we wouldn't have ps3. No Infamous, no Uncharted, no littlebigplanet- and we'd all have to pay to play online. NO!

2 Xbox One

It's not even out yet and has way too much hype over it! The Kinect sucks, the console looks lame, it is more about television than gaming, the controller seems to be worse than its predecessor, and has NOTHING to offer the gaming community other than great graphics. Halo 5 will be the first game from my all time favorite FPS franchise that I do not purchase because I'm not getting this. Not to mention that Nintendo is the only company who consistently releases consoles with backwards compatibility.

As of the beginning of 2015, the Xbox One has seen really lackluster games for the sales of the console it gets. 2014 was a terrible year for gaming in general, but mostly for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This console makes the Wii U look like a god. Maybe in the next few years, this will change, but as of now, the console isn't living up to its promise. - Zeebs

now this guy is a true gamer this console is super overrated - htoutlaws2012

Microsoft, is this a television, or a gaming console?!

3 Playstation 3

Playing online is free on this console, so honestly, it should be lower. - RogerMcBaloney

The controllers feel so uncomfortable. In my opinion, I like the xbox 360 much better. (I have both, so I have a good idea on which console I prefer).

Too expensive for too long, disappointing controller with bad analogue sticks, weakly implemented online services, weak security system, frequently has inferior third party games, way too complex hardware that doesn't give the benefits its expense suggests and is too difficult to develop for, blu ray drive is too slow for games and mandatory hard drive installs are a frequent annoyance, utter arrogance from a Sony and missed opportunity to build off of the success of PS2.

Amazing console, but overrated to the point where it makes me sick. Good console? Yes! Best console ever, let alone best Sony console? NO!

4 Playstation 4

Not nearly as good as the Xbox (360, 1, 1S or 1X). - MrSnuffleupagus

Its a very nice console, slightly overrated also but... Not a bad one.

Less overrated than the One? How? This is the most fanboyed console ever created.

This should be number one.

5 Nintendo Wii

First of all this console is designed for children and adults, not teens. And they don't care or don't know what graphics is so it is low anyway, and the wii in later years became extremely underrated - Harri666

The controller is a bit odd besides that it had good games like donkey kong country returns super Mario galaxy but I hear many people complain about the graphics and I can agree with that actually

But do graphics make a game good? No. The Nintendo Wii is my system of choice, and despite having technology based off the Nintendo GameCube, which means 2001 graphics, the Wii is way better than any of the high-tech systems such as the PlayStation 3.

IPhone is more overrated because at least this plays real games like megaman and super Mario bros. The iPhone has nothing at all except non-game games (I can't even call these causal games. It is that bad) These games Angry Birds, Candy Crush, and Flappy bird are not even close to even being real games. iPhone also has a butchered version of both Megaman 2 and Megaman X due to horrible controls and Miro-transactions.
In other words, IPhone/Smartphone is the most overrated and Wii is a close 2nd.

This is my least favorite nintendo system yes it has good games, but they where nowhere near as challenging as the previous nintendo system games. The hardware could be better the online connection is kinda poor. The graphics look like an updated version of the original Xbox.

6 Nintendo 64

The Nintendo YouTuber TheJWittz stated that Super Mario 64 is his favorite game. While I do like the game. He's wrong about one thing. He says it has great replay value. While it is kinda true. I played and 100% Super Mario 64 like over 50 times already. And I'm starting to get bored of it. It was fun when I first played it but over time it became repetitive and boring. I respect JWittz's opinion, and I love him as well. But Super Mario 64 is not the best Mario game. Also every Nintendo youtuber I know loves this system and say it's the best. When in reality, it kinda sucks. The controller is not comfortable, the camera is dreadful, and the graphics didn't age well. Yes it was revolutionary in it's time, but is it the best console around. No.

Its like a Fisher Price gaming console. Kids love it. Real gamers see it for the joke it really is.

WHAT! This was a living god of the 64bit era!

Silly rabbit, N64 is for kids!

7 Playstation 2

Most of the games SUCK, It's not really that powerful, and it's really not as good as people say. - myusernameisthis

Overrated and really bad the GameCube was better

Inferior to Xbox in power, needed memory cards, DVD player gave it huge sales (since it was the cheapest DVD on the market) Not a fan of sony controllers, Love God of War...that series is amazing.

This sold better than the Xbox or Gamecube, but I think BOTH of its competitors were superior. The Xbox didn't need memory cards, and the Gamecube was Nintendo (enough said). Also, they both had better controllers and four controller ports instead of two.

"Gamecube was Nintendo (enough said)" That is truly a terribly weak argument there. - SelfDestruct

8 Nintendo Switch

I guess the person who put this here is not that smart. Millions play it and the only reason some hate it because they can't afford it!

PS Vita did what it did 6 years prior (not to mention the fact that it's better)

It lacks 3rd party. The joycons are uncomfortable. The battery is pretty bad. Their are not much worthwhile exclusives on it, especially if you already own a Wii u. The online service is terrible. No ability to own virtual console on it.

