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Nintendo - SNES / Switch
I have yet to decide which is the best for me. Too many memories and great games on the SNES: Super Mario World, Yoshi Island, Link to the Past, Super Metroid, the first Mario Kart (oh god!), Donkey Kong Country, Final Fantasy 4-5-6, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, Street Fighter 2, Rockman X, Ghoul's and Ghost, Castlevania 4 and 5, Actriser, Ganbare Goemon 1-2, Demon's Crest. The Switch is in my opinion the best Nintendo console since the SNES days.. By the end of its lifecycle it could end up first!

Sony - Playstation 1 (PSX)
The first Playstation was a total revolution that today is not so easy to understand for the newer generations.
It probably had the most incredible lineup ever with games I loved so much: Final Fantasy 7-8-9, Final Fantasy Tactics, Chrono Cross, Xenogears, Breath of Fire 3, Suikoden 2, Tekken 3, Soul Edge, Ridge Racer 1-4, Einhander, Resident Evil 2, Motor Toon GP, Gran Turismo, Crash Bandicoot, Castlevania SOTN, Metal Gear Solid. Too many much beloved series started on this platform!

Sega - Dreamcast
Although I had a lot of fun with the Megadrive and Saturn, probably was the Dreamcast the real star on the Sega side.
Played a lot of great games and Arcade perfect ports for the first time on a home console: Crazy Taxi, Daytona USA, Soul Calibur, Dead or Alive 2, Power Stone 1-2, Resident Evil Code Veronica, Sonic Adventure, Phantasy Star, Skies of Arcadia, Street Fighter Zero 3, JoJo's Beat'em Up.

Microsoft - ???
Haven't owned any Microsoft console yet.

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M$: 360
Nintendo: GC
Sega: Genesis
Sony: PS2

Sony- PS4
Sega- Mega Drive.

Honourable mentions...
Sega- Dreamcast

Nintendo: SNES - ironically the only Nintendo system I have never owned. However, I did get to play it plenty. This system had some of the greatest games of all time on it, CHRONO trigger, ffvi, super Mario rpg, and many more. Only complaint is the controller sucked.

Sony: PS1 - the original PlayStation still has one of the best game libraries to date, as well as the best RPG of all time, Suikoden 2. It was an RPG powerhouse that destroys all other systems in that genre.

Microsoft: Xbox 360 - the 360 is my favorite system ever made. Microsoft did a freaking amazing job of expanding the possibilities in gaming and pushing new boundaries in games. Before the 360 I would pretty much just play RPG’s, but amazing games like halo and gears pushed my interests into new genre’s especially with the development of a proper online to go with them. It was also home to some of the best RPG’s of the generation with mass effect, lost odyssey, and tales of vesperia. Microsoft hit it out of the park that gen, at least for the first half.

Sega: genesis - this was my childhood. My favorite game of all time is shining force 2. I wish sega would pull their head out and make a proper new shining force game...

curl-6 said:

Dammit, I was gonna make this thread on my day off tomorrow now the other one's mostly run its course haha XD

Heh, didn't mean to steal your thunder here.

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Nintendo - Super Nintendo (it is difficult to compete with a system that introduced me to so many of my favorite games growing up. The Switch is an amazing device and has so many great games but you can't really beat the nostalgia factor of the SNES.)
Playstation - PS3 (Though it started off pretty weak, PS3s first party output became amazing. Infamous, Uncharted, and Ratchet and Clank Future series are still some of my favorite franchises.)
X-Box - X-Box One (shocking? It may not have a lot of big 1st party titles for it compared to the original Xbox and 360 but I loved Quantum Theory, Cuphead, Ori, and Sunset Overdrive! The original XBox is a close second but I didn't have one myself so I don't think I should list it.)

SNES because it has the best games.

PS2 because it has the best games, DUH!

Xbox 360 because it hast the best games, DOH!

