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PS2 is Edge's "Best Consoles of Past 20 Years", X360 in Second Place and PS3 in Seventh

Edge Magazine Issue 258 will go on sale in just few days time, but details regarding what it will feature has already arrived.

The publication has awarded Playstation 2 as "Best Consoles" in a special coverage on "10 best consoles of the past 20 Years". Microsoft's Xbox 360 comes in second place with original Playstation console in third place. Playstation 3 is way behind in seventh place.

Check out Top Ten list. (Edge, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

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theWB27  +   455d ago
360 in second. I can roll with that. I did miss out entirely on the PS2 save for a few games of Madden. Went with Dreamcast and had some good times.

Only a few games were as exciting as booting up Shenmue for the first time...few games since have achieved that kind of immersion.

@ShugaCane
I wrote 8 words about the 360 and more about Dreamcast and Shenmue. Have your opinion. I'm not gonna try n convince you otherwise. I had as much fun with my Genesis as any console, but I'm not complaining about it not being on the list. It's just a magazines opinion...let'em have it.
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ShugaCane  +   455d ago | Well said
PS2 Number One, okay. Stellar System

But 360 number 2, over the PS1 and PS3 ? Just no. PS1 has classic games that marked generations of gamers. Cult games. Mythic games. Masterpieces. Resident Evil. Final Fantasy 7, 8, 9. Xenogears. Dino Crisis. Vagrant Story. Soul Reaver. And so many others. PS3 ? Well. UC series, TLOU, Heavy Rain, Journey. Come on. I don't want to trash-talk the 360, it's a good console if you like FPS and Shooters or if you're an Online games addict. But still, it's NOT a better system than the PS1 or the PS3. And yes, that's an opinion.
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iamnsuperman  +   455d ago | Well said
The bigger question is why on earth is the PS3 behind the gamecube and 64 (I can see a better case can be made for the 64 but the gamecube? come on)
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black0o  +   455d ago
agreed PS1 with FF7 and games like Tombraider parasite eve, RE .. etc should be in 2nd not a FPS box ps1 set new rules in the console world and started the idea of being fully entertainment box offering VCD and Audio CD and games
it's not even fair to compare ps1 to x360 ps1 is on another LVL

I've no problem with X360 been before ps3 but ps1 as well that's BS
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jackanderson1985  +   455d ago
look back at the sales and see which games were the consistent high sellers... i belive COD managed 13mil sales from the 360 BLOPS 2 alone... FPS was this generation there's no denying it.

did the PS3 have some absolutely class games yeah no doubt but FPS's made this generation and owned it.

although i do agree PS1 should have been either number 1 or number 2

@mike32uk

yeah you can't stand it but 13 million users (for the latest one) of the 360 alone love it and that's not counting the PS3 sales either.

shuga put in the UC series and Journey in his original comment, i personally hated those games but to someone else they were the best thing ever.

taste is an opinion but the fact is FPSs were the dominant brand this generation and the 360 was the console for FPSs
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mike32UK  +   455d ago
@jackanderson1985 just because something sells better doesn't mean it is better. Personally I cannot stand COD. Justin Bieber sells a hell of a lot more albums than many of the far greater artists and bands in the world. That certainly doesn't mean his music is better
Ares84HU  +   455d ago
For me:

#1 PS1
#2 PS3
#3 PS2
#4 PSVita
#5 PSP
#6 Dreamcast
#7 Sega Genesis
#8 N64
#9 SNES
#10 NES

None of the Xbox consoles even make my top ten list.
ZodTheRipper  +   455d ago
My Top5 are
1. PS3
2. N64
3. PS1
4. PS2
5. GBA

PS3 took the top spot because of BluRay and excellent first party support. Hopefully Ps4 can top that =)
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Heartnet  +   455d ago
Tbh Innovation was probably a huge factor in the list.. and certain consoles did more for the industry than others... and Cult games are exactly that cult... they dont have a huge audience so they wont be at the top of the list...
jony_dols  +   455d ago
1. PS2
2. SNES
3. PS1
4. N64
5. PS3
6. Gamecube
7. Dreamcast
8. Xbox 360
9. Megadrive/Genesis
10. Xbox

Wells that's my top 10 consoles (handhelds excluded).

How could the 360 be NO.2?

It's failure rate in the first few hardware revisions was unacceptable, marring what was a promising launch. It's exclusive library shrunk as the years went on (with games like Bioshock, Limbo, Mass Effect & GTA4 DLCs all going multiplatform) whilst it's competitor, the PS3, list of exclusives only expanded. Good console, but certainly not the 2nd best.
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Brazz  +   455d ago
360 over PS1 ??? no, just no...
360 can be above ps3, maybe one is 4 and the other is 5-6, but put this diference is ridiculus! hell Microsoft have a finger in this shit.
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malokevi  +   455d ago
360 pushed the envelope of online console gaming. This upcoming generation is a direct result of everything Microsoft did with the 360 UI/online suite.

#dealwithit?
Clarence  +   455d ago
I agree. 360 had the highest failure rate of any console. I would put the 1st Nintendo higher than the 360. The PS3 introduced bluray, web browser, Upgradable hard drives. I won't even comment on the PS1. We might still be using cartridges if not for the PS1.
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HammadTheBeast  +   455d ago
@malokevi

Congrats. Meanwhile, before the Xbox was even born, PS1 and PS2 were pushing gaming as a whole.

Online MP was always on PC, 360 implemented it well on consoles.
Mounce  +   455d ago
I'd go with a list of:

PS1
PS2
SNES(is 22-23 years rather but still, best consoles)
NES
N64
PS3
PSP
360

and the rest there-after. I put 360 even beneath PSP because I destroyed my PSP by how much I played it with MGS Peacewalker and FF7: Crisis Core and a few others. 360 only truly offered me Lost Odyssey, everything else I could find on PC or PS3 so, 360 existed almost primarily as a means to help the industry with being Competition, but as for the console in itself? Beyond the timed exclusives, Microsofts' PR frustrations and the original faulty rate that basically was at 45% until their new 360 Slim came out? It was one of the worst consoles of all the generations of gaming history, it may have gotten games that many of us or you guys love or area hyped or such, like Halo. Just, I don't see it being worth considered being an awesome console when my NES and SNES of in the 90's could last longer and held less viral bullshit and misinformation behind it :/ It's uses were in making competition better, aka, Sony becoming arrogant and needing to be kicked down once or twice before they reigned back up to being a great company for Gamers, outside of that, Microsofts' Xbox hasn't really given me much of anything I care for outside of Lost Odyssey :l
LOL_WUT  +   455d ago
The PS2 and the N64 where both really good consoles and are really high on my list. You had the best of both worlds. ;)
XboxFun  +   455d ago
I'm going to go with this list for myself:

