Top Ten Video Game Systems of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Product Image

The iPad which isn't even a console beat out the Xbox one. The 360 is a horrible console for these reasons. Red ring of death. That could burn your entire house down for just playing properly. It had a horrible Anti-Virus system which the PS3 does much better. Now before you say oh PS3 got hacked because they have a worse Anti-Virus. No. The PS3 upgraded to the best system in the world at the time that blocked out what the hackers wanted to do. If Microsoft would of been hacked the Xbox would never be safe to even play again.

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

It's a close tie between 360 and ps3. I have both systems and love them both equally, but the reason I choose the Xbox over ps3 is because of the halo series. It was the first game I played and still my favorite series of all time. However, that's just because I'm 50/50. If you want to find a more bias review, read the other reviews first.

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

2 PlayStation 2 PlayStation 2 Product Image

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.

This is by far my favorite game system. It brought some of my favorite game series into play such as God of war, Devil May Cry, Kingdom Hearts, and started the voice acting for final fantasy. Not only that the graphics were great for there time and sometimes even now in special cutscenes. The only issue you could have is if you touch the disc scanner which is only in the slim console. Oh and did I mention it has guitar hero which I think if I recall original Xbox did not have.

Where I learned to play video games (at least that's what I remember) I remember playing Marvel V.S. cAPCOM 2, Sly Cooper (first three games), Star Wars:Battlefront 2 and Simpsons:Hit and Run. This console turned most of my friends into todays's average kid. Recently I picked up a PS2 from my friend's house and remembered what a great system it really was

This far exceeds what the PS3 & Xbox360 couldn't have imagine. It revolutionized the world with its dvd/game, Great titles to the game, gameplay is smoother, graphics at the time were a major improvement & most importantly it sold damn much that it's the top most selling console of all time. End of story, nobody can top that.

3 PlayStation 3 PlayStation 3 Product Image

Best PlayStation 3 exclusive: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
This game gets 99/100 stars.

Best Xbox 360 exclusive: Halo Wars.
This game gets 95/100 stars.

Best PlayStation 2 exclusive: SEGA Superstars.
This game gets 96/100 stars.

Best Wii exclusive: Super Paper Mario.
This game gets 100/100 stars.

Best Nintendo 64 exclusive: Super Mario 64.
This game gets over 1000/100 stars.

Best GameCube exclusive: Sonic Mega Collection.
This game gets 92/100 stars.

Best Nintendo 3DS exclusive: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
This game gets 85/100 stars.

Best PC exclusive: World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.
This game gets 94/100 stars.

Best PlayStation exclusive: Pac-Man World 1
This game gets 100+/100 stars.
It's even better than the Naughty Dog Crash Bandicoot games, the PlayStation 1's finest games!

The best Wii U exclusive is Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
This game gets 98/100 stars.

PlayStation is 1,000,000 times better than Xbox. PlayStation has better exclusives, The Last of Us, Uncharted, Gran Turismo, Resistance, Infamous and so much more. I think Halo is way too overrated. There are three ways to turn on a PS3. Pushing the power button on the PS3, pushing the Home button on the controller, pressing the eject button on the PS3 and inserting a disc. But there's only one way for the Xbox 360. Pushing the huge fat button on the Xbox 360. PS3 has better online and you don't have to pay for it unlike Xbox. There's way more trollers and disrespectful players on Xbox live. On PS3, there are way more respectful players. It makes me sad seeing so much Xbox fans because there are not good enough reasons to like Xbox better than PlayStation. All of the PlayStation consoles were good but only the 360 was good out of the Xbox consoles. The Xbox one is trying too hard to be good. For example, Xbox one can measure your heart rate, why would you even want that? It's just ...more

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

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

4 Gamecube Gamecube Product Image

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!

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.

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

5 Wii Wii Product Image

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.

The Wii was my 2nd owned console behind the Nintendo DS and it was AWESOME! I still play it to this day and I enjoy it more than any other console I've played. The Xbox 360 and the PS3 was amazing, but in my opinion they didn't do as great as the Wii. Games like Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Mario Galaxy and Galaxy 2, The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Mario Kart Wii etc. One of the BEST consoles ever period.

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

HOW CAN THIS NOT BE NUMBER 1 first of all their is tons more games for Wii then their is for Xbox and I bet that ps3 is only number one because of its graphics oh and their is not one Mario game for Xbox and ps3 so I think that Wii wind peace out suckers who don't think Wii is the best game system.

6 Nintendo 64 Nintendo 64 Product Image

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!

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.

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.

N64 was the bomb. Lots of great games have come out since the days of Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart, Goldeneye, Smash Bros, etc.. But hell, the console sure did put out a myriad of awesome games. It's part nostalgia, but it's also just recognition that N64 was and still is, the shizz.

7 Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS Product Image

The Nintendo 3DS changed the way games are played, and I believe it will continue doing so for days to come. It also has (and still has) spectacular games suitable for all ages, plus the controls are comfortable and easy to use. There are no greater words than "Revolutionary" when describing this amazing work of art.

The 3DS went from a lifeless laughingstock to a must-own system. It already has multiple game-of-the-year contenders every year, but soon it will get first person shooters, Smash Brothers, and tons more. What else can I say?

The only purchase from Nintendo I regret. It was overpriced with a horrible launch. It had no new IP's - it's games are all just ports and sequels. The 3D effect was inconsequential and it didn't innovate much over the original DS.

You can do a lot of stuff on a 3ds! Go on YouTube, play all the old games, plays all ds games, you can chat with friends, play games in 3d, and they came out with a game on the eshop that is similar to Minecraft! It's only 10.00$! Get a 3ds!

8 Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Entertainment System Product Image

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.

