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Top 5 Most Important Nintendo Consoles

WADC: This week’s Top5 is inspired by the recent news that Nintendo has taken a bit of a digger in regards to its annual sales numbers. Hardcore gamers probably saw this coming a mile away, but I don’t think any of us were prepared for the type of losses that were reported early Monday.

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eagle212701d ago

Nice read and well written.. :)

DarkCharizard_2701d ago (Edited 2701d ago )

1. NES -
Saved the video-game industry from the crash. Gave another life to games and set the standards for gaming. Best games: Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros 3.

2. Wii -
Introduced a revolution with its motion controls and is expanding the gaming audience as a whole. Best games: Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Super Smash Bros Brawl.

3. Game Boy(GB/GBC) -
Made handheld gaming popular and set the standards for today's handhelds. Best games: Pokemon Gold&Silver, The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening DX, Pokemon Red&Blue.

4. Nintendo 64 -
Introduced 3D gaming as we know it today. Nuff said. Best games: Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Goldeneye 007.

5. Nintendo DS -
Introduced touch screen gaming and made touch screens popular in the mass market. Best games: Mario Kart DS, The Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass, Pokemon Black&White.

Peaceful_Jelly2701d ago

N64 and GameCube were their worst systems ever from every perspective. Crap controllers, very few games, terrible sales and 3rd part support... You name it. Sadly, Ocarina of Time is just 1 game if you know what I mean. =/

We could argue about "Quality > Quantity" but the PS1 and PS2, Snes, NES, etc. had both and with better sales, controllers, games, 3rd party support, etc. The only people that say that the N64 is one of the best consoles ever are those that didn't have a choice. I don't know a single person that wanted to go back to their N64 after playing games like FFVII, MGS or Silent Hill.

Pikajew2701d ago

Gameboy should be in front of the DS, because it revolutionized handhelds

Led-Zeppelin2701d ago

NES: The origin of all things great.

fluffydelusions2701d ago

Totally agree. Snes was epic too. This was back when Nintendo owned the market

Aggesan2701d ago

And they still do, saleswise.

RyuCloudStrife2701d ago

1. NES
2. SNES
3. Gameboy
4. Wii
5. NDS

Finger-Eater2701d ago

Lol just noticed that all these are Nintendo consoles.

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