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The greatest loser; which console that lost its gen in sales do you love most?

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Xbox 360, Gamecube and Master System. Just great consoles with awesome games.



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Pyro as Bill said:
When the only memorable games from a gen are Mario 64, OoT and Goldeneye/PD, it's hard to argue it lost the gen.

Well said!  You're absolutely correct!  Unfortunately, the fact that those weren't even close to being the only memorable games from that gen means your argument is kind of laughable but, still, well said!

Bonus points for trying that in the same gen as Final Fantasy 7, too.  That's like making a list of the most memorable science fiction films and not mentioning Star Wars.



Xbox 360, it's probably my all-time favorite console at this point edging out the PS2.



Torn between the N64 and the Gamecube. Both a big part of my childhood, with plenty of quality games between them.



Hard question!

It's funny, when I think back it's definitely the N64 as I adored that console and was so hyped playing Mario 64, Starfox and the two Zeldas.

But it could also be the Gamecube for me. I have fond memories playing Mario Sunshine when I was ill and stayed home for a week.

The PSP was also amazing. I got a PSP Go late in the console's life cycle for 99€ with 10 free games. Couldn't believe how many cheap AAA games there were on the Playstation Store: Ratchet and Clank, Jak & Daxter, God of War... the games all cost 7.99€ a pop, it was insanity.

So in terms of impact the N64, in terms of memories the Gamecube and in terms of value the PSP. 



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Pyro as Bill said:
When the only memorable games from a gen are Mario 64, OoT and Goldeneye/PD, it's hard to argue it lost the gen.

Right so no one remembers resident evil, Grand theft auto 3/VC/SA, metal gear solid,crash,spyro ect



Either the Nintendo 64 or the Xbox 360. The former for its amazing line-up of exclusives, and the latter for being probably the best all-around console from its generation.

Honourable mention also to the Wii U; I've made no secret that I consider it to be probably the worst-designed console from any major manufacturer, but I can't deny that it had a great game line-up, and the off-TV functionality was incredibly useful.



Very easily the PS3. Lost its gen, barely climbed out of its deep hole, and offers a library that is leagues ahead of its successor.
Close seconds for both the Vita and the PSP.



Do you mean any console that didn’t win, or the best console that came in last. If the first then my favorite of a generation hasn’t been the winner for most generations. Except the 3rd and 4th, where I did like the winner best, 8th is up in the air considering whether or not Switch will be counted 8th or 9th gen and whether or not it sells more than PS4 or PS5, and obviously what each of their libraries at the end of their lives will be like.

If it’s any that didn’t win; N64. My favorite console period, with such an onslaught of classics I don’t think it needs explanation.
If the best that came in last; Dreamcast. Was ahead of it’s time and had a couple games that made me not think about getting a PS2. Some I still remember fondly as among my favorite games of all time like SoulCalibur; still the best fighting game ever made.



Nogamez said:

Pyro as Bill said:
When the only memorable games from a gen are Mario 64, OoT and Goldeneye/PD, it's hard to argue it lost the gen.

Right so no one remembers resident evil, Grand theft auto 3/VC/SA, metal gear solid,crash,spyro ect

Those are PS2.

Though I don’t necessarily agree that the PS1 has no memorable games.