No... PS3 CANNOT be number 1... It's so buggy! And how can you put GameCube in front of the nes!? My point being this console is the best. Contra, Mario, loz, mega man, METROID, final fantasy... Umm you just can't beat that sony or Microsoft. Nintendo is the best video game company that sadly is slowly falling. Goodbye Nintendo...

Hell I never even played this system but it's the best because a lot of video game franchises started here like mario link mega man etc.

I own a PS3 and I love it but honestly, the NES deserves to be #1. This system paved the way for those like Xbox, PlayStation and other Nintendo consoles

9 PlayStation PlayStation Product Image

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.

Thps,Metal gear solid, Parappa the rapper,and many more. The controller for this system is so good that the ps2 and ps3 controllers are so similar and copied it. Because of this system,discs became the standard media to play games. Tomb raider is the first true 3d game. This system changed the video game industry.

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

This console is my Childhood. 'enough Said.

10 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.

THIS ISn't IN THE TO TEN! There are so many memorable classics donkey kong country, Mario world, and super punchout to name a couple.

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.

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), Earthbound, Donkey Kong Country, Kirby Super Star, Super Mario RPG, etc. SNES FOREVER!

The Contenders
11 PlayStation 4 PlayStation 4 Product Image

Ps4... AWESOMENESS. I have had it for a year now and it has way better graphics than the ps3 and 360. It a lot of space to. Also it has faster load times to. Never freezes on me and you can be playing a game pause it go to netflix or something, comeback and its just as you left and you don't even have to leave the game. And then there's share play... you can play games with your friends even if you don't have the game, that's pretty awesome.

It is the best console for gaming,
Even Xbox One is good but ps4 is much better than that.
It has better games, it is also cheaper than Xbox one.
Xbox One could have an defect because of kinect but ps4 will not

Great controller, great graphics, great everything! If only Xbox One could say the same...

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

12 Wii U Wii U Product Image

Stop saying the Wii U was a fail. I mean sure it wasn’t great but it was a nice console. It had great games for my friends and I to play.

Big touchscreen gamepad, awesome upcoming game titles (SSB4, Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong), great virtual console games, the best internet browser on any console I've owned, and all new ways to play. The Wii you is probably the best home console on the market right now. And it's even cheaper than the PS4 and Xbox One!

This console deserves much more praise, it's heavily underrated and doesn't deserve being criticized. There's loads of new ways to play thanks to the GamePad, with games like Pikmin 3, Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. !

Wii U and Wii hardware, plus HD and playing Mario kart while pooping. Does it get any better? Only flaw is the lack of gamecube software, but they could always put that on virtual console or something

13 PC

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

The PC is in my own opinion the greatest console, because it offers the largest range of options. No genre can elude it, few games slip by it, controls are rarely an issue, and in the cases in which they are an issue, they are adjustable. Less lag, less loading time, better graphics, and a wider range of games. Frankly, I'm not sure why this is even a contest.

PC's are the best things you can ever use for gaming. You don't have to pick up your phone while you play to ring customer support, you can just tab out quickly and search up the issue and such. You can record games, you have amazing graphics, you can mod your games. Best of all, you can use it almost anywhere.

This is Gaming Consoles; not Gaming PC's. Just saying, a Console is a Home Entertainment System that uses Discs or Downloads to play games. It has a controller and is a seperate machine. It hooks up to your T.V., and it does not use a mouse or keyboard. :/

14 Nintendo DS Nintendo DS Product Image

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.

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

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

So many great games! Pokemon, Mario, starfy, and much more!

15 Xbox Xbox Product Image

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.

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

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

This is my favorite gaming system no matter what. It had games such as wipeout, forza motorsports (favorite was 3) and who could for get the memorablr dead or alive.

16 Dreamcast Dreamcast Product Image

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.

I hate people saying, "Dreamcast sucks." Cause it's just made by Sega. Basically when I tell it to my family or some of the people online. Ok the controller is strange yes. But, the variety of fun games on this system is amazing! Sega did perfect with the sega genesis. Sega did alright with the sega cd. Sega did also an alright job on the game gear. Sega did terrible at the 32X. Sega Saturn...well I don't know. Sega made the dreamcast and did better than the genesis.

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.

My cousin had PlayStation 2 in his house. I thought that was amazing. But I seen Sonic Adventure gameplay, and I completly forget about PS2. This console had hits like as mentioned, Sonic Adventure, Shemnue, Crazy Taxi, Phantasy Star Online, Space Channel 5 and Sonic Adventure sequel. This was the revolution.

17 Game Boy Advance Game Boy Advance Product Image

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.

This was to handhelds what SNES was to consoles.

GBA is the best handheld

18 Game Boy Game Boy Product Image
19 Xbox One Xbox One Product Image

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.

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 isn't 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.

The Xbox one is a much better gaming system because of its spectacular graphics and wide game choice and bonus, it is a very good home entertainment system with news, music, T.V. and movies such a kickass console

20 Sega Genesis Sega Genesis Product Image

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.

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"

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!

21 PlayStation Portable (PSP) PlayStation Portable (PSP) Product Image

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.

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

Vita is better, but poor sales...

22 Game Boy Advance SP Game Boy Advance SP Product Image

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

I don't like the design much.

23 Atari 2600 Atari 2600 Product Image

Defined the format of video games for the next 20 years after it's release. Each type of game we've become accustomed to was first seen on this console.

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

24 PlayStation Vita PlayStation Vita Product Image

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.

The way I see it, this is a cheaper PS4 that you can carry around. I like it because it has Little Big Planet and Minecraft.

PlayStation Vita is the best.

25 Nintendo 3DS XL Nintendo 3DS XL Product Image

Yes, it's good, but expensive.

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