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Old 02-13-2010, 12:43 AM   #21
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I am gonna have to disagree with the N64 being "the pinacle of Nintendo's reputation", considering how it took them from the top to last in just one generation. That would be like saying that the PS3 put Sony on top, or something...
Maybe that top to last in just one gen was because of its reliance on cartridge based technology...It was the only Console Manufacturer to still use cartridge based software, an outdated form of media even for 1996. Sega had the Saturn, CD based, and Sony's Playstation was also using CD technology.

When the Gamecube released in 2001, it used DVD technology, but again they had to be different and use smaller mini DVD media.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:46 AM   #22
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I am gonna have to disagree with the N64 being "the pinacle of Nintendo's reputation", considering how it took them from the top to last in just one generation. That would be like saying that the PS3 put Sony on top, or something...
At least it was a very important console in its generation.
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:04 AM   #23
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I am gonna have to disagree with the N64 being "the pinacle of Nintendo's reputation", considering how it took them from the top to last in just one generation. That would be like saying that the PS3 put Sony on top, or something...
I'm trying to figure out what you mean by how it took them from top to last in one generation. This was many experimental drug days ago for me, so perhaps I am mistaken, but the 64 in my memory was pretty popular and sold well at the time. I know within my circle of acquaintances, more people had N64 systems than PlayStations, although I would definitely agree that the N64:PS ratio was much closer to 1:1 than any other console before it.

I would agree with kotsedriver in a purely definition sense that the 64 was the pinnacle of Nintendo's console success, as we all know how badly the GameCube bombed. I wouldn't say that the N64 was Nintendo's "best foot forward" when compared to their previous consoles, though. I'd rank it #3 in line of their three cartridge-based consoles; NES and SNES being #1 and #2, respectively.
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I can't fault anyone for saying their favorite system is the SNES, as it has tons of games that I still play; however, my favorite is the NES. I think it's a generational thing. I noticed the OP is about seven years younger than I am, which makes sense in that context why SNES would be their fave.

I think it's pretty obvious that the NES took home video gaming to the next level, though, which Atari couldn't pull off. I'm too young to remember the hows and whys of the Atari failure, but for whatever reason, they did, and the NES put home gaming on the map for good.
no doubt. while i started on the 2600, the nes just took it to a whole other level. the snes was a great follow up, but for me, the nes had it all
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I'm trying to figure out what you mean by how it took them from top to last in one generation. This was many experimental drug days ago for me, so perhaps I am mistaken, but the 64 in my memory was pretty popular and sold well at the time. I know within my circle of acquaintances, more people had N64 systems than PlayStations, although I would definitely agree that the N64:PS ratio was much closer to 1:1 than any other console before it.

I would agree with kotsedriver in a purely definition sense that the 64 was the pinnacle of Nintendo's console success, as we all know how badly the GameCube bombed. I wouldn't say that the N64 was Nintendo's "best foot forward" when compared to their previous consoles, though. I'd rank it #3 in line of their three cartridge-based consoles; NES and SNES being #1 and #2, respectively.
the 64 faired very poorly compared to the ps1.

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Nintendo 64 32.93 million[24] (Japan: 5.54 million, the Americas: 20.63 million, other: 6.75 million as of 31 March 2005)[8]
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the 64 faired very poorly compared to the ps1.

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I won't argue those overall numbers, but you're (well Wikipedia is) showing total sales numbers through years far beyond that in which the N64 was even being manufactured. Either way, I'm sure the original PS way outsold the N64 by quite a bit, if I did a little backwards math.
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I won't argue those overall numbers, but you're (well Wikipedia is) showing total sales numbers through years far beyond that in which the N64 was even being manufactured. Either way, I'm sure the original PS way outsold the N64 by quite a bit, if I did a little backwards math.
it might have made the numbers a littler higher for the ps1, but it still kicked the 64's ass lol
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The PS tomped the N64... how do you think Sony established their name in the gaming industry? I'm sure it did do better thann the Saturn however, as far as sales are concerned, but IMO as far as games go, the N64 was last to me.
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SNES all the way.

I believe in the generational thing, as I used to frequent gaming sites and these polls would come up. It always amazed me how many N64 top choices came up as it was the younger crowd selecting that.

I'm 26 for those of you who are interested in the generational aspect of what usually is the 'golden age' of gaming and what sticks best in your mind.
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:50 AM   #30
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it might have made the numbers a littler higher for the ps1, but it still kicked the 64's ass lol
Yeah, it definitely did. That was shocking to me. You win! :whiteflag:
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Colecovision was the bomb - While I loved my Atari 2600 the Coleco had improved graphics. I remember playing Donkey Kong until the middle of the night.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:41 PM   #32
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This is a hard decision. I am torn between NES and SNES. I loved Techmo Super Bowl and Baseball Stars, but there are a lot of SNES games I liked to like Madden and NBA Live.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:38 PM   #33
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PS1 with NES coming a very close 2nd.
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My favorite system of all time is the NES hands down. it has my favorite game of all time which is Mario Bros 3. i also love the SNES, N64, Sega genesis, Game Boy, Etc.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:04 PM   #35
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Ooh, pretty difficult question. Definitely between SNES and PS1. PS1 was groundbreaking and I had gaming moments on there which will probably never be replicated (FFVII, GT, Vagrant Story amongst many) but SNES was the first console I ever had and I loved it a lot.

I think I would go with PS1 if pushed, but I also have to give N64 an honourable mention because of Goldeneye and Zelda Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask. Goldeneye was what revolutionised console shooters and multiplayer shooters before Halo even existed. I mean when friends come over I still break out the N64, 4 controllers and Goldeneye!
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:12 PM   #36
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My favorite is the Sega Genesis. I used to enjoy playing
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I had all the systems, but the Genesis will always be my favorite

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Old 02-19-2010, 07:50 PM   #37
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My first system was an Atari 2600, but my favorite retro system has to be the SNES due to the library of games:

Castlevania IV
Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
Super Mario World
F-Zero
Out of this World
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This list could go on and on and on...

Plus, my little sister LOVED the Donkey Kong Country series, which kept her out of my hair...
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Any of you old schoolers have a Vectrex. I have an opportunity to pick one up with two controllers and 10 games with overlays for $200. I played one as a kid, but never got one. I'm going to get a look at it next weekend and hope it's in good shape.

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I'm gonna have to go with the SNES for me. I had a lot more favorites on it than any other console.
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