Top Ten Video Game Systems of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Xbox 360

Oh yes indeed

U guys dumb there is a thing called Xbox 1x

Without a doubt. - Person12

Amazing games like Gears trilogy, Dance central trilogy, kinect adventures, halo 3, fable all those amazing games

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2 PlayStation 2

Most cold games console in the world. way better than xbox

Best console

The PlayStation 2 has a wide variety of great games.It should be Number 1.
Better than PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 combined. Also had a VERY AWESOME & FUTURISTIC Setup Animation & Sound.

I have played PS2 games ever since I can remember. All of my favorite games are on this console. - 22Blue

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3 PlayStation 3

Having both a ps3 and an Xbox 360, the ps3 has one major advantage and it's 4 words. RED RING OF DEATH! I first bought my Xbox when they first came out if was a solid system for almost 6 months then the infamous red ring of death happened. I mailed it away and after several months got my Xbox back. It worked for a few months then it had a disk drive failure. So I mailed it away again. Again several months passed replaying games on my ps2 or n64 until. I got my Xbox back or at least on that looked like mine. This one worked for a while the again it red ringed of death on me this time I was feed up and threw the thing in the basement and mistakingly bought another Xbox. This one worked for a while until it had a disk drive failure like the other one. This time no calling tech support no buying another Xbox. I bought a brand new ps3 and have never looked back. I will never again buy an Xbox 360 or Xbox one as I have forever sworn off Xbox after two systems had 4 major failures between ...more

I've had my Xbox 360 for almost five years now, and the only problem I have ever had with it is an overheating issue once, and that was only two months ago. So maybe you just got unlucky. And the once in a while freezing issue, which happens almost universally. - Thrash_or_Die

If you get a backwards compatible ps3 you have all the games from two systems which is great. - Stalin

Great! - TriggerTrashKid

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

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4 Nintendo 64

One word. Nostalgia.

Awesome library of games! - myusernameisthis

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!

Guys, even though this thing failed, THIS THING HAD SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

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5 Gamecube

Super Mario Sunshine, Animal Crossing, Sonic Heroes, Mario Party 4, Mario Kart Double Dash, Mario Party 5, Mario Party 6, Mario Party 7, Crash Bandicoot Wrath of Cortex, Kirby Air Ride, Sonic Gems Collection, Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess, Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker, Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time & Master Quest, Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2, Mario Power Tennis, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, Sonic Adventure, Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic Riders, Sonic Mega Collection, Legend of Zelda Four Swords, The Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition, Super Smash Bros Meele, Pikmin, Pikmin 2, Luigi's Mansion, Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door, Eternal Darkness, Star Fox Adventures, Star Fox Assault, Viewtiful Joe, Simpsons Hit and Run, Spongebob Battle for Bikini Bottom, Spongebob Creature from Krusty Krab, Spongebob Revenge of Flying Dutchman, Spongebob Lights Camera Pants, Mario Superstar Baseball, Mario Golf Toadstool Tour, Donkey Konga, Donkey Konga 2, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Wario World, ...more - spodermanfan1000

It's good. - TriggerTrashKid

Great games, like Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (my favourite game of all time), Super Smash Bros Melee, and a Super Mario Sunshine, best controller of all time. And that's the least of what this amazing little purple cube has to offer. Buy one now, you won't regret it! I've had so much fun playing on a very underrated console-The Nintendo Gamecube.

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!

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6 Wii

How is the gamecube above this?!

Wii have the games, not the better system/consoles - MillionCR

WII SHOULD BE number 1 it has the best games EVER Super smash bros brawl is the best game ever and the ps3 Xbox360 don't have that and in what you do the game does. And the Wii does have more games like Mario and Zelda and of course the Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 olympic games

We got super smash bros. brawl. your argument is forever invalid.

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7 Nintendo 3DS

This should be number 1!

It is my favorite video game console EVER. I have like a MILLION+ games for that small Nintendo dual screen thingy.

Meh it was okay, the main reason to buy it for me is to play DS games with a circle pad, the line-up isn't all that great. - myusernameisthis

Best. Portable. Console.

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8 PlayStation

THE BEST video game console EVER MADE! Amount of excellent games relased on PS1 is crushing!

Awesome. - TriggerTrashKid

This system should easily be in the Top 3. Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Rayman, Tekken, Doom, Croc, etc, you cannot top those. This was the golden age of gaming.

