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What's your favorite Nintendo home console?

Nintendo Entertainment System 43 4.80%
Super Nintendo Entertainment System 181 20.20%
Nintendo 64 153 17.08%
GameCube 144 16.07%
Wii 42 4.69%
Wii U 42 4.69%
Switch 291 32.48%

This week's poll kicks off a series of predictable questions for the coming weeks and months that will occasionally be interrupted by sales polls for new game releases.

What's your favorite Nintendo home console? It shouldn't need to be said, but I'll say it anyway: Switch is included because of its hybrid nature.


Bonus question: What are your personal top 5 games for the console you've chosen?

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N64 will always have a special place in my heart. I don't think I've spent so much time on a single console in my life as I did the N64. Which is hilarious when you realize the console had less than 400 games in its entire library

It's really difficult to place a top 5 for this legendary console, so I'll have my top 5 in no particular order plus 5 honorable mentions
Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (duh)
Donkey Kong 64
Goldeneye 007
Pokémon Stadium
Paper Mario

Honorable mentions
Banjo Kazooie
Starfox 64
Diddy Kong Racing
The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask
1080 Snowboarding

And even this list feels wrong leaving out several games

Nintendo 64 has created my very very best gaming memories.

- Blast Corps
- Pilotwings 64
- Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
- Extreme G
- Starfox 64: Lylat Wars
(no particular order)

Of course Mario 64, Goldeneye, Mariokart 64 and many more also were great. For me it almost feels like that 50% of all N64 Games were insanely good.
Nothing ever will manage to beat those memories as I am not really much into gaming anymore at all.

SNES for me, as a byproduct of diversity. Mario, Metroid and Zelda.. check. MegaMan X, Castlevania and Contra... check. but start adding in Chrono, Mana, Final Fantasy... top it off with Final Fight, Street Fighter... some more niche titles like Actraiser, Soublazer. New material like Star Fox, F-zero, Mario Kart, Donkey Kong, Mario RPG, Earthbound, Killer Instinct, Pilot Wings. Just so many top notch games. SNES is my favorite console ever.

Punch Out was super too.  Lufia and Gaia, Breath of Fire.  

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The Switch. My favorite Zelda, Dragon Quest, Fire Emblem, Witcher 3, lots of RPGs, and a lot of retro games. I have never bought as many games for a single console from any manufacturer as I have the Switch.

Runners-up would be SNES and Gamecube.

Top 5 (exclusives only):

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2. Dragon Quest XI S
3. Fire Emblem: Three Houses
4. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
5. Shin Megami Tensei V (exclusive)
5. Valkyria Chronicles 4 (if multiplats are included)

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Nintendo 64, easily. It has the best iterations of practically all the huge IP's, had an amazing and unique controller, and revolutionized both 3D platforming and split-screen shooters on consoles. It's among my three favorite consoles of all time.

NES. Switch may overtake it by the time all is said and done, but right now its the NES. It's easily the most innovative console I've ever experienced, and I still enjoy playing a lot of the games today. Top 5:

1. The Legend of Zelda
2. Super Mario Bros 3
3. Ultima 4
4. Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!
5. Zelda 2

I went with the GameCube but it was a very tough choice. It had some of my favorite games and I was in my teens when I had it, but like I said tough call.... Almost picked super Nintendo and almost picked switch.

Top 5 games 

Metroid Prime 

Prime 2



Twilight Princess

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top 5 games? Uhhhh

Breath of the Wild
DKC: Tropical Freeze
Smash 4
Star Fox Zero?

I guess it didn't have too many great exclusives, but Wii U is my favorite mostly for being able to play a vast majority of Nintendo games across most of their consoles, and all the memories of the good old Smash 4 days. And being my first Nintendo home console since the SNES made it more impactful too.

Switch could be my favorite but its unreliability and the ridiculous pricing of everything associated with it has annoyed me enough.

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my top 50 games

Switch, but I'll vote for SNES because I realized I'm using my Switch more as Handheld lately

Top 5 games for SNES IS

Yoshis Island

A Link to the Last

Chrono Trigger

Final Fantasy VI

Super Mario World

Top 5 consoles is






SNES is the pinnacle of 2D gaming 

GC games aged pretty well too. 6th gen was really a great gen 

N64 not so much... but has good games nonetheless 

Can't decide between NES and Wii, I found both to be bad, NES games were borderline unplayable for me even when I was a kind gaming on N64, nowadays I can't challenge myself to play its games to measure how they have aged 

Wii have a set o controllers that are painful to use and worths nothing all their successful games were designed around this concept, with Mario Galaxy being the only game from Wii that I'm slightly inclined to revisit

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