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Which Nintendo system (handheld & console) has your favorite library of games?

NES 4 8.33%
Game Boy/Game Boy Color 0 0%
SNES 16 33.33%
N64 9 18.75%
Game Boy Advance 1 2.08%
GameCube 6 12.50%
Wii 2 4.17%
DS 4 8.33%
3DS 5 10.42%
Wii U 1 2.08%
Mandalore76 said:
IcaroRibeiro said:

Millions is a overstatement, there are some hundred thousand people who enjoy NES til this day still. It's a classic and part of the childhood of people who started playing games in the 70's and 80's. While kids from the 90's don't have nearly as much love for 64, Saturn and PS1 era. 

I actually think this is much more a difference in culture and how games are consumed for different age audiences. I'm a kid of the 90's and I have no interest whatsoever for either PS classic or NES classic

If you ask me whether I like more PS1 or NES, then I would easily say PS1. I would like to play some of their games if they were available on some cheap subscription service, but would never buy a Console specifically made to play them 

I don't think it is though.  The NES Classic sold 3.6 million units as of june 30th 2018.  It was regularly out of stock at retail while it was in production, and heavily scalped on the secondary market.  Nintendo could have easily sold quite a bit more if they were interested in maintaining production, but by September 2018, Nintendo was pushing the NES games as a perk of Nintendo Switch Online paid subscription. 

So you are right. My bad. Please ignore this part of my post 

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Agente42 said:
curl-6 said:

Second place for me would be the Wii.

Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, Xenoblade Chronicles, Metroid Prime 3, Monster Hunter Tri, Zelda Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Fatal Frame 4 and the reimagining of 2, Sin & Punishment Star Successor, the Goldeneye 007 reimagining, Mario Kart Wii, The Last Story, just so many excellent games, many of them criminally overlooked.

The problem of Wii was line up after 2010. Nintendo takes the cautionary approach and Zelda and Metroid are not the best-beloved versions. 

The Wii definitely declined steeply after 2010, but it's last two years still had Xenoblade, Skyward Sword, The Last Story, Fatal Frame 2 in PAL/JP, Rayman Origins, Modern Warfare 3, de Blob 2, and Pandora's Tower.

As for Zelda and Metroid, the Wii's two Zeldas are the #3 and #4 best in the series to me and Prime 3 the second best Metroid.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)


Mortal Kombat II
Secret of Mana
Chrono Trigger
Battletoads and Double Dragon
Final Fantasy IV-VI
Super Mario All-Stars
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario World
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Super Metroid
Super Streets of Rage
Super Mario World II
MegaMan X-X3

Edit: Pretty much anything with Super infront of the name, haha

Super Zelda

Super Kirby

Super Barbie


It's tricky.. Sheer amount of solid games including indies? That would probably be Switch, or at least fast approaching that.

Multiplayer games? Wii or N64.

Exclusives? SNES or GameCube.

Overall though I'd probably have to go with the SNES for the time being.


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Wii currently, though Switch has a very good chance of overtaking it.

My 2 favorite Mario games in the Galaxy series.
My 3rd and 1st favorite Zelda games in Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword.
My favorite Metroid in Prime 3 plus the trilogy.
The best version of Resident Evil 4 to this day.
Xenoblade and Last Story.
I still enjoy picking up Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort.
Brawl was my favorite Smash game until Ultimate.
Endless Ocean
Red Steel 2
Excite Bots
Epic Mickey.
DKCR, the Kirby games, and NSMBW.
What I consider the best versions of certain 3rd party games like Ghostbusters, Force Unleashed 1, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
The last few Tiger Woods and the first 3 Madden games on the system are the best those series have ever been for me.
Resident Evil, House of the Dead, Dead Space rail shooters.
Sonic Colors

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If we go by games first released on the console SNES wins this one. If we include ports, remake, remasters and whatnot, then Switch wins since in addition to the great lineup of original games it has tons of NES, SNES games through Switch Online and plenty of old classics (Final Fantasy, Devil May Cry, Ninja Gaiden, Mario 3D All-Stars, etc...) and some of the best indie games ever (Hollow Knight, Celeste, Hades, Risk of Rain, Ori, Cuphead, Shovel Knight, etc..)

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Switch is #3 for me so far, but at this rate it's got a decent chance of surpassing both SNES and Wii by the end of its lifespan to claim the all time #1 spot.

Just 2-3 more games on the level of Mario Odyssey, Monster Hunter Rise, or Witcher 3 would get it there.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)