Gamedaily: Top 10 Greatest Consoles

Gamedaily writes: The Top 10 biggest and baddest video game of all time, who's #1?

10. Nintendo Gamecube

Despite the fact that it looked like a purple lunch box, it's hard to hate on Nintendo's Wii-predecessor with its fantastic video game lineup. We blasted TIE Fighters in Rogue Squadron II, pummeled friends senseless in Super Smash Bros. Melee and sailed the high seas in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Gamecube also spurred the release of the wireless Wavebird game pad, one of the best controllers in history.

9. Sega Genesis

It lacks the SNES' color palette and faux 3-D graphics, but the Sega Genesis still secured its spot in console history with memorable games, such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Rocket Knight Adventures. Alien Soldier, Gunstar Heroes, Afterburner II, Revenge of Shinobi, Phantasy Star II, Ghouls 'N Ghosts and Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse also sweetened the deal.

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sonarus3969d ago (Edited 3969d ago )

XBOX360 number 1... lol i am in shock. Not number 3, not number 2 but number 1. Wow don't even no what to say

Chubear3969d ago

LMAO! I know what you mean. When I say that my exact reaction was "Wha...?!? ... ROTFLOL!"

Silellak3969d ago (Edited 3969d ago )

My reaction was as follows:

"Where's the SNES?"


"Oh, #5. I'd put it further down, but oh well. I guess PS2 is #1 then."


"Wait, PS2's at #3? Really? I always figured SNES and PS2 were the best systems ever. What on Earth is #1 then?"


"Dreamcast is #2? Oh God...that doesn't mean...would they actually..."


"Oh give me a f***ing break."

sonarus3969d ago

lol. PS2 should have been number 1 for sure. xbox360 should have been number 10 needs far more time out in the market to secure its stats as number 1 game.

Sovannah Phum3969d ago

yeah what was the guy who wrote this article smoking?

"yeah it breaks every 5 minutes, but it's so dominate this generation!"

it's funny how people in the media have such short term memory.

ps2 should've definitely been #1. that system had it all.

I knew something was fishy when the gamecube was "10th best all time."

kevoncox3969d ago

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah the ps3 isn't on the list. The ps2 is 4th....

The fact is you're alll wrong...

it goes

1) Snes - Greatest games in all genres
2) Nes - Saved gaming and created the modern game(SM3)
3) PS2 - Sold the most ever - however it was out classed by the xbox. Can't be the best when you competitor does everything better han you.
4) N64 - Ahead of the PSx because it had great single player and multiplayer games. Think I'm wrong? Name a great multiplayer Psx game?

grilledgorlupa83969d ago

No one said from the posts above you that PS3 should have been on that list. In fact no one even mentioned the word PS3 in any of their posts above you.

I dont know where you learned to read but you normally dont add words that dont exist in the sentence.

ScentlessApprentice73969d ago (Edited 3969d ago )

This list is an instant fail!!!

Add to that the fact that the Dreamcast ranks higher than the PS2, the best-selling console of all time (which clearly stands for something), and that officially solidifies this list as a MEGA Failure!

Oh yeah, and the xbox 360 controller is not the best controller of all time. Maybe for FPS, but not as an all-purpose controller like the DualShock.

ianp6223969d ago

Really kevincox,

Although I love my PS3 and am considered by some to be a Sony fanboy, I don't think PS3 deserves a spot on that list yet. I think PS2 should be #1, and I don't think the 360 should be anywhere in the top 8. And I also wouldn't put systems that were known for only three or four games (even if they are amazing) like N64 and Gamecube. But I guess a diverse library is more important to me than a few killer apps.

mikeslemonade3969d ago (Edited 3969d ago )

First off the generation isn't even over yet. The 360 could very well be one of the worst systems ever created by the end of this generation. Gamedaily loses all credibility for even having the Dreamcast, Gamecube, and the 360 on the list. I'm never ever going to take them seriously again. They're just a bunch of moneyhats.

This should be the true list that everyone should abide by:
1. PS2
2. PS1
3. DS
4. NES

And you have to consider what the system did for the industry. You can't simply say which system has the better game library. And with my top 3 the PS2, PS1, and DS all those systems hit both the casual and hardcore market equally.

grilledgorlupa83969d ago (Edited 3969d ago )

to be fair mikeslemonade its very debatable which console had the most important impact in the gaming industry.

