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Poll What is the best PlayStation console? (150 votes)

PlayStation 17%
PlayStation 2 62%
PlayStation 3 12%
PlayStation 4 9%
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There has never been a PlayStation console not worth owning, but one has to reign supreme over all others, one has to be the absolute very best- which one do you think it is, and why?

Note, I was originally going to exclude the PS4, because I felt it is too new, and it would be unfair, but then I remembered that it is nearly two years old, and outside of outlandish fanboy claims, it's doing very well right now, in terms of sales, services, and games, so I felt comfortable enough including it.

Anyway, which PlayStation console do you think is the very best?

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#1 Heil68
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PS3 as it has an unprecedented amount fo exclusive GOTYS a perfect 10/10 exclusive and a top 4 and top 5 GOAT. Add to that we saw MASSIVE support all the way through 2013 with a exclusive GOTY and the answer is simple.

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#2 mems_1224
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I mean, it was the PS2 by far

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#3 SecretPolice
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PS1 and that was a fluke since it was suppose to be a Nintendo.... lol.

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#4  Edited By Shewgenja
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That's a tough one. The PS3 may be the weakest of the bunch, but even that one delivered some golden gaming. I'd say the PS2, not only for it's insane library of games but its actual social impact. I remember the typical parents, once upon a time, used to call all game consoles "the Nintendo". During the PS2 era, non-gamers started to associate videogaming with Playstation. Even bumper stickers and ads on the internet would use the silhouette of a Dualshock controller to represents video games.

Few consoles can say they've had that kind of impact. Then again, having a poll like this so early in this generation is hardly giving the PS4 its fair shake.

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#5 DaVillain-  Moderator
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@charizard1605 I think we both have a pretty good idea which PlayStation console is gonna win and that's the PS2. [Which I voted btw]

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@Heil68 said:

PS3 as it has an unprecedented amount fo exclusive GOTYS a perfect 10/10 exclusive and a top 4 and top 5 GOAT. Add to that we saw MASSIVE support all the way through 2013 with a exclusive GOTY and the answer is simple.

Actually, GameCube had as many GotY exclusives as PS3, and it only lasted only half as long, Heil :P

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#7 Heil68
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@charizard1605 said:
@Heil68 said:

PS3 as it has an unprecedented amount fo exclusive GOTYS a perfect 10/10 exclusive and a top 4 and top 5 GOAT. Add to that we saw MASSIVE support all the way through 2013 with a exclusive GOTY and the answer is simple.

Actually, GameCube had as many GotY exclusives as PS3, and it only lasted only half as long, Heil :P

ok tied :P

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#8 SolidGame_basic
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Used to be ps1 for me, but ps4 is the new champ

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@SecretPolice said:

PS1 and that was a fluke since it was suppose to be a Nintendo.... lol.

Can you blame Sony for wanting to get revenge on Nintendo? PS1 may have been a fluke, but only because the CD-Rom proved to be cheaper to make and cartridges at the time were expensive as ****.

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#10  Edited By SecretPolice
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@davillain- said:
@SecretPolice said:

PS1 and that was a fluke since it was suppose to be a Nintendo.... lol.

Can you blame Sony for wanting to get revenge on Nintendo? PS1 may have been a fluke, but only because the CD-Rom proved to be cheaper to make and cartridges at the time were expensive as ****.

Sure, sure, no argument from me on that point. As a matter of fact, I was a 3DO gamer and came to PS1 late