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I choose...

NES 6 6.74%
 
Super NES 40 44.94%
 
Nintendo 64 13 14.61%
 
Gamecube 15 16.85%
 
Wii 9 10.11%
 
Wii U 6 6.74%
 
Total:89

Been a long time since we polled this, unless my famously impaired memory (and VGC's forum search function) is failing me again.

For the purposes of this particular poll the Switch isn't included in order to avoid derailment over the whole "it's a console/it's a handheld/it's a hybrid" thing and because it's still a long ways from done and it doesn't feel fair to judge a system that still has years of games to come.

What do you feel was the best home console by Nintendo, and why?

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The DS.

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SNES, for me.

When it comes to this topic, I don't just look at Nintendo's 1st party output on the system, because they're consistently strong across all their systems. But as far as just 1st party Nintendo games specifically, the Wii was the best for me.

But, I'm looking at the whole picture. All the support it got, 1st and 3rd party; The system's entire library. And in that regard, it's the Super Nintendo, hands down.

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I almost have to compartmentalize it into 2 or 3 categories. SNES is probably my "overall" favorite, certainly in terms of its quality single and 2 player games. But N64 might be my favorite for multiplayer. Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Goldeneye, Mario Party, etc..

You also have Wii, which I love in terms of its ingenuity and how it pushed the boundaries of gaming. Playing Wii Tennis on launch day with my cousin felt like playing video games for the first time again. But it's still ultimately probably a close 2nd/3rd to SNES/N64, as its library was never amazing or as diverse as it could have been, especially on the third party front.



 

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Gamecube! Including the handhelds it might still be Gamecube, DS would be close though.

Gamecube had great games I love, Smash Football, Smash Bros Melee, Super Mario Sunshine, Mario Party 5/6, Mario Kart Double Dash. It also had fantastic third party support with Need for Speed, Burnout, SSX, Sims, Simpsons Hit & Run!

Gamecube has the most games I care about.



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Nothing exists in a vacuum.... takeing competition into account, and the overall library of games, compaired to others.

The SNES takes the crown as the "best nintendo system" in that reguard.



Its tough between the SNES and N64 but ill slightly say N64, Great value for power and 4 Controller ports was amazing. It still has one of the best game libraries iv ever seen when it comes to pure quality over quantity.



The NES is hands down the best.  It had the most original content by far of any console.  The following IP were all created on the NES/Famicom:

Super Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
Metroid
Tetris
Punch Out
Dr. Mario
Final Fantasy
Metal Gear
Mega Man
Advance Wars (Famicom Wars)
Fire Emblem
Dragon Quest
Kid Icarus
Castlevania

Those are some of the biggest franchises in gaming and they were all created on one system.  Although in order to appreciate the NES, a person probably had to live through it.  Someone looking back will not think that the first Final Fantasy or Metroid or Metal Gear is the best in the series.  But many of the games that came later were making gradual improvements and iterations upon the originals.  Were the later versions better?  Yes (usually), but they were standing on the shoulders of giants.

When it comes to original content no other system can beat the NES.  Many people may remember the first time they played GTA3 or Final Fantasy 7 or Minecraft or Dark Souls.  On the NES those types of games were coming out all of the time.  Every year had several hot new games that felt like nothing you'd ever played before.  That it is why it is the best system ever created.



The_Liquid_Laser said:

The NES is hands down the best.  It had the most original content by far of any console.  The following IP were all created on the NES/Famicom:

Super Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
Metroid
Tetris
Punch Out
Dr. Mario
Final Fantasy
Metal Gear
Mega Man
Advance Wars (Famicom Wars)
Fire Emblem
Dragon Quest
Kid Icarus
Castlevania

Those are some of the biggest franchises in gaming and they were all created on one system.  Although in order to appreciate the NES, a person probably had to live through it.  Someone looking back will not think that the first Final Fantasy or Metroid or Metal Gear is the best in the series.  But many of the games that came later were making gradual improvements and iterations upon the originals.  Were the later versions better?  Yes (usually), but they were standing on the shoulders of giants.

When it comes to original content no other system can beat the NES.  Many people may remember the first time they played GTA3 or Final Fantasy 7 or Minecraft or Dark Souls.  On the NES those types of games were coming out all of the time.  Every year had several hot new games that felt like nothing you'd ever played before.  That it is why it is the best system ever created.

True, except for Tetris, Punch-Out and Metal Gear. The NES is still king though.



KLXVER said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

The NES is hands down the best.  It had the most original content by far of any console.  The following IP were all created on the NES/Famicom:

Super Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
Metroid
Tetris
Punch Out
Dr. Mario
Final Fantasy
Metal Gear
Mega Man
Advance Wars (Famicom Wars)
Fire Emblem
Dragon Quest
Kid Icarus
Castlevania

Those are some of the biggest franchises in gaming and they were all created on one system.  Although in order to appreciate the NES, a person probably had to live through it.  Someone looking back will not think that the first Final Fantasy or Metroid or Metal Gear is the best in the series.  But many of the games that came later were making gradual improvements and iterations upon the originals.  Were the later versions better?  Yes (usually), but they were standing on the shoulders of giants.

When it comes to original content no other system can beat the NES.  Many people may remember the first time they played GTA3 or Final Fantasy 7 or Minecraft or Dark Souls.  On the NES those types of games were coming out all of the time.  Every year had several hot new games that felt like nothing you'd ever played before.  That it is why it is the best system ever created.

True, except for Tetris, Punch-Out and Metal Gear. The NES is still king though.

Well, I was thinking of consoles.  I suppose if you count arcades, then I can't count Tetris and Punch-Out.  And I don't think the MSX was available in North America, so we would have only experienced Metal Gear on the NES.  As far as consoles go (and most people's first encounter with these games), it was on the NES.