NES brought the gaming industry back from the dead
SNES made gaming here to stay
PS1 made gaming not just for kids*
PS2 is the most successful gaming system to date

These are just my opinion of some of the big factors that these systems did to help grow the industry. Obviously their are many more things they did but the point is they all did so much big things its hard to say which one was the most important.

they all played a very BIG role to create gaming where it is today

*(though I'm not saying only kids only played nintendo systems im just saying compared to playstation it was geared way more towards a younger audience while playstation specifically was aiming towards teenagers)

I would talk about the gameboy or other handhelds but the 1st and only handle i owned is the psp and thats because as a kid my parents were to poor to buy me them but I know they did very important things for the gaming industry too I just dont have enough 1st hand knowledge to comment on them

kalle3968d ago

And you dont even "no" how to spell KNOW.... :D

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Clinton5143969d ago (Edited 3969d ago )

Can any sane person who actually lived and played through every single one of those generations agree with all of that list?

DS isn't even a console!

Silellak3969d ago (Edited 3969d ago )

The 360 at #1?

Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.

The DS, Gamecube, and 360 above the SNES? Give me a damn break. I love my 360, but I'm not even sure I'd put it in the top 10 consoles ever at ALL, much less #1.

The 360 on the list but the Wii and the PS3 aren't on it at all? Give me another damn break.

This article is trash, and was posted soley so Gamedaily could put the 360 at #1 to generate controvery and hits.

Evidence? The DS "bumped the GBA" off the list because GBA games play on the DS. Doesn't that mean the Wii should bump the Gamecube off for the same damn reason? Of course it does, if the authors were actually paying attention and cared at all about journalistic integrity rather than just stirring the console war pot. But no, they had to make sure the only next gen console on the list at all was the 360 - and that it was #1!

This is the current state of the gaming media - creating and stirring controvery is higher priority than covering news. Disgusting.

Clinton5143969d ago

off of fanboy stupidity.


poos33969d ago

the 360 is surely the best console of all time

littletad3969d ago

Why would Gamedaily do that? It doesn't make any sense. At least half the Media Nextgen, Gamepro, Gamerevolver, are all Sony fans and heck I used to think Gamedaily was always neutral. Really just shocking.

resistance1003969d ago


How on earth did the 360 top the likes of the PS2?

Also why is the Gamecube on that list and also where is the Gameboy?

That list fails IMO

Silellak3969d ago

It fails, not just in your opinion, but in the opinion of anyone who has ever played a damn video game and actually has two working brain cells to rub together.

Sovannah Phum3969d ago

I agree, the playstation brand has been as influential as nintendo in some ways in the gaming industry.

some old people refer to game systems as playstation, much like how everyone back in the day used to refer to playing games as "playing nintendo."

so how this article got pass the editor, is beyond me. or maybe it's a conspiracy.....oh well who cares.

Infolite89073968d ago (Edited 3968d ago )

lol I gotta agree with you. i remember when my cuzin like in hiz 40s i guess only refer to games as "Nintendo" or "Playstation" not "Xbox" those are the days tha remind you how great those consoles are. So having the 360 has #1 is a load of bull. I like the 360 but i wud never put it as

eagle213969d ago (Edited 3969d ago )

The worst system ever released number one? Biggest bunch of bull I have ever seen. This was paid for. The 360 has no right being number 11, let alone number 1. Where are the top games in IGN's top 100 of all time game? This is by far the saddest thing I have ever seen. This just shows you how absent of any morals or standards some noob gamers are. I know this man just wants attention. And I fell for it. I knew someting was up when the NES, SNES, PS1, and PS2 was not the top 4. The xbox 1 MIGHT get in the top 10. #1 is PS2! Followed by the SNES, PS1, NES, Game Boy, Sega Genesis, N64, Dreamcast, GBA, Gamecube or xbox 1

Silellak3969d ago (Edited 3969d ago )

If someone paid for this piece of trash article, then they need their money back.

littletad3969d ago

And the Dreamcast absolutely deserves to be in the top 3. If you need understanding as to why, then do yourself a favor and buy one.

kingjkv3968d ago

the guy above me littletad, are u kidding me? Dreamcast was a failure in case u didn't know, consoles that last more a mere 3 years or less should not even be brough up. PS2, PS1, SNES, NES, N64 should be the top 5 lists. prolly u bought one at launch soon to find out that it was discontinued so u take ur anger out on the successful consoles.