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GamesBeat Decides: The Best (And Worst) Nintendo Consoles


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Nintendo has created some of the most iconic consoles of all time. Now it’s up to us to rank them the only way players can – with a tier list.

GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb and I spent over an hour debating the merits of every great Nintendo home and handheld console. We then rank them each in one of five levels: best, excellent, good, OK, and bad.

And, yes, some Nintendo consoles are downright bad.

But most of them are good or better! In chronological order, this ranking includes the Nintendo Entertainment System, GameBoy, Super Nintendo, Virtual Boy, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U and Switch.

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We had fun debating the merits and failures of each machine. You can watch the video above to see where each console is placed. And make sure you blame us (but especially Jeff) if you don’t agree with our ranking!

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