PlayStation 2 vs Gamecube vs Xbox 360

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Posted by charizard1605 (57726 posts) 3 months, 23 days ago

Poll: PlayStation 2 vs Gamecube vs Xbox 360 (183 votes)

PlayStation 2 52%
Gamecube 28%
Xbox 360 20%

Alright, so you guys voted, and now we've come to this.

I asked you all- what is the greatest Nintendo console of all time? And you guys answered with Gamecube (although only just).

I asked you what the greatest PlayStation console of all time is. And you guys said it's the PS2, and though it was a contested victory, it was a convincing one.

Finally I asked you what your favorite Xbox is, and in a resounding majority, you guys voted for the Xbox 360 as the best Xbox console ever.

Now that we have the winners from each of the initial polls here with us, it's time to have them face off and see who really wins.

How would you, System Wars, rank these systems, and why?

And here's my ranking for them:

  1. Gamecube
  2. PlayStation 2
  3. Xbox 360

Ultimately, I just want to point out, I fully believe the PS2 is the greatest home console of all time, bar none. I believe that, and I understand that. Objectively, that is immutable fact and nothing will change it. However, when it comes down to it, these are subjective rankings. And remember, I am not asking you what the greatest console ever is- I am asking you what your favorite console is, and that is determined entirely by my enjoyment of these systems, as well as what they may each have meant to me.

Have fun voting, System Wars. Let's see what you all think.

#1 Posted by geniobastardo (1294 posts) -

having a hard time choosing between PS2 and xbox 360... I've had my fair share of both in the past...

Ok I'm going with gamecube.

#2 Posted by Litchie (16339 posts) -

1. GameCube
2. PS2
3. 360

#3 Posted by R3FURBISHED (10568 posts) -

I still maintain that the Gamecube is, at best, garbage.

My choices lie between the Cube and the 360...which isn't even a decision, one of the best versus one of the worst.

#4 Edited by charizard1605 (57726 posts) -

POLL RESULTS:

PS2: 33%
GCN: 67%
X360: 0%

Okay, I know this is almost certainly going to be changed and turned on its head once more votes come in, but that's already a wee bit surprising.

#5 Posted by Elpresador-911 (313 posts) -

Ps2

#6 Posted by faizan_faizan (7866 posts) -

Why are you making all these threads? Are you trying to achieve something?

#7 Posted by Desmonic (14106 posts) -

Hmmm. All great consoles.

Thought I'd say that it's very likely that the PS2 had more quality and quantity than the other two put together, so I'm guessing it would end up winning even if CowSpot didn't come to the rescue.

Any of the 3 is a solid choice, so it's kinda hard to pick honestly :P

#8 Edited by charizard1605 (57726 posts) -

There we go, it's slightly more sane now. Had me a little worried there.

@faizan_faizan said:

Why are you making all these threads? Are you trying to achieve something?

Why is any thread made in System Wars? For discussion's sake? We all know how this ends, incidentally PlayStation 2 wins but does that mean we can't actually discuss how the best showings of the competition stack up? Or was this post an attempt to scry an ulterior motive where none really exists? 'Oh no, someone is comparing systems on a board called system wars! Clearly there's something fishy going on here!'

#9 Edited by faizan_faizan (7866 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

There we go, it's slightly more sane now. Had me a little worried there.

@faizan_faizan said:

Why are you making all these threads? Are you trying to achieve something?

Why is any thread made in System Wars? For discussion's sake? We all know how this ends, incidentally PlayStation 2 wins but does that mean we can't actually discuss how the best showings of the competition stack up? Or was this post an attempt to scry an ulterior motive where none really exists? 'Oh no, someone is comparing systems on a board called system wars! Clearly there's something fishy going on here!'

I have no "ulterior motives" as you seem to suggest.

