Updated February 11, 2019 by Quincy Miller

The 8 Best Nintendo Consoles

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Few things in this world are as responsible for as much fun — or as much misplaced time — as the various consoles Nintendo has released over the years. Ever since their first system hit the scene in the 1980s, gamers have been captivated by the company's user-friendly controls and wholesome titles, including those that made an Italian plumber one of the most iconic figures in modern history. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best nintendo console on Amazon.

8. Nintendo 64

7. GameCube Jet Black

6. Wii U

5. Game Boy Advance SP

4. Classic Edition

3. Super NES

2. 2DS XL

1. Switch Joy-Con

Editor's Notes

February 07, 2019:

Both the NES and Super NES on this list are modern versions of their classic counterparts, neither of which require cartridges, instead drawing on a library of pre-loaded games. This definitely cuts down on clutter, but users should be aware that any old games they have laying around won't be compatible with these updated models.

Quincy Miller
Last updated on February 11, 2019 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.

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