"This week in gaming history, Sony PlayStation turns 15 and Nintendo 64 turns 14. Have a look back at this historic battle, now a decade and a half later."
http://n4g.com/news/580713/... This came out a while ago and Paul Gale Network now has the follow up.
15 years already? Damn that was a good time!
I owned both consoles I loved my Playstation for Twisted Metal and many other games. I loved my N64 for Super Smash Bros and many other games. Xbox what?
Why did you even bring the Xbox, a console that wasn't out until the next generation, into it? Yikes.
I preferred the Super Nintendo over Genesis and the PlayStation over N64. Genesis and 64 were awesome, but SNES and PS had more win :P
I had both PS and saturn and while i dug the 3d the ps was cranking out with toshinden and ridge racer. I equally liked the 2d power house the saturn was good at with clockwork knight and bug. Yeah...i liked bug Sports games were best on ps. Shmups were best on saturn. Although N64 had a surprisingly good rendition of wipeout. I know the topic is ps vs n64 but saturn was in there too. It did much better than most would have thought and gave birth to some great games in the process.
"This battle really was touted as “Quality vs. Quantity” with Nintendo 64 being the quality gaming system and PlayStation being the quantity gaming system" With games like MGS and Gran Turismo, I don't think that's exactly fair...
They BOTH had quality. PS just had more of it. Same with SNES.
Y'know, N64 had that undeniable Nintendo charm that the PSone couldn't fully recreate. Ps1 had MGS1, Twisted Metal, Crash Bandicoot, Tekken, and all of those amazing RPGs (FF7, Chrono Cross, Vagrant Story, Xenogears), but Nintendo had Smash Bros, Super Mario 64, Start Fox, Goldeneye, Mario Kart, Paper Mario, and a lot of games that just oozed quality. Honesty, both systems were great and they each had so many exclusives that it was worth playing both systems.
True. They're pretty awesome consoles, that's why I had both :)
I also include my DC in that gen because thats when I played it. But that was a great time in gaming. in 1996 I was only 10 and content with my SNES, then I saw mario in 3d and taht smacked me so hard I flipped out and saved all my money and got my n64 and ps1 ASAP. Thats when I became a hardcore gamer. I do remember seeing a PS1 for the first time in 1995 when I was 9, It was like some mystery device that I needed to have.
Mario 64, Zelda: OoT, Turok 1, Goldeneye, starfox 64, Perfect Dark, Smash Bros, Shadow of the Emperor, Metal gear Solid, Crash bandicoot, FF7, RESIDENT EVIL 2(the best RE), Driver, Mega MAN Legends. Also I had alot of great PS to DC ports like Tony hawk 2 and Soul reaver. An average game that was awesome on DC and PS1 was JEDI POWER BATTLES.
Hmm.. I think they both did it very well in their own way. It's a tie from me.
I have to say, the N64 is the greatest console I have ever laid my hands on. It had the best line up of games I've ever experienced. Who could forget amazing games such as Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Conkers Bad Fur Day, Banjo and Kazooie, Diddy Kong Racing, Mario Kart and Super Mario 64. In my opinion, the Nintendo 64 is the king of split screen multiplayer games.
God how did I forget Super Smash Bros.
But there's no question N64 was obliterated by the PS1....No question.
N64 It felt like an "exclusive" console and PS was more mainstream buy less hardcore.
out of both Id say I played the N64 more with games like goldeneye, but these two console really up the ante for the gaming industry, where would we be without sony or nintendo? @El Jugador, maybe because xbox wasn't out? stop trying to troll...
If it was just Sony and Nintendo this gen that would be lame
We need Sega back i say!
Stranger things have happened.
WWF No Mercy, Golden Eye, Mario party games, and SMB was a blast probably still are.... CTR, TM, Rival School, etc man childhood was great in the video game world....
Yea dude the N64 wrestling games kicked ass!!
jet Force Gemini that game was bad ass
To me, the Dreamcast was much more important. I still play it. I still think it was the best system I ever owned..
Wasn't the dreamcast after the ps1....
apparently the ps1 smothered his puppy or something.
PlayStation back then had so many games, and they still do for PlayStation 3
The Playstation brand is still relevant today but it was a lot stronger 10 and 15 years ago. PS2 was their best system imo.
i loved the N64/PS1/Saturn days I think they were the best days with the likes of MGS, GT, Zelda, Smash bros, Mario 64, Lylat Wars etc. Fantastic days
i owned both, the 2 were phenomenal consoles and its down to personal preference, both of the consoles were as good as each other. But IMO the PS1 had a large library and allot of a amazing games, the N64's library was much smaller but had allot of phenomenal games, lets just ignore superman 64 it makes Shaq Fu look like Uncharted 2
didn't regret it one bit. Played loads of PS, especially Tomb Raider, Medevil and Gran Turismo =D also amazing! but for me, N64 was gold
Does anyone remember how damn heavy the Legend of Zelda cartridge was for the N64. It had a bloody great manual as well. I remember my first experience on a Playstation. I was super keen to get one, but when I played it at a mate's place I could just tell it wasn't for me.