1. SNES
2. NES
3. PS2
4. Xbox 360
5. Dreamcast
6. N64
7. Intellivison
8. PS3
9. Genesis
10. Master System
Megaton  +   455d ago
Yeah, 360 at #2 is laughable. I'm not sure if I'd even put it in the top 5. My top 3 would be PS1, PS2 and SNES, in that order.
grailly  +   455d ago
I don't think I'm in a good position to list the best consoles as I've always had an inexplicable preference for playstation, but I do know that edge makes rubbish lists. Remember that list with mojang being the best developer ever?
turgore  +   454d ago
Lies, lies and more lies. Remember the early years of the PS3 when it was super expensive and had like no games ? Thats why it is not as good as the 360 when you look at the entire picture.
anzil  +   454d ago
only reason i cannot trust is cause i find edge super opinionated and arrogant..that is all....and i dont find xbox ever brought anything to the table other then console online(huge) and console polish( if this makes any sense lol) but to me a console is all about the games and sony and somewhat nin has always dominated on that front so ps3 even ranks higher than 360 on my list even tho i used my 360 more this gen
TotalHitman  +   454d ago
1. PS2
2. PS1
3. PS3
4. XBOX
5. Gamecube
6. Xbox 360
7. Nintendo 64
8. Dreamcast

The 5th and 6th generations were a great time to be a gamer. There was so much variety.
uncharted56  +   454d ago
PS2 deserves first spot but srsly 360 and ps3 dont deserve second spot. I will take any nintendo console before gamecube for the second spot. They have helped get gaming where it is today.
Tw1tch3D  +   454d ago
My personal list:

1. PS2 (the only era that felt like true gaming)
2. PC
3. Xbox 360
4. Xbox 360 (went through 2 during this time)
5. PC
6. PS3
7. PC
8. PC
9. PC
10. PC

...yup, that sums up my last 20 years of gaming. Other than PC, I spent more time playing on Xbox 360 compared to other consoles.

For some reason, PS gamers claim "true gamers" but for some reason online was lackluster and there was just a lot more "game life" on Live than PSN.
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guitarded77  +   454d ago
People can put whatever they want, wherever they want on their little lists. Then they can take said list and shove it directly up their cartridge slot.

Just because a publication makes a list, it doesn't mean it's true. Enjoy what you want, however you want.
strifeblade  +   454d ago
@Ares
nobody gives a **** what a psfanboys list is. Edge is respected multiplat game magazine- not a ps fanboy like you. Putting the vita in that list? You are pathetic- everyone knows nintendo owns the handheld and as of right now psp library is much stronger than the vita so you fail big time.
JC_Denton  +   454d ago
Edge magazine is the single worst game reviewing group in existence. Please don't take this list remotely seriously.
twinspectre  +   454d ago
49 disagree ??? WTF is happening ?
maybe people don't know What Playstation 1 is
XBOX 360 is the biggest joke of gaming history because 360 introduced DLC's
a whole of generation with Halo and Gears WTF is going on ???? 2nd place Damn
Playstation introduced RESIDENT EVIL , FINAL FANTASY VII , METAL GEAR SOLID , TOMB RAIDER and other great game that thanks for Xbox360 generation those games get worst
Damn Xbox fanboys they don't Know FACTS
redwin  +   454d ago
I loved my ps2, but it wasn't innovative. The games where very good but the system was just a hardware upgrade from the ps1, even with the use of the cd was first introduced by turbofx first with street fighter 1 and Y's books 1&2. A few years later ps1 came out. The dream cast I would say brought more to the table with their online multyplayer. Remember that games is just one aspect of the hole package. We have to take into account the innovations that have impacted today's game culture. Hardrive, controllers, online interface and multyplayer. I think that ps1 with its DVD player and immense game library kicked started this game generation.
pixelsword  +   454d ago
I don't know about the 360 being over the PS1 (The PS1 was the game-changer that brought us into the modern disc age), and I think the original xbox needs to be above the 360 (XBL was the first serious and successful attempt to make online gaming an extension of the console and the game instead of something you merely go to) but it does belong over the PS3; not for any advantages the 360 had, but what the PS3 didn't realize in terms of what executives said it would do in terms of running 120fps/1080p games. The PS3 had very few 60fps/1080p games and none of them ran a rock-solid 60fps that I can recall. The PS3 was more powerful than the 360 from what I've seen, but because of the very new architecture and a severe lack of developer support in it's devkits, the power wasn't obvious in all but a few 3rd party games; the exclusives were very good though but even until now, no PS3 exclusive games pulled off what Lair did in 2007 in terms of resolution and scale.

In terms of the games overall, I'd say that the PS3 has a decisive edge over the 360 in that category.
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MrBlanco  +   454d ago
for me

1.PS2
2.Atari
3.PS1
4.PS3
5.SNES
6.X360
7.NES
8.Genesis

those are the only things i have owned anyway
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thekhurg  +   455d ago
I can't. There's no way that the Xbox 360 is better than the SNES. The volume of amazing on that console is something that only the PS2 can claim to have reached.
Saigon  +   455d ago
I so agree with that. I believe the SNES should be number 2 myself. I am not certain what Edge was looking at but I think they need to truly reconsider. I look at it in the hopes of revolutionizing gaming in itself.The 360 and the PS3 in my opinion did not do that. the only landscape they changed were for social and media impact. Not saying they shouldn't be in the top 10 but the 360 is up there way too high.
lastdual  +   454d ago
I too would be tempted to rank the SNES at #1, but truth be told I don't play it nearly as much as my 360 or PS3 these days.

Since Bethesda games are among my favorites of the past decade, I would probably have to go with the 360 if I was being honest. PC is king, but for consoles, being stuck with the PS3 versions of Skyrim and Fallout would just be too painful.
twinspectre  +   454d ago
SNES my first console should be 2nd :)
i was 3 year old when my parent bought me this amazing console
humbleopinion  +   454d ago
While you're basically just being nostalgic here (the SNES had some amazing games but can't hold a candle to the X360 catalog, not to mention the amount of innovation offered by each console) - you missed the whole "PAST 20 YEARS" headline. The SNES is older than that.
thekhurg  +   454d ago
@humble

SNES came out 23 years ago and lasted well over three years. It's part of the last 20 years category. There is no nostalgia on my part either. I don't fall for that, not in games or movies. The SNES catalog was gigantic and it broke ground for a lot of genres.
humbleopinion  +   453d ago
Does it matter how long it lasted!? I can still play my NES and my Atari. But it doesn't change the fact the article is talking stricly about consoles made in the past 20 years. Learn the difference.

Also, the X360 catalog is much bigger than the NES catalog: It's about twice as big.
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thekhurg  +   453d ago
@humble

You're wrong, period.

It states 10 best consoles of the past 20 years. The SNES was part of the last 20 years because there were games being actively developed and released for the console during that timeframe. Hell, we hadn't even switched over to the PS1/N64 era 20 years ago.

