I'm going to take this oppurtunity to post some of the better looking games on Nintendo consoles of all time.
First, the NES. Let's see what about 5 KB RAM can do...
Not bad for a machine with a fraction of the RAM of a calculator!
Let's see what Nintendo and others could do with a whopping quarter of a MB of RAM.
For comparison's sake, the SNES was about 1% as powerful as the original iPod.
Next up we have the system with only a couple of games a month, but at least half of them were gems! Note that the N64 had 4 MB of RAM, or about 1/2000th of the memory available to the PS4 and XBone.
You know, for a system weaker than the Saturn and PlayStation in some ways, I think N64 titles have held up fairly well.
Many NES games had additional RAM and even sound procesors on the carts. Same with the SNES but to an even greater degree with full on additional CPUs etc intergrated in the carts. The N64 despite some rather stupid design flaws was the most powerful console of it's generation with some built in hardware for things like texture filtering that the PSX and Saturn didn't have. All Nintendo home consoles before the Wii were at least as powerful as the competition and usually were better in several ways.
I don't really understand this post in the context of the thread