TOP 10 VIDEO GAME CONSOLES OF ALL TIME!
Released in 1996
Mario 64 made 3D platforming an art form unto itself. And The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was arguably gaming’s first masterpiece. Though the N64’s controller was clunky, the cartridges were awkward, and the console could sometimes barely run its more demanding titles, the imaginative and forward-thinking N64 still remains a pinnacle for the industry. And no, you can’t beat me in GoldenEye. You couldn’t even to this day call the tech support and they would answer, if that doest tell you anything then and I don’t know what to say.
Released in 2000
Playing GTA was the s**t back in the day. The graphics felt amazing, and the new DualShock and quality-of-life improvements from the PS1 made it remarkable. The PS2 system was also notoriously easy to develop for, allowing for a mound of titles yet unseen on a console up to this point. Many of my favorite games today lived on this console, as they did for many others, easily earning it a top slot on this list.
Released in 1985
The NES console completely reinvigorated at-home gaming after the Atari nearly collapsed the market. The NES console itself had a huge library and little competition (until Sega jumped in), along with some cutting-edge tech, like the in-home light gun for Duck Hunt(It was awesome). Almost everything about this 35-year-old console still holds up today. If you are dealing nostalgic you can download the games and play them today(on an emulator).
Released in 2017
After years of irrelevance with the poorly selling Wii U, Nintendo no longer producing consoles and just distributing its games to the superior systems. Then Nintendo shocked everyone with the release of the Nintendo Switch. On the first-hand people were skeptical of this handheld console(probably because of its predecessor Nintendo Game Boy or Sont PSP). But with huge titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in pulled through. I own a switch and I must say its an exceptional piece of technology.
Released in 2013
The Sonys 2913 console the PS4, has led the console war against Xbox One. Look at its huge catalog of exclusives, from God of War to Spider-Man, Final Fantasy VII remake, Death Stranding, and The Last of Us 2. The exclusives have just kept coming throughout its life. I. The PlayStation 4 has versatility and a phenomenal library to boot. But I am still team Xbox.
Released in 1991
For many, the Super Nintendo, or the SNES, as it’s called, is still the gold standard for video game consoles. Pushing the industry into the 16-bit space, the SNES boasted forward-thinking graphics and was even capable of some primitive 3D. With the SNES catalog getting added to the Nintendo Switch’s online service, people are rediscovering the glory of the Super Nintendo. I personally can’t wait because I haven’t played on this console.
Released in 1995
I know you were waiting for this. Sony’s console took gamers into the 3D space with titles like Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy VII. It offered a more serious, adult take on the industry, while still providing kid-friendly games like Crash Bandicoot. The PS1 was a landmark console. But in the end, it was overshadowed by its vastly superior successor, the PlayStation 2.
Released in 2001
It was a close call between the OG Xbox and the 360, but we felt like the nostalgia of the original beat the 360 by the smallest margin. The original Xbox console started Microsoft’s now-massive gaming empire, and also it jump-started the Halo franchise to the gaming world. Above all else, the first Xbox revolutionized the way we now play online with Xbox Live. Those were the times.9. Sega Genesis
Released in 1989
Sega entered the game industry in 1989 witch its Sega Genesis console just to beat Nintendo at its own game. Titles like Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, and Earthworm Jim really broadened the canvas of the industry. Heck, the Genesis sold 35 million units; that’s more than even the Nintendo 64. But sadly the new version will never see the light of day.
Released in 2006
This console brought so much joy to people, yea it did have its ups and downs but Wii deserves to be on this list. The Wii was a remarkable turning point for the gaming industry it renormalized gaming. Everyone, and their grandma knew what it was. It was the perfect family console with its motto “let’s bond over gaming”. The Wii helped make gaming accessible for everyone and for that it will always stay in our hearts.