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Which is the most significant (important) console in history?

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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
Aeolus451 said:
Chris Hu said:

No and No.  Home consoles where already hugly popular during the fourth generation.  As for third party console games those first appeared on the 2600 and already where as popular as first party titles on the NES especially in Japan with Dragon Quest.

No, they weren't. It was considered a childish hobby by most people and most of the games were kid games during nintend's reign. Playstation consoles broke sales records that nintendo and the rest dreamt of but couldn't do the vast majority of the time. Playstation home consoles pushed the gaming market into what it is. Third party devs were able to sell record breaking boat loads of games thanks to the success of playstation consoles. 

LOL, the SNES and Genesis already had a ton of games not aimed at kids you have no clue what you are talking about.



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zorg1000 said:
Chris Hu said:
The NES

That being said the crash of 83 really only affected North America in Japan console sales really weren't affected by it. The NES actually launched there on July 15 1983. In Europe the majority of gamers played their games on PC's instead of consoles and the crash didn't affect PC gaming in Europe.

Consoles were super niche in Japan before NES/Famicon, so it revived the market in America and put it on the map in Japan.

Well what I said about the crash of 83 only affecting North America still is true though.  Before home consoles became popular in Japan, arcades where already big there and they wheren't affected by the crash of 83 there but it had a effect on arcades in North Amercia.  



N64 - Introduced four controller ports, Analog Stick, Rumble, ground breaking Mario 64 introduced free roaming camera.



 

I've very shocked to see so many people voting for the PSX I doubted that many users on here would have known about that console let alone think it was the most important thing in history.... over the NES? what the hell, that's nuts, but I guess people are strange.

This is a PSX btw, it is not a playstation one
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSX_(digital_video_recorder)



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The three main contenders is 2600, NES/Famicom & PSX, but I ultimately went with PSX. If Sony had ducked out I'm sure Saturn would have taken its place fighting and winning the CD vs cartridge format war.



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PS2 was the console that geared gaming towards adults more rather than children. Before that, everyone that played video games thought that gaming was for kids, PS2 changed that.



Chris Hu said:
Aeolus451 said:

No, they weren't. It was considered a childish hobby by most people and most of the games were kid games during nintend's reign. Playstation consoles broke sales records that nintendo and the rest dreamt of but couldn't do the vast majority of the time. Playstation home consoles pushed the gaming market into what it is. Third party devs were able to sell record breaking boat loads of games thanks to the success of playstation consoles. 

LOL, the SNES and Genesis already had a ton of games not aimed at kids you have no clue what you are talking about.

They didn't have a ton of games like that. Most of their games were made for kids. There's nothing wrong with that, though. Gaming was considered a kid's hobby for a very long time and video game companies didn't realize the potential places the market could head to. Think what you want about what I posted. I don't really care what you in particular think.



Chris Hu said:
Aeolus451 said:

No, they weren't. It was considered a childish hobby by most people and most of the games were kid games during nintend's reign. Playstation consoles broke sales records that nintendo and the rest dreamt of but couldn't do the vast majority of the time. Playstation home consoles pushed the gaming market into what it is. Third party devs were able to sell record breaking boat loads of games thanks to the success of playstation consoles. 

LOL, the SNES and Genesis already had a ton of games not aimed at kids you have no clue what you are talking about.

It is definitely true that there was a stigma that games were for kids, regardless of those games being directed at them or not. It's the reason why, for example, Mortal Kombat was so controversial when it released - not because it was too gory for the adults, but because everyone was concerned it was too gory for kids.



No doubt, NES. Without the NES who knows where the videogame industry would be as of now. I'm not saying it wouldnt exist, or that only Nintendo could have done that; but it was Nintendo with the NES that Saved the industry, and from then on we all know what happened.



Ganoncrotch said:
I've very shocked to see so many people voting for the PSX I doubted that many users on here would have known about that console let alone think it was the most important thing in history.... over the NES? what the hell, that's nuts, but I guess people are strange.

This is a PSX btw, it is not a playstation one
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSX_(digital_video_recorder)

PlayStation at first was called PSX.

"In 2000, a redesigned, slim version called the PS one was released, replacing the original grey console and named appropriately to avoid confusion with its successor, the PlayStation."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_(console)