Top Ten Gaming Consoles of All Time

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An image of the classic Atari 2600 console with joy stick

The classic Atari 2600

Believe it or not the very first graphical computer game was created way back in 1952 by A.S. Douglas which essentially was a graphical version of Tic Tac Toe.  Who would have thought that this would spawned an industry that was worth 41.9 Billion in 2007 and set to reach 68 Billion in 2012?

From Atari to PlayStation, from the 70’s to the 00’s, the one thing that has always been the same has been the addictive nature of these electrical aliens in our lounge.  They even classify this as an addiction with organisations like Online Gamers Anonymous leading the recovery process or as they say: “self help fellowship”. 

But what consoles have been the most addictive?  Who have been the pioneers taking this industry to the main stream? What is the most iconic gaming platform? Let’s find out:

Atari 2600Get your retro Atari Fix here.

Sony Playstation – Released in 2000, this still has some great games.

Sega Master System II – Did someone say “Alex the Kid”?

Sony Playstation III – Still currently the best platform out there, become addicted here.

Nintendo Entertainment System – Super Mario Brother’s anyone?

Nintendo Wii – Just make sure you wear that dam safety wrist band!

xBox 360 – Yes, it didn’t get hacked so a safe choice.

Super Nintendo – You can still get the game cartridges for this bad boy.

Sega Dreamcast – It still has loads more to give in the gaming nostalgia stakes.

Gamecube – This will become an iconic gaming console design.

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  1. November 25, 2009  11:09 am by soilyboy Reply


    • November 27, 2009  2:47 pm by admin Reply

      Oh really? Well Soilyboy what would have you preferred in there?

  2. May 27, 2011  9:56 am by Cornfed Reply

    1. Super Nintendo
    2. Xbox 360
    3. Sony PS3
    4. Nintendo Wii
    5. Sony PS2
    6. Xbox
    7. Nintendo 64
    8. Sega Dreamcast
    9. NES
    10. Atari (only because it was my first)

    My question for the original post. Have you never played an Xbox 360? If you're not afraid to spend some money you will be more satisfied with the 250GB Kinect package than any other system to date. With ESPN, Netflix, Hulu, Zune, Skyplayer,, Video chat, Messenger and a whole lot more (not to mention the ability to connect to the internet server doesn't ever fail unlike PS who was just down for a month straight) you can not be dissatisfied with the 360.

    I grew up on the Super, so thats why it's my number 1

    • May 27, 2011  1:38 pm by Quick Ten Reply

      The PS network going down was definitely a shocker but this post was written before that.
      Might have to spend a bit more time on XBox but the crucial factor that helped the decision was made based on the more seamless graphics on the PS3.

  3. June 15, 2011  5:46 pm by NeroAction Reply

    :O Gamecube OWNS Wii O:
    Xbox owns Wii :D
    Why is Dreamcast so low down the list? :(

    • June 15, 2011  11:24 pm by Quick Ten Reply

      It is true that Dreamcast lead the way with Seganet but we felt it did not reach the iconic status of the other consoles.

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