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.

While I preferred the PS3 and Wii, I won't deny why the X360 did so well. The Wii underestimated its hardware needs, and made a weak console. The PS3 overestimated its hardware needs and made an overpriced console. X360 was the most optimal choice for the majority of gamers.

2 PlayStation 2 PlayStation 2 Product Image

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.

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.

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.

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.

3 PlayStation 3 PlayStation 3 Product Image

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

Loved the PS3 when my grandma's son had this when I played The Lego Movie Videogame man good times though I prefer Xbox than PlayStation because of the Xbox Game Pass & it's better than PS Now by the way can't believe the PS5's lifespan is lasting until 2025 but like I said Man Good Times.

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

PS3s are more unique, they have a better community than Xbox 360s. My favourite genre to play on a PS3 is a fighting game. Compare this genre to other PlayStations. The 3 generations' controllers were designed for fighters. Xbox Original was not designed for fighters, but 360s were. PS3s have free online, more exclusives, no Red Ring of Death, and anti-virus is more secure, rechargeable controllers, and analog sticks happen to be in the right spot. Turning on and off has more options than 360. Uncharted, GT, Last of Us, Infamous, God of War are some of the great exclusives. All games are mandatory on a PS3, Call of Duty players should leave. Blu-Ray discs and Netflix and up to 1080p for games make a good console. Imagine playing The Last of Us in 1080p on HD. Pewdiepie imagines it.

PS4 will fix up a lot of things in the future.

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!

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 Smash Bros Melee is the best, and I mean THE BEST Nintendo game to ever be put out. It is the fastest game and most competitive. 13 years after release, and they still do MLG Smash tournaments for Melee. My favorite GameCube ever. Good memory's.

I love this system. Its what I grew up with. The system had a cool design, the controller was comfortable, the games were fantastic, and the graphics were good. This console should be higher.

5 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!

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.

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.

6 Wii Wii Product Image

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.

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.

I loved this system. It made a splash that no other console made. Had great first and second party. I also feel like the motion controls were really responsive to nuances that regular controllers weren't.

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

7 PlayStation PlayStation Product Image

FF7, Metal Gear Solid, Symphony Of The Night, Gran Turismo, Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider, Wipeout, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Xenogears, Parappa the Rapper, Tekken, Resident Evil, and the first Silent Hill game. That's just scratching the surface of games this thing had.

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.

Brought 3D gaming to the forefront, best selection of games, made the CD-ROM format the future.

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.

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.

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

9 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?

This console took the best of the DS, and added 3D gaming awesomeness. Result? Epic games such as Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Kirby Triple Deluxe, The list goes on. Simply put, 999% out of 100%!

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.

10 Super Nintendo 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), Earthbound, 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.

Sega does what nintendon't (laughs out loud) what about super nintendo is what genes-isn't I mean sega was a jerk to nintendo, my opinion mario world is better than than the sonic trilogy. they say sonic had the best music listen to the old mario music heck compare final fantasy 2 to phantasy star 2. and they make millions of zelda rip offs and you like maximum carnage they are both the same on both systems buy super nintendo has way better music. sooo I went with super nintendo.

The Contenders
11 Wii U Wii U Product Image

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. !

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 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.

Had a bad start, wasn't paying attention to it. When Mario kart 8 came out, my attitudes towards this console have changed.

12 PlayStation 4 PlayStation 4 Product Image

I love this one mainly 'cause it's got Horizon: zero dawn on it and that game is amazing. Gorgeous graphics, detailed storyline, diverse quests, quick and requires skill while fighting hands-down one of the best games I've ever played.

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.

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

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

13 PC

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.

By far the best of the systems. Best games, cheaper games, and really just an immersive experience. The community is good too. You can say otherwise, but you're wrong. The "master race" is satire humour. It's all in good fun.

PC has more games than anything else can have! You can play Short games to long, adventure games! You can even play games from other consoles via Emulators!

14 Nintendo DS Nintendo DS Product Image

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!

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

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 Sega Genesis Sega Genesis Product Image

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!

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.

18 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

19 Game Boy Game Boy Product Image

Changed portable gaming forever.

20 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.

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

Good job Xbox One sucks its ugly only for T.V. its not even a game console only for movies

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.

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

Vita is better, but poor sales...

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

22 Atari 2600 Atari 2600 Product Image

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).

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 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

23 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.

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 Switch Nintendo Switch Product Image

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...

How is this not higher? You play stuff on the T.V. with this, and then, when you're about to leave, take it out of the charging port and continue playing in the handheld mode. The remotes are also detachable, and can act as a single remote themselves. It's also as powerful as a PS3, which is at least three times bigger than the Switch. You can also play BOTW, Minecraft, and Fortnite on it.

One of the strongest libraries for a console ever and it has barely even been out for 2 years! Plus it's the first hybrid console which means you can enjoy it anywhere as well.

Nintendo switch should be higher. It's a portable device like the ds but you can also hook it up to your T.V.! It has great games like super Mario odyssey, and more coming out!

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