Top Ten Video Game Systems of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Xbox 360

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

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 - Number

The Xbox 360 was and still is my childhood I have spent many a day playing its exclusive titles like Halo, gears of war, forza and many others and Microsoft may be stingy sometimes but they should be they made the Xbox 360 its that awesome

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2 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

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

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 - DunnaNunnaBatman

I've had 5 Xbox 360's fail on me (RROD). They KNEW it had design problems but sold it anyway. Enough said. I had a gen 1 PS3 fail on me but that was after 5 years and my slim is still working great with heavy use.

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3 PlayStation 2

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. - EnchantingWizardOfRhythm

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

It was just good and easy to use it. I thing every one must buy it.

Best of all

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4 Wii

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.

It's the best because everyone plays it even my grandma and Nintendo did something very unique by making motion controls and this is what the ps3 Xbox 360 have but are gimmicks and real gamers prefer gameplay over graphics

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.

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5 Nintendo 64

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.

Classic.

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6 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

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!

It has so many good games! - ShaunFan04

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7 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.

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

This console is my Childhood. 'enough Said.

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.

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8 Nintendo 3DS

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

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 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.

DUH

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9 Nintendo Entertainment System

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.

Home to the legendary Super Mario Bros, Tetris, and many more unforgettable classics. The NES was an amazing system.

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10 Wii U

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

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

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

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The Contenders

11 PlayStation 4

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. - bebro3

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

PlayStation is the best period

This should be number 1

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12 Super Nintendo

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?

Greatest games of every genre - TALGames

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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. - DamonRageDevil

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.

13? REALLY?

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14 Xbox

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.

This console brought online play on the map. - marmalade_skies

Should be higher.

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15 Dreamcast

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

Never had it, but I wish to own it.

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16 Nintendo DS

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

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

First gaming system I ever had and I loved it

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

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17 Game Boy Advance

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

18 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 - Harri666

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. - htoutlaws2012

The Trash Box One - TriforceLegend64

All you idiots Xbox ONE RULES!

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19 PlayStation Portable (PSP)

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.

20 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.

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

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

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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21 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. - marmalade_skies

PlayStation Vita is better than PlayStation Portable!

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.

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22 Game Boy Advance SP

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

23 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. - floridiancat

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

24 iPad

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

Best thing ever invented besides basketball and volleyball

These things are so addictive!

If this was a consle it would be considered the worst consle of all time becase 1 worst game liabery ever 2 very last gen power

25 Game Boy
26 iPod

You had one job...

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

What I'm on now

27 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.

28 TurboGrafx-16
29 Game Boy Pocket
30 Power Kracker 2013
31 Nintendo 3DS XL
32 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

33 Nintendo Switch

It is too low to not get my vote. very good console, can't wait to see how dark souls runs on it

It should be in no1 position... why just whyy?

I have 3 it has fortnite now so._.

100% best

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34 Arcade

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

35 Neo Geo
36 Nintendo DSi
37 iPhone 5

This is a CELL PHONE! - railfan99

38 Philips CD-i

This sucks so much

39 Plug & Play

Dewd are you serious?

40 Chintendo Vii

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

Amazing and innovation.

Better than xbox

THIS IS A Wii CLONE! IT'S THE WORST!

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42 Sega Sg-1000

Ah, Sega's first days, before everything changed.

Technological marvel for its day

43 Sega Master System

You can't forget this one!

44 PSP
45 iPod Touch
46 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

47 iPhone

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.

48 Atari Jaguar

Nice looking console but bad - KriCket33554

49 Pong

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

50 Panasonic Q

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

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