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Nintendo 64 4 4.30%
 
Xbox One 11 11.83%
 
Wii U 45 48.39%
 
PlayStation 3 9 9.68%
 
Sega Saturn 10 10.75%
 
Other 9 9.68%
 
They're all winners in my eyes!! 5 5.38%
 
Total:93
Leynos said:
d21lewis said:

I actually know very little about the PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16 around here) or its follow up. Never even saw one in person, not even at retail. I know it was popular overseas. What made the SuperGrafx so bad?

TG16 is great. So is The Turbo Express but SuperGrafx is the lamest attempt as a successor ever. TG16 is technically an 8-bit machine with its CPU. Genesis was a real threat so they rushed a 16-bit machine but it didn't really feel like a huge leap. Think of Gamecube to Wii in tersm of leap. Or maybe PS360 to Wii U. Games cost $100. Only 5 games made. SNES was a year away and Genesis was out.

It was a fun system. I think Ninja Spirit was the best game I played on it. I really liked the bundled game too, Keith Courage in Alpha Zones. I never owned one, so I relied on a friend who had it, a gaming store where you paid by the minute, as well as a Kiosk at the now defunct Bi-Rite Drugs. Fun fact: The CD add-on for the TG-16 cost $684 with tax in Canada, in 1990. Ha! I did get try out a couple games on it, including Fighting Street, which I thought was tuuurible.



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COKTOE said:
d21lewis said:

I actually know very little about the PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16 around here) or its follow up. Never even saw one in person, not even at retail. I know it was popular overseas. What made the SuperGrafx so bad?

It was a massive commercial flop. I cannot find any sales data for the hardware, but it sold very poorly to be sure. Nowhere near the roughly 10 million that it's predecessor did. The PC Engine had hundreds of games, and the SuperGrafx had only 5....!

- Just found console sales numbers. 75k. A small fraction of the TG16/PC Engine. It was also only released in Japan and France.

I'm actually pretty intrigued by it now. I need to find a history video!



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The Saturn. Talk about a shot in the foot.
It didn't even have it's own mainline Sonic game.



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I had a TB Graphx, honestly it was a great little system. Bonk in particular was really good.



Moonhero said:
The N64 being on that list is shameful. My favorite system ever. Brought us into the era we are in today.
Wii U, by far, was a massive letdown for me. Poor launch games, didn't get anything going for it for a long time.

It's not shameful at all. As a successor to the SNES it was a failure for Nintendo and it got crushed by the PS1. Nothing wrong with having it as your favorite console but don't let your bias get in the way. The PS3 is one of my all time favorites but it definitely belongs in this list. Also, I'm not sure what you mean with that in bold.



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I actually found the PS3 to be a step up from PS2.

The latter never really interested me much, and while PS3 had some notable problems (too expensive, outdated controller, mostly inferior multiplats) it at least distinguished itself with several games I really enjoyed like Uncharted and Resistance. 



curl-6 said:

I actually found the PS3 to be a step up from PS2.

The latter never really interested me much, and while PS3 had some notable problems (too expensive, outdated controller, mostly inferior multiplats) it at least distinguished itself with several games I really enjoyed like Uncharted and Resistance. 

Hey, aside from the Saturn, I own or owned every console in the OP, the console that came before it and (aside from XBO) the console that came after. I love them all--even the Wii U. The newer hardware is almost always a step up with more power, new features, a library of must play games, etc. The ones in the OP either lost money, sales, dominance, or whatever. Many of them could even be considered successful.

In the first Rocky movie, Rocky actually lost to Apollo Creed. But since nobody ever took Rocky seriously, it was still seen as a win for Rocky and a loss for Apollo.



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d21lewis said:
curl-6 said:

I actually found the PS3 to be a step up from PS2.

The latter never really interested me much, and while PS3 had some notable problems (too expensive, outdated controller, mostly inferior multiplats) it at least distinguished itself with several games I really enjoyed like Uncharted and Resistance. 

Hey, aside from the Saturn, I own or owned every console in the OP, the console that came before it and (aside from XBO) the console that came after. I love them all--even the Wii U. The newer hardware is almost always a step up with more power, new features, a library of must play games, etc. The ones in the OP either lost money, sales, dominance, or whatever. Many of them could even be considered successful.

In the first Rocky movie, Rocky actually lost to Apollo Creed. But since nobody ever took Rocky seriously, it was still seen as a win for Rocky and a loss for Apollo.

Oh I'm not denying the PS3 was a terrible successor in terms of the colossal amounts of money and marketshare it lost.

I just personally liked the PS3 more than the PS2.



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My first reaction is wiiu.... but that system had such an amazing array of 1st party titles. I did love it in the end. But then, I think.... what about handhelds, too? Then that leads me to the vita. It sold as bad as the wiiu did, maybe worse, since sony stopped releasing sales figures for almost from day 1, then i think... yeah. The vita. With those overpriced memory cards, almost zero 1st party games, not a single legitimate big game that just sold like crazy despite the minimal userbase. For me, the vita. The vita is the worst follow up system of all time.