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Which is the most important console ever?

Atari 2600 119 6.86%
 
NES 806 46.48%
 
SNES 109 6.29%
 
Sega Genesis 25 1.44%
 
N64 54 3.11%
 
PSX 303 17.47%
 
XBox 14 0.81%
 
PS2 225 12.98%
 
XB360 20 1.15%
 
Other - please explain 59 3.40%
 
Total:1,734
leo-j said:
Vinther1991 said:

1. NES (Basicly shaping the industry as we know it, both on a business level and technology level)
2. Wii (Introduced gaming to a whole new market, changed gaming from being for nerds, to being for everybody. Gaming on smart devices might not exist to the extent it does today, had it not been for the Wii and DS. Introduced new types of experiences for gaming)
3. Gameboy (Created the handheld market)
4. Nintendo DS (Did the same as the Wii. Introduced touch screen for handheld gaming)
5. Sony Playstation (Had a big influence on the industry as a whole and the types of games we see today)
6. Atari 2600 (Introduced a lot of things to the gaming industry, though I don't think it's impact was as lasting as for some of the others)
7. Microsoft Xbox (Set the blueprint for the hardware architechture we see in current consoles, attracted PC-only developers to consoles and made the first truly successful online service)
8. Sega Genesis (Influenced the marketing stragegies of the industry a lot)
9. Nintendo 64 (Introduced a lot of assets of the modern controller and had some of the most influential 3D games)
10. Sony Playstation 2 (Was the first to push consoles as a multimedia device)

Mega disagree with the Wii 

 

first wnd foremost the Wii topped at 100 million.....

 

secoundly the ps1 was the one to change how we view gaming, as it was the system to draw in a mature audience to gaming.... games stopped being for 5-9 year olds who wante mario.

 

1. Nes 

2. Ps1 definitely 

PS1 topped at 100 million as well! What's your point? You can't deny the Wii was one of the consoles that changed the gaming industry the most. It brought us motion controls, which is used in a variety of games until today, including VR. With the PS1 games stopped being for kids, with the Wii gaming stopped being for male teenagers and was suddenly something your mom and grandma cared about and all the other non-gamers. A lot of these are still playing games today, primarily on their smart-devices.



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Simple:

The largest contrast in home console gaming was Pre-NES and Post-NES

The largest contrast in handheld console gaming was Pre-Game Boy and Post-Game Boy

The largest contrast in computer gaming was Pre-Windows and Post-Windows

The largest contrast in cellphone gaming was Pre-iPhone and Post-iPhone

Each easily the most influential in their respective platform arenas, causing the most change, causing the most contrast of before they existed and after they existed.



trent44 said:
The largest contrast in computer gaming was Pre-Windows and Post-Windows

There was a pre-Windows?  The past truly is a mysterious and terrifying place! :O



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Mandalore76 said:
Aeolus451 said:
PS1 or PS2. Saved the gaming market and third party devs.

Wait, what?  You can say the PS1 or PS2 is your all time favorite console.  That's fine and dandy.  But, you can't just make up some revisionist history about Play Station saving the gaming market.  Saved it from what?  Home Console sales had risen in Gen 4 from Gen 3.  So, what was saved?  An already growing market?  You're entitled to your choice of answer to the OP's question, but when you follow it with ridiculously unsubstantiated claims it makes said choice seem to be purely based on personal bias than any grounding in reality.  When someone says the NES saved the gaming market, it's a well documented and proven fact that in North America it did just that.  There was an actual video game market crash.  There was no market crash at the end of the fourth generation that Sony swooped in and repaired.  Was PS1 the highest selling console of its time?  Was the PS2 the highest selling console of all time?  Yes.  No one is disputing that.  But the video game market was not stagnant or in decline when the Play Station brand debuted.  It was growing.  Therefore, you can't just arbitrarily declare that Sony saved gaming. 

By the way, 3rd party devs were doing just fine before Play Station.  If you think SquareSoft, Capcom, Konami & Activision etc. would have somehow mysteriously gone belly up without Sony entering the video game market, then you have some pretty heavy blinders on and I don't know what to tell you.   

It did save gaming in terms of where it was headed and it would have died with nintendo running the ship eventually. People did not realize how much video games could sell until playstation consoles came around. The market was stagnant in comparison to what it could do. Alot of 3rd party sales were generated from playstation console sales. You damn well know that no nintendo console can push the kind of 3rd party game sales a playstation console can. Nintendo carries no weight with 3rd parties because they know that most of their games won't sell that well.

What would happened to a lot of 3rd party devs if they never had those kind of sales? Would they have created some of the games they did? Who really knows but to act like it would have been business as usual without playstation consoles around. lol That's absurd. More than likely, the bulk of third party devs would have went to the pc market and told nintendo to eat it's shorts. If ms still entered the market when it did, the devs would have put games on that console along with pc. 

If you disagree with me, by all means have at it.  This is nintendo fan forum and I never expected anything different from a nintendo console being the favorite choice or that I would catch some flak for saying something opposed to the  group think. I don't really give a shit what nintendo fans think of the best console or best games or what is the most influential console is. We're going to agree to disagree on that stuff and that's that. 



Nuvendil said:

and those who had gamed before had gotten older cause that's how time works.

i dont understand how some people cant grasp this concept. kids in the 80s were teens/young adults in the 90s thus developers/publishers started increasing the number of games aimed at these age groups.



