Reasons Why Nintendo Is Better Than Microsoft & Sony

The Top Ten

1 Nintendo Games

They are much more fun to play than most of the Xbox and PS3 games, and also don't overhype the graphics. They also have a much nicer fan base, and an online service that isn't filled with immature children. - alecola90

YES! Thank you! Nintendo has all of the better game series! There's Metroid, Zelda, Mario, things like that! Xbox just has little games, that are violent most of the time. So for the win, Nintendo!

Xbox and PS3 games are mostly shooters and violent. Mario, Zelda and Pokemon are much more fun to play than those shooters!

Nintendo has the best games in this universe

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2 Sony and Microsoft Continue to Copy Nintendo

Move, Kinect, Smart Glass, Cross Play; Need I say more? Nintendo continues to innovate, while Microsoft and Sony obviously do not.

This is SO very true with evidence like PS Move controlling very similarly to the Wii's motion based systems & even Microsoft bashing Nintendo on "motion play gimmicks" AND THEN releasing the Kinnect MOTION PLAY ACCESSORY! There's a saying in the gaming industry; "Nintendo innovates, others imitate" & that continues to be true to this day.

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 it doesn't stop at PS3 and Xbox 360. OH NO. We have the playroom in PS4 which is a literal ripoff of the 3DS's AR cards. And the Xbox Smartglass is very similar to the Wii U. - Kid_ethinederland

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3 Nintendo Has Shigeru Miyamoto

Do I have to say more

That says it all! :D

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

Without nintendo there would be no consoles

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4 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! - HeavyDonkeyKong

It would be epic if the Nintendo copyrighted 3d/2.5d games and joysticks - Harri666

This one I don't agree with as much because it didn't win its generation but it was a great and revolutionary console.

I guess so - VideoGamefan5

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5 Nintendo Rebuilt the Gaming Industry

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

Nintendo is a hero

With out Nintendo gaming would be dead.

YES

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6 Nintendo has ideas to spare.

PlayStation had the same controls and games since 1994. Xbox had the same controls since 2001. Plus Xbox copies off of Sony who also takes Nintendo's stuff like VR. If you could remember the Virtual Boy from 1995 even though it was poorly sold Nintendo had the first step to Virtual Reality. On a related note Nintendo is almost 130 years old and also the new Switch.

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.

The negative guy. The title is the same. Not necessarily the game play

This makes sense. For those of you that grew up with the NES, and had a little thing called R.O.B. , you probably remember that he was only playable for two games. They were Gyromite, and Stack-Up. Wasn't R.O.B. pretty cool? Nintendo had to make him so people will forget about the video game crash of 1983, and people will finally stop thinking that all video games are garbage. Did you know R.O.B. appears in Mario Kart DS, and in Super Smash Bros. (Brawl, 3DS, and Wii U)?

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7 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.

Nintendo has a very good line up of old retro classics.

Ps4 has PlayStation store, so does ps3, Xbox one (even though it sucks), can do it also - VideoGamefan5

Virtual Console prices are 5$ Emulator prices for PC and Android are $0 - YourWaifuSucks

8 Nintendo Has Great Exclusives

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

It's not a fact. Nintendo has WAY more exclusives than MIcrapsoft and that's a fact, get over it Xbox fanboy

Really, Xbox fanboy? All Microsoft makes is FPS, racing, and sports.

Nintendo Exclusives are a lot better than SEXbox

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9 Nintendo Makes Sure Their Consoles Work

This guy on YouTube bought his first Xbox one. The a button didn't work (the controller costed billions to research) and got it replaced and the new one got turned on and turned off instantly

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).

Can you play the Nintendo 3DS with the 3D effect on without glasses? YES! It's so amazing!

10 Nintendo's Fans Are More Mature

I have seen like 500 different PS or Xbox fans troll on Nintendo (one guy even said "Who needs to play games in 3D? The Vita is way better", that was all he said, he gave no reason as to what made it better), and I have not seen 1 Nintendo fan troll on PS or Xbox.

When you're a Kid you play Nintendo. When you're a dumb teen you play Xbox and PlayStation, and then college onwards you realise you were an idiot to ever shun the greatest gaming company of all time.

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.

No.This is not true.The fans on this site whine and cry and rant on you if you say Sony is better or for having a opinion

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The Contenders

11 Way More Variety

Xbox and PS are pretty much nothing but first-person shooters. Sure, Nintendo is mostly just platformers, but the experience when platforming varies from game to game way more often than in FPSes.

Ugh, THANK YOU. All you see on the Xbox and PlayStation nowadays are Racing, Sports and FPS. On Nintendo systems, you get Platformers, RPGs, Racing, Sports, Puzzle and practically every genre of games. (except for maybe FPS, but who cares? )

Wait but Metroid Prime was a first person shooter and it's made by Nintendo. - recaller

Yeah actually very good points

Nintendo just might purchase part of Steam - Kid_ethinederland

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12 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).

Banjo Kazooie-Tooie, Bayonetta 2, Goldeneye, and Conker’s Bad Fur Day are great examples of this - Kid_ethinederland

13 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 ...more

My Wii plays game cube games

Especially on Wiiu its graphics are excellent

This isn’t 100% true but Nintendo made it easy. - Kid_ethinederland

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14 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! - HeavyDonkeyKong

15 Fewer Hardware Issues

Ps3 dies for no reason and red ring of death Nintendo has none of these issues at all

Problems are starting to happen on the Switch with the left joy con but Nintendo handles it well and actually replaces the left joy con for free. - Kid_ethinederland

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

No batteries is not a hardware problem...

I'm looking at you, Xbox 360.

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16 Their New Consoles Actually Seem New

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.

Nintendo is also so much better with making lovable characters and stories in there games unlike Sony and Microsoft with every game being a first person shooter And with Call of Duty and Killzone what's the difference beetween them both?

The 3ds is more convenient than PS Vita due to 3D graphics and it has 3D camera to show better photos. It also has motion sensors that is great. Also, it uses a stylus than your fingers. I think it's better with stylus because using your fingers will get sore. So, 3ds and Nintendo I would vote for.

The great thing about nintendo is that their not just upgrading their consoles ( like xbox or ps). But nintendo actually changes things. like, once you have a ps4 there is no point in having a ps3 because it's just worse. while with nintendo u can own a wii u and a switch because they are very different.

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17 The Music

Nintendo has the best music in the biz. In games like The Legend of Zelda, being stuck is a lot more tolerable with a beautiful symphony that matches the mood of situation.

Great point! Have you heard the music from Star Fox 64? Sounds awesome!

The music from the Super Mario Galaxy series is one of the most beautiful soundtracks to ever be in a video game.

Their music is very calm and relaxing

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18 Nintendo almost never jumps in on a bandwagon.

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.

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) - SoaPuffball

19 WiiU

The Wii U is awesome! I don't get why people hate it.

Wii u is awesome

It wasn't hated. It was just a poor execution and critical confusion.

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

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20 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.

Yeah! Nintendo invented selfies thanks to their Game Boy Camera & Game Boy Printer. Nice job, Nintendo. What else? Game Boy Calculator?

Really 1% but I everything

One word: SWITCH.

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