I just thought it was unusual for a forum moderator to create more threads than the average user who frequents these forums. Here is a list of your threads, this from the first page on this forum:

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/what-is-your-favorite-playstation-handheld-31474316/#32

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/what-is-your-favorite-nintendo-handheld-31472307/#53

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/what-is-your-favorite-xbox-console-31470763/#83

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/where-will-console-gaming-be-10-years-from-now-31463292/#66

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/alright-so-what-are-your-top-10-favorite-games-of--31471117/#187

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/nintendo-rayman-will-be-playable-in-ssb4-31473363/#26

#10 Edited by LJS9502_basic (151089 posts) -

That should be the original Xbox in keeping with the generation. Not the 360.

#11 Edited by trugs26 (5501 posts) -

Watch the most overrated console of all time win this poll (PS2).

#12 Posted by hiphops_savior (7914 posts) -

PS2

  • GTA III
  • FFX
  • GT3
  • Onimusha
  • Guitar Hero
  • SOCOM
  • Jax and Daxter
  • Sly Cooper
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • SMT: Persona 3 and 4
  • God of War

Plus, the beginning of multiplats as the main standard for 3rd Party support.

#13 Posted by hiphops_savior (7914 posts) -

@faizan_faizan: Charizard was voted SW poster of the year in 2013. He's been posting here regularly for a long time before he became a moderator.

#14 Edited by Netret0120 (2159 posts) -

@faizan_faizan:

Charizard keeps the forum ticking over and discussions happen which is always good.

Back on topic Ps2 hands down IMO. The games on it just changed gaming forever

GTA3-SA

FFX

Devil may cry

God of war

Shadow of the collosus

Metal Gear solid and more

#15 Posted by Suppaman100 (3916 posts) -

Gamecube? LOL, Xbox 360 LMFAO!

Lol at even daring to put that garbage against the behemoth that is PS2.

#16 Edited by FreedomFreeLife (2448 posts) -

Why Gamecube is on list when all gamecube games are multiplatform games on PC?

#17 Posted by Suppaman100 (3916 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

Why Gamecube is on list when all gamecube games are multiplatform games on PC?

Da fck?

#18 Edited by FreedomFreeLife (2448 posts) -

@Suppaman100 said:

@FreedomFreeLife said:

Why Gamecube is on list when all gamecube games are multiplatform games on PC?

Da fck?

You know that everyone can play gamecube game on PC right? Stop ignoring FACTS!!!

ps2 game big gaming boost and Xbox 360 was the console that changed online gaming forever. Thanks to Xbox 360 you have online games on consoles. If we had no Xbox 360 then had no online store, no stats, no rank system, no dlc, no friend list, no updates and stuff like that.

#19 Posted by Suppaman100 (3916 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

@Suppaman100 said:

@FreedomFreeLife said:

Why Gamecube is on list when all gamecube games are multiplatform games on PC?

Da fck?

You know that everyone can play gamecube game on PC right? Stop ignoring FACTS!!!

Didn't know we include emulators now?

#20 Edited by AzatiS (7613 posts) -

Playstation 2 by miles

Gamecube was unique in its own way so is easily second

X360 ... got momentum simply because of Sonys tragic PS3s mistakes. So easily third.

#21 Posted by AmazonAngry (945 posts) -

Poll doesn't make sense. 360 is a different generation than the other two consoles.

Hoping against hope that the GameCube would beat the ps2, chary? :)

#22 Posted by Telekill (4604 posts) -

I'm going with PS2. I'm not even sure how X360 made it up there and there was no "Best Sega System" listed.

It's Genesis followed by Dreamcast.

#23 Posted by freedomfreak (40614 posts) -
@LJS9502_basic said:

That should be the original Xbox in keeping with the generation. Not the 360.

@amazonangry said:

Poll doesn't make sense. 360 is a different generation than the other two consoles.

TC made threads earlier this week asking for the best platform of each console manufacturer. Those are the ones that came out on top.

And now, they are put up against each other.

