Top 5 video game consoles of all time


Ryan Schwab, Entertainment reporter

5Atari (1972)

It’s the classic console. With its one stick and button, the Atari boasted all the classic games we still love: “Q-Bert,” “Pac Man,” “Atari Breakout.”  Plus, the graphics weren’t half-bad for the 1970s.

4. Gamecube (2001)

The Gamecube had everyone excited, promising the 21st century was going to start out with a band. It had all the best games of the new century, including the “Need for Speed” series, “Mario” and “007.” The Gamecube also had four controllers for more fun with friends. In addition, it had way better compatibility than almost any other gaming console.

3. Wii (2006)

In 2006, Nintendo released the Wii, which many consider the first real gaming console. The Wii had all the classic Nintendo games when it first came out, as well as its own game, “Wii Sports,” and the graphics were better than the SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System). Just don’t forget to put the wrist strap on: some people broke their TVs during some “Wii Sports” tennis battles.

2. Original Xbox (2002)

The Xbox was made for real gamers. It had music and online multiplayer capabilities, along with any game you could dream of: “Mario Kart,” the “Need for Speed” series, “Call of Duty,” “Grand Theft Auto” and more. The online multiplayer mode was great, as it allowed so players to interact with each other without having to go to anyone else’s house. 

1. Super Nintendo Entertainment System (1990)

The SNES was the one of the first, and most popular, Nintendo game consoles. It featured multiplayer mode, and introduced the popular “Mario Kart’ series. The SNES was a breakthrough for gaming consoles, featuring the most advanced sound and graphic capabilities of any gaming system of the time.