Get a grip on reality and learn some fucking reading comprehension.
humbleopinion  +   450d ago
@thekhurg

It amazes me how people can act like such arrogant turds yet keep failing so miserably.

Seriously? You're asking me about reading comprehension!? Read the goddamn Edge article, which clearly states THEIR CRITERIA for choosing what qualifies for a console INTRODUCED in the past 20 years. Why making a fool out of yourself making absurd comments when it's so easy to spend two minutes on the internet to read the original article before you reply?
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snipab8t  +   455d ago
Agreed. I thought this was a pretty decent list. PS2 is well deserving of no. 1 and the 360 was undoubtedly one of the best consoles for current generation games. I would have loved to see the Super Nintendo on the list as I had so many fun times with Super Mario World and Donkey Kong when I was a kid.
kickerz  +   455d ago
I would nearly put Dreamcast number 1 spot. man I had alot of fun on that system
mcstorm  +   454d ago
I love the dc and for me it was very under rated system in fact I still have mine. But the console that is top of my List is the n64 as I had endless fun in my teen years with my makes on maro kart, golden eye, perfect dark, wcw vs now and more.

Then it would be the Amiga 32 2nd Dreamcast 3rd snes 4th.

We are all different though and would find it hard to all agree on our top 5 consoles.
SuperLupe  +   455d ago
My list:

PS1
PS2
360

Its not just having a lot of exclusives. I couldn't care less for 80% of PS exclusives. Games like Twisted Metal, Starhawk, MAG, PS Battle Royale (I think thats the name) Motorstorm, LBP Karting, Resistance series etc etc arent games that stand out whatsoever.
I could add more to the list its just that since they dont stand out I can hardly remember them.

On top of that what makes a console great is also the "popularity" factor. PS1 and PS2 were pretty much the consoles that made gaming mainstream. The 360 with Live popularized online multiplayer and the FPS/shooter culture we have now (may you like the genre or not).

IMO the 360 was a more momorable console than the PS3. Maybe because it was MS's first succesful console and maybe because the PS3 was Sony's least succesful console I dont know.
ZodTheRipper  +   455d ago
Your argumentation makes no sense at all. And popularity is the last thing one should care about on a console. It's most important factor is games and the X360 is falling short in that aspect ...it would be in my top10 (primarily because of XBL) but nowhere near second place.
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Saigon  +   455d ago
@zod18

Well said sir, bubbles for you. I also feel that 360 deserves a top 10 vote mainly due to XBL.
dcj0524  +   454d ago
Warhawk is the best online game this gen imo. How does it NOT standout. Jets that can hover like a helicopter then transform back into a jet doesn't stand-out? 32 players on consoles in 2007 doesn't standout.I don't even understand. Please explain you're logic to me.
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twinspectre  +   454d ago
PS1
SNES
PS2
dmitrijs88  +   455d ago
PS2 all the way. 360 doesnt deserve even 10th place.
xDHAV0K24x  +   454d ago
Wake up kid
callahan09  +   455d ago
What it really comes down to is that the 360 and Ps3 are probably, in all honesty, the two most evenly matched consoles in gaming history. They have very similar power, very similar features, and very similar game libraries (probably 90% of games available are on both of them). To have them this far separated apart on the list screams of favoritism towards one that isn't deserved by actual merit of features and quality of games on offer.

They should probably be adjacent on the list if not in an outright tie at the same position. We all have our preference of one over the other, I am sure, but we all have valid reasons for our preference. That's what I mean by evenly matched. I don't believe Edge has anything against Sony, but for some reason I think they have always had a bias towards the 360. It comes off in their criticisms.

They have a lingering nascent sense of bias towards playing on the 360 that tends to see them giving a free pass to 360 games that feature similar flaws as the ones for which they tear down PS3 games... And it leads to them perceiving their 360 experiences as better, which is why they have given something like 3 or 4 PS3 exclusives a score of 9+ over the years, versus like 25 games for the 360, despite the media consensus being that the two consoles each have a similar number of games at that quality.
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UnHoly_One  +   455d ago
They are certainly very evenly matched, but for me it's no contest in favor of the 360. By far the better controller, better online service, and better experience with that 90% of games you mentioned that are on both consoles.

The PS3 is a decent machine, but for me there is no reason to use it aside from a few exclusive games, because the 360 does everything else better.

All my opinion, and it certainly won't be a popular opinion on this website, but for me and everyone I know and play games with, that's how it was this generation.
rainslacker  +   454d ago
Honestly, given the number of great system over the years, the PS3 and the 360 would be rather low on the list. I imagine they made it 20 years so they could exclude the NES/SNES, or Genesis. Also the PS1 brought a hell of a lot more to gaming than the 360 did, and in some ways I would say it deserves top spot over the PS2. There are more memorable games on the PS1 for many gamers than the 360 could claim. PS3 has a lot of memorable games as well, but PS1/2 still trumps it for me.

All of it is subjective though. People can prefer the consoles in any order they like. Bottom line is, we have had a lot of great games to play over the last 20+ years.
Maddens Raiders  +   455d ago
lol @ Edge...they knew what they were doing. Oh well off to play 7th best console. xD
SkippyPaccino  +   454d ago
Hey, hey, hey... It's Mr. 7th place to you... Have some manners ;-)
AirJohnston  +   455d ago
360 should be like, 8th to me. I would put the SNES, PS1, PS3, 64, DS, GBA, and (personally) Gamecube all over the 360
bigfish  +   455d ago
what! I wouldn't even put 360 in the top 10! There was hardly any games for it let alone the RROD issue....

I heard mags do this to attract attention and sell more, it a basic marketing strategy to get more sales and money to publish future issues, its a sad fact but it has been happening for a while...you have to think about what stories will make the mag sell to keep it profitable and jobs safe I guess.....
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3-4-5  +   455d ago
I love my 360, but 5 years from now, I'm never going to want to play a single game on it because 90% of all the best experienced on 360 were via online game modes within the first year of said game's existence.

They are so reliant upon that initial online experience that they can't be played any other way.

SNES/Sega Genesis games = still appealing

N64/PS1/PS2 games = still appealing

Even a few gamecube games are still really good.

* Borderlands 1&2 will still be fun 4-5 years from now because you can play solo, but any COD game will be just awful 4-5 years from now.

There is no nostalgic reason for Keeping a 360 or re-buying one.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   455d ago
Its funny how people say its a "joke" the 360 is second place and are coming up with spins, excuses, "bu, bu, bu."

But nothing, this is the 100th time the rest of the world doesn't think like this site and PS3 is the best thing on the globe.

People forget that First impression is everything. People don't forget about the 600$ price and lack of major games.