#24 Posted by SYSTEM-REBOOT (646 posts) -

Sadly I am forced to vote PS2. because choices are like that.

#25 Posted by YD_11 (1834 posts) -

PS2 sold like hot cakes and had more games on it then you could ever possibly play imo (not saying a bad or good thing). I'd still say the original Xbox was the creme of that generation's crop as far as quality, online, and features. As for this pole, the ps2 will win but i'll vote for 360 since it provided me the most entertainment

#26 Edited by nintendoboy16 (26730 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

Why Gamecube is on list when all gamecube games are multiplatform games on PC?

*facepalms* Jeez...

#27 Edited by PAL360 (26883 posts) -

1. Xbox 360

2. Gamecube

3. Playstation 2

I would put Playstation 1 on top, though.

#28 Posted by EasyComeEasyGo (585 posts) -

Voted PS2. No Explanation needed.

#29 Edited by 22Toothpicks (11290 posts) -

How is this even a debate? Yes, opinions and all that but...really? The PS2 is in a different universe compared to the 'Cube and 360. I loved all three but the differences in the amount of quality titles is a significant one.

#30 Posted by parkurtommo (27072 posts) -

Gamecube.

#31 Edited by yokofox33 (29695 posts) -

PS2. Best library of games and it houses my 2 favorite games ever in FFX and Persona 4.

#32 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (4666 posts) -

for me x360 because thats when i started to hardcore game on consoles but if u look at the libraries it has to be ps2, it is just a damn monster. and gamecube? lol gamecube

#33 Posted by Obviously_Right (5096 posts) -

GameCube shouldn't even be in the discussion.

#34 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (7842 posts) -

What a awful comparison. You should know better Charizard.

#35 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9598 posts) -

I have mad love for the GameCube, but I voted PS2. In fact, I think you could argue that generation was the best of all time.

#36 Posted by mems_1224 (47147 posts) -

360. Better online and better games.

#37 Posted by Daious (1295 posts) -

They are all great consoles

#38 Edited by Lucianu (9426 posts) -

The Gamecube has a small pool of exclusives i care for, the 360 has none except the Halo series, so i'll go with the PS2.

#39 Posted by starwolf474 (671 posts) -

1. Xbox 360 - This is my third favorite console of all time after the N64 and SNES. It had a great library of games with the superior version of multiplats 90% of the time, it had the greatest controller of all time, it was innovative with things like digital marketplace and Achievements, and it had an amazing online service that was far better than what the competition offered, took online gaming mainstream, and made playing games online with friends easy and just as much fun as being in the same room with them.

2. GameCube - The GameCube is a mixed bag to me. On one hand, the GameCube was disappointing because I feel that the GameCube delivered the worst entry in many of my favorite Nintendo franchises like Super Mario, Zelda, Mario Kart, Donkey Kong, and StarFox, but on the other hand, it was home to two of my favorite games of all time and my favorite games of it's generation, Resident Evil 4 and Super Monkey Ball. It was also a great console for parties.

3. PS2 - This is my least favorite console that I've ever owned and I've owned all of the major ones from Nintendo, Sega, Microsoft, and Sony except for the Master System. Now, had I not also owned a Xbox and GameCube, I'm sure I would have appreciated this console much more, but I did own the others and nearly every great game that appealed to me in the PS2's library had a superior version available on either Xbox or GameCube, so the PS2 was useless for multiplats to me. So this was an exclusives-only console to me and the genre that the PS2 was dominant for with exclusives was Japanese RPGs, which is a genre that I hate. The only PS2 exclusives that I really loved was the God of War games and that makes it the weakest out of all the other consoles I owned for their exclusives only. So with it having the weakest version of multiplats, not many exclusives that appealed to me, a controller that I hate, and not really bringing much innovation to gaming in my opinion, it ranks as my least favorite console that I've ever owned.

#40 Posted by GamingGod999 (2998 posts) -

PS2 domination.