How could you tell? The PS1 has, probably, the most expansive game library ever... I mean, I compiled a list on my favourite games for the system and still missed a ton. Not trolling, just genuinely curious as to what games you were playing at your friends.
It was Die hard and some WCW wresting game. Probably not the best games on the system I'll admit. Also the controller was just wrong for me. I've got nothing against the PS brand. I've mucked around with a few titles on the PS1 & 2. It's just personal taste.
Ugh... yeah, I can see why you were put off. :P
That cartridge was MAD heavy
I think Resident Evil 2 was heavy also weighing it at 512 megabits.
Rumble pack and analog stick = best innovations yet!
sony's first console and it demolished nintendo's which was in gaming market decade more. ps1-102 million sold, 930 million software n64-33 million sold, 300 million software disaster
Their first, sure, but only after observing so many other.
If Nintendo had gone to CDs instead the N64 may have had a chance against Sony. Look at the top 50 games for each console and you'll see a differnce in quality after the first 10 for each. I'm glad Nintendo is still around even though their games for the most part do not interest me any longer. Mario Galaxy, Fire emblem, Fragile Dreams and the upcoming Epic Micky are the only ones I'd purchase. Nintendos success is good for industry growth. Many of those beginner type gamers the Wii pulled in will probably get hooked on gaming. Some may even want more advanced games to play. Also Nintendo's innovation helps the industry advance but I'd love for them to challenge Sony game for game as they did against Sega. Release a higher spec'd console close to Sony's next system and bring not only the established franchises but new IPs as well. Probably won't happen but it would really be something great.
Yeah if it wasn't for Nintendo we wouldn't have a lot of the technology we now know as standard. Even something as simple as the d pad That was Nintendo's doing.
In the end tho, Playstation won. Now, the latest Playstation consoles are facing its greatest rival yet, the Xbox 360, after defeating N64, Gamecube, Dreamcast, Saturn and the OG Xbox. But anyways, the N64 might not have had a lot of games, but the majority were legendary/excellent games. The Playstation 1 had a shit load of games, but a lot of them were jus decent.
lol xbox 360 sold more cos it got a 1 year head start
If you look at the Consoles Nintendo still have the best 1st party games by far. I don't think they know how to make a bad game and sony have now picked up on this and are starting to pick up on there 1st party games too. MS are now starting to work on there 1st party games for Kinect so hopefully they will have a few more studios in the next 12 to 18 months. I did love the PS N64 had them both but always seemed to play with my mates on the 64 and 1 player games on my ps. Fifa 98 and wcw no mercy on the 64 was amazing and 4 player golden eye and perfect dark were unreal. Loved playing GT2, MG and FF7 n 8 on my ps.
PS faces its greatest rival... And you don't even add the Wii in there. LOL You fanboys that try to act like the first place console this gen doesnt exist make me laugh.
Wii is a joke that's why,,,,, stupid games,mario LOL and the reason it sold more cuz its cheap
Wii is a serious contender for sure! It added motion to gaming, exercise games, thinking titles like Big Brain Academy, good Mario and Zelda titles, Smash Bros., party games, and was prolly the start of many future gamers.
1st time playing Mario on N64 on Xmas morning.... most eventful gamming moment ever... it was so hard getting the N64 on launch, but was lucky and still the most dramatic change in gaming systems to date for me SSX on PS2.. shake what your momma gave you... another launch title that just consumed us. havent felt that way on any systems since
I felt the same way about the N64. The first games I played on that system were Goldeneye and 1080 Snowboarding. The analogue stick and rumble pack just felt so right. I haven’t had that same feeling since. Although my fist experience on the original Xbox came close.
I was the exact same way during one christmas when I got an N64 and along with goldeneye and Ocarina of time. Such an Epic Christmas, it will always be my fav, plus noone buy me gifts that sweet anymore.
Although I prefer the ps3 as my console of choice right now, back in the day I was all about the N64 with games like conkers bad fur day, jet force gemini, super mario 64, Donkey Kong 64, perfect dark, golden eye, Super smash bros., Ocarina of time, so many classics and the n64 basically molded me into the type of gamer I am today.