PS3 being number 7th and behind the gamecube is a complete joke and ridiculous imo. It ultimately deserves to be up there with PS1, PS2 and Xbox360 because of its great games (now) and superior hardware.
Deadpoolio  +   454d ago
So that what your saying is that people should be remembering the 360 for it's first impression...That being the 55% failure rate for the first 4 years of the consoles life....Yeah I'm sorry they may have advanced things on the online front but they released a console with a stunningly embarrassing failure rate 55-56% is NOT an acceptable number, nothing should EVER be that high...The PS3 barely had 8%
Imalwaysright  +   454d ago
PS3? Who cares about the PS3? This was one of the worst generations and neither the PS3 or the 360 deserve a spot on top 5. No, just no. 360 better than PS1, SNES, N64 or Dreamcast? Don't make me laugh.
rainslacker  +   454d ago
The problem with the list is that it's subjective. If it was an objective list, this article didn't list the criteria for these decisions. They took the safe route by saying PS2 was the best, because that is pretty common consensus.

But the 360 at number 2, with PS3 at number 7? That's a huge disparity given that the two systems are relatively equal, and only shows subjective feelings. Objectively, one could say that they provided a very similar experience, whereas PS3 had a rocky start to finish out strong, and the X1 started off strong only to fizzle in the end. Or maybe they were grading based on online community...in which case, I'd say over the course of the generation, they're mostly equal, with a slight upper hand to 360. And no matter how one were to swing it, the PS1 was far more innovative, and provided much better experiences than any current gen system does, so it should beat the 360 and PS3.

Dreamcast at number 10? Dreamcast was the forerunner to what the original XBox became, yet the original Xbox beat it out on this list, and had very few memorable games. DC has a diehard loyal following, and is considered one of the best systems of all time for a reason. How many people do you see going around saying how the original Xbox is the most amazing system ever? None...again, for a reason.

First impressions may be one thing, but long term objective reasons why a console is the best is far more important if they want to hand out awards for these kinds of lists. Hell I was really impressed with the 3DO when I first got my hands on one, but realistically, it would never be considered the best.
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Shinox  +   454d ago
If You think this List fair then there must be something wrong with your stupid worthless head !
UnHoly_One  +   455d ago
The 360 should be number one, in my personal opinion. It's certainly my favorite console of all time, and that goes back to the Atari 2600 when I was 5 years old.

A case could be made to put PS2 in second, but I personally would put it third behind the original Xbox.

As for PS3, seventh seems generous, honestly.
Deadpoolio  +   454d ago
LOL good job Xbot...A the 55% failure rate should shove it further down the list...No respectable piece of anything should ever have a 55% failure rate for the first 4 years of it's life....And the Original Xbox was just garbage..There is No way anything made by microsoft should be above things like PS2, PS1, SNES, NES.....Nothing, they may have advanced online MP but that means absolutely nothing when you release garbage defective hardware knowingly, and they themselves confirmed that they knew it was defective when they released it.
UnHoly_One  +   454d ago
Sorry but that's my honest opinion.

I don't think the list is really referencing the reliability of the hardware.
Imalwaysright  +   454d ago
What games on the 360 warrant it the top spot? Halo, Gears or Forza? Have you started gaming this gen??
UnHoly_One  +   454d ago
There were lots of great games this generation.

I don't see anything on that list that says they are only counting exclusive titles.

There are dozens of spectacular multiplatform games on the 360, some of the best games of all time, I think.

And they are all better when played on a 360 with the superior controller and online service.
Imalwaysright  +   454d ago
So in your opinion the 360 is the best console because of multiplatform games?! OOkeeeey......
rainslacker  +   454d ago
Better question, what games warrant the original xbox beating out either the PS1 or PS2 on your list? I really can't fathom that.

If your going to pull out the MS innovated with the original XBox, I have to ask, shouldn't the Dreamcast beat out the original Xbox since it was basically the Xbox 1.0 and was where MS started it's foray into the home console market....yep, MS had a hand in making the Dreamcast. To date, there are a lot more memorable games on the Dreamcast than the original Xbox.

So, objectively speaking, why would the original Xbox and 360 beat out all the other systems in your mind? I'd really like to know what your criteria for grading is.
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sentury111  +   454d ago
My favorite system as well. I've been playing since NES. I've owned all PS systems and all Nintendo but the Gamecube and U. Had Genesis and Dreamcast. No og xbox.

My order is:
x360
Genesis
N64
NES
PS1
PS3
PS2
SNES
Dreamcast
Wii

PC would be after 360 if that counted.

Sorry, but while PS was popular when I was playing PC mostly and didn't touch them much.
Vandamme21  +   455d ago
wow 360 beating ps1...really edge and how come SNES wasn't on the list.
kewlkat007  +   454d ago
Having owned all them consoles its not a bad list... but where is SNES?
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Funantic1  +   454d ago
I'm a die-hard Xbox fan. But I can agree that the PS2 was the best, then 360.
nosferatuzodd  +   454d ago
this list is bogus
showtimefolks  +   454d ago
PS2 #1 deserved

Xbox 360 not so much, PS1 should be #2 just because of FF7 and MGS

than super Nintendo

but since this is edge, they want hits
Rodney25  +   454d ago
#1:PS2
#2:PS3
#3:PS1
#4:SNES
#5:Nintendo 64
#6:Dreamcast
#7:Sega Genesis
#8:Xbox
#9:Xbox 360
#10:GameCube
twinspectre  +   454d ago
WHAT?!?!?
2nd PLACE PS3 ????
dude PS1 is better than PS3
VforVideogames  +   454d ago
she is just a fangirl, im surprised she didn't put the vita... sony and their g@ y$tation fans.
Rodney25  +   453d ago
The disagrees they sting. Naw I saw it coming. I just like my PS3 better I can play my PS1 games on it. I think you're letting nostalgia cloud your judgement. *Prepares for disagrees*
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   454d ago
360 second my ass oh wait its edge magazine that explains alot.
xtremeimport  +   454d ago
There is no way that the 360 is better than the N64.
Shinox  +   454d ago
Must be Paid by M$ !
Psn800  +   454d ago
Without doubt not forgetting the original Ps1 as well , I often wonder how we had so much fun in those days no online setup but the games were great .
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NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   454d ago
LOL xbox360 as #2 hahahaha. That is laughable
black0o  +   455d ago
I made some great memories with ps2
ps2 had the best games: FFx, MgS2,3 , GTA ..... etc
and some great new IP: DMC, GOW ..etc

PS2 is the king of consoles for all time ... in my opinion
HolyDuck  +   455d ago
I still play PS2 with my best friend, Dynasty Warriors 3 was our game 8 years ago.
black0o  +   455d ago
DW4 was for me .. I was addicted to that game and unlocking the LV 10 for every weapon And all the hidden characters
Mario18  +   455d ago
Yes Dynasty Warriors 3 was great. I loved Gan Ning
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ape007  +   455d ago
ps2 is definateley one of all time greats if not the best system ever but lacked many FPS games
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black0o  +   455d ago
and that's why ps2 rocks
Master-H  +   455d ago
Wat.jpeg
CoD1,2,3
Medal of Honor Frontlines, rising sun, and other ones..
>>>>BLACK<< << (best modern day fps before COD4 came out imo)
.
Besides that the ps2 had Tenchu Wrath of Heaven , and that invalidates any need for FPS games lol
Lukas_Japonicus  +   455d ago | Well said
How can the PS3 be seventh with the amount of great exclusives that it has?
GameCents  +   455d ago
Gaming culture...I have a PS3 but that darn controller just doesn't inspire game culture in me. I use it for blu-rays and other media, Uncharted 3 was the last game I played on it a couple of months ago.