#41 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29291 posts) -

PS2 wins really easily

#42 Edited by pyro1245 (800 posts) -

1. PS2 since it has FF games and Disgaea games. Oh and MGS games.

2. Gamecube since it had Tales of Symphonia and 2 great Zelda games. Mario Kart was really awesome too. and the Best Paper Mario game.

3. Xbox 360 since it had DoA4 and I guess Halo.

#43 Edited by LadyBlue (3928 posts) -

Lol one system sure doesn't belong up there.

The cube puts up a good fight, but ultimately, it loses to the PS2 because of the fab 3rd party support.

#44 Posted by Ballroompirate (22921 posts) -

Wow the Gamecube won...

Anyways I'd have to go with the best system ever, the PS2.

#45 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (4433 posts) -

GC? WTF?

Just looks like pure disdain for Xbox. I guess it's a fair opinion, but I'll never understand it. GC was so bad I jumped ship and bought an Xbox, I was a pure sheep then and it pushed me over to another console.

The N64 deserves to be in this list over the GC. GC isn't even as good as the original Xbox. I'd choose a GameBoy over the GC. I'd choose the Wii over it, at least then I'd get netflix.

#46 Edited by ratchet_usa (364 posts) -

Just looking at that horrible game cube controler, it makes you wonder what were they smoking at nintendo when they created such a terrible design for it. No wonder the game cube became one of the biggest failitures in the history of gaming.

My vote goes to xbox 360.

#47 Edited by nintendoboy16 (26730 posts) -

@ratchet_usa said:

Just looking at that horrible game cube controler, it makes you wonder what were they smoking at nintendo when they created such a terrible design for it. No wonder the game cube became one of the biggest failitures in the history of gaming.

My vote goes to xbox 360.

Not even close...

#48 Posted by ratchet_usa (364 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:

@ratchet_usa said:

Just looking at that horrible game cube controler, it makes you wonder what were they smoking at nintendo when they created such a terrible design for it. No wonder the game cube became one of the biggest failitures in the history of gaming.

My vote goes to xbox 360.

Not even close...

game cube lasted an entire generation and it only sold like 20 million. That is a massive failure when compared to other consoles.

#49 Edited by HalcyonScarlet (4433 posts) -
@ratchet_usa said:

Just looking at that horrible game cube controler, it makes you wonder what were they smoking at nintendo when they created such a terrible design for it. No wonder the game cube became one of the biggest failitures in the history of gaming.

My vote goes to xbox 360.

Agreed. The controller prevented a decent version of one of the best fighters I've played (Capcom Vs SNK 2) coming to the console.

It's not even about being a fanboy, it's about consoles getting their dues, and no matter what I think of any company or whether I own the console, I can respect certain consoles regardless. Such as the Nes, SNES, PS1, PS2, PS3 and yes I truly believe the Xbox 360 has earned a place among them.

In secondary places the N64 did some ground breaking stuff. The Dreamcast made some impacts. The Xbox made some impacts and brought some great western gaming to consoles. The Saturn had something to it.

Most of the GCs best games were living in the N64s shadows. Mario 64, Zelda OoT, Star Fox 64, MK 64, DKR, Goldeneye, the RARE golden age of games. The N64 spanked the GC and its new variants of the same games apart from maybe FZero GX and Smash Bros.

The GC was only a bit better than the Wii and along with the Wii was one of Nintendo's worst consoles, and it certainly hasn't earned a place with the other great consoles and certainly no where near more so than the original Xbox between its 1st party, 3rd party games and online service.

#50 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26730 posts) -

@ratchet_usa said:

game cube lasted an entire generation and it only sold like 20 million. That is a massive failure when compared to other consoles.

XBOX Original sold BARELY over that amount. Is that too one of the biggest gaming failures by your logic? It doesn't even compare to what the SEGA CD, 32X, Atari Jaguar, Apple Pippin and CDi sold.

Hell, no failure touches the Gizmondo. NOTHING!