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I choose...

NES 6 6.74%
Super NES 40 44.94%
Nintendo 64 13 14.61%
Gamecube 15 16.85%
Wii 9 10.11%
Wii U 6 6.74%

Very tough question.

The NES had great games, but disqualifies itself due to it's crappy, flimsy hardware.
The SNES is a top contender, great games and great hardware.
The N64 was powerful, but held back by it's format. and the controller just looks weird.
The Gamecube had great games and a superb controller (and the best ABXY button layout ever. If that one ever gets updated with 2 Z triggers and buttons under the thumbsticks, it's gonna be the best controller yet again). Too bad it didn't help Nintendo, because the cube definitely was worth it - especially the Panasonic Q version.
The Wii is very divisive, but I liked it, just like many of the games on the console.
The Wii U is yet another console that failed at the consumers, but it's not all bad, really. Nintendo produced some of it's best games for the console, and the lack of AAA games meant it was a haven and heaven for indie games. Both later paid off with the Switch with successors and ports from Nintendo games as well as having a large Indie fanbase right from the start.

In the end, it's a duel between Gamecube and SNES, but the other consoles are not far behind. Due to how much I like the Gamecube controller, I'll choose the cube

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The_Liquid_Laser said:
KLXVER said:

True, except for Tetris, Punch-Out and Metal Gear. The NES is still king though.

Well, I was thinking of consoles.  I suppose if you count arcades, then I can't count Tetris and Punch-Out.

I think for Tetris he was probably referring to the Gameboy version, which AFAIK was far more popular than the nes version and launched earlier.

N64 for me, but thats probay Nostalgia because for my gaming memories nothing tops 4 player splitscreen goldeneye/Perfect Dark/Turok 2 all nighters. Add in some epic single player magic courtesy of Ocarina of time, Banjo, Shadowman etc.

The Wii U, because I didn't like the Wii controller and I'm too young for the others.

Always the hardest question in the world. It's like trying to pick a favorite significant other. They all had their highs and lows and in the end in retrospect made you really happy. The fact of the matter, though, is that because the Wii had the Virtual Console and some really amazing games in its own right, it gets my vote. Not all of the games were waggle-based, and many of those that were were really fun. I loved random games like Elebits and Zack and Wiki and Little King's Story, Pikmin received a super fun update, Mario Galaxies were amazing, two Zelda titles, WiiWare, WiiSports, a superior version of Resident Evil 4, Metroid Prime Trilogy with improved aiming, and it played Gamecube games. It really was the rebirth of my favorite company into the hearts and minds of a who new generation of gamers and even managed to reach back in time to grab previous generations. Ok, now I'm just gushing.

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Super, largely because back then square made really good games, unlike today.

I swear we just did this. I voted for SNES. So did @Pemalite. Anywhoo. SNES.

- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

Probably the GameCube, even if I've mostly played Mario games on it. Still gotta love Animal Crossing, Chibi-Robo, and Smash though.
The Switch might be my fave one day, but it's not there yet. And could I reasonably expect it to be 2.5 years into its lifespan?

Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 125 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million)

PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million

PS4: 122 mil (was 100 then 130 million) Xbox One: 50 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

"Let go your earthly tether, enter the void, empty and become wind." - Guru Laghima

fantastic game list.





Super nes