The DS2 was great when my hands didn't know better, but now it just looks and feels like a child's toy to me. I even went as far as trading my BF3 on PS3 for the 360 version, double discs and all.

PSN seems so detached from the main system, almost like an app and not a feature the console was built around. You really feel that gaming online should be free on PS3.

PSN ID Hanyani cause I know I'll be accused of not owning one. Haven't been online in forever though.
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trouble_bubble  +   455d ago
Gaming culture? Sounds like a made-up buzzword, especially in the context of a controller. Wouldn't an important aspect of pro-gaming culture be still releasing a bevy of respected exclusives in 2013 like sly, ninokuni, mlb13 the show, tlou, dragons crown, beyond, gow, gt6 etc? As opposed to only a couple stinkers like 'Dark'?

I don't get the "childs toy" comment either when the 360 controller is the one still using AA batteries and has face buttons colored like skittles. But to each his own
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Bundi  +   455d ago
Hehehe, look at em disagrees!

I don't think its a buzz word, I agree Xbox 360 has a more game centric feel to it a big part of that is the controller and online network.

DS hasn't aged well it's true, it feels flimsy and does not work well over extended play sessions. This is why most 3rd party ps3 controllers come in the 360 configuration and almost zero 3rd party 360 controllers use the outdated and archaic ps3 layout.
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Sephiroushin  +   455d ago
"Gaming culture.."
Lol Nope, It has nothing to do with gaming culture... PS3 and Xbox 360 should be close from each others if not tied, what ps3 lacks X360 has, and what x360 lacks PS3 has ... Playstation or SNES (which is not even on the list *SMH*) should have taken the second place, its clearly just a biased list ...
sentury111  +   454d ago
I knew you would get massive down votes for criticizing this sites favorite company, but what you say is very true. At least for me.

PSN is a very poor service and the only way people would pay to use it is with massive amount of free games.

I use my system so rarely for games and never online I am not even sure what my user ID is but I think it's the same as the User ID is for this site.

Great BluRay player poor steaming device due to cinevie muting movies. Some ok games, poor controller that doesn't inspire me to use it for games. Plus I got a massive backload on the 360 and don't want to deal with installing a new HDD on the playstation since I won't use it. I have games that need to be installed to use, but I probably will sell them.

I still want to check out Last of Us because of the reviews and the lets play looked good. Wasn't a huge fan of Uncharted games though. Forza>GT and not a huge fan of God of War. Little Big Planet was fun.

Do you need to install LoU? Thanks
trouble_bubble  +   454d ago
@sentury111
I don't think the disagrees are symptoms of a "site's fave company" so much as a response to inflammatory comments from people who openly don't even play the PS3 or remember their PSN IDs, spouting the "inside track".

For example: "Great BluRay player poor steaming device due to cinevie muting movies."

Dude, Cinavia?! XBOX360 didn't even HAVE A WEB BROWSER to stream your STOLEN MOVIES from until late 2012! lol. But blame Sony, who owns a movie studio, for enabling Cinavia to protect their movie interests. Kinda how MS has keys for their OS and has a history of mass banning consoles for piracy
http://www.themodernwarfare...
http://majornelson.com/2009...
http://www.ps3news.com/XBox...

-facepalm-

"Do you need to install LoU? "

Why not use your 7-years-later 360 browser and Bing it? You need Gold though, as its locked behind a paywall. Gaming culture :/
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sentury111  +   454d ago
@trouble
You don't have to know the ID to play games. I have a lot of games (about 25) but I just pkay them. The ID isn't a prominent feature on PSN like xbox.

Cinevie works against legally owned movies too. Less DRM is always good IMO. FYI. BTW you don't stream movies through the browser but your PC and that has been there since day one and no gold required. Though you could find movies through a browser I suppose.

IE was on xbox several years ago and I don't use it. Why? My tablet is easier.

Regarding LoU I figured it would be a simple yes or no and the space required if so. I just searched and nothing came up right away after a few tries so maybe that's why I ask. I'll look into more in the future since I'm curious but not atm.
NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   454d ago
What this guy means by "gaming culture", he means 'Murca culture. But 360 as #2 here HA common no one is that gullible
schlanz  +   455d ago
Not only looking at the HUGE disparity of AAA exclusives between 360 and PS3, also the actual hardware of the first gen 360 and PS3.

Which system launched with full backwards compatibility, wifi, HDMI, bluetooth rechargeable controllers, and slot-loading bluray that doesn't scratch discs?

Which system had an relatively normal 10% failure rate and which had a failure rate estimated anywhere between 25-50%?

Which system introduced a subscription model that actually is well worth its cost?

Which system has a menu that is subtle without appearing like a giant advertisement?

Then again, this is and Edge article, so it all makes sense.
shivvy24  +   455d ago
I dont get why the PS3 and 360 are ranked miles apart when these 2 were pretty much similar consoles with atleast 90% of the games were multiplat !
Deadpoolio  +   454d ago
It had a 55% failure rate the first 4 years of it's life...They advanced matchmaking but that still isn't enough that it should ever put it above things like PS2, PS1, NES, SNES, Hell even the N64
hennessey86  +   455d ago
I can agree with this article
The PS2 remains the best console ever made and I would say the 360 is my second favourite.
snipab8t  +   455d ago
Agreed. I spent more time playing GTA SA on my ps2 then I'd care to admit!
Captain Qwark 9  +   455d ago
ps2 is great but my list is more....

