Arguing about the greatest perceived console of all time is like arguing about politics. It usually goes nowhere and people just end up pissed.
But with all these rumors about the generation winding down and after five years of the PlayStation 3, maybe we should ask the obvious question: where will Sony's latest machine rank on the Greatest Systems of All Time list? It's tricky…
It had a rocky start but then again, so did the PS2 and, to some extent, the original PlayStation. Then there was the awful hack earlier this year, and the fact that the Network took a little while to get going. But if you go by the determining factor (games, duh), it seems like the PS3, with its amazing list of exclusives, might deserve a spot somewhere…but where?
Being an RPG lover, I have to say the original PlayStation might be tied at the top with the SNES. I have nothing but fond memories of Nintendo's second console, which is why it's still hooked up in the bedroom. And despite all the great RPGs on the PS2, I still say the PS1 remains the King of the RPG in my opinion. I played a good 40 on that system (still own 30 or so) and I have to say, so few let me down. Squaresoft was king in those days, remember.
But that's me. Others loved the Dreamcast and N64 (both of which I really didn't like), while still others will say the Saturn and Genesis were underrated. Of course, one has to make allowances for historical impact, and mention the original NES, Atari, Colecovision, Intellivision, etc. There's lots to consider but based on what we've already seen from the PS3, where do you think it'll fall on your personal list…?