Overrated as hell. Only interested in Skyrim and Dark Souls which are just PORTS.

9 Nintendo Entertainment System

You have SMB3 that aged well but everything else did. SMB3 isn't even that fun to go back to after you beat it too. The games are good, but fat 45 year old virgin uncles put it on a pedestal over everything. This actually kinda sucks.

While the NES was revolutionary and played a huge part in saving the gaming industry it's just not that great of a system. There are many good games on it don't get me wrong, but there is not even 1 game on the NES where I would want to replay it over and over again and yes I had a NES. the Super Nintendo is miles apart a better console.

So over rated - peepsmith

If people think that this was preferred over the genesis they're wrong. When the genesis came out, it was passing it in terms of sales. Nintendo panicked, and released the SNES. It's a good system, but people need to stop throwing it on a pedestal, and worshiping it

10 PC

It's not that it's bad at all. The problem is that the people who play on PC act like they are Gods. It is therefore extremely overrated.

It might not be a console, but it's overrated. Don't even get me started with the "PC master race" fat fedora-wearing neckbeards... -_- - TheDelBel

Better than everything else. I understand the convenience of consoles, but now it's gone. You have to do the same thing with consoles today, just with crappy graphics. PC games always had better graphics than consoles did. Now it's less expensive to have a PC because of steam. I understand why people had game consoles in the 90's and early 2000's but now consoles are all crap

PCs aren't even classified as consoles, the people who voted for this need to get their heads checked.


The Contenders

11 Nintendo Gamecube

It's underrated. It Nintendo's second worst selling home console. It's such a shame too because it had such brilliant titles. - TheDelBel

What in the heck is PlayStation 2 Doing on this list!? Also gamecube is awesome!

I agree that both are great consoles, but they also get a lot of praise which is what the list is about. Not worst, but overrated consoles. - 3DG20

This is a great console but the problem is that people nowadays treat it like it's the most amazing thing ever. Every console has their strengths and weaknesses, not every console is perfect.

People hail it as the best console ever all it really has is Metroid prime and melee - Alapisboy

12 Nintendo DS

This is my favourite console. It deserved to be overrated. Nowadays, the Crapple Cryphone is so overrated and the updates made the system worse starting from ios 7 where they completely changed the design. Also, the video games and it's ads are horrible, still better than any port of Fortnite, even the mobile version.

Games all use the stylus, I used to have a DS but I lost it, So now I play my games on my 2011 3DS - B1ueNew

A fine console, but by Nintendo standards, an atrocity. If their other consoles weren't so underrated, the DS would not be so overrated- but in comparison, it just doesn't deserve to so massively outsell Nintendo's other, better consoles.

Worst Nintendo console ever.

13 Nintendo Wii U

I absolutely hate this console. - myusernameisthis

Its underrated, In 2013-2015 it was overrated, but ever since the switch came out, it has gotten hate, I feel like people will do the same for the Switch as well with the next console - B1ueNew

Wii U is underrated... - TheDelBel

It's only thought to be overrated because of little third-party support. But nobody cares about third party games when you have Mario, Link, Kirby, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Toad, etc. Etc. Etc. Etc.

14 Playstation

Huh? , the original Playstation is brilliant and has some good games like Crash 3 and Tomb raider - B1ueNew

It's the best PlayStation of the bunch, sure it had it's bad games, but there were many titles for various genres, not like today where a lot is shooter-based stuff. (Don't get me wrong I like shooters but if anything is overrated it's the shooter genre).

The only reason it was successful was the fact that it was easy to program for. The first controller sucked. The d pad was awful to use with fighting games. Beyond metal gear solid, it was just a bunch of watered down ports. The Saturn and N64 was way better. Even the 3do was better

Sure it had a vast number of games...but how many where good? Go back and play them, I dare you! I liked the SNES and Genesis Games better, first step into 3D was a rough one...O and controller was was worse than Saturn

15 Xbox

It's underrated. Most people talk about the Xbox 360 or Xbox One, but hardly do I ever hear people talking about the Original Xbox. It was almost as underrated as the GameCube. Then again, it was Microsoft's first console. I guess not many people fully recognized the Xbox brand until the Xbox 360 came out. - TheDelBel

Bad controlls bad online scary sounds at menu a inappropiate 3 cormecialls out of a game of this meh games why



16 PlayStation Portable

The psp was not overrated!

PSP is not overrated dude - wenkernboys01

Isn't this the vita

17 Nintendo 3DS

Bad games, underpowered hardware, and AWFUL graphics! - myusernameisthis

What is this doing on THIS list? Did someone think it was for the best consoles?

People these days don't have a brain. Don't listen to them. They drink way too much beer. - PythonProgrammer23


Best console on earth! And this should at least be in the top five because you can get amazing games that you can't get on other devices and its small and easy to take around with you and its not only games, you can also do a couple of other things too so that's why the 3DS is such a good console!

