Sony PlayStation vs Nintendo 64: Gaming's Greatest Rivalries

"The latest in our Gaming Rivalries series takes to the fifth-generation era of consoles, which saw a period of dramatic change. The CD-ROM format gained prominence, 3D graphics became the norm and Sony took its first steps into the hardware sector with the release of the phenomenally successful PlayStation."

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ape0071990d ago (Edited 1990d ago )

N64 in my humble opinion is the greatest console ever, the most shocking and innovative console of all time

360ICE1990d ago

Yeah, they were way ahead of the curve. Humans won't develop a third arm before 2341 AD

RedSoakedSponge1990d ago

LAWL that made me laugh haha XD

Akuma-1990d ago (Edited 1990d ago )

the ultra nes had some awesome games but just like all nes consoles you were waiting months to a year for proper games.

the ps1 destroyed the ultra nes when it came to delivering quality software. there were about 20 quality games on the ultra nes but there were hundreds of quality games on ps1. when i look at the ps1 it constantly had quality software being released

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GiggMan1990d ago

Not so much innovation as far as the console but the controler was definately innovative. If I'm not mistaking it introduced analog and rumble to the mainstream.

miyamoto1990d ago

Don't forget the Sega Saturn 3D Analog controller was launched just days after the N64 controller for Nights into Dreams.

cee7731990d ago

Contrary to many beliefs the n64 controller did not contain analog the stick was just as digital as the dpad.

playstation contributed

dual analog to the industry
pressure sensitive buttions
and superior dual rumble (you could not play metal gear solid without this :)

nintendo using cartridges was n64's ultimate downfall remember ps1 games were $39-49
while n64 were $59 and up because nintendo decided to use the more expensive but inferior carts 64MB of space vs 700MB of playstation which is the main reason sony got most exclusives there were games with 2 and 3 discs in the ps1 era that would be a hell of alot of n64 carts for ps1 ports

InTheLab1990d ago

Analog sticks were around as early as the 70's.

Agree with rumble, however.

NewMonday1990d ago (Edited 1990d ago )

it is easy to remember that games before the N64 were mainly 2D and most developers didn't now how to design games in 3D, but games like Mario64, Wave Race 64, Bango Kazoi, Zelda OoT and Goldeneye pushed on in the new horizon.

the PS1 was also great making possible deeper kinds of games like FF7 MGS, and more mature rated games like RE and Twisted Metal.

and let us not forget the Saturn pioneering 3D fighting games with Virtua Fighter, Sega Rally was also a great classic.

Kur01990d ago

yes N64 had Goldeneye, Zelda, Mario 64, DK 64, Banjo Kazooie, and more. PS1 had FF7-9, MGS, Tomb Raider, Gran Turismo, Twisted Metal, Crash, Spyro, Syphon Filter, and more. Both absolutely amazing consoles.

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ForROME1990d ago

I to was torn by this rivalry trading my friend back and forth he has N64 I had a PlayStation, however N64 titles were to far and in between for me to feel like it was consistent and the price of the cartridges was nuts, I think I paid 70 bucks for KI Gold, in the end the PS1

Was my all time fav system when all was said and done.

GiggMan1990d ago

Man those were the good old days. Brings back memories. Glad I was able to enjoy both.

delboy1990d ago

Exactly giggman,great games,and meny fresh games due the 3d every game concept was new and exiting.
Plus,no dlc and preorder only stuff.

cpayne931990d ago (Edited 1990d ago )

PS1 may have had more good games but the n64 had the best games in my opinion. Smash Bros, Mario 64, Banjo Kazooie, Banjo Tooie, Majoras Mask, Ocarina of time, mario party, goldeneye, conkers bad fur day, diddy kong racing, Perfect Dark, Mario Kart and more. PSX had so many rpgs though, it mostly falls to preference, they both offered different experiences.

NoFanboyRequired1990d ago

Both of them were great, but i found myself playing the N64 a lot more because of most 4player games like goldeneye, perfect dark, mario party and smash bros. Man i miss those days of gaming. Was a lot better than now.

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