Which is the All-Time Greatest Console for RPGs?

Role-playing games (RPGs) are some of the most loved games released by video game developers, with some series stretching across decades and creating lifelong fans. Kyle Glatz, RPG enthusiast, weighs in on which console he thinks is the ultimate RPG machine.

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BrainSyphoned28d ago

Pokemon SnS? How bout you remove that blemish from the list and add Witcher 3 since it is nowhere else on the list and is playable on Switch.

ManMarmalade28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

Chill, my guy. It's an article with a personal preference.

bouzebbal28d ago

PS1 the queen, followed by SNES.

PrinceAli27d ago

You clearly didn't read the article loool.. it's going by the console so Witcher 3 isn't a loss because they're talking about Switch and if you'd ACTUALLY BS and say Witcher 3 Switch edition deserves to be on this list of SWITCH RPGs than SnS then you're deluded

ManMarmalade28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

I'd have to say PS1 based on personal preferences for RPGs and also because Legend of Dragoon is my all time favourite game that I'll never stop playing. PS1 had too many great classics that I still own and play to this day more than any other console I've owned. The nostalgia factor for PS1 RPGs is immense every time I play. I get so sucked into the stories I played over and over as a kid. PS2 comes in at a close second for me.

Gardenia28d ago

FFVII, FFVIII, FFIX, Suikoden 1 and 2, Vagrant Story. To name a few.

Chevalier27d ago

Valkyrie Profile, Grandia, Persona, ARC the Lad, Alundra and on and on. So many fantastic RPGs. Then add in re-releases of Final Fantasy Tactics, Chrono Trigger, Lunar, Ogre Battle, Breath of Fire etc. There's no other system that comes close.

arvfab28d ago

Wouldn't it actually be the PS2, as you have ALL of the PS1 ones additionally to the PS2 games?

ManMarmalade27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

True, but this is going by games specifically for the console is what I'm assuming considering they put PS2 under PS1. You have to remember that not everyone that owned a PS2 necessarily had PS1 games for it.

AnnaDea28d ago

The 3 great rpg consoles were: Snes, PSX and PS2.

Golden age of jrpg for me was on psx.

ManMarmalade28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

I see youre a person of culture as well :)

Smellsforfree27d ago

I <3 my CFW PS3 fat. Being able to play PS1, PS2, and SNES (through RetroArch) games is pretty awesome. I have problems with the occasional PS1 title, but it mostly works great.

TheGreatGazoo3028d ago (Edited 28d ago )

Xbox obviously going forward. I'd be my choice for all-time too. All the back catalog games they have, most in GamePass, and they own pretty much all the major western RPG studios, so all new ones will be exclusive to the Xbox Platform and launching in GamePass. (I'm excluding PC in my answer since the article says console)

roadkillers28d ago

I doubt it. PS had the exclusive FF7 remake and tons of support from Japanese developers. Maybe they will come to gamepass at a later date. Bethesda is where gamepass might shine.

LegoIsAwesome28d ago

Xbox fans nowadays: "Game Pass this, Game Pass that"

InUrFoxHole27d ago

Can't deny gamepass fam, sorry. But I agree in that it doesn't hold weight in this convo.

Sayai jin27d ago

@Legolas, isn't game pass about games? What is a console for. Games. So what's your point?

TheRealTedCruz27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Because it's a pretty damn good service, but I have it for PC.

Deathdeliverer28d ago


You have GOT to be kidding. I cannot take you seriously.

TheGreatGazoo3027d ago


What? I don't like JRPGs. I like western RPGs. MS owns Obsidian, InExile, all the beathesda studios, and more. They own almost all the major western RPG studios. Seems that makes Xbox a great place to play RPGs.

WillyC00927d ago

I think most people can’t take his drivel seriously. He sounds like a terrible Xbox ad in the nonsense he says.

Sayai jin27d ago

Game pass has some decent RPGs, bit their have been many great ones way befor game pass. PS and PS2 era come to mind.

BlaqMagiq127d ago

Except western RPGs aren't the only RPGs. There are also JRPGs and Xbox is BY FAR the worst in that category. And no they don't own all the western studios but good joke tho.

TheGreatGazoo3027d ago


I agree with you. It was a personal answer for me.if you love JRPGs, Xbox is a bad choice. If you love western RPGs, its likely the best console option going forward.

They don't litterally own all the western RPG studios. MS does own most of the major ones though.

ScootaKuH27d ago

Western RPGs can't hold a candle to Japanese RPGs imo.

Xbox will never be the home of, nor be even close to being the best place to play RPGs. It's not a priority for Microsoft.

For me, the best consoles to play RPGs are SNES and PS1. For more modern goodness the Switch has a lot so probably deserves a mention as well. Xbox isn't even on the radar

Mr_Luke27d ago

There are so many RPGs that Xbox hasn't and won't get in the future... so it's "just a bit" subjective that statement and not so "obvious". You can't know which RPG/JRPG will come out on other consoles in the future.
And for 1 exclusive to Xbox, who says the other ones won't get 2, 3, 4+? I'm thinking about Switch, for example, i bet it's going to get a lot of them and exclusive ones too.
Or you're just a fan, so it's ok or maybe you entered the gaming world in these 6-7 years, and that's ok too. But you can't call the Xbox "ultimate RPG console", it just isn't.

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Yui_Suzumiya28d ago

PS3 for Mass Effect 3, Fallout 3, Dragon Age 2, Dead Island and Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

CantThinkOfAUsername27d ago

Mass Effect 3 AND Dragon Age 2?
So you have chosen death...

frostypants27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Yeah but props for the Deus Ex: HR mention. So underrated.

Yui_Suzumiya26d ago

I love all the Mass Effect games from the original trilogy so that's a hard decision, tbh. As far as Dragon Age, I didn't like Origins, only 2 and Inquisition. I'm getting tired of having to defend my decision in this place for a decade now but I love seeing people get riled up over it, lol.

annoyedgamer27d ago

None of those are exclusive to the playstation though.