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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%
 
Total:98

Even though it's design ultimately hurt the system I have to go with the Gamecube. Just loved how different its cube design was and the purple colour scheme complemented it perfectly. Sadly everyone else wanted to go with the "cool" black designs of the PS2 and Xbox and wrote off the gamecube as being geeky and childlike.



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The Panasonic Q, a special version of the Gamecube. Too bad it never released here. But the Gamecube in general wins the design category.

The European/Japanese Super Nintendo/Super Famicom is next in line. The US version however looks atrocious in my opinion.

Third spot goes to the... Wii U. I love it's sleek design and rounded edges and from a pure design standpoint, the Gamepad also looks sleek and nice.

Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 23 June 2020

The Wii is just beautiful



Gamecube for me.



 

 

Super Famicom has great design

GameCube is the most pleasing aesthetically

Wii has the the most sleek model

Switch is the simplest yet effective design



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Wii overall. It's small and sleek.

Gamecube platinum color version. The original purple color scheme I think hurt the system and made it seem more kid friendly. The platinum color scheme brought out everything good about the design.

OG Nes. It's kind of ugly now, but I think it was very sleek and futuristic for the mid-to-late 80s.

Switch looks great, but it's basically a screen. Even with the joycons attached there's not much real estate compare to the Wii U Gamepad. Every other handheld has had a much lower 'screensize to overall size' ratio.'



North American SNES



The Wii is just gorgeous - probably my favorite looking console of all time when in its stand. Second place would go to the NES; I love its look and the front loading design was just so cool and different from all of the top loading consoles back in the 70s/80s. Both look really great when placed together with their respective controllers as well. I also like the look of the Super Famicom and the Gamecube (provided we're not talking about the purple one).

The only Nintendo consoles that don't look good to me are the original Famicom and those second models of the NES, SNES and Wii.



I don't really care about the design of most of them. But with the Switch, design is one of the reasons why you'd buy it. Light, versatile, good screen size, etc.... It's a great design.



NightlyPoe said:
IcaroRibeiro said:
Wii is beautiful, but I'm sticking with Switch, what an awesome design

I mean, I don't want to sound like a hater, but isn't the Switch just a tablet with rails for Joycons?

The thing that I think Sony needs to learn from for the ps5 that the switch did perfectly is that less is more. The switch has a sleek modern design and the little things it has that really seperate it from just a tablet. It was a statement as well. I remember the Wii U was thought of as a toy by many people and when the switch reveal came out, everyone was like Woah Nintendo means business. This design was not pandering to children, it was just about getting the job done and appealed to mostly 20+ year olds. That's why I like the switch design the best from Ninty.

Also the dock adds some personality to it and there's something so amazing about seeing a switch in the dock. You can customize the colours of the dock with a skin as well and the whole package fits cleanly so you can easily travel with it.

I have to say though that design wise, I loved the edges of the Wii U discs. That small detail was really awesome and I remember I would touch the outside edges of the disc of every game I bought. I personally do like the Wii U design as well but that might be nostalgia for me.



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