1. ps1
2. snes
3. ps2
4. 360
5. n64
6. ps3
7. xbox
8. sega
9. nes
10. dreamcast

mines mostly based off how much i gamed on any given system or which has my fav games. ps1 def holds both of those titles
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rainslacker  +   454d ago
My personal list would be

1. PS2
2. PS1(First console I've ever brought day 1...as a Japanese import no less...Cost me $700)
3. Dreamcast
4. TurboDuo(just because it's my favorite)
5. SNES
6. Genesis
7. PS3(just because it had more exclusive variety and JRPG support)
8. 360(tied with PS3 if you take out the prior reason for PS3 being ahead. The two consoles were pretty equal
9. Vita(it's going up the list, otherwise PSP or GBA)
10. Apple Pippin(Just because I feel like being inflammatory).
Septic  +   455d ago
Hmm I don't know. I would say for me personally, PS1 first, N64 second and 360 third.
Benjammin25  +   455d ago
PS1 first, PS2 second, PS3 or Snes third. Fixed it for ya. 360 wasn't a bad console by any means but I would love to see Edge's explanation of how it's 5 places higher than a console that had a sh-t ton of exclusives and released a GOTY winner nearly every year it was on the market. Metal Gear Solid 4, LittleBIGPlanet, Uncharted 2, Journey, The Last Of Us. While I'd argue that the Snes could also have taken that 3rd spot, the 360 deserves no higher than 5th.
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ExCest  +   454d ago
You're trying to fix his opinion?

Thanks mister!
snipab8t  +   454d ago
I bet you have never even owned an xbox 360
shadow18spirit  +   455d ago
Why is xbox 360 second ? Whats so special about it ?
Garuda33  +   455d ago
'murica.
stevehyphen  +   455d ago
Nailed it.

This list is just opinion, of course. The better list of this type would be to just look at total units shipped per console. Wikipedia has one of those.

No list will satisfy everyone.
90Supra  +   455d ago
"....'murica."

LMAO

that one got me....hahaha
SonyNGP  +   455d ago
Edge is British, genius.
GameCents  +   455d ago
Honestly? It's just a gamer's machine. From the games to the controller to the online structure and community. It is geared towards gaming.

Also it is great for hits because they know PS3 fans love to complain.

@imnsuperman PS2 had a crap load of disc reading problems which were not covered under a 3 year warranty like RROD was but that doesn't change the fact that it had a great gaming culture and deserves to be up there.

Besides, the 360 failure rate was brought down significantly with each revision.
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iamnsuperman  +   455d ago
" It's just a gamer's machine. From the games to the controller to the online structure and community. It is geared towards gaming. "

That is true but it did have quite a high failure rate (especially compared to the others on the list)
HammadTheBeast  +   455d ago
Wtf....

PS2 was 6 years before the X360, I'd hope they'd have fixed some issues, or hardware would've advanced.
Zool 08  +   455d ago
Halo? Gears of War? Nah don't think so.
IcicleTrepan  +   455d ago
it's pretty popular everywhere else other than this website.
Themba76  +   454d ago
halo 4 is mediocre and gears judgement sux.
Spoons  +   455d ago
Why is the ps3 in third, what's so special about it? Oh yah on N4G logic doesn't exists.
Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   455d ago
Xbox 360 second!? I loved the first 3-4 years but it was forgettable after that.

PS1, PS2, N64, SNES, Sega genesis

Maybe I'm going off nostalgia though.
Imalwaysright  +   454d ago
No, you're not. Those consoles are from the best generations of this industry.
El_spanglez  +   455d ago
Gamecube FTW!
windblowsagain  +   455d ago
360 should not be anywhere near second,lol.

Did RROD just disappear, scratched discs or numerous other faults.

Other then being overpriced why would PS3 be 7th.

Edge take off those Green googles you tards.

Even if we were just talking about games 360 still would not be second not even close.

PS1 The original tomb raiders, crash, GT,lol

Comical shit and the reason EDGE is finished.
WarThunder  +   455d ago
EDGE is crap!

X360 doesn't even deserve to be in top 10. The original xbox was miles better.

1. PS2
2. PSX
3. N64
4. Super nintendo
5. PS3
6. Gamecube
7. Sega Megadrive 2
8. Wii
9. NES
10. Original Xbox
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paul-p1988  +   455d ago
Personally i would have put NES a little higher on that list, but otherwise i agree 100%
MetalGearRexBalls  +   455d ago
But but NES was released 1985 it's over 20 years old
clearelite  +   454d ago
I like your list and maybe edge needs money from MS.

Off the top of my head, including handhelds, and older systems.

1. Ps2 (w/ ps1 BC)

2. SNES

3. N64

4. PS3

5. Nintendo DS (with BC)

6. NES

7. Gamecube

8. PSP

9. Vita (I know it's new but its amazing so far)

10. Dreamcast (for its short but amazing run.

11. Sega Genesis
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iamnsuperman  +   455d ago
You do have a fair point about the RROD. The one console with the highest failure rate comes second. That shouldn't be right

Ah the PS1 days were great.
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MasterCornholio  +   455d ago
My list would be:

1. PS2
2. PSX
3. N64
4. Sega Megadrive 2
5. PS3
6. Gamecube
7. Atari XXXX (cant remember the one i had)
8. Sega Genesis
9. Wii
10. XBOX 360

This is based off my personal experience with consoles that i owned in the past.

In terms of handhelds:

1. Vita
2. PSP
3. DS (i owned all of them except for the XL)
4. Gameboy
5. Gameboy Advance
6. Gameboy Color

Again based off my personal experience with systems that ive owned.
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savaroth  +   455d ago
Good to see someone mentioning the Atari. For a long time the Atari 2600 was the best console around.
The atari 5200 was crap and the Jaguar was a complete failure too. When it comes to good games ( at that time ) the 2600 is the one game console of Atari that should be on the list.

Also nice to see that you have sega on your list, however the megadrive 2 and Genesis are the same console. ( European and U.S. versions ). The Sega Saturn which game after the megadrive should be on the list. :). The mastersystem ( sega's first real gaming system ) was nice too.
MasterCornholio  +   455d ago
LOL i had the Genesis and the Megadrive 2 a long time ago so i forgot that they were the same system.

http://gaming.stackexchange...

"it was the Megadrive, but was marketed as Genesis in North America since the name had already been registered."

Dang no wonder i was confused. When my father went to the states he bought me a Genesis and when i went to see my family in Europe he bought me a Mega Drive 2 for my birthday.

Funny i never realized they were the same. LOL
savaroth  +   455d ago
"Funny i never realized they were the same. LOL"

That made me smile. Btw I'm guessing Atari shouldn't be on the list at all. The 2600 was build in the late 70's and dominated the 80's , but since this list contains consoles of the past 20 years the 2600 doesn't fit the timeframe. Anything Atari build after the 2600 was garbage.
schlanz  +   455d ago
DS is the GOAT handheld imo... its library is just too vast and varied to consider anything better. It's like the PS2 of handhelds.
rainslacker  +   454d ago
Props to the original GameBoy.:) Nothing like playing mario in glorious 32 shades of gray. Remember selling an old TRS-80 computer my dad gave me to buy mine.