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Aeolus451 said:
Mandalore76 said:

Wait, what?  You can say the PS1 or PS2 is your all time favorite console.  That's fine and dandy.  But, you can't just make up some revisionist history about Play Station saving the gaming market.  Saved it from what?  Home Console sales had risen in Gen 4 from Gen 3.  So, what was saved?  An already growing market?  You're entitled to your choice of answer to the OP's question, but when you follow it with ridiculously unsubstantiated claims it makes said choice seem to be purely based on personal bias than any grounding in reality.  When someone says the NES saved the gaming market, it's a well documented and proven fact that in North America it did just that.  There was an actual video game market crash.  There was no market crash at the end of the fourth generation that Sony swooped in and repaired.  Was PS1 the highest selling console of its time?  Was the PS2 the highest selling console of all time?  Yes.  No one is disputing that.  But the video game market was not stagnant or in decline when the Play Station brand debuted.  It was growing.  Therefore, you can't just arbitrarily declare that Sony saved gaming. 

By the way, 3rd party devs were doing just fine before Play Station.  If you think SquareSoft, Capcom, Konami & Activision etc. would have somehow mysteriously gone belly up without Sony entering the video game market, then you have some pretty heavy blinders on and I don't know what to tell you.   

It did save gaming in terms of where it was headed and it would have died with nintendo running the ship eventually. People did not realize how much video games could sell until playstation consoles came around. The market was stagnant in comparison to what it could do. Alot of 3rd party sales were generated from playstation console sales. You damn well know that no nintendo console can push the kind of 3rd party game sales a playstation console can. Nintendo carries no weight with 3rd parties because they know that most of their games won't sell that well.

What would happened to a lot of 3rd party devs if they never had those kind of sales? Would they have created some of the games they did? Who really knows but to act like it would have been business as usual without playstation consoles around. lol That's absurd. More than likely, the bulk of third party devs would have went to the pc market and told nintendo to eat it's shorts. If ms still entered the market when it did, the devs would have put games on that console along with pc. 

If you disagree with me, by all means have at it.  This is nintendo fan forum and I never expected anything different from a nintendo console being the favorite choice or that I would catch some flak for saying something opposed to the  group think. I don't really give a shit what nintendo fans think of the best console or best games or what is the most influential console is. We're going to agree to disagree on that stuff and that's that. 

That's a rather bizarre way to view things.  You do know that 3rd party devs found immense success on the SNES, right?  Playstation was a great platform but if it hadn't come along, third parties would have kept on doing what they were doing and making plenty of money.  The industry would certainly be different but it would have been fine.  A lot of third parties were fully prepared to back Nintendo but backed out because Playstation provided an alternative with some better deals.  Honestly, you accuse almkst this entire forum of being fanboys but the only one writing blatant fan fiction here is you.



Mnementh said:

The first video game home console ever and it isn't even listed in the poll?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnavox_Odyssey

If I could do it again, I'd list the Odyessy.  I just didn't think anyone would choose it, because it barely moved the needle in terms of sales.  But, after reading the comments in this thread, I realize that many people think otherwise.  



Nuvendil said:
Aeolus451 said:

It did save gaming in terms of where it was headed and it would have died with nintendo running the ship eventually. People did not realize how much video games could sell until playstation consoles came around. The market was stagnant in comparison to what it could do. Alot of 3rd party sales were generated from playstation console sales. You damn well know that no nintendo console can push the kind of 3rd party game sales a playstation console can. Nintendo carries no weight with 3rd parties because they know that most of their games won't sell that well.

What would happened to a lot of 3rd party devs if they never had those kind of sales? Would they have created some of the games they did? Who really knows but to act like it would have been business as usual without playstation consoles around. lol That's absurd. More than likely, the bulk of third party devs would have went to the pc market and told nintendo to eat it's shorts. If ms still entered the market when it did, the devs would have put games on that console along with pc. 

If you disagree with me, by all means have at it.  This is nintendo fan forum and I never expected anything different from a nintendo console being the favorite choice or that I would catch some flak for saying something opposed to the  group think. I don't really give a shit what nintendo fans think of the best console or best games or what is the most influential console is. We're going to agree to disagree on that stuff and that's that. 

That's a rather bizarre way to view things.  You do know that 3rd party devs found immense success on the SNES, right?  Playstation was a great platform but if it hadn't come along, third parties would have kept on doing what they were doing and making plenty of money.  The industry would certainly be different but it would have been fine.  A lot of third parties were fully prepared to back Nintendo but backed out because Playstation provided an alternative with some better deals.  Honestly, you accuse almkst this entire forum of being fanboys but the only one writing blatant fan fiction here is you.

immense success compared to what? Other 3rd party game sales on nintendo consoles or overall? Third party games did alot better on playstation than they did on nes or snes and there was alot more third party games on it. Fact. Some third party games doing well does not equal to alot of third party games doing well.

What would of happened without sony is console gaming would have remained a kid's hobby and everyone still gaming would have went to pc.

I never said anything close to nintendo fans being fanboys but I did say I won't trust their opinion on gaming topics like best console or best game because they're biased. It's no different than ms or sony fans but this is a nintendo site. *shrugs. 



CGI-Quality said:
Ruler said:
PS4 Pro

Well didnt it changed how console evolution works now?



Ruler said:
CGI-Quality said:

Well didnt it changed how console evolution works now?

Then you could say the Game Boy Advance SP and the DS Lite did it first with great success. Heck the New 3DS XL was about more than a year before the PS4 Pro released