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I choose...

NES 6 6.12%
Super NES 8 8.16%
Nintendo 64 5 5.10%
Gamecube 24 24.49%
Wii 23 23.47%
Wii U 2 2.04%
Switch 30 30.61%

Which of Nintendo's consoles do you think has the most aesthetically appealing design, and why?

Also, if it's a system that had multiple models, please specify which model is your pick. :)

Last edited by curl-6 - on 22 June 2020

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For me it's the SNES (European/Japanese design), probably because of nostalgia. I still remember the moment and the place when I first saw it in a store and it felt so futuristic compared to the boxy NES. It will always have a place in my heart. (That's also why I got a Super Famicom design 3DS although I already had one.)

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None look particularly interesting to me, but console design is not important, or at least the one aspect I pay the least attention to, so im gonna say Switch just because its small and compact and thats just convenient. SNES comes second due to nostalgia alone.

Personally, I'm a big fan of the North American SNES. I think I'm in the minority on this one, but I love its simple design and light-purple color scheme. It is close to just being a box, but the few extra elements they add with the small, slight concave top and the use of the light purple on the power and reset buttons, even the design of the controller ports add just enough flare to make the design both interesting and something that can comfortably fit in an entertainment center or my floor.

I voted for the gamecube, but the wii is a close second.
I love the fact that both can fit in a small backpack thus were easily to take along to school and fit on the computers there or bring em along to friends

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Black Wii but a close second is the Super Famicom

Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

I really like all the designs minus the Wii U, but Switch is just perfection.

My Platinum Gamecube. Nothing looks better.

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While I don't care much about video game hardware appearance, I gotta vote for the Wii. Despite the motion control gimmick and low specs, the Wii has a clean, angular design. It doesn't look too different from a cable box or DVD player.
I'm very nostalgic for the GameCube design, even if it looks like a lunchbox. It's nice and compact.
Gotta say the NES and SNES are the weak links. Their Japanese designs were better, as were their late-life replacement designs.

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Wii, Switch/GC, the others, WiiU (that controller/screen thing is the worst piece of gaming hardware ever made by one of the big guys.)