Nintendo: SNES > NES > N64 > GC > Wii > WiiU
Sony: PS2 > PS4 > PS1 > PS3
Microsoft: OG XBOX > X360 > XBONE
Sega: Dreamcast > GEN > SMS > Saturn

A warrior keeps death on the mind from the moment of their first breath to the moment of their last.

Nintendo - 3DS/Switch. Honestly, could have gone the SNES too but I had to make a clearer choice. 3DS in recent times aglomerated to one of my fav system overall librairy in Nintendo history. It combined the strength of Nintendo 1st Party sellers and a strong Japanese 3rd Party support that showed to me some amazing gems I'll love for the rest of my life ! Switch however, by this year's end will be in it's own category entirely, combining everything I've said previously for the 3DS but with a smidge
more support from western devs and new/experimental/fun to diversify it's already massive librairy.

Sony - PS2, It was my early love childhood system where I discovered FFX. That's enough justification xD

Microsoft - 360 Supported my early teenager phase where I truly needed something to unwind my frustation. In good honesty though, it was my defacto system at that time and I had a ton of fun with my brother on XBLA and COD (or Lego)

Switch Friend Code : 3905-6122-2909 

Jaicee said:

For me it's...

Sony: PlayStation 4 easily for numerous reasons. First and foremost, unless I'm mistaken, between AAA releases and indie games, I believe the PlayStation 4 can play more games than any other system in history, and what's more most of my favorite games ever are available for it! On top of that, it's also got IMO the best controllers out there, and furthermore remains among the most high end systems released to date in terms of graphical capabilities and all that to boot. This has also been a console generation that's really seen Sony come into their own when it comes to all-around compelling first-party releases, from Uncharted 4 and The Lost Legacy to the new God of War, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and well beyond. These games aren't just fun to play, they also have excellent storylines and so much more that go to prove the ongoing merits of single-player games in particular here in an era where they more largely seem to be fading into the background. It's also to be the exclusive home of my most anticipated game ever, The Last of Us Part II, and furthermore also the exclusive home of what is, for me, this year's most anticipated release as well: Death Stranding. PS4 has also had the best, most playable versions of many non-exclusives too.

Nintendo: Switch easily. In addition to some of the strongest first-party support I've yet seen Nintendo offer any of their systems, the Switch also now boasts a highly expansive indie library that includes many, many of my all-time favorite games, plays NES and retro arcade games too (as well as a handful of other old-school titles), and is also portable to boot. That last item is extra cool and distinctive!

(Like I've said before, I consider this current era to be the best in gaming history.)

Microsoft: Xbox 360. Whereas I hadn't been too impressed with the original Xbox, Microsoft had me right out of the gate with the 360, which released with such exclusives of appeal to yours truly as Perfect Dark Zero and Kameo: Elements of Power and quickly become my 7th gen platform of choice by beating the PS3 to the punch on numerous major and/or just awesome titles, including such examples as The Elder Scrolls IV, Portal, Mirror's Edge, Braid, BioShock, and Mass Effect. Even Final Fantasy XIII got a same-day international release on the 360. (Also, I thought Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts was cute.) Only from the second half of the 7th generation did the 360 start to become my second choice for that period.

Sega: Saturn. In a technical sense, the Saturn wasn't the highest-quality 5th generation console released at all, but it had a number of exclusives that I still enjoy playing today, including Magic Knight Rayearth, Shining Force III, NiGHTS Into Dreams, and the early Panzer Dragoon games. Not that this means much in retrospect, but the Saturn version of the original Tomb Raider was also the first version of that iconic game I got because it came out a whole week before the PlayStation version here, so a lot of my first memories with the Tomb Raider franchise are tied to the Saturn.

Yeah I'm pretty sure that what you said about the PS4 isn't true with all the games they added via backwards compatibility the X1 has just as many games available as the PS4.  The console that could play the most games was more then likely a early PS3 with full backwards compatibility since it  could play all PS1, PS2 and PS3 games.