It's a great console if you're looking to just play games...

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9 Nintendo Entertainment System

Way Way better than snes

Man I've still got one of these and play it nonstop. Enough to call me an addict.

It's really really awesome. - TriggerTrashKid

This system saved the video game industry from going bankrupt and out of business. Enough said.

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10 Super Nintendo

Two words: Chrono. Trigger.

SNES is great. - TriggerTrashKid

Favorite console of all time. The graphics hold up fairly well.The amount of high quality games is just astounding, and deserves to be at least in the Top 3.Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Link to the Past, Star Fox, F-ZERO, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 3(actually 6), Eathbound, Donkey Kong Country, Kirby Super Star, Super Mario RPG, etc. SNES FOREVER!

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was Nintendo's answer to the Sega Genesis back in the 90's. Nintendo said, "You think your so cool, with your 16-bit system, we'll show you." And they did. With amazing first party titles like Star Fox and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and amazing third party games like Final Fantasy VI and the greatest game of all time, CHRONO TRIGGER.

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The Contenders

11 Wii U

Why are the buttons on the bottom of the joystick

Yes. Had several HDs and had a new controller. - MarioBros11

Well the Wii U was a commercial failure but I still loved it

The wii you is so awesome but it's so underrated, everyone says it's crap when they haven't played on one or even looked at a picture of it - Harri666

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12 PlayStation 4

One word: Spiderman - MarioBros11

It is the besttt

Xbox needs to get good, as the PS4 controller is straight up fire! - RandomThings

How is ps2 better

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13 PC

Hum because I play Minecraft and roblox on pc lol

With PC you have more access to games than console. Plus gaming computers are the staple for gaming setups as well as really cool looks to them. PC rules console droold

Keyboard and mouse is an advantage against console players

PC should be at #1 for multiple reasons: Greatest games, greatest library, cheaper, emulation, best graphics/frame-rate, upgrades, never outdates, KB/M (or use of any controller), Steam, better online, free games, mods, higher and more-frequent sales, no subscription, unlimited storage, ROM hacks (refers to emulation), swifter updates/patches, game recording, repairable, no load times, universal backwards compatibility, family friendly, indie games, better ports (except those half-ass overrated AAA paid by $ony and Micro$oft), no hidden fees, internal and external control, works with any screen, abandonware, forwards compatibility, no DRM or online management, free testing (temporary), choice of OS, Virtual Reality, game sharing, local, LAN and online multiplayer, higher FOV, buying a game is yours forever, content creation, ahead of the times, longer warranty, free communication, much more hardware/software support, higher profits (for developers), less piracy (I'm dead serious), ...more

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14 Nintendo DS

The library of games here is way better than the 3ds! - myusernameisthis

How is this not in the Top 5?
The Nintendo DS is one of my absolute FAVORITE handhelds in the whole world (next to Gamecube, 3DS, Xbox 360, SNES, etc.)
In fact, it was SO popular that it was the #1 best selling console in America, and the #2 Best selling console worldwide.

Lego Star Wars 2 arena battle is the best thing ever invented. Also I have that exact DS.

I thought I was the only user here who owned that game! And I agree, arena battle is awesome. - myusernameisthis

Great! - TriggerTrashKid

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15 Dreamcast

This...gave us online gaming. - TriggerTrashKid

The Dreamcast was a great system until the PlayStation 2 crushed it. But without the Dreamcast, revolutionary video game elements of a console would not exist. The Dreamcast was the first ever video game system to go online, which would later be implemented to the PS2, XBOX and so on. So, Dream on.

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.

Sometimes I have a feeling that it is the best

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16 Game Boy Advance

I loved it. - TriggerTrashKid

This was to handhelds what SNES was to consoles. - marmalade_skies

It was so annoying. Princess Daisy was only in one of them. What's with Pokemon: Ruby & Sapphire being the GBA bestseller? I prefer Mario Advance 4 to be the bestseller. In fact, all the Super Mario Advance games were unreasonably more bestselling than Super Mario All Stars.

GBA is the best handheld

17 Game Boy
18 Xbox

If you don't like it fall off a cliff (don't actually do that)

underrated - myusernameisthis

Bad. I like the newer ones. - TriggerTrashKid

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.

