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The Top Ten Most Influential Video Game Consoles of All Time

Understanding where we are is best accomplished by understanding where we have been, and in the case of home console gaming, that means understanding which console past and present made major contributions to the evolution of home gaming.

Gaming Update's CM Boots-Faubert explores the Top 10 Most Influential Gaming Consoles in this in-depth historical perspective that reveals some interesting connections between the past and the present.

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DonaldBeck2470d ago

snes and the first playstation were the most influential for me.

blaaah2469d ago

NES was without a doubt the most influential game system ever. Wii is the only one that could be 2nd.

SuperStrokey11232469d ago

I can think of lots of systems that have had bigger impacts than the wii...

Emilio_Estevez2470d ago (Edited 2470d ago )

Very nice article Recnef. Clearly a lot of thought and time went into this. It's more like a short book.

SuperStrokey11232469d ago

Pretty good article i think. I think the N64 (3d worlds and the controller) and prehaps the Sega CD(optical media) should have been on the list though but thats just my preference.

Squatch832469d ago

Sega CD was included with the Genesis/MegaDrive

skyblue142132469d ago

A lot of people say that the sega cd was a terrible console but I tend to disagree. It did not have a lot of good titles, but the good titles that it had made it worth owning the sega cd. It had at least 10-20 good titles that were worth hanging on to.

If sega would have just opted to make better hardware and the price lowered for the system and to not put too much emphases on making fmv games I think things would have turned out better for the sega cd.

I used to have a sega cd and even though it is far from sega's best console it was still worth owning one for the good games that it did have.

ATi_Elite2469d ago (Edited 2469d ago )

No Apple Pippin
No Atari 5200
No Action Max
No Atari Jaguar
No Sega Saturn
No Phillips CDi

what a crap list!.............. *sarcasm*

NES, PS2, Sega Genesis are my favorites.

I always considered the C=64 a PC and not a console....but that's just me!

Squatch832469d ago (Edited 2469d ago )

NES: Yes. Saved the videogames industry.
Wii: Gave us the whole motion control thing.
Atari 2600: Big yes. Made videogames popular.
Commodore 64: Brought home computers to the masses.
PS2: DVD player.
Xbox360: The GameCube had wireless controller before it. lol
Dreamcast: Wasnt the first online console, but it really got the ball rolling.

Edit:
N64 should have been included

Recnef2469d ago

The wireless controller on the Game Cube required the use of a dongle it was not built into the console... It was a difficult set of choices when we compiled hte list, as we were restricted to picking 10 most influential, but I think we did a pretty good job just the same...

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