Top Ten Video Game Systems of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Xbox 360

All time favorite game system with some of the best games ever, I still play mine.

It is purely opinion, but I prefer the Xbox 360. The exclusives just really appeal to me, I've spent hours on Halo and Gears of War, not to mention Minecraft (i know it's also on PC but the point is there). I've enjoyed playing on the PS3 but I just find the 360 to suit me better

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

I think it's a fact that 360 is better. Sony makes TVs. Microsoft makes computers. A game system is much closer to a computer, so Microsoft has much more knowledge. Xbox is newer, and took less time to become more popular. That tell you something? PS3 all ways talks about exclusives. Uncharted, good for you. Great. Uncharted was really good. The Last of Us? Great. Again, good for you. You got two games. We got Halo, Fable, Crackdown, Gears Of War, and Forza. I think we win in terms of exclusives. Better Anti-virus system... think about that. In what way does that make it better? Anonymous didn't hack PS3 because they chose to hack PS3, they did it because they COULDN'T hack Xbox. Its too secure. I think if PS3 had a better Anti-virus they wouldn't get hacked as much. Xbox controllers are more comfortable than a PS3 controller. Xbox is more expensive, yes, but only because it takes them more to make it. If it takes Microsoft $10 to make an Xbox, and they sell it for $100, they only ...more

You must be crazy to think xbox has better exclusives than PlayStation but I respect your opinion.

2 PlayStation 2

The console was okay. I have a few good memories of playing some games (some Grand Theft Auto game, san andreas or vice city, and a lego game) on the ps2, but that's it really. The Xbox was a real powerful console at the time, and Gamecube was a great console with stellar titles.

Largest library of games, best selling console of all time, was on shelves for 13 years, and is home to some of the best exclusives to ever be made. It's going to be hard for a future console to have a legacy as big as the legacy the PlayStation 2 has.

Why is it that the three "new" ones are the best. They are not and never will be.

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.

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.

The original PS3 was absolute garbage. The slim model is much better. One problem though; The games played better on 360 than Ps3 (until later years, when developers took advantage of the PS3 hardware.) The system was hard to develop for too.

I have a ps3 still, it still works I play it sometimes, it has good games

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

4 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

Arguably the best 1st party titles. So many quality games were on the console that sadly didn't sell as well as the Xbox or PS2. Should have sold more than the PS2, which in my opinion had a ton of sales since it was a good DVD player.

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!

5 Nintendo 64

While there are some really great games on the console like Mario 64, OoT, some of the titles have aged poorly. But the console was pretty innovative.

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!

I'm a hardcore Xbox fan and absolutely love any new game. I'm only 15 and grew up with the ps2 and other modern systems, but still my fondest memories were playing games like goldeneye, super Mario 64, Pokemon snap, and other great games. This here console revolutionized the gaming industry. Get your facts straight people.

#7 you got to be kidding me there is no way that the PS3 is better than this artwork. In fact it should take all ten places and throw the rest away in dumpster then light it on fire.

6 Wii

I have a soft spot for this console. There is a TON of shovelware in the game library; but first party offerings were pretty good. MKW and Brawl are seen by a few as the best games in their series. I really love these titles, and still play them. A weak console (slightly more powerful than the gamecube! ) doesn't mean it won't have great games.

This another of my childhood consoles it cool, it cool I can revisit some wii games on my wii u

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.

7 Nintendo 3DS

This a cool handheld I remember using it as a video camera at age 12 and 13, and recording audio clips, also played some 3ds games too

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

The 3DS Brings everybody 6 and over joy with street fighter in 3d and Mario land and Mario kart and it is one of the best Christmas Presents of 2011

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.

8 PlayStation

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.

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

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

This console is my Childhood. 'enough Said.

9 Nintendo Entertainment System

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

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

It belongs to Super Mario Bros. I wish it was still alive. This console is great!

Plasticstation 3 sucks. Has little to no variety.

NES is an absolute classic, number 1.

Introduced many of the classic characters we know today, like mario, link, and many others.

Like another comment said, it saved the video game industry.

All of the game systems above nes (yes, pc doesn't count) could not exist without the nintendo entertainment system.

So shut up, sony and microsoft! You go back to what you are good at, and nintendo will continue to carry along the industry.

10 Wii U

This a good console has good games I still play my wii u sometimes, it also can play wii games witch is awesome

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

This and the Wii are my favorite systems. The Wii you should have a lot of sales. It's so much fun to play and there's a lot of awesome games coming out for it.

As much as I love The Wii I really love the WIiU

The Contenders

11 Super Nintendo

While it isn't at the top state-of-the-art technology, does it really need to have that? The graphics are pretty good, and inspire many games. The stories of the most popular games hold up, and most of them are widely considered some of the greatest games in the entire world. Modern games draw a lot from SNES classics, and I can see why in so many ways. Definitely has to be in the top 10, if not top 5.

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.

