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Submitted by Qrphe 746d ago | article

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." (Industry, Nintendo 64, Tag Invalid)

ape007  +   746d ago
N64 in my humble opinion is the greatest console ever, the most shocking and innovative console of all time
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360ICE  +   746d ago
Yeah, they were way ahead of the curve. Humans won't develop a third arm before 2341 AD
RedSoakedSponge  +   746d ago
LAWL that made me laugh haha XD
Akuma-  +   746d 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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360ICE  +   746d ago
Y DO I ALWAYS DOUBLE POST!?
(sorry)
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GiggMan  +   746d 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.
miyamoto  +   746d ago
Don't forget the Sega Saturn 3D Analog controller was launched just days after the N64 controller for Nights into Dreams.
cee773  +   746d 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
InTheLab  +   746d ago
Analog sticks were around as early as the 70's.

Agree with rumble, however.
NewMonday  +   746d 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.
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ABizzel1  +   746d ago
Both were must haves.
Kur0  +   746d 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.
ForROME  +   746d 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.
GiggMan  +   746d ago
Man those were the good old days. Brings back memories. Glad I was able to enjoy both.
delboy  +   746d 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.
cpayne93  +   746d 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.
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NoFanboyRequired  +   746d 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.
Tetsujin  +   746d ago
SNES vs Genesis, that was the all-time fight. PlayStation was the console to get me away from the N64; Mario Kart 64 was fun and still is today, however I spent more time on Gran Turismo; Goldeneye is still a shooter I play today, yet Metal Gear Solid set the standard for me to play games differently now; Killer Instinct Gold was replaced with Street Fighter Alpha 3; Star Wars Shadows of the Empire was replaced with Einhander; and Doom 64 was overshadowed by Resident Evil 2.

However to this day I'd still play an N64 for what it provided back when I was in High School, and to remind myself how far gaming has evolved since then; however PlayStation will always be remembered as "the" console to have me leave Nintendo to find a more, mature gaming experience.
LOL_WUT  +   746d ago
N64
LightofDarkness  +   746d ago
I was about 10 when the PSX came out, and probably 11 when the 64 arrived. as such, I was in my "too cool for that kids' stuff" phase and was more into Doom, Mortal Kombat, Twisted Metal etc. But after playing Goldeneye and Doom 64, I had a newfound respect for Nintendo, and playing OOT was one of the fondest memories I've had in gaming. Once I let myself enjoy gaming in all its forms again, through N64 truly became my console of choice and Nintendo regained my love over Sony.

The PSX had more games, sure, but the 64 had the best. Seriously, Mario 64, OOT and Goldeneye were probably the most influential games (in terms of sheer gameplay innovation for 3D controls on consoles) of that gen.
pain777pas  +   745d ago
This is so debatable but PS1 did things that the N64 couldn't just off of the storage medium alone. PS1 had SO MANY GAMES that we all forget along the way because they were cheaper and came fast and furious. From Crash, Spyro, MGS, FFs, RE, RR, GT1 and 2, SF everything, Darkstalkers everything, Marvel everything, Jet Moto, Dino Crisis, Secret of Mana, Legend of dragoon, Abe, Tomb Raider, wow... I could go on and on. Majoras, LOZ, Mario 64, DK64, Conkers, KI gold, Wave race, Cruisin USA and.... yeah Golden Eye. I forgot about NBA TE for PS1, MK3, TM, Destruction D, Wild Arms, Alundra wow.... I could go on... Here is the thing PS1 Parasite Eve, Saga frontier, Tobal 1, Tomba, FFT, Xenogears, Front mission series, Bushido, Tekken series, Bloody Roar Series, Brave Fencer, Chrono series, Vagrant Story... I mean I could go for the lost gems too but yeah I think you get why there was a 70 million difference in console sales that were deserved. No gimmicks just games on well made tech.
specialguest  +   746d ago
I was a Nintendo gamer until Nintendo made the critical mistake of going with cartridge instead of CD. They lost a big chunk of the developers they had with the SNES. The deal breaker for me was when they lost Square Soft to an exclusive deal with Sony.
CaptainYesterday  +   746d ago
Had both loved them equally so many good memories playing with friends :)
Kratoscar2008  +   746d ago
PS1, it turned me into a gaming nuts and a PS fan.
STK026  +   746d ago
While the PS had plenty of good games, I remember the N64 as the better one when it came down to splitscreen gaming. Countless hours were lost in games like Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, WCW/nWo World Tour and Revenge, Wrestlemania 2000 and No Mercy, Diddy Kong Racing, etc. The only PS one game I remember playin in multiplayer for an extended period of time would have to be Twisted MEtal 2. Both consoles were great, although RPG fans had little to no choice but to go with sony's offering, due to the N64's lack of RPGs.
Ben_Grimm  +   746d ago
Those two were the greatest rivalry. I say a big NO to that. PS1 easily handed the n64 its console's bottom to itself.

Don't get me wrong the n64 had some great gems here and there but very, VERY few compared to the PS1.

A true console war would be between the SNES and Genesis. Never before have there been two sides so equally split with a great number of games from both sides.
DivineAssault  +   746d ago
PS1 had many more games but N64 had games that were better... Quality vs quantity there.. Other than the RPGs PS1 had, N64 killed em in graphics & gameplay for all 3D polygon titles.. The wrestling games, shooters, adventure titles, etc were all superior on N64
Nicaragua  +   746d ago
Except Wipeout, or Tekken, or MGS, or Gran Turismo, or Tomb Raider, or Soul Reaver....actually now that i think about the N64 was a bit of a turd.
InTheLab  +   746d ago
Yeah...100m vs. 32m...it's not even close to being a rivalry.

PS1 vs Wii is a better rivalry.
pain777pas  +   745d ago
did not mean to disagree bro. Sorry.
SOULJER  +   746d ago
Kids in third world countries use the N64 for door stopper, and ashtrays.
Hicken  +   746d ago
Not having electricity is a bitch, huh?
SOULJER  +   745d ago
No they could't waste it on weak a$$ out of date junk.
Qrphe  +   745d ago
If the N64 used cartridges, 3rd party support would not have been as lacking. Also, so many games could have benefited from great-looking textures.

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