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I choose...

SNES 18 29.51%
 
N64 22 36.07%
 
Gamecube 6 9.84%
 
Wii 11 18.03%
 
Wii U 1 1.64%
 
Switch 3 4.92%
 
Total:61

SNES: Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country, Starfox, F-Zero, Pilot Wings

N64: Smash Bros, 1080 Snowboarding, Paper Mario, Animal Crossing, Sin & Punishment, Mario Party

Gamecube: Pikmin, Luigi's Mansion, Geist, Eternal Darkness

Wii: Xenoblade, The Last Story, Pandora's Tower, Wii Sports, Wii Fit

Wii U: Splatoon

Switch: ARMS, Labo, Ring Fit Adventure, Astral Chain

Last edited by curl-6 - on 21 March 2021

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Smash bros. 'nuff said.



It's kind of obvious to point out a ton of quality leagcy franchises came out on either the SNES or the N64.

Btb, you can add Mario Kart to the SNES list



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Wii. Xenoblade as it's Nintendo's best series right now.



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Mar1217 said:

Btb, you can add Mario Kart to the SNES list

Thanks, I knew I was forgetting something.



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Surprisingly is Game Cube

And even more surprising, Wii U came in second place 

Then N64, then SNES, then Switch

Edit: Can we now add Pokemon Snap to N64? If the next game is good I will rank N64 over Wii U

Wii would be my last choice 

Last edited by IcaroRibeiro - on 13 March 2021

Third-party franchises don't count?

I'm gonna say the SNES either way.



As a note, Wave Race 64 was a sequel.

And while Paper Mario became its own brand, the original game was developed and promoted as a sequel to Mario RPG.

I don’t think Geist and Eternal Darkness would count since these are third party games that were published by Nintendo, but were one-offs rather than franchises.

Last edited by Jumpin - on 14 March 2021

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You forget Astral Chain on Switch. And Mario Maker is more a subseries than a franchise, if that counts then shouldn't Metroid Prime also count for the GameCube for example?

Anyways my pick is N64 because of Smash Bros. GameCube is probably second.



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2021 predictions:

  • Switch - 27m
  • PS5 - 15.5m
  • Xbox Series - 10m

I did indeed forget Astral Chain, I've added it to the OP.

Still not sure about games like Geist or Pandora's Tower, they're Nintendo published but I'm unsure if they actually own the IP.



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