This console has my favourite games on it. A Link to the Past, Yoshi's Island and Super Metroid.

Why isn't this even on the top ten?

12 PC

I remember having lots of games on my old computer as a kid, some we super fun, I was able to buy some on steam to play them again witch is cool

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

13 PlayStation 4

Project Diva X: Hatsune Miku is on here and you can't get that on Xbox!

This good console has great games I play my ps4 the most probably

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

This gave us red dead redemption 2 my all time favourite game this is me jimmy

14 Nintendo DS

The ds was good system has some fun games, I played lots or brain age 1 and 2 and mario kart ds as a kid and a bit of nintendo dogs

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.

Keep in mind that in 2004, mobile devices didn't have touch screens and the DS was really innovative. I loved it all around.

15 Dreamcast

Ahead of its time. built in modem, good games, VMU, it had a most of what the other consoles in the same gen had or did not have.

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

16 Xbox

A very powerful yet underrated console. The games are pretty good and a lot look great for 2001. Sadly didn't sell that good.

This one of my childhood console, I still have it today, it still works great and I still play it once in awhile

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.

Yeah! Not Xbox 180, or any number. Just Xbox. This is the first Xbox ever invented by Microsoft. PlayStation is better.

17 Game Boy Advance

This was to handhelds what SNES was to consoles.

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

I loved it.

18 Game Boy
19 Xbox One

Laugh out loud it's 40th ( as of late May 2014 )

The Xbox one has a bad name and the wii you is much better than this. Xbox is more for movies and the internet, and it's such a waste of money for a big black box

UPDATE: i actually think its an ok dystem now. More games than the ps4. And of course this is better than any smartpgone or tablet or ipod...

It isnt as good as the wii u though

This system is doing a LOT better now, better thank Microsoft for removing Kinect, it has much better games now and a cheaper price, developers are now even with PS4 and Xbox ONE, so we should see some more titles for this system.

Well then your lucky okay cause I was about to rage why I hate this system out of all the Microsoft consoles.

The three Xbox ones (Xbox one, Xbox one S, Xbox one X,) have the best software out there. you thought that you couldn't play Xbox original games any more, they brought the first Xbox one, you thought that you couldn't play Xbox 360 games anymore, they brought the Xbox one S, you thought your gaming console couldn't get the same level graphics as your computer, no, they brought you better, they brought you the Xbox one X, the most advanced gaming console to date, and as of march, 2019 it is still the best gaming console out there.

The Trash Box One

20 Sega Genesis

I love the Super Nintendo, but the Genesis had so many of my favorite games. I loved Shining force (especially 2,) comix zone, and of course sonic.

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

21 PlayStation Portable (PSP)

You can play the older versions of Project Diva on here.

Vita is better, but poor sales...

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

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

22 iPad

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

Best thing ever invented besides basketball and volleyball

It's bout systems.

These things are so addictive!

23 iPod

You had one job...

Apple...

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

What I'm on now

24 PlayStation Vita

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.

PlayStation Vita is better than PlayStation Portable!

PlayStation Vita is the best.

25 Game Boy Advance SP

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

I don't like the design much.

26 Atari 2600

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.

Pac to the man

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

27 Nintendo 3DS XL

Yes, it's good, but expensive.

I have one

28 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

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.

29 TurboGrafx-16
30 Game Boy Color

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

Minish Cap. enough said.

31 Power Kracker 2013
32 Arcade

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

33 PSP

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

Already on here

Repetitive.

34 Nintendo DSi

I remember having a dsi I remember having fun taking photos and recording sounds, and flip note studio was fun as well, they should of kept flip note studio 3d, and be cool if your dsi flip notes worked on flip note studio 3d

35 iPhone 5

This is a CELL PHONE!

36 Chintendo Vii

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

Amazing and innovation.

Better than xbox

The Chinese love this system!

37 Game Boy Pocket
38 X68000
39 iPhone

I mean I I’m not a mobile gaming fan but I think that apple is better than Sony, Microsoft, Android, and Nintendo. by the way That guy that said Android is better lol, you are a big jerk. You better switch to iOS.

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!

It's not a system and Android is better lol

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

40 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.

Smash bros ultimate best game on switch.

EVERYONE IS HERE...YAY!

I got this for christmas and I'm loving it! Although I prefer the controller of my xbox one, this console is great in both handheld and home console. And Zelda and Mario Kart are the first games in a while to compete in my personal opinion with rocket league fortnite minecraft Overcooked and Star wars battlefront 2. If only I didn't have to share with my sister...

41 Pong

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

42 Sega Master System

You can't forget this one!

43 New Nintendo 3DS XL

I might be getting either this or the New Nintendo 2DS XL for Christmas. I can’t wait!

44 iPod Touch
45 Sega CD

The Angry Video Game Nerd Said Is A Peace Of Garbage

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

46 Atari 5200
47 iQue Player

good

48 Polystation
49 Atari Jaguar

Nice looking console but bad

50 Panasonic Q

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

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