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For me, the Switch tops every nintendo console except the DS, 3DS and GBA.

It's most likely gonna surpass the GBA and 3DS, but idk about DS, that's one tough battle.


God tier: DS

Great tier: Switch, 3DS, GBA, SNES*

Decent/Good tier: Gamecube, Wii

Dumster Fire Tier: N64, Wii U, and GB/GBC (don't @me, lol)

I wasn't even born until years after the SNES years, so I don't have experience with the original console, I do have an SNES classic, and I had a good time with some of the games in it. My ranking is only based of those few games.

Last edited by flashfire926 - on 23 April 2019

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It has surpassed everything for me, I used to have all the past consoles and handhelds

I think I'd like to expand on my post here.

I've easily spent the most time gaming on the N64 and DS; however, as I said, that's mostly because I was younger at those times - N64 was released during my adolescent years - when I had the time to play but also had ways to make money and buy my own games. DS was released during my early adulthood, and I bought into it shortly after the DS Lite released, so I had few responsibilities and tons of good games.

3DS probably got the next most play time from me, followed by Switch, GB/GBC, Wii, SNES, WiiU, GBA, NES.

However, Switch, without a doubt, would easily have far more game time if not for the fact that I just don't have as much time to play as I once did. Heck, 3DS falls into that same boat - I became a father when it was only a year and a half old, and now I've got two kids. Adulthood tends to restrict your ability to game like you used to pretty heavily.

Between the quality of the games it has, the quality of the hardware, and the flexibility of being a console OR handheld... if the kid I was when the N64 came out could've had access to a Switch, I may have never done anything else.


All except the Wii, my all-time favorite console. Switch may end up being my favorite console when all is set and done, though any console will have a hard time overtaking the Wii for me.

Have owned all Nintendo consoles up to Wii and all handhelds up to DS minus the tragedy that was the virtual boy.

Despite not owning one yet.


handheld (despite my no longer liking them anymore):

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Tough to say, because there is the straight up strength of its library, as well as its hardware design and its abilities, etc. But as a whole I'd say it probably better than Cube and certainly better than Wii U, & 3DS.

Very close with DS and Wii. While the Switch has the nice convenience with its handheld functionality, Wii had the solid local multi and that enjoyable and unique 3D motion aspect. Playing Wii Sports felt like playing video games for the first time again.

NES, SNES, and N64 were just awesome to me. NES and SNES had solid libraries overall while N64 was a fantastic local multi console. The three of those have a level of sentimentality to me that will be tough for Switch to surpass unless its library vastly improves (not that it's poor now, will just need to be incredible).


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If I'm honest it'll be hard for any system to top the SNES for me simply as it was my first console and many of it's games like Starfox, Donkey Kong Country, Yoshi's Island, etc largely defined my formative years as a gamer.

I still think though that setting nostalgia aside SNES is still a truly formidable beast, with not only one of Nintendo's strongest first party lineups but a third party library better than any of their systems since.

As for the N64, it's only just holding it's lead over Switch at the moment thanks to the likes of diamonds like Banjo Kazooie/Tooie, Mario 64, Starfox 64, F-Zero X, and Ocarina of Time. Switch doesn't have quite that many true greats yet, though I have little doubt it will eventually.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 24 April 2019

Well for me...

Switch is better than GameCube, and Wii U, because those systems' Mario and Zelda games were great, but not jaw dropping, like BotW, and Odyssey. 

Switch is better than N64, and Wii because it has better 3rd party support than both those consoles. 

3DS is better than Switch, because 3DS has more games, especially RPGs. This is really just a matter of timing though. Let Switch get it's own Fire Emblem, Poke'mon, etc. Then it will surpass 3DS. 

DS is about tied with Switch. 

I think SNES, NES, and Switch are all too different to compare. On one hand Switch has a better library of 2D Indie games. But on the other hand NES/SNES invented most of those genres. 

And yes, I own all those systems and more. 

The Wii, and WiiU... it will never surpass the N64 for me. I was 13 when I first got my N64 and it was the most magical system for me. Mario, Zelda, Star Fox, Turok, GE, WCW Revenge, Castlevania, Goemon I had so many games for it. I have spent more time on Switch than I have on my other systems since it launched though.

All of them except SNES and N64.

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