For handhelds I'd go

1. Vita(It's just too awesome)
2. Turbo Express(A true console in your hands...exact same hardware as the home TG-16)
3. GBA
4. PSP(Kinda lost touch with mine later in it's life, but it is a great system).
5. GameBoy.
MrTrololo  +   455d ago
How can Xbox 360 got second place ? It got nothing rather than gears,halo and forza -_- PS1,N64 or Gamecube should be second place
ufo8mycat  +   455d ago
360 over PS3?

Sorry but that doesn't make any sense

PS3 already had the majority of great games that were on 360 PLUS so many great exclusive titles

PS3 easily over 360.
GameCents  +   455d ago
Not so easily according to Edge hehehe. :D Playstation tears are so bitter...yet so sweet.

Come on people, it's just an opinion, we are all entitled to one, heck some people seem to believe the DS3 is a better controller than the 360C (LOL no, I kid you not) but you don't see people crying over it.
paul-p1988  +   455d ago
360 controller is aimed at Americans, DS3 is aimed at a worldwide audience, so DS3 is instantly better.

One thing most of us can agree on though, neither of them can compare to the N64 controller. Well ahead of it's time, and easily the best all round control.
M-M  +   455d ago
You would think that after two comments section bans you would have learned by now -__-. Go away if you don't have anything to contribute, you're not even a good troll.
trouble_bubble  +   455d ago
"Playstation tears are so bitter...yet so sweet"

Who says that in a post-E3 2013 "gaming culture"? Lol.
edonus  +   455d ago
Strangely enough I agree with this list. I had a Ps2 and didnt even really care for it that much but i must respect it had everything. It had games on lock.

The 360 has kind of changed my world. I am now looking for the most all encompassing experience now and i am expecting the ONE to fill the space. I remember when I first turned the system on and was greeted by a dashboard setup and over the years as more content became available and streamlined It was just an amazing ride.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   455d ago
Hows that MS representative job going for you?
MetalGearRexBalls  +   455d ago
Mountain Dew Ads Every where on that dashboard
from the beach  +   455d ago
Seems fair, I'd put Wii at #3 though.
savaroth  +   455d ago
I'd argue that the WII shouldn't even be on the list as a lot of those consoles have been collecting dust.

Then again, it is one of the best selling consoles and does have great selling games. So in general perhaps the 8 on the list is decent.
from the beach  +   455d ago
Not to mention the impact it had on broadening gaming, the numerous control innovations it brought, Virtual Console and great BC, lack of hardware faults in a generation plagued by them..
rainslacker  +   454d ago
I could see the Wii going on there if this was an objective list that described what each console brought to the industry. The Wii single handedly brought in a massive casual crowd, making it possible for more developers and publishers to make money. It may not be our thing, but it did get more people gaming. Wii also popularized motion controls on consoles...for better or worse. Nintendo tried to innovate. Took a risk, and it paid off big time.

We could discuss the actual merits of these reasons, but there is really no denying what the Wii achieved this gen. That's why both Sony and MS fan boys dismiss it when they talk numbers.
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HeyImBen4  +   455d ago
360 second place? LOL! I can't remember any good game on that except Halo and Forza. There is nothing special about it. Doesn't deserve it at all. Ps3 should be in the top 3 with the awesome exclusives it has. 360 not even in the Top 10.

My Top 5:
#1 Ps2
#2 PsX/Ps3
#3 PsX/Ps3
#4 N64
#5 Xbox
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IcicleTrepan  +   455d ago
'I can't remember any good game on that except Halo and Forza'

You can't remember because you don't even have one.
Arrrriibaa  +   454d ago
I have one, but there's nothing to play on. Look, you can't even tell me one, because there is nothing. 90% of the people play multiplattformgames or halo.

A console is good for their games and the 360 has no new or good franchises except halo and forza.
No good games? No good console.
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GameCents  +   455d ago
The X360 is my numero uno. First console that made me want to game 24/7. The games, the controller, the community, the network, they all come together wonderfully to create the best gaming experience I have personally had.

And before Lukas asks, my job as an MS is going swimmingly ")
Caffo01  +   455d ago
The community? Then you must be 12 years old lol
GameCents  +   455d ago
Yes, the community, always helpful on the forums, always somebody to play with online, fewer douchebags to accuse you of being 12 for liking something that they don't...you know, people not crying and being bitter when their console of choice doesn't make it to the top 5 of the best consoles in the last 20 years.

Community that cares more about actually playing games than merely talking about them. Best gaming community in my opinion.
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savaroth  +   455d ago
"The only ppl that think the 360 should be any where near the top ten probably started gaming when the 360 or original Xbox came out"

That's a bad thing? See how many Sega's are on the list? Plenty of gamers that are now aged 15-20 might not even have seen the Dreamcast or Saturn. They won't mention it on their list if they don't know the systems.
schlanz  +   455d ago
Why is it then that the Xbox community is widely regarded as full of bratty kids, racists, and sexist morons? That was always my experience anyway pre-2009 when all I gamed on was 360. Is it magically different now? Also, I never found XBL to be all that better than PSN. Same experience basically, no lag difference, and there are always people playing. Of course I didn't have a PS3 pre 2009, so again, maybe things have changed a lot since the early years of this gen.

And I don't mean widely regarded as "widely regarded on N4G" but by the greater gaming community.
extermin8or  +   455d ago
Not gonna lie I agree with ps2 being top-think ps1 should be second and although personally 360 doesnt come before ps3 I can see why on a mass basis lookibg st 3rd party games and sales in the UK it would come before ps3 but no way is the ps3 7th... maybe 4th or 5th but the gamecube doesnt deserve to be above the ps3... Edge seem to pock a bias at the start of a generation and run with it hoping to appeal to the most popular consoles fanboys in the UK. Last gen it was 360. This gen its PS4 it would appear...

Oh and handhelds I think should go :
1st PS Vita
2nd GBA SP
3rd Nintendo DS
4th PSP
5th GBA
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The Meerkat  +   455d ago
Amiga 500/1200 are just less than 20 years ago.
Umb  +   455d ago
You sir are a true gamer of the dawn of great gaming!

Amiga 500 - when it came to gaming truly delivered for me some of the most magical and unforgettable gaming experience, with the likes of Cinemaware - true epicness and awesomeness. Games like - Defender of the Crown, Lords of the Rising Sun, Wings and, It came from the desert....good old memory lane.

Old timers will know what I mean.
RevXM  +   455d ago
But the Amiga is a computer, a line of non x86 pc's.
Therefore it is not on the list, as it isn't a console.

I grew up With them, my brother had both the A500 and the A1200 and I still have one of them up on my shelf. I just doesnt have a compatible screen/monitor. So I cant use it. :/
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listenkids  +   455d ago
I would put PS1 second, or even first, to be honest. The birth of so many great franchises ( Tomb Raider, Resident Evil ), the amazing evolution of many others ( Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy ).