N64 was a superior system to the PS1.The N64 had the greatest Mario game,the greatest Zelda game,the greatest console FPS and Starfox 64. Its the king console of the 90s
Mario and Zelda, great games but that can only do so much. the PS1 had the RE series, FFs, MGS, GT, just a lot of firepower
RE,FF and MGS are nice but they can only do so much. Now Mario, Zelda, GoldenEye, Turok, Smash Bros, and more. That's real firepower. I love how you try to imply you didnt own a PS1 but some how know those games you never played on a console you never owned are just better.
It was like almost every game that came out on the N64 was a classic. Turok 2, Star Wars Rouge Squadron , 1080 Snowboarding, Pokemon Stadium, Smash Bros, KI Gold, Paper Mario. The list goes on. It did have some shockers as well. Superman 64, Mission Impossible, and Clay Fighter spring to mind.
PS1 high quality games out numbered N64 bests. Sure the 64 had a handful of classics but so did the PS1 and then some.
Yes but the amount of shovel ware and kids games on the PS1 far outweighed what was on the N64. Most Sony fans today are quick to point to metacritic for proof their console is the best. Now using the same logic with the PS1 and N64 it is clear that by Sony fan standards the N64 was the better console because it didnt have all the crap games to go along with the quality ones, just a good number of quality exclusives.
Shovelware...maybe but the PSX outnumbered the N64 in the quantitiy of quality games it had. N64 had maybe 10 good to great games compared to PS' 50. N64 has some classics for sure but can't really compete overall, game for game. Sounds similar to Sony's performance every gen actually. The success of the Playstation brand has been it's clear superiority when it came to the quantity of quality exclusive titles both new and established.
Yeah dude blues clues, Barbie, and the bratz... All 3 AAA must own franchises.. LMAO you think that sounds like Sony today? Oh man why not just admit you don't know anything about what you are talking about now and move on. The facts speak for themselves on this one so I am not even going to waste my time pointing out how wrong you are on that one....
I personally loved both of those consoles. Yes, I may have moved with Playstation because of many of their games but you can't count out Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario games and such. The only difference with me is most of my childhood memories go to the Super Nintendo and Playstation One. My main Nintendo 64 memories are Ocarina of Time, wrestling games, Rush 64 and Mario Party. Whereas I have memories on PSOne of Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid, Legend of Dragoon, Crash Bash (& Bandicoot), WWF Smackdown, Gran Turismo, and the list goes on. Not to mention I shared this view with many of my friends. It was either playing "cool and new" PC games, or playing PSOne.
Call me crazy but I loved my sega saturn more then ps1 and n64. I was lucky enough to own all three monsters. Gaming was so much better back the, more hits came out and better stories were developed. parasite eve, rsident evil, metal gear solid, turok, zelda oot, nights into dreams, x-men vs street fighter, silent hill, final fantasy 7, panzoor dragoon, mario 64, star fox 64, wipe out. I need to build a time machine.
Your probably in a minority on that one but the Sega Saturn was a good system to. I love fighting games and X-Men vs Street Fighter with the ram expansion pack made the Saturn edition far superior.
i only liked n64 for goldeneye, SSB, zelda, metroid, star fox and Conkers Bad Fur Day (that game was full of win). but alas i had a PS.
there was no metroid on n64
Twisted Metal, Final Fantasy 7-9 and Tactics, Parappa the Rapper and Um Jammer Lammy, Tomb Raider, Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Wipeout, Vagrant Story, Grand Turismo, Symphony of the Night, Metal Gear Solid, Tenchu, Medal of Honor, Syphon Filter, Driver, Legend of Dragoon, Soul Rever yeah Goldeneye and Orcarina of Time where great, but PS1 was so much better than the 64.
For N64 you had 1080, Banjo,Body Harvest,, Castlevania serieswas on N64 also but I notice you just call it symphony of night to avoid that part, Clay Fighter, Turok, Cruisin Series, Conkers,Excitebike 64, DK 64,The greatest wrestling games ever to grace a console,Kirby 64, Paper Mario, Pilot Wings, NBA Jam, etc. I didnt even finish that list. N64 was far more than a 2 game console. yes the PS had a lot of good games but for every Twisted Metal there was 10 3D-Kaleidoscope Baby Universe, or Barbie Race and Ride, Barbie Super Sports, Barbie: Gotta Have Games, Barbie Explorer, Bratz etc.The N64 just didnt have near the amount of crap games PS1 did
couple days late but... of the games you listed, Conker and the wrestling games are the only other ogames i enjoyed. i didn't mean to say there was only 2 good games, but those where the only 2 i liked. i was still wrong because you named another two, but thats still only 4 games. the amount of crap games have nothing to do with the number of quality games. the PS1 (in my opinion) had a lot more great games in its library. the amount of shovelware doesn't change that.