Overall N64 had some massive issues. Cartridges being the real core of it, it really handed what would have been by far Nintendo’s biggest generation to date to Sony on a silver platter.
Imagine if Nintendo had managed things differently, by the end of 1998 N64 could have had: Ocarina of Time, Final Fantasy 7 and Tactics, Resident Evil 1 and 2, Grand Theft Auto, Lunar SSS Complete, Suikoden 1 and 2, Xenogears, Parasite Eve, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Tomb Raider, Goldeneye 007, Banjo Kazooie, Mario Kart 64, and Diddy Kong Racing all on one console. That would have been a proper SNES successor. Little doubt we’d have seen a proper Super Mario RPG successor as well.
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