Top 10 Things that Make Nintendo Better Than Microsoft & Sony

The Top Ten
1 Nintendo Games

Nintendo has got Mario, Pokemon, Metriod, Kirby, Donkey Kong, Zelda, Animal crossing, Earthbound, Starfox, Fire Emblem, Yoshi, and Smash Bros.
They have iconic songs that stay with you forever such as the original Mario Bros theme, Gusty Garden Galaxy, Gourmet Race, Colgera, original Zelda theme, Song of Storms, Vs Ridley, Crowned, Star Wolf, and many more.
I have nothing against Playstation, but Xbox is absolutely useless.
You can play both Spyro and Crash on a Nintendo console any way.
Nintendo used to own both Banjo-kazooie and Conker. But when Microsoft bought Rare, both of these game series went into a dark age. I say that Nintendo gets most of the credit for these games being good to begin with.
But when it boils down to it, Nintendo has games that feel more like they are worth getting a Nintendo console over.
Playstation at the most only has two games I would ever get their console over, and two games isn't enough for me to buy a console over.

2 Nintendo Has Ideas to Spare

Nintendo is always coming up with new and interesting ideas for their consoles and games. For example, when everyone thought that motion gaming was the only way to go, Nintendo releases the Wii you gamepad. Whether it's successful or not, it is still a pretty good idea.
Xbox and PlayStation, on the other hand, are clearly running out of game and software ideas. Almost every new game released for the Xbox and PlayStation these days are the fourth or fifth sequels to FPS games from ten years ago, just with higher-resolution graphics, new guns, and more blood.

3 Sony and Microsoft Continue to Copy Nintendo

That's true. Back when the Nintendo Entertainment System was popular, there was an accessorie called the Power Glove. It was very innovative, and it brought motion control gaming. Unfortunately, it was a flop. Years later, Nintendo brought back motion control gaming with the Nintendo Wii. It was so innovative, Sony & Microsoft decided to steal Nintendo's ideas & create PlayStation Move for the PlayStation Move, and Xbox Kinect for the Xbox 360 & Xbox One. What a bunch of copycats!

And why are you guys stopping at motion controls? Remember the flop that was PlayStation Battle Stars Royale? Looked a lot like Super Smash Bros. but with Sackboy and Kratos and blood. The only reason Microsoft didn't make one was because they don't have that much icons besides Master Chief. Then Sony tried to take over the handheld market with the Psp and the Vita and we all saw how that turned out. I could go on but I think you get my point.

4 Gameplay > Graphics

Nintendo actually cares about gameplay, iconic atmosphere, variety, and innovation. Microsoft and Sony only care about overhyping graphics and doing anything they can to get more and more money. Examples: Nintendo introduced motion control with the Wii, has a large variety of games (from the social simulation of Animal Crossing to the action and puzzles of The Legend of Zelda), and probably has the most iconic characters in gaming (Mario, Kirby, Link, etc.).

Very true, but using this as an argument in favor of Nintendo doesn't actually work. Sony and Microsoft, whether you like them or not, have made plenty of games that have both amazing gameplay and amazing graphics. And honestly, Nintendo also manages to do that sometimes.

5 The Music

Yep, they haves best music, better than Touhou (even though I am huge fan of Touhou, and also second best musics in my opinion). My Favourites OST: Pokemon, Mario Series, Donkey Dong Series, Legend of Zelda (I listen Zelda's music once berfore on Youtube and it's sounds beautiful), Fire Emblem, Yo-kai Watch (please don't hurts me, I just loves Yo-kai Watch) and Kirby Series

So do games that are not made by Nintendo. The soundtracks aren't even made by the companies themselves, but by artists and you Nintendo fanboys think the opposite and automatically brand their music as crap just to make Nintendo look better.

6 Nintendo Has Great Exclusives

Just like Sony and Microsoft. Again, all of the arguments on this list are just childish and the product of biased fans.

Earthbound, Mario, Sonic, Rayman, Pikmin, Zelda. There will be no stopping in the list for exclusives in Nintendo.

Yeah, Xbox fanboy, there are just a bunch of shooters, rpg's and racing games that are exclusive for exbox, nintendo has a large variety!

7 Nintendo Almost Never Jumps in on a Bandwagon

Jumped on a bandwagon: Miiverse to Facebook...kind of
Pulled the bandwagon: Motion Controls. Return of old classics (Virtual Console). And maybe soon the idea of the 3D Graphics (3DS) and the hybrid console (Nintendo Switch)

Nintendo doesn't do things that other companies are doing just because their idea sold well. Nintendo innovates and tries to make their own successful ideas.