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19 Sega Genesis

How is the genesis so low it gave birth to games like sonic, streets of rage, mortal combat and put sega on the map. Any one who had one loved it way more than the super nintendo.

How did the Super Nintendo get ranked higher than the Genesis? Sonic the Hedgehog was off-limits to SNES owners!

Not as good as SNES but still a good console for sure - marmalade_skies

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"

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20 PlayStation Portable (PSP)

Vita is better, but poor sales... - TriggerTrashKid

Was the comprehensive multimedia device before the Ipod Touch and smartphone. It played games, movies and music. And had great graphics for its time. - marmalade_skies

One of best consoles.
Best games are Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories.

21 iPad

It's bout systems. - TriggerTrashKid

Lol that's what I’m writing this on lol - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

I don't think it's a console, it's more a device. - bestgamer

Best thing ever invented besides basketball and volleyball

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22 Xbox One

Where's the xbox one x. got to admit its is a good console

Better than anything

Should be #1 if 360 is.

It's good. I changed my opinion. - TriggerTrashKid

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23 iPod

Apple... - TriggerTrashKid

You had one job...

This isn't a game system. But it has game apps, so... Ok.

What I'm on now

24 PlayStation Vita

YAY! - TriggerTrashKid

Why is the vita number 23? I have one and the graphics are amazing and has plenty of games. Great portable device.

With smart phones playing games, movies and music, most consumers didn't feel the need to have a second PSP. - marmalade_skies

PlayStation Vita is better than PlayStation Portable!

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25 Game Boy Advance SP

I don't like the design much. - TriggerTrashKid

That sound when you turn it on... Ah nostalgia

26 Atari 2600

Pac to the man - MarioBros11

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).

One of the most successful and innovative. Just because it is not modern, it does not mean it is bad. Needs to be #1, not 31. - floridiancat

MINE IS STILL AROUND AND MY DAD USED IT EVERY DAY AND I USE IT EVERY DAY!

27 Nintendo Switch

Yes how is it on no 30 its great I have one and mario odyssey is fun to play on it

This literally is the best game console ever. It should be number one. Although I honestly love the GameCube.

How the HELL is this No. 30 - MarioBros11

Best

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28 Nintendo 3DS XL

Yes, it's good, but expensive. - TriggerTrashKid

29 Sega Saturn

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

Sega Saturn was a fail but it did have some good games like sonic jam and nights into dreams - spodermanfan1000

Sonic X-Treme would have been way better than Sonic Adventure.

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.

30 TurboGrafx-16
31 Game Boy Color

Minish Cap. enough said. - MarioBros11

Still the best selling and best received game system ever

No it's not the best selling game system ever.

One of the best made games for this console

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33 Arcade

Without arcades, there wouldn't have been a chance for Atari to bring the 2600 to life.

34 PSP

How in the world is this 34! This is mestizo should be top 5!

Repetitive. - TriggerTrashKid

35 Nintendo DSi
36 iPhone 5

This is a CELL PHONE! - railfan99

37 Chintendo Vii

Hell no.

Amazing and innovation.

Better than xbox

Should Be Higher Then Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii Ripped Off The Chintendo Vii

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38 Game Boy Pocket
39 X68000
40 iPhone

Not a console - MarioBros11

I love the user-friendly and ease of all iPhones. The just keep getting better. I have no complaints about the iPhone except that they come out with newer versions so quickly it's just mind boggling how many new features that apple can master and create. It's wonderful and I look forward to each new version. Thanks apple!

You can almost do anything an iPhone/iPod touch. This is a great present to get.

41 Pong

This is a video game not a system but I still love it. - RPD6478

42 Sega Master System

You can't forget this one!

43 iPod Touch
44 Sega CD

The Angry Video Game Nerd Said Is A Peace Of Garbage - CuteGirlJigglypuff

It bombed, but I will always love this system

Although it failed the sega cd had some great games like Sonic CD, Sol Feace, The Terminator and Batman Returns

45 Atari 5200
46 Atari Jaguar

Nice looking console but bad - KriCket33554

47 Panasonic Q

It's a Gamecube and DVD Player In one It should be number 1

48 Samsung Galaxy S4

An effing phone. What. The. Freak. - MarioBros11

This Is Not A Game System It's A Phone

I just love the HD big screen. Games like Clash of Clans work like a treat. definitely good.

49 Neo Geo
50 Panasonic 3DO
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