18 Super Nintendo

The fan-modding communities surrounding Super Mario World and Super Metroid though - xandermartin98

This was a great system. It was revolutionary. That being said, it does get a little too much credit. It had the L and R shoulder buttons, which were good, but kind of unnecessary for 16 bit games. They were awkward to use with fighting games, especially street fighter 2. The controllers in my opinion were too small, and fatigued my hands after a while. The Genesis was 50 US dollars less, and had just as good games, and a more comfortable controller (still didn't have enough buttons, though). This is too opinion based, but that is what I believe. Don't get me wrong though, the SNES was an outstanding piece of hardware, I think just a tad too much credit.

Snes is awesome why is it on this list it had video games that REALLY pushed the limits like donkey kong country and star fox

I'ts not overrated. It's praised like it should be. The SNES is one of the greatest consoles out there and it aged extremely well. - MaxPap

19 Playstation Vita

Basically has no games, other than glitch filled ports - B1ueNew

PS Vita is anything BUT overrated... It's severely underrated. - TheDelBel

This was underrated...

Come on! Unlike this is basically PS3 on the go! Also UNDERRATED

20 Dreamcast

The last Sega console that sold TERRIBLY (I think it sold slightly less than the Saturn), and it had great games too (Jet Set Radio being my favorite game on the Dreamcast). It's EXTREMELY underrated. :[ - TheDelBel

Severely overrated. It had almost no exclusive must own games that were quality except Shenmue and a few fighting games if you like that stuff.

Why is this on the list? If anything it's underrated.

I don't see why this console was ahead of it's time just because it was the first system to go online.

Except the Dreamcast wasn't the first online capable gaming console. - GamingDude888

21 Nintendo GameBoy

Never mind lack of color, how about that you had to be in DIRECT LIGHT all the time to play it

The Gameboy is not overrated. It did not aged well but it's still a great console. - MaxPap

One more overrated gameboy model is gameboy micro, it lack of backwards compatibility. - wenkernboys01

It's weird how this outsold the gamegear. The gamegear was in color, and you could actually see the screen

But battery life was practically none on the Game Gear. Game Boy's batteries could easily last over a day. - computerfan0

22 Atari 2600

Let's be honest, most of the games really don't hold up. - myusernameisthis

People need to stop judging their opinions of the Atari 2600 based on "ET: The Extra-Terrestrial", "Custer's Revenge", and "Pac-Man". Among those games are classics such as "Adventure", "Yar's Revenge", "Pitfall! ", "Space Invaders", "Battlezone", "Combat", and "Asteroids". Sure, there were duds, such as "Donkey Kong" and "Burgertime", and the Intellivision and ColecoVision featured superior graphics and sound, but the Atari 2600 opened the doors to generations of high-quality video games.

The games have not aged well to be honest. The NES is almost as old and it has hold up way better.

So all you need to do is not buy those games and it's good. - Garfieldtop10s

23 Sega Genesis
24 Magnavox Odyssey

Well, at least it inspired other people to make better consoles.

It's just 2 lines on a screen. And you can move them anywhere.

Sure it was the first, but it was completely pointless. - booklover1

Come on people. It was 1972, what did you expect? 16k crysis ultra setting 120 fps?

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25 Commodore 64

Is that even for gaming? - PythonProgrammer23

26 Nintendo DS Lite
27 Steam Box

Why do people need this when we can build a better Gaming PC? - noo7na7

28 New Nintendo 3DS

Same as 3ds. One pro is that it has a NFC reader built in, so you can use amiibo figures.

29 Sega Game Gear


30 Wii Mini
31 Xbox One S

The best console out yet. Has backwards compatabilly 4k digital contrast. Hdmi 4k. Beat that sony!

32 Virtual Boy

How is this overrated when nobody likes it?

I thought it was one of the forgotten consoles like that one with Hotel Mario.

This is underrated you ididot

33 Redrivers13

What the heck is a redriver?

34 Ouya

It was overhyped, not overrated

It was overrated until it came out

Not overrated but it's crap. People who've purchased this console hardly ever use it.

35 Colecovision

It was between this and the Intellivision for #10, but since IGN called the Intellivision 14th best console while Colecovision was #12, so Colecovision is here. - booklover1

36 PlayStation 4 Pro

I have Xbox One and I haven't use it since this game to the house, Heavy Rain, Until Dawn, Beyond Two are just way better looking than Xone ones, can't wait to get my hands to Detroit Become Human

37 Tiger R-Zone

It's underrated...because it SUUCKS! - TheDelBel

A poorly-disguised bootleg of a poorly-disguised bootleg

it sucks

38 Nuon

Just Kidding But It Still Sucks

39 Gameboy Micro
40 Sega Saturn

It's underrated... -_- - TheDelBel

How is the SEGA Saturn overrated? It's more UNDERrated than anything really. - PerfectImpulseX

41 Sega Master System

How can the Master System be overrated? The NES overshadowed the Master System BIG time. - TheDelBel

42 GameBoy Color
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