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#1 cOLeCoHiTMan OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:29 PM

http://www.ign.com/top-25-consoles/

I'm sure we all think ColecoVision is higher! Sorry if you've seen this.. just got the link today!

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:35 PM

Save some clicking:

25. Odyssey
24. Jaguar
23. 5200
22. 3DO
21. Odyssey2
20. Sega Master system
19. Neo*Geo
18. Sega Saturn
17. 7800
16. Game Cube
15. PS3
14. Intellivision
13. TG-16
12. Colecovision
11. XBox
10. Wii
9. N64
8. Dreamcast
7. Playstation
6. XBox360
5. Genesis
4. SNES
3. PS2
2. 2600
1. NES

I think a randomized list would be just as good as theirs.

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:51 PM

Not too bad for a console that lasted only a couple of years. It is 2nd if we limit the list to pre-crash consoles, behind only the 2600.

#4 Shawn Sr. OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:01 PM

25 - 11 could be different IMO but the top 10 are pretty close.

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:38 PM

XBoxes and Segas are way overrated IMHO.

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:59 PM

Wow - the Jag made top 25? Cool! lol

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:10 PM

I have no arguement with the NES being #1... great system... except blowing in the carts ! but tons of great games

Edited by AtariBrian, Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:11 PM.


#8 cOLeCoHiTMan OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:14 PM

I believe this list was 2009 and therefore pre-Move, pre-Kinect too... I bet Kinect at least would have moved Xbox 360 up a notch. Was kind of shocked 2600 didn't win the overall title, just for being the one that really brought home gaming to the masses, but when it got down to the low numbers I figured NES would dominate. Wonder why Sega didn't continue... (i'll google later) LOL

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:35 PM

It is a pretty interesting list, even if I don't necessarily agree with it. After all, it is just a few people's opinions. But I will say, that top 10 is pretty close to what my top 10 would be.

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:45 AM

Save some clicking:

25. Odyssey
24. Jaguar
23. 5200
22. 3DO
21. Odyssey2
20. Sega Master system
19. Neo*Geo
18. Sega Saturn
17. 7800
16. Game Cube
15. PS3
14. Intellivision
13. TG-16
12. Colecovision
11. XBox
10. Wii
9. N64
8. Dreamcast
7. Playstation
6. XBox360
5. Genesis
4. SNES
3. PS2
2. 2600
1. NES

I think a randomized list would be just as good as theirs.


I agree it looks totally random, I hate stuff like that because every person is different, grew up with different systems and had different experiences with different systems so a list like that just tends to upset people more than say wow that was interesting :roll: . Me I always look at that stuff as like "what ever" because I know what my favorites are and there is nothing that IGN can do or say to change that. People on youtube try to do the same kind of lists and then wonder why they get so many thumbs down, although I do kind of find that funny :lol:

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:28 AM

Top 25 Systems... and you could easily make the case that there were only about 30 significant consoles over the years. It's not like they eliminated a lot of contenders.

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:37 AM

Lists like this are stupid. What's the point of ranking game consoles? They all had good games. Its the same with ranked lists of video games. Any game good enough to make a top-100 or whatever list is probably pretty good, and therefore worth playing. So what's the point of putting them in any particular order? And I agree with the lab rat. Every console worth talking about is on the list, so it's not exactly exclusive.

The scary thing is that someone out there read this list and said "well I was going to buy a Sega Master System, but at #20 on the list, I think I'll pass."

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:17 PM

Agree 100% that lists like these are pointless but always fun to look over. What would be a better subject to discuss would be systems that pushed the envelope of gaming to the next level / made a very noticeable jump in gaming technology. If that was the case, then the ColecoVision would have to be ranked considerably higher as it was the first U.S. console to give us near arcade perfect ports (which meant less time for me hanging out at the arcade) and it finally forced Atari's hand to release an improved system, the 5200, instead of sitting on their laurels reaping the benefits of the 2600 and throwing jabs at Mattel's Intellivision.

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:29 PM

Pretty Good List, Only I wish the Nintendo 64 was higher on the list, That was the greatest thing my brother and I had when we were younger ;) .

I do agree with the PS2 being #3, All of my friends have one and they say it a great console.

My brother still has the PS2 he bought in '04. It has trouble every now and then but it Still Works! :cool:

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:41 PM

Agree 100% that lists like these are pointless but always fun to look over. What would be a better subject to discuss would be systems that pushed the envelope of gaming to the next level / made a very noticeable jump in gaming technology. If that was the case, then the ColecoVision would have to be ranked considerably higher as it was the first U.S. console to give us near arcade perfect ports (which meant less time for me hanging out at the arcade) and it finally forced Atari's hand to release an improved system, the 5200, instead of sitting on their laurels reaping the benefits of the 2600 and throwing jabs at Mattel's Intellivision.


Well, I would say that the 2600 was quite arcade quality for 1977's standards. Space Invaders wasn't out yet, so games like Tank and Pong were the norm. Have seen such games this past week I would say they all looked very 2600 ish... The 5200 on the other hand....

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:43 PM

hey hey hey no throwing jabs at the much beloved atari 5200 :grin:

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:47 PM

hey hey hey no throwing jabs at the much beloved atari 5200 :grin:

No jabs thrown towards the 5200 here especially since Coleco and Atari threw enough at each other back in the day to satisfy everyone's pugilistic needs. While I was never a fan of the 5200, I can appreciate any and all consoles and computers that let me play games!!!

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:29 PM

In USA NES always wins, shame that 'easternised' comes before 'patriotism'...eg Atari 2600 should be number one, NES in the Top 10, yes, but never first. Also, 2600 had the better games.

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Posted Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:06 PM

My list goes like this:

1. Colecovision
2. Atari 2600
3. Vectrex
4. NES
5. SNES

the rest who cares :sleep:

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Posted Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:05 PM

I can appreciate any and all consoles and computers that let me play games!!!


Me too. But those little old machines, they get really temperamental with age.

My CV for instance, every time a 5200 gets near, the CV starts laughting like mad, just cannot stop until the 5200 goes away. On the other hand, both my CV and 2600 get along pretty well. They affectionately call each other "master" and "little expansion".

As for all my MSXes, they really hated that little ZX Spectrum with a passion. They kept calling the poor thing names, like '"prototype of a poorman's Z80 kit". I was forced to get rid of it, afraid the MSXes would try a spectrumcide during the night... I never really understood why they couldn't like the little guy, it was kind of cute with the toyish chiclet keyboard and all.

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Posted Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:06 PM

Shouldn't a system called Super NES beat out a just regular NES. ;)

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Posted Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:39 AM

I can understand the decision but I'd put the 2600 at number one over the NES, but that's just me. I'm not "NESLeaf" for a reason ;)

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Posted Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:32 AM

You know microcomputers of the 80's were just as good if not better than some of these consoles. Atarisoft games weren't all that bad and I have to say I played the C64 way more than the NES and Atari 2600 combined. (from 1980-1989)

It's a shame they never get grouped in with them.

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Posted Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:33 AM

If we are going all time.. I have to say Xbox 360 is the best simply for all it can do besides games. Classic... ColecoVision gets the nod for me.. simply the first to do close arcade translations to the games I spent a lot of quarters on... and I spent a LOT on donkey kong.

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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:44 PM

I only own 12 of these, I guess I better get busy...




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