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MS: Xbox One for mistakes made early gen with price/specs/Kinect/used games/etc that cost them dearly, exclusive support being lackluster for parts of the gen
Sony: PS3 for being overpriced, having a tiny uncomfortable controller (problem shared with PS1 and PS2 as well), the attitude of the leaders that generation, etc.
Nintendo: Wii U for having a bad name, poor support, continuing the trend of underpowered home consoles started by Wii, etc.

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Mbolibombo said:
Nintendo: N64 - Seriosly dislike this genration across the board. Controller sucked, games sucked.
Microsoft: Xbox - The Duke..
Sony: PS3 - worst Sony controller for sure, but cant put my finger on it.. just not feeling it.

Well maybe if you put your finger on it you would actually be able to use the controller ... 


Wii - I simply find nothing enjoyable about the system, and felt it was an all time low for Nintendo software. Nothing it did connected with me, and non of Nintendos main line franchises put out any installments that I enjoyed. The fact that something I enjoyed so little, was seeling crazy only amplified things. I did not want to see Wii's success lead to more Wii's in the future. Overall, the Wii, is my least favorite console from Microsoft, Nintendo, or Sony.

Thankfully, Nintendo did not continue down the Wii path, and we are in a much better position today with Swiitch.


Xbox - Xbox had Microsoft stepping away from the direction I wanted to see the company go, which was making gaming on Windows better. I didn't need another console to compete with PlayStation, I needed a PC that could game well, with an ecosystem that was well maintained and controlled. The system had a few exclusive titles I actually enjoy to this day, which puts it ahead of Wii, WiiU, and Gamecube for me, but it trails everything else.

On a positive note, this generation, Microsoft has finally started to move towards what I want to see from them. The 360 was a great console, but Xbox One has become by far their best platform to date. The continued convergence of Windows and Xbox has made both the Console and Windows better.


PlayStation 4 - It is the 1st PlayStation that has failed to make progress over its predecessor. There are some bright spots amoung its 1st Party Exclusives, but it does not make up for the dramatically smaller 1st party line-up and variety. In addition the Hardware and OS both took a major step backwards compaired to the PS3. The complete lack of Backwards Compatability, the severely cut back media and storage functions, the complete absence of the ability to install another OS, and underwhelming launch hardware all add up to a device that is PlayStation only by name. The PlayStation 4 Pro only added salt to the wound. Not truly capable of 4K in most games, no 4K Blu-ray, no 4K content from PlayStation Store, no support for Dolby Atmos or Dolby Vision. PS4 Pro is actually even worse for its time than PS4 was when it launched.

The one bright spot from PlayStation 4 has been PlayStation VR. PlayStation VR has allowed the PS4 tha ability to deliver new expereinces for the first time since PS1/N64 and to a lesser extent PS2/XB/NGC. Hopefully, Sony will right the ship with PS5, and deliver more games, better functionallity, full Backwards Compatibility, and next gen VR, that can deliver VR's PS2 moment of taking the new medium mainstream.

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JRPGfan said:
Burning Typhoon said:

"Recycled last gen games..."
---- Wii U / 3ds games on the Switch: 
Cpt Toad
Hyrule Warriors
Bayonetta 1+2
New Super Luigi U
New Super Mario Bro's U
Lego City Undercover
Donkey Kong Country - Tropical freeze
Yo-kai Watch 1

^ all published by Nintendo btw.   Overall Switch probably has more "recycled" games than the PS4 does.

Not to barge in, and I would be the first to agree that this generation, overall, has a lot of recycled content and ‘remasters of remasters’, but..

First, Breath of the Wild obviously isn’t a “recycled last gen game” because it was released simultaneously on two platforms as a multiplat with the newer platform being pushed as the leading release, making it more of a Switch game than a WiiU game. Second, Splatoon 1 isn’t on Switch. Now I know what your answer to this will be, but please, one could list a billion games in that case.

Sony: PS3 - The 7th gen was bad in general, and the PS3 was the worst offender. Expensive, bulky and the start of Sony's focus in the west.

