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The better system is...

Nintendo 64 606 48.71%
 
Playstation 1 638 51.29%
 
Total:1,244

I liked PS1 so much more at the time. I actually sold my N64 in late 1997 and didn't get another until like 1999 or 2009 (whenever Donkey Kong Country 64 came out). I just couldn't stomach the delays and droughts. Like I said before, the PS1's music, diversity, CGI FMVs (mind-blowing at the time), and CD player made it a clear winner.

As time progressed and things like cinematic soundtracks, CGI, etc became less special, the only thing that mattered to me was the experience and the fun.

I have over 100 physical PS1 games.
I have a WiiU and a Wii.
I have a PSP, Vita, and PS3.
I can play several great games from that gen on more modern hardware. I've purchased and still play many N64 games. I've purchased and TRIED to play many PS1 games. There are still some great games on PS1 like Xenogears, Final Fantasy Tactics, Street Fighter Alpha 3, etc but for my modern tastes, they just can't beat games like Wave Race, Starfox 64, and Zelda.

In their prime, PS1.
Today, N64.

And now I know, whenever I want a thread with hundreds of posts, all I have to do is drag out the old console wars!



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It's funny how a lot of these lists contain series that were on both consoles (ie: Wipeout and Ridge Racer, and Resident Evil).



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Even in Japan, PS1 was console king.



My prediction in 2021.

SW: 30m

PS5 16m

XBS: 7.5m

 

 



irstupid said:

Total games on each system

N64: 296

PS1: 2507

Can you come up with a list of 508 games on the PS1 that you would consider great? If not, then that means there are over 2000 shit games on the system.

Sure 50x is a gross overstatement, but still. The volume of shit games on the PS1 is insane compared to the N64.

PS1 had a ton more irrelevant and crappy games, but the good to bad ratio probably isn't much lower than N64's, which is pretty impressive considering N64's average score is skewed by Ninendo's first party games taking a large part of its library, while third party games average quality is naturally far below that of any first party, let alone Nintendo.



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Wait a minute! PS1 had better graphics? I guess I never really looked into it too much, but I've always been under the impression otherwise. My N64 games look much better than my PS1 games, with the exception of pre-rendered FMVs.



PS1 is the greatest console of all time IMO. It was the teething stages for 3D, but that created a lot of variety. The 3rd party support was incredible.

My top 10 games of all time list is at least half PS1 games.



irstupid said:
VGPolyglot said:

I think that the good-bad ratio is exaggerated.

Total games on each system

N64: 296

PS1: 2507

Can you come up with a list of 508 games on the PS1 that you would consider great? If not, then that means there are over 2000 shit games on the system.

Sure 50x is a gross overstatement, but still. The volume of shit games on the PS1 is insane compared to the N64.

The number of shit games is rather irrelevent. Sure, if you want to brag about how many more games a certain console had compared to another.

What's more important is the number of great games compared to that other console. 

There are definitely gems on both, but let's not fool ourselves here. The PS1 simply had way more great games than the N64.

The N64 might have had a better great to crap game ratio compared to the PS1. But I'd rather play 100 great games out of 2500, over 25 out of 300.



N64 for me.

I can understand the love of some for the PSX, but that's only because they never played Diddy Kong Racing!



Lmao this guy is so angry!