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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
Barkley said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

Well, I was thinking of consoles.  I suppose if you count arcades, then I can't count Tetris and Punch-Out.

I think for Tetris he was probably referring to the Gameboy version, which AFAIK was far more popular than the nes version and launched earlier.

I thought the Nintendo version came out on the NES first, but looking it up only the Tengen version came out before the Gameboy version.  Hard to know which platform to credit with Tetris, but the Gameboy is easily the most popular version, so maybe it belongs with those games.

Although the Nintendo NES version of Tetris is still one of its best selling games.  My original point is that you got new amazing games on the NES every year, and Tetris was one of them, even if it was also available on a ton of other platforms at roughly the same time.



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@Intrinsic Here we see that disproportionate (to its actual popularity) amount of love for the GCN demonstrated. :P

Personally SNES takes the top spot for me, best combination of great hardware, great first party games, and great third party support.

Next the Wii; it made gaming feel fresh and exciting again, has my all time favourite controller, and hosted plenty of gems like Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, Xenoblade Chronicles, Metroid Prime 3, etc.

N64 next; what it lacked in quantity it made up for by having some of the most groundbreaking games of all time like Ocarina and Mario 64, as well as Banjo Kazooie which was my favourite games of all time for many years.

Wii U in fourth; the droughts were horrid but at least it did have some truly amazing games.

NES and Gamecube kinda tie for the bottom rung for me. With the former, I find almost all its games unplayable today, and with the latter it had the worst first party offerings of any of their systems.

COKTOE said:
I swear we just did this. I voted for SNES. So did @Pemalite. Anywhoo. SNES.

I checked using the forum search function but couldn't see any recent ones. We had similar threads though; best name for a Nintendo system, best Nintendo hardware revision.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:

@Intrinsic Here we see that disproportionate (to its actual popularity) amount of love for the GCN demonstrated. :P

Personally SNES takes the top spot for me, best combination of great hardware, great first party games, and great third party support.

Next the Wii; it made gaming feel fresh and exciting again, has my all time favourite controller, and hosted plenty of gems like Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, Xenoblade Chronicles, Metroid Prime 3, etc.

N64 next; what it lacked in quantity it made up for by having some of the most groundbreaking games of all time like Ocarina and Mario 64, as well as Banjo Kazooie which was my favourite games of all time for many years.

Wii U in fourth; the droughts were horrid but at least it did have some truly amazing games.

NES and Gamecube kinda tie for the bottom rung for me. With the former, I find almost all its games unplayable today, and with the latter it had the worst first party offerings of any of their systems.

COKTOE said:
I swear we just did this. I voted for SNES. So did @Pemalite. Anywhoo. SNES.

I checked using the forum search function but couldn't see any recent ones. We had similar threads though; best name for a Nintendo system, best Nintendo hardware revision.

I found the thread I was thinking of. Not exactly the same question, but similar theme at least. I did indeed pick the SNES. And so did @Pemalite. Hiiiii Pemalite!

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=240749&page=1

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Mar1217 said:
Objectively, I really like the core library of Nintendo titles during the Wii days so honestly, I'd probably go with the WiiU since I have the add up of being able to play Wii games and WiiU games such as Xenoblade Chronicles X (which is never gonna get ported on Switch at least :P )

Interesting choice. In all honestly that's probably my least favorite Nintendo console (never a fan of that controller or the miiverse stuff you had to wade through just to start a game). I will say though that it was somewhat underrated and certainly deserved more than the 14 million sales it got.

In hindsight it did have some great games - I think it now just gets diminished somewhat as most have been ported to Switch. But Xenoblade X was underrated as it got crushed between the hype of the more well-known 1 and 2. But I liked its open world aspect. NSMB U, Yoshi's Wooly World, Mario Maker, Mario 3D World, NES Remix, and parts of Nintendoland were fun (Sweet Day mainly). 



 

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Of course the SNES, which is the embodiment of the Nintendo seal of quality. You have to search with a magnifying glass to find a real bad game on this console. You can almost choose any title you want and it's mediocre in the worst case. All 2D games aged very well. The analog sound chip was very charismatic, imo better than the one on Sega Genesis and N64.



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I mean, maybe it's because I love local multiplayer, but I voted GameCube. SNES would be a close second, and Switch has been doing very well so far, too.



The GameCube was a technological marvel who only needed perhaps an extra button or two in the controller and a DVD player.

Most of them were great, really, except for the Wii-U and the N64 (speaking about hardware here).



 

 

 

 

 

The lack of a button was a drag for one or two games, yeah (I remember SSX 3 allowed less tricks on GC than PS2). I don't think the lack of a DVD player was a huge deal, though. The games are ultimately the thing consoles are remembered for.



Interesting just how little correlation in general there is between the results this poll gets on forums and the actual real-world popularity of the systems.

I mean I get that we're not exactly a vertical slice of the general population, but still, the differences are intriguing.

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Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

I rather look at them in tiers.

Good:
SNES
Wii
NES

Medium:
N64

Bad:
Wii U
Gamecube

While Gamecube is liked on this forum, I sincerely feel it is the worst major home console released since the Atari 5200.

Last edited by Jumpin - on 22 September 2019

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