By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Gaming Discussion - Best debut console

 

I think the best is...

NES 31 43.06%
 
PS1 34 47.22%
 
Xbox 7 9.72%
 
Total:72

I never enjoyed NES, I think most of franchises that born by that time only got their true cult and refined status years later with SNES sequels. As a child SNES games were nice to look and played at, even without the 3D PS1/64 bring. Sure some gameplay experiences works better and more sophisticated on 3D, but SNES was the peak of 2D gaming while PS1 was just the start of 3D gaming

For people saying that current indies are mimicking NES gameplay experiences, I honestly feel they are actually mimicking SNES gameplays

But it's not a PS1 vs SNES debate, it's a PS1 vs NES and for me not even in early 2000 NES games were enjoyable anymore. PS1 easily stomps for me



Around the Network
IcaroRibeiro said:
I never enjoyed NES, I think most of franchises that born by that time only got their true cult and refined status years later with SNES sequels. As a child SNES games were nice to look and played at, even without the 3D PS1/64 bring. Sure some gameplay experiences works better and more sophisticated on 3D, but SNES was the peak of 2D gaming while PS1 was just the start of 3D gaming

For people saying that current indies are mimicking NES gameplay experiences, I honestly feel they are actually mimicking SNES gameplays

But it's not a PS1 vs SNES debate, it's a PS1 vs NES and for me not even in early 2000 NES games were enjoyable anymore. PS1 easily stomps for me

The problem with this is that games NES games were not considered "cult" when the NES was a current console.  They were the height of mainstream.  Mario and Zelda were the GTA and CoD of their day on the NES.  In fact, I am actually lowering their status a bit by comparing them to GTA and CoD.  Mario and Zelda had their own TV show and breakfast cereal.  The NES had a tremendous impact upon the culture of the day.

These franchises became "cult" because they stopped being like the NES games.  When Mario and Zelda turned 3D, especially, they radically changed and their popularity declined.  When Nintendo released 2D Mario on the DS and Wii, the sales were explosive blowing away 3D Mario sales.  When they made Breath of the Wild they decided to back to the original Zelda game for inspiration.  Again the result was massive sales.

I'll repeat what I said before.  The main reason why this vote is competitive is there are plenty of people who never experienced the NES in its prime.  For the people who were old enough to remember the NES in its prime, and also its cultural impact, this is not even a contest.



Well, I at least can say that I grew up in the SNES era so NES always felt dated, frustrating and clunky to me. I'd probably feel differently if I grew up in the 80s, who knows. PS1 was a big part of my childhood on the other hand, but maybe if I'd started gaming in the 2000s I'd be saying that the PS1 felt outdated and clunky.

As it stands though, out of the three systems, PS1 has the most games that I really love. The original Crash and Spyro trilogies will always have a special place in my heart.



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

PS1 of course.

But you obviously have to give recognition that Nintendo paved the way with the NES bringing it into a brand new world.



Leynos said:
BraLoD said:

Funny thing to say.

PS1 made gaming change in many ways, including making Europe as relevant as the then major regions.

PS1 was as much as a game changer, actually even more, than the NES.

No, not really. Gaming was healthy when PS1 launched. PS1 expanded what was there. NES took rubble of the remains of the industry and made it a 4 story building. PS1 added 6 more floors to an existing foundation that NES provided.

PS1 was the biggest transition we ever had.

NES trived without competition while PS1 took everything over while shaping the industry to which it still is to this day.

It's not like NES created gaming, gaming had a really bad year but was already a popular hobby, it's not like we were into a decade of nobody buying a game system as if it was the plague and the NES cured the world.

It surely was a very important system, but it's the foundations build by the PS1 that are still holding the gaming industry of our current days.



Around the Network
The_Liquid_Laser said:
IcaroRibeiro said:
I never enjoyed NES, I think most of franchises that born by that time only got their true cult and refined status years later with SNES sequels. As a child SNES games were nice to look and played at, even without the 3D PS1/64 bring. Sure some gameplay experiences works better and more sophisticated on 3D, but SNES was the peak of 2D gaming while PS1 was just the start of 3D gaming

For people saying that current indies are mimicking NES gameplay experiences, I honestly feel they are actually mimicking SNES gameplays

But it's not a PS1 vs SNES debate, it's a PS1 vs NES and for me not even in early 2000 NES games were enjoyable anymore. PS1 easily stomps for me

The problem with this is that games NES games were not considered "cult" when the NES was a current console.  They were the height of mainstream.  Mario and Zelda were the GTA and CoD of their day on the NES.  In fact, I am actually lowering their status a bit by comparing them to GTA and CoD.  Mario and Zelda had their own TV show and breakfast cereal.  The NES had a tremendous impact upon the culture of the day.

These franchises became "cult" because they stopped being like the NES games.  When Mario and Zelda turned 3D, especially, they radically changed and their popularity declined.  When Nintendo released 2D Mario on the DS and Wii, the sales were explosive blowing away 3D Mario sales.  When they made Breath of the Wild they decided to back to the original Zelda game for inspiration.  Again the result was massive sales.

I'll repeat what I said before.  The main reason why this vote is competitive is there are plenty of people who never experienced the NES in its prime.  For the people who were old enough to remember the NES in its prime, and also its cultural impact, this is not even a contest.

This objectively the correct answer. This is from someone who isn't a big NES fan



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!