The 10 Best Video Game Consoles of All Time, Ranked

Esquire: With every console generation comes a new power struggle. These are the 10 best consoles, ranked.

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UltraNova501d ago (Edited 501d ago )

Not the most convincing list but there you go...

Personally speaking, N64 will always be my favorite one but would I crown it as the best console? No... I'd say the most impactful console ever (so far) was the ps1 since it was the first time 3D console out there with a stellar library of games and as a bonus, a worthy challenger to the status quo, Nintendo.

The most popular console ever was undoubtedly the PS2.

ChiliPants501d ago

most popular could be wii

UltraNova500d ago

Were you around during the ps2 gen? If you were an active gamer then you'd know that the Wii wouldn't even register vs the ps2's world domination.

PressPlayBros500d ago (Edited 500d ago )

Same, N64 is my favorite for personal reasons more than it being the actual best console.

chrisx501d ago

Sorry N64 as number 1 is a joke to me. I'd even put the SNES above the 64.

Kribwalker500d ago

Definitely. I couldn’t even play the witcher 2 on the N64.

nitus10500d ago

The Witcher 2 install size was about 23GB and required the following minimum PC minimum requirements:

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512 MB or Radeon HD 3850 512 MB (finding a graphics card performance hierarchy chart online and comparing one's video card with our minimum is suggested)
Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or dual core AMD 2.5 GHz
RAM: Windows XP - 1 GB, Windows Vista/7 - 2 GB


Of course, you could try to compare this to the N64 (1996) hardware specs but lets not even bother.

Anyway, Nintendo 64 games are ROM cartridge-based with sizes varying from 4 to 64 MB. If you look at cartridges in the late 1990s, a cartridge that could hold 23GB which did not exist at that time would be very expensive.

Kribwalker500d ago

Castlevania 64 does pale in comparison to Super Castlevania 4 on the SNES as well.

But i did have some great memories of the N64. The first time i played Mario 64 i was blown away. And Ocarina of Time was an amazing game, and still is. Goldeneye and old school mario kart 64, Perfect dark, Winback, descent, Star fox 64, mario party and 4 controllers, Top Gear, Smash bros banjo kazooie, diddy Kong racing,

there was a tonne of amazing content on the N64, but definitely not worthy of number one

Relientk77501d ago

PS1 and PS2 for me

PS: List says Xbox and uses a picture of Xbox One lol

gangsta_red501d ago (Edited 501d ago )

Now here is a list that warrants rage inducing anger.

N64 number 1? Not even close. SNES for me is my all time favorite console. It was truly a generational leap from NES and every game that came from NES to SNES was phenomenal. I remember playing any game with a "Super" in front of the title and being blown away.

SNES followed by the Dreamcast which was another system i hold dear.

After Dreamcast comes the Jaguar at a strong third! The rest, meh, whatever.

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Vetalka83501d ago

lol n64 should not even be on this list

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