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The better system is...

Nintendo 64 606 48.71%
 
Playstation 1 638 51.29%
 
Total:1,244
d21lewis said:
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!

Dammit, my secret's out.

RaptorChrist said:
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.

N64 was the more graphically advanced of the two, supporting newer techniques like perspective correct texturing, anti-aliasing, and trilinear filtering.

It's restrictive texture cache and the storage limitations of cartridges though meant textures were often of lower quality.

Overall the two had very different "looks"; PS1 tended to be sharper but jaggier and more jittery, while N64 was smoother and more stable, but blurrier.



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curl-6 said:
d21lewis said:
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!

Dammit, my secret's out.

RaptorChrist said:
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.

N64 was the more graphically advanced of the two, supporting newer techniques like perspective correct texturing, anti-aliasing, and trilinear filtering.

It's restrictive texture cache and the storage limitations of cartridges though meant textures were often of lower quality.

Overall the two had very different "looks"; PS1 tended to be sharper but jaggier and more jittery, while N64 was smoother and more stable, but blurrier.

Sharper but jaggier? Wat?

Also, what do you mean PS1 was jittery and N64 more stable? Most N64 games had horrendous framerate. Same with the N64 being blurrier, when most games ran at a higher resolution than the PS1. Are you sure you didn't just get your descriptions the wrong way round?



brendude13 said:
curl-6 said:

Dammit, my secret's out.

N64 was the more graphically advanced of the two, supporting newer techniques like perspective correct texturing, anti-aliasing, and trilinear filtering.

It's restrictive texture cache and the storage limitations of cartridges though meant textures were often of lower quality.

Overall the two had very different "looks"; PS1 tended to be sharper but jaggier and more jittery, while N64 was smoother and more stable, but blurrier.

Sharper but jaggier? Wat?

Also, what do you mean PS1 was jittery and N64 more stable? Most N64 games had horrendous framerate. Same with the N64 being blurrier, when most games ran at a higher resolution than the PS1. Are you sure you didn't just get your descriptions the wrong way round?

PS1 had no AA but N64 did, so PS1 looked sharp but jaggy, while the primitive AA of the 64 suppressed jaggies at the cost of blurring the image.

By jittery/stable I am referring to affine texturing (PS1) versus perspective correct texturing. (N64) On PS1 surface tended to warp/jitter in motion due to the limitations of affine texturing. The N64 on the other hand supported perspective correct texturing, so rendered objects appears more solid and stable.



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

I liked both consoles, and the Sega Saturn. But, I have to go with PS1 here. It has literally hundreds of great games.
But, most importantly, the controller was a signifcant step forward for console gaming. While it has been improved upon, the basic design of that controller is still in use today, as the Dualshock 4. It also inspired the Pro controllers that we now see from Nintendo, and it appears to have influenced the original XB controller as well. The XB controllers have continued to evolve from that design. So, I think we can see a bit of the original PS controller in almost all console controllers today.

N64 did have my two favorite games of the generation though - Mario 64 and Goldeneye.



VAMatt said:
I liked both consoles, and the Sega Saturn. But, I have to go with PS1 here. It has literally hundreds of great games.
But, most importantly, the controller was a signifcant step forward for console gaming. While it has been improved upon, the basic design of that controller is still in use today, as the Dualshock 4. It also inspired the Pro controllers that we now see from Nintendo, and it appears to have influenced the original XB controller as well. The XB controllers have continued to evolve from that design. So, I think we can see a bit of the original PS controller in almost all console controllers today.

N64 did have my two favorite games of the generation though - Mario 64 and Goldeneye.

Nintendo pro controllers look like 360 controllers, and the n64 introduced the modern analog stick and rumble, (and four player WITHOUT an adapter)



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My second favorite console versus my third favorite. PS1 wins.



 

Why is the N64 so close to the PS1? Oh right...



Lawlight said:
Why is the N64 so close to the PS1?

Both are great consoles and the number of Sony and Nintendo fans on VGChartz is pretty close to equivalent.



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Arminillo said:
VAMatt said:
I liked both consoles, and the Sega Saturn. But, I have to go with PS1 here. It has literally hundreds of great games.
But, most importantly, the controller was a signifcant step forward for console gaming. While it has been improved upon, the basic design of that controller is still in use today, as the Dualshock 4. It also inspired the Pro controllers that we now see from Nintendo, and it appears to have influenced the original XB controller as well. The XB controllers have continued to evolve from that design. So, I think we can see a bit of the original PS controller in almost all console controllers today.

N64 did have my two favorite games of the generation though - Mario 64 and Goldeneye.

Nintendo pro controllers look like 360 controllers, and the n64 introduced the modern analog stick and rumble, (and four player WITHOUT an adapter)

360 controllers look like original XB controllers.  Those controllers are much closer to the PS controllers than anything that came before.  

But, yeah, I forgot about the analog stick and rumble from N64.  Those are important innovations.  The problem is, the controller is awkward. 



VAMatt said:
Arminillo said:

Nintendo pro controllers look like 360 controllers, and the n64 introduced the modern analog stick and rumble, (and four player WITHOUT an adapter)

360 controllers look like original XB controllers.  Those controllers are much closer to the PS controllers than anything that came before.  

But, yeah, I forgot about the analog stick and rumble from N64.  Those are important innovations.  The problem is, the controller is awkward. 

huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh? and no the 360 controller doesnt look like either of those...



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