Most Overrated Gaming Consoles


The Top Ten

1 Xbox 360

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!

The XBOX 360 exclusives are boring to me. I regret buying a XBOX 360. The only exclusive that was decent was Fable 2 in my opinion. Wii & PS3 has way better exclusives then XBOX 360. I don't like Halo, GOW 1, Crackdown gets old fast. The XBOX 360 doesn't have any quality exclusives in my opinion. I enjoyed my Sega Dreamcast days better then my days having a XBOX 360. For those who like it enjoy, but I just don't like XBOX. - quantaerobinson

Just didn’t like the console. My opinion. End of story.

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2 Playstation 3

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!

Xbox 360 is better.

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3 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

Its been golryfied and people quit ps4 just because of mods most games are better in their vanilla setting any way

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4 Playstation 4

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

This thing is an overhyped pile of junk! It has NO games, just lame indie games! And less features! No innovation, this thing is the ps3.5!

Xbox 360 controller more comfortable. PS4 Controller features useless touchpad and legendary impalpable share and options button. NO GAMES! I quit Fallout 4 after 60% out of boredom. Same goes for Metal Gear V. The only fun thing to play is Nuclear Throne. Where are all the cool indie Games? Idiotic interface and menus.

I use this 90% for watching YouTube and Netflix. DO SOMETHING SONY!

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

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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.

I hated the wiis because of the stupid motion controls - Dvafan2

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6 Nintendo 64

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

It was a good console and all, but many of it's great exclusives aged badly. And the controller had a horrible analog stick. - SuperNESBrony

Although it had some amazing games, most of them haven't aged well, the controller looked like it was made for aliens, and used still cartridges when discs were becoming very popular.

Overrated as hell

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7 Playstation 2

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

Came out after the dreamcast and was less powerful, cost more. Unacceptable. I will give it credit, though. The DVD player built in was a good idea, and had a lot of good games.

The console that was overrun by licensed games. Especially since the best games that were original utterly destroyed by licensed Game's. Psyconauts is an example. Plus the only game I have fond memories of is Star Wars battlefront 1 and 2. I wish I had a GameCube because it was such a great system and was way cheaper and more powerful. Witch is not usual for Nintendo. The only reason why 'this sold well is because of the DVD drive. Gosh darn

It was a good console, but I got sick and tired of hearing about it all the time back in the day.
Personally, I preferred GameCube and Xbox. Both had more exclusives titles that I liked, and they both had 4 controller ports. GameCube had the GameBoy Player, and Xbox had internal storage, so it didn't need memory cards (it was optional). PS2 had some good games like Kingdom Hearts and Persona 3/4, but only had 2 controller ports and for the multiplats, the PS2 version was the weakest. - TheDelBel

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8 Nintendo Switch

Overrated the short battery life ruins a handheld console the handheld mode at best last a hour shorter than a average phone the 3ds is like 4-5 why is the switch have such short battery life also at launch a lot of switches were broken and at launch there was only Zelda and shovel Knight and bomberman the others like 1-2 switch were bad - Dvafan2

Good, but overrated. - shawnmccaul22

If u want to play nintendo first party games or just ports of last gen games its great

No 3rd party other than Fortnite which every biased Nintendo fan hates and complains about how there's no BO4 switch - B1ueNew

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9 PC

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.

It's not that bad, but overrated. - noo7na7

PC is overrated but it's not a console - B1ueNew

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10 Nintendo Gamecube

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.

This was actually one of the most Underrated consoles. - Gamefreak23788

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

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The Contenders

11 Nintendo Entertainment System

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.

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

Because it's Nintendo it's automatically the best in absolutely everything... Yeah.

(Not really, SMS was more powerful and 2600 had a better library)

So over rated - peepsmith

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12 Xbox

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



13 Nintendo Wii U

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.

You can't say this is overrated if barely anyone likes it! Its actually UNDERRATED! - HeavyDonkeyKong

So crap, developers don't want to make games for it, however I do hate how now that just because PlayStation and Xbox have crap like Call of Duty everyone hates on Nintendo consoles. Ones like SNES and N64 practically made video games what they are today. Also the 3DS is so underrated. It's so fun and addictive with so many great titles to choose from. STOP HATING ON Nintendo. - ShadowArceus736

Wii U is underrated... - TheDelBel

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14 Playstation

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

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

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15 PlayStation Portable

The psp was not overrated!

PSP is not overrated dude - wenkernboys01

Isn't this the vita

16 Nintendo DS

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.

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

The big problem with the DS is that the games use too much the touch screen.

Anyway the DS is a great console but there's not enough good games on it that aren't RPGs. - MaxPap

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17 Super Nintendo

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

The Super Nintendo is a game system I really like. However, I believe it's a bit overrated, as it overshadowed the Sega Genesis, which was considerably better. I'd pick Sonic the Hedgehog, Streets of Rage, Road Rash, Toejam and Earl, and Ghouls n' Ghosts over Super Mario World, Star Fox, Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Donkey Kong Country any day.

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

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18 Playstation Vita

This was underrated...

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

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

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

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19 Dreamcast

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

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.

This isn't overrated in anyway, the sales were good at the start but ps2 and gamecube crushed this poor thing. Will the wii you end up like this poor console?

Also, sega slightly helped with the original Xbox, so the dreamcasts successor is kinda the Xbox - Harri666

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20 Nintendo 3DS

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!

The 3DS is not a console.

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21 Atari 2600

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


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22 Nintendo GameBoy

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

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

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

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 Steam Box

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

27 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

28 Sega Game Gear


29 Wii Mini
30 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

31 Redrivers13

What the heck is a redriver?

32 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.

33 New Nintendo 3DS

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

34 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

35 Tiger R-Zone

A poorly-disguised bootleg of a poorly-disguised bootleg

it sucks

36 Nuon

Just Kidding But It Still Sucks

37 Nintendo DS Lite
38 Gameboy Micro
39 Sega Saturn

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

40 Sega Master System
41 Xbox One S

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

42 GameBoy Color
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