NES - Really cool, their best system until the Wii.
SNES - Had some really good RPGs, but ultimately Sega was better until Donkey Kong Country came out.
N64 - The system had like 70 games released for it total. PSX had thousands. OF COURSE PSX was the better choice.
Gamecube: There were more games, but they were all crap. Skies of Arcadia Legends and
Baten Kaitos were the only ones I can think of that were good; Metroid Prime had high ratings, but please, what is the point of a Metroid Game where you can't even see what Samus is doing?
Wii: Nintendo finally figured out what works, and luckily for them Sony and Microsoft bet wrong. Too bad a lot of developers did too; but I have felt Wii has been a vastly superior console than the previous two, and better than the SNES, and perhaps the NES. Everyone knew the Wii was going to be the system to get when DS proved the points Nintendo was pushing with the Wii.
I disagree with pretty much everything you said in your post lol.
1. You put the Wii on par with the NES and above SNES/N64/GC in terms of overall game quality? I guess the rest of your post explains that one lol!
2. This one is up for neverending debate, as always, but to say that aside from it's RPG library, the Genesis was superior until DCK was released, you'd have had to ignore about 95% of the SNES's library to draw that conclusion.
3. Like theRepublic said, N64 had alot more games than that, and pretty much everything that Nintendo and Rare put out on it was gold, and aside from sports games and RPGs, it had just as good of an overall library as the PSX. Plus, it was THE system for wrestling games back in the day!
4. I don't even know where to begin with that one... it's obvious that you only played a handful of the games on GC, otherwise you wouldn't have painted it with such a broad brush by saying that it had more games than N64 but they were all crap. Smash Bros. Melee, Eternal Darkness, Resident Evil 4, Viewtiful Joe, Pikmin, F-Zero GX, and The Wind Waker all said hi, just to name a few.
5. In terms of sales, yes, the Wii is vastly superior to it's two predecessors, but beyond that the jury is still way out. And nobody knew the Wii was gonna be "the system to get" until months after its eventual release... where Sony's high price and lack of exclusives for PS3 and Microsoft's PR disaster with the high failure rate of 360s helped to push consumers new to videogames towards the Wii. Not to mention the Wii's much lower price point at the time and the fact that about 95% of the people who bought a Wii got it solely for Wii Sports.
On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.