Gamecube being high is a strange one, sure, it had some great games in Wind Waker and Starfox, but ultimately just didn't give enough. It did have the most comfortable controller though.
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jcnba28  +   455d ago
This list is embarrassing.
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ThunderBarracuda  +   455d ago
I had more fun with the PS1 than the 360, and I will assume that most people did. the PS1 was more innovative than the 360. The titles on IMO were more groundbreaking than your average "Big men w/ guns" games. the PS1 deserves to be #2 if not #1.
Buzz7S  +   455d ago
Oh look, Sony fanboys getting upset that a magazine which was praising the PS4 as the future of gaming a month ago, now rates the Xbox 360 as the second best console of the past 20 years.

Yum, those tears taste nice.
christocolus  +   454d ago
some ps fans act like kids.making issues out of nothing. They want everything for themselves..in their opinion its sony or nothing else.now it was wrong for edge to pick xbox 360 as their 2nd choice? Is it so hard to understand that the xbox brand is here to stay and will remain sonys main competition anyways Its nice to see ms get more love of late...now edge awards 360 2nd spot nice...good to see them acknowledge microsofts efforts (proper online gaming, achievements, software updates, party chat, kinect , multimedia offerings,xbox live) ms did good in many ways with the 360....
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kenshiro100  +   454d ago
So people disagreeing with the list = tears?

Wow, you're mature aren't you? /s
tiffac008  +   454d ago
I guess to them Xbox fans are more mature than the other fans of the other consoles. Yup! a very "mature" ASSumption indeed.
cheetah  +   455d ago
What a joke. I have owned or played all those consoles and the PS3 should never be 7th. These clowns just go "how do we get the most hits?, put the ps3 low on the list"

Pathetic really. I am 38 years old and have owned everything from Commodore 16, Amiga 500, all the Ataris, all the Nintendos and reckon ps3 is the best system I have ever owned. N64 had some of the best games ever, but there just weren't enough.

The 360 is just a poorly supported ps3. Fact.
Bundi  +   455d ago
Everybody should like what I do.
Reem  +   455d ago
So the console with the highest failure rate in history and less exclusives than PS3 is in second place? LOL
Good_news_every1   455d ago | Spam
Garrison  +   455d ago
Lol xbox 360 @ number 2, what Idiot even conceived this garbage? The 360 isn't even better than the dreamcast and that console failed.
The small amount of years that it was alive it had better games than xbox did in 6-7 years.
I wont even go into the other ones.
YoungPlex  +   455d ago
N64 had the most impact that I've ever played, followed by PS1, Dreamcast PS2, Gamecube; 360 and PS3 expanded on what those systems did but never revolutionized in that way.

If you were lucky enough to catch the transitional wave of three dimensional gameplay and graphics, one could appreciate the N64 the most, for it was the first system to perfect three dimensional gameplay with Mario 64! I have yet to be blown away, the way I was when I first play that game. Not only were you able to move and fully control the camera fluidly, but the graphics were also unbelievably good. Those were the good old days.

The PSX was great because it had CD's and games, "mostly RPG's" were able to make some amazing CG movies.

The Dreamcast was the ULTIMATE arcade machine and also had some classics like Shenmue which is still an awesome game!

The PS2 was the ultimate everything that did most everything right bottom line!

The Gamecube had some really cool games like Stare Wars Rough Squadron and Resident Evil 4 that was exclusive for a while but was not too successful.

Though I love my PS3 it didn't do half as much as the systems before it but it is good either way.

360 was awesome and my favorite of the two at first, but later slowly became my worst nightmare catering to the casuals for some reason. They need to get back some major exclusives or else it was all for nothing...
ape007  +   455d ago
3D gaming, imo it's........

1-N64

2-Ps2

3-Xbox 360

2D gaming.......

1-SNES

2-Neogeo SNK

3-sega genesis

4-famicom

5-turbografx 16/PC engine

sega dreamcast is one awesome console but was very short lived
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josephayal  +   455d ago
ps2
snes
ps1
xbox one
Master-H  +   455d ago
Lmao @ xbox one
Izzy408  +   454d ago
and ps 4 at #5.
gnothe1  +   455d ago
i would say the 360 was hands down my best console fallowed by the PS2 then dreamcast,super NES an playstation one....the PS3 doesn't even make my list...I don't really care for its exclusives(uncharted KZ.infamous)I can live without...the 360 opened me up to a whole new experience of gaming that I couldn't get anywhere an that's just my opinion..others my like what the ps3 offered over the 360...I didn't that's why im going with the 360 as my top console of all time..
barbarajtussey   455d ago | Spam
JackStraw  +   455d ago
i stopped reading when you said "fallowed"
probably never even played ps2.
gnothe1  +   454d ago
First off I don't give a fuck what you believe..an I know what I like..just because you prefer the playstation does mean everybody else does..that's what's wrong with you sony whores...you feel that anybody who doesn't worship sony isn't a gamer...an with that being said go F@$@ yaself
JackStraw  +   454d ago
lmao.
1) i prefer pc. but if i had to choose between one brand another, yeah it would be playstation. not everyone who disagrees or disbelieves you is a <insert whiny namecalling insult here>.

2) where did i even imply that you aren't a gamer cause you don't worship sony? i simply said that i doubt you've played the ps2 cause you can't seem to spell well, i.e., like a child. one who isn't old enough to have even
experienced the ps2.

3) in the future, when someone disagrees with you, it would wise to disprove them using maturity and logic, instead of throwing a hissyfit through text because they struck a nerve.

AND* with that being typed, -1 immature.
gnothe1  +   454d ago
wow...just because i misspelled fallow instead of follow i got to be young...why couldnt i have been in a rush or just missed it..shit happens right...i've owned every system released except a colecovision an neo geo...

an you say you prefer the PC..well i don't like PC gaming that's why i stick to consoles..much more simpler.. as far as the systems goes i preferred the Ps2 as my number two console because the sheer amount of games it had an i preferred the 360 as number one because it ushered in a great online community..those are my resaons an i dont care if anybody agree..so yes your comment came off a bit fanboyish...
JackStraw  +   454d ago
chill man. i was really just f*ckin with you.
cheetah  +   454d ago
Tell us all what the 360 has opened up for you.
gnothe1  +   454d ago
when the ps1 launched I bought battle arena toshinda an nfl game day..ps2 I bought tekken tag tournament an madden..dreamcast I bought soul caliber an nfl 2k..so basically all I play was fighting an sports games..after getting my 360 it opened me up to a larger variety of games..i like shooters, racers, action adventure,these games I NEVER PLAYED until I got a 360..added with the online I was hooked...before this gen I had never played metal gear or resident evil...they weren't my types of game..but now I do an I enjoy that..i had multiple chances to play them in the past but I just didn't... I've beaten more games this gen than I ever have I even beat MGS 4 on my PS3..awesome game..
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