(if you're going to complain, i will have to close the thread).
this is always something that has fascinated me. nintendo's juggernaut of the 80's vs atari's entry.
i would like a comparison of:
sound: POKEY chip vs the NES sound chip
Lockout: does it affect games or the system (includes modified systems)
graphics: did the 7800 have any visual tricks that gave it the upper hand
commercials/marketing: how well was it marketed, were the commercials well done, corny or just plain bad
and finally: ports. how well did the system handle arcade ports (in house development doesn't count third parties only)