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It's the Switch, easy. The concept is too good, even though the durability of the Joycons and the dock design are not great. It works flawless and as advertised in the first 2016 trailer.



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The SNES. It was such an amazing system for its time. Not only was it capable of some of the best graphics of the 16-bit era (the Neo-Geo outclassed it, but that thing was too damn expensive), but it had an amazing sound chip to boot. While I liked the Genesis, on average games looked and sounded better on the SNES. Also, it had an amazing controller, one that is essentially the common ancestor for every standard gamepad that followed it by introducing shoulder buttons and the familiar diamond-shaped arrangement of face buttons. Finally, Nintendo decided to make it a top-loader like the Famicom was, ditching the front-loading setup of the NES, which caused a lot of problems with reading cartridges. It was just an amazingly built system all around.

The Switch is a close runner-up. I love its versatility and the seamless transition from TV and handheld play. The screen is also incredibly high-quality.



SpokenTruth said:
N64. Powerful (true 3D worlds), upgradable (RAM), 4 players, fast loading (carts), the controllers (Z button and analog stick).

Yes, yes, and yes. If only they had gone a little further with the controller and ended up with something more like the GCN controller. Wow. That would've been the cherry on top. The N64 "trident" controller was so wicked cool at the time though. 



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EricHiggin said:
SpokenTruth said:
N64. Powerful (true 3D worlds), upgradable (RAM), 4 players, fast loading (carts), the controllers (Z button and analog stick).

Yes, yes, and yes. If only they had gone a little further with the controller and ended up with something more like the GCN controller. Wow. That would've been the cherry on top. The N64 "trident" controller was so wicked cool at the time though. 

It was.  I think most people that call it weird probably played it after having used the GC or later controllers. I still miss the Z-trigger.  The Wii's nun-chuck controller is the closest we've come to getting it back.



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SpokenTruth said:
EricHiggin said:

Yes, yes, and yes. If only they had gone a little further with the controller and ended up with something more like the GCN controller. Wow. That would've been the cherry on top. The N64 "trident" controller was so wicked cool at the time though. 

It was.  I think most people that call it weird probably played it after having used the GC or later controllers. I still miss the Z-trigger.  The Wii's nun-chuck controller is the closest we've come to getting it back.

Yup. Looking back, the trident is more of a "what we're they thinking" kinda thing, but back then it was just the next step that needed to be taken. To go from the SNES controllers to N64 was pure mad genius at the time.

With the rear XB and PS buttons now showing up, who knows, maybe Nin will make use of the Z trigger(s) again somehow on a Pro controller.



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SNES. Mostly great hardware, and certainly the best of it's era. That sound chip....It may have been my favorite thing about the hardware. Put the Genesis to shame, which was a nice audio upgrade from the NES, and in capable hands, had pretty good audio in it's own right. It was the first time both sound effects and music were close to par with the arcade. It may sound trivial, but at the time, I was blown away. I cared more about sound at the time than your average bear to be sure. It had one main flaw: It's 3.58 Mhz processor. But that was mostly an issue for the launch window.



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It's hard , because hardware are close to software/content /games. I probably chose Gamecube in term of power and design, or Snes in term of power superiority. But then again Switch is interesting due to how they can bring console quality to portable form factor without a lot of gimmick .



The Switch by a looooooooooong way. Form factor is perfect, design is fantastic, and console games on the go is a dream.

Only thing is I wish they'd fix the Joycon's fucking joysticks, it's a massive pain in the arse to fix them every few months.



The Wii I guess. It was multifunctional. You could watch videos on it. GameCube backwards compatible and the controllers.



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Going on looks and interface, Wii, Switch, and DS Lite.

The Wii was the first console to not only add an interface that allows ALL previous Nintendo software to be played, but also added IR and accelerometer controls which allowed for applications not seen before.

On top of the interface advantages, the Wii remains, to this day, the prettiest console ever released.


The DS Lite looks delicious, especially the different colours. A 20 hour battery life puts it far ahead of the handhelds before and after it. It is the second console to feature a touchscreen, and the first that actually made use of it (the pre-DS Lite games barely used the feature). It is the best looking handheld ever created.

The Switch is a Wii and a handheld wrapped into one, and way more powerful with better chips. From an interface standpoint, it is the best console of all time (minus the bugs, dirt can get under the control stick and cause the sensors to trigger without user intention, drifting). The Switch is also, like the DS Lite, and Wii, one of the most attractive consoles ever made.

Speaking of the control drifting, different generations deal with it differently:

1. Baby Boomers: Buy new Joycons. ~30 minutes because it's the only reason they went out that night, and they'll go to a shop where the clerk does the shopping for them. And they'll pay with a cashier's cheque.
2. Generation X: Buy an electronics contact cleaner and swabs, and take 5-10 minutes to fix the issue.
3. Millennials: Launch a class action lawsuit against Nintendo, but none of them want to do the work or pay the bill, so it goes nowhere. The majority will spend the next 7 years incessantly whining on social media and forums with text screams of “This shouldn’t happen!” And expect that will make the problem go away.

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