Nintendo tries to make each of their series original. Sony and Microsoft just do what they know people will eat up. Nintendo has made platformers, racing, RPGs, sports, shooters and puzzle games, just to name a few.

8 Nintendo Makes Sure Their Consoles Work

Nintendo had their fair share of problems with their consoles too. Take the Switch for example: they didn't make the joy cons correctly at first, so people who bought the console would experience problems with them. Of course, Nintendo did the right thing and fixed the problem quickly. And, again, this argument doesn't work against Microsoft and Sony because they ALSO fix their consoles if there ever is a problem.

I don't know about Sony, but Microsoft products have a tendency to not work right when purchased (that is including pc and Xbox). Nintendo products are built to last and just about every Nintendo product works properly on the first day with the rare exception (my DS doesn't have internet access, but it doesn't interfere with gameplay).

9 Nintendo Consoles are Less Flawed and More Durable

Nintendo consoles, on average, last about 5-7 years of daily use before they break, which is usually long enough to last until the next console is released.
Xbox and PlayStation consoles, however, on average, only last about 4-5 years. On top of that, there are some major flaws in their designs. For example, if an Xbox 360 is picked up or moved while reading a disc, the console will grind the disc and make deep scratches in its surface, making the disc unreadable. Both the Xbox and PlayStation consoles have a ring of death of some sort.

10 Nintendo Helps Develop Games, While Microsoft & Sony Leave It to Their Game Developers

Nintendo has helped develop over hundreds of possibly thousands of games! While Microsoft & Sony haven't done Jack-Squat since 2001 (Microsoft) and 1995 (Sony).

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11 Nintendo Has Shigeru Miyamoto

He is a literal GOD. His innovative, cool ideas have saved Nintendo, and his fun personality shines in all of his games. Microsoft and Sony have no one like him, or their games would be better.

He created The Legend of Zelda series which is the best video game series of all time! Also, Link is the coolest character ever!

He created almost all of the Nintendo characters! We should really thank him!

12 Fewer Hardware Issues

The nice thing about Nintendo is they don't have a ring of death. They would rather sell durable Switches, than hear their customers complaining about a broken item.

Again very assenine. This statement makes it sound like every PlayStation has died when in fact its defect rate is below the acceptable number.

When you play for a long time, the Xbox 360 will be overheated and it will surely cause damage.

13 Virtual Console

There is an entire library of videogames that are available to you when you get your wii (sadly not yet for the wii or 3DS). But even so it annoys me that people don't realize the full potential of having a backlog of so many games on their Wii. From Mario Bros, Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, Final Fantasy I, II, I, Megaman, and so on.

Too bad you can't get it anymore on the Switch. The only actual way you CAN play old games is getting the online membership, and even then you can only play a few NES games with 2 or 3 added every month.

14 The Controllers

They made so many amazing controllers. They invented the D-pad with the Game & Watch, DK Bongos with the GameCube, the shoulder buttons with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and the analog stick with the Nintendo 64. How do you like that Sony & Microsoft? Try to do something more innovative that those.

Agreed. PS1, PS2 and PS3 controllers weren't comfortable. The PS4 and X-box One controllers however are arguably better.

15 The 1st-Party Games are Cared About More Than the 3rd-Party Games

Yeah, Nintendo doesn' just sit around doing nothing'. The give us the games!

16 Their Gimmicks are Actually Pretty Cool

Nintendo wii actually has cool channels and n64 has all those paks like rumble pak when all sony & Microsoft does copy Nintendo and copy each other like Kinect & playstation move and lets be honest, Nintendo makes way cooler gaming experiences when sony & microsoft just makes those lame controllers.

Nintendo invented selfies with their Game Boy Camera. I only take selfies with Nintendo consoles that have cameras you can use to take pictures.

I mean, take the Mariokart wheels. Pure genius. And the controllers? Awesome. Ambios? Sounds great.

17 Nintendo Rebuilt the Gaming Industry

After the crash Nintendo came out with the NES and rebuilt the gaming industry with great games

With out Nintendo gaming would be dead.

18 Way More Variety

Sony and Microsoft have a lot of variety as well, plenty of different games and franchises from every video game genres are on their consoles. While Nintendo has great games, they haven't done much to provide players with variety. They don't even bother creating new characters anymore, they just use Mario over and over again. Want a fighting game? Here have Smash with every character you've seen before! Want a racing game? Have Mario-Kart, with yet again the same old characters! (Those games aren't bad, but Nintendo is really milking the heck out of the Mario franchise).

19 Nintendo's Fans are More Mature

While it is true that Nintendo is aimed at a family audience... that actually is part of the reason that the maturity of the audience far surpasses its competitors, even regarding the fact that there are far younger players on Nintendo platforms. A younger gamer doesn't get a Nintendo console for the same reason their friends may get the PlayStation or Xbox. You don't get any playground cred for being a Splatoon pro, young society impresses the idea that games like Call of Duty are "real games", whereas Mario and whatnot are for "babies". A young game will get a Nintendo console solely for the games, and not to bolster a pointless cycle of misconception and unseasoned disregard. In a way, that is far more mature than stealing your mums credit card for PS+ and screaming childish profanities over the microphone.

20 There are Games for a Variety of Demographics

Same thing for Playstation and X-box. What's your point?

21 Backwards Compatibility

Xbox and PS have better graphics, but Nintendo's graphics are fine and whose graphics are best only matters when you want to buy a multiplatform game. Xbox and PS have online, but I still don't get the big deal of it, plus, the Wii you has good online so now it doesn't really matter. Nintendo doesn't play DVDs or Blurays, but I still don't get why that ever even started. I'd much rather see DVD playing on a handheld console. Unlike these things Sony and Microsoft seem to think people want, Nintendo gives gamers something actually helpful, backwards compatibility. And yeah, Nintendo didn't start with backwards compatibility until the DS and Wii, and the Wii you doesn't play GameCube games, but at least they have backwards compatibility. Microsoft and Sony haven't done it at all, and I'd expect them to more. They have way more customers who had a console the generation before, and they're names change way less. Xbox, Xbox 360. PS2, PS3. GameCube, Wii. Which two consoles would you expect to play games from its predecessors?

22 Their New Consoles Actually Seem New

Just look at a history of Nintendo controllers vs a history of Xbox and Playstation controllers.
Nintendo just keeps trying new things.

I know it's not a big deal, I'm always baffled as to why people don't find a new console special enough even though there's a ton of new games. But still, Microsoft taking the Xbox, making it bigger and less stupid looking, and adding a random number to it, as well as Sony never so much as making a new controller, it just really seems like every few years their presidents say "Oh, let's barely do anything, our fans will do anything.

23 Wii U

On the Wii U, Nintendo actually came up with this idea since Nintendo is an awesome game system. While in Sony and Microsoft, they do not have the gamepad which is really good. If your parents are watching T.V. , no problem play on the gamepad, while on PS4 and Xbox One, you just have to wait a few more hours!

One reason I think the Wii u is the best gaming console, Splatoon, I mean there is no game like it. I never wanted to play a shooter game because they were to violent, but then Splatoon came out and I was like, what is that? So I got it for my birthday and it was the best game ever, with a costumable character with great gear, colourful and NON VIOLENT. Do I need to say more

24 Nintendo 64

Super Mario 64 and Ocarina of time may not be the best games ever like everybody says but they are amazing games that are as good as everybody says (just not the best. ) Yes, PlayStation has the best fifth generation video game, metal gear solid, but that and Final Fantasy VII are the only PlayStation 1 games that actually rival the Nintendo 64!

It had a lot of expensive addons but what console doesn't plus golden eye 007, kirby crystal shards, Mario 64, ocarina of time, star fox 64, super smash bros 64, Pokemon stadium (don't judge), Mario kart 64, Mario party, resident evil, paper Mario and my all time favorite majora's mask. These are my all time favorites and some of them I'm bias towards because I've owned them for almost 16 years! and grew up with them.

25 They are More Creative

The people at Nintendo are innovators. They set into motion most of a consoles characteristics today, and they break out of what is normal, to instead what is original, and creative. Things that other companies can only try to mimic. For example, the standard shoulder buttons on most modern controllers originated from the SNES controller, and the Wii's motion controls were so popular, Sony tried to copy them with the PS Move. Sometimes this creativity will succeed, and other times, a new idea will get shunned. But that doesn't change the fact that they aren't afraid to break the boundaries, and make not just a standard console, but an innovative one that will shape the future of gaming.

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