MS: Xbox One - Lack of good exclusives, focused only in the west unlike its predecessors,

Nintendo: N64 - Horrible controller and a disgusting lack or RPGs

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I said N64 already but the Wii... Man, that thing had a lot of pros and some great games but it had so many flaws. My God. Sold like crazy but I don't think it deserved to win the gen.

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d21lewis said:
I said N64 already but the Wii... Man, that thing had a lot of pros and some great games but it had so many flaws. My God. Sold like crazy but I don't think it deserved to win the gen.

It won the gen in terms of sales. I believe the 360 won in terms of popularity.

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Rafie said:
d21lewis said:
I said N64 already but the Wii... Man, that thing had a lot of pros and some great games but it had so many flaws. My God. Sold like crazy but I don't think it deserved to win the gen.

It won the gen in terms of sales. I believe the 360 won in terms of popularity.

How is ending up with the least amount of owners out of the three "winning in terms of popularity"?

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

Playstation 2, was my first Sony console and I enjoyed the Gamecube more.
Wii U, lot of good games but nothing that really stood out...maybe Super Mario Maker.
Xbox One, only because its the only Xbox I've owned (bought very cheap, pretty much just to play Rare Replay) not planning on buying future Xbox consoles.

Rafie said:
Burning Typhoon said:
For Sony, PS4, hands down. Low powered CPU, recycled last gen games, and just overall bad performance, (hence PS4 pro)
For Microsoft, Xbox One. Always on, always watching kinect. The fact they tried it.
For Nintendo, N64. I didn't grow up with Nintendo consoles. I don't like the Gamecube or N64 controllers, but the graphics on the N64 are worse than Gamecube. Also, cartridges, which meant worse sound than the PS1.

Really no different than both the Xbox One and the Switch. Right?! I'm also confused as to the overall bad performance. How was the vanilla PS4 performing poorly?

Sub-1080p and frame dips, constantly?  I have both a PS4, and a PS4 pro, and every playstation for that matter.  PS4 is a shame, as well as the pro model.  Guilty Gear Xrd, Dead or Alive 5, Grand Theft Auto 5, Tomb Raider, The Last of Us, Uncharted 1-3, God of War 3, Beyond: Two souls.  The PS4 is basically PS3.5, and still crap at 1080p gaming.  Frame rates are better with the pro, but even still...  It's shameful.  So, when I want to play Tekken 7, or any other multi-plat, I do it on PC.

My PS3 gets more use than any of my other consoles. 

I do not understand what you mean about the Switch.  It's a handheld device, and I'm not playing multi-plats on it.  It's my first Nintendo console, and I've been Sony/Sega biased my entire life.  I've never been a Nintendo fan, but the switch is great.  I use my PS3 more, than my Switch, but my Switch more than my PS4.  I use my Sega Genesis more than my PS4.

I'm not getting Doom on switch, I have a PC for that.  I'm not playing any multi-plat on console.  I have a PC for that.  I'm using consoles specifically for the exclusive content/features.  If I get a game for the switch, it's because I can't get it for anything else, or I want the added ability to play away from the TV.

And as for Xbox, I'm not forgetting the BS microsoft was doing.  I have forza, gears of war, killer instinct, etc.  I play them on PC.  Xbox live is free on PC.  The xbox catalogue is on PC.  I have no use for one.

The original Xbox introduced features that consoles until it didn't have, like hard drives.  The 360, had it's massive failure rate and RRoD issue.  Literally everyone I knew with  360, all my friends, siblings, a few cousins, they all got RRoD.  I forgot about that when I was coming up with my list but I'm not touching another microsoft console again.  The original Xbox is just the one I disliked the least.

I also find it weird that people claim the PS3 was overprice, despite the price of that console dropping considerably since release.  If they included backwards compatibility, the same PS4 console would be 600 dollars too, with the added benefit of playing older games.  It didn't STAY 600 dollars, and there was always a cheaper model.  Why complain about the flagship model when there were other variants that did almost the same exact thing?