Which Nintendo Console Is the Best
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Which Nintendo Console Is the Best?

Innovation has become a key formula for Nintendo when it comes to creating their consoles. From the Super Nintendo to the Wii, the much less successful WiiU console, and the Switch, the developer and publisher has created some of the best and most memorable consoles. We’ve listed what we feel are the best of the best in Nintendo’s history.

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While the 3DS takes the cake for my personal favorite Nintendo console, I think the Wii (the original one) was the best console that it put out just for how innovative it was. It really felt like a new era of video games with all the new play styles the built-in motion controls introduced. While it was janky for sure and some of the games that tried way too hard to make use of them sometimes fell flat, the jump from the GameCube to the Wii was something I won’t ever forget. It really showcased that creative Nintendo spirit. — Stephanie

I also have to go with the Wii, simply because of its interesting and experimental catalogue. Namely, the Operation Rainfall games, Xenoblade ChroniclesThe Last Story, and Pandora’s Tower still hold a special place in my heart. But it would be a diservice to the console to ignore other titles like Muramasa: The Demon Blade or Fragile Dreams. All in all, without the Wii we would have never gotten what the Xenoblade Chronicles series is nowadays, and for that it has to be my number 1. — Daniel

If we are only talking about consoles, then I think the Switch is it for me. We’re seeing such a wide range of games on it. I love the ability to play at home on a big screen or on the go in handheld mode. It being region-free is also a huge plus. Though at this point, so many games get localized that I don’t feel like I need to import as often. — Jenni

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Senior staff writer, translator and streamer, Kazuma spends his time playing a variety of games ranging from farming simulators to classic CRPGs. Having spent upwards of 6 years in the industry, he has written reviews, features, guides, with work extending within the industry itself. In his spare time he speedruns games from the Resident Evil series, and raids in Final Fantasy XIV. His work, which has included in-depth features focusing on cultural analysis, has been seen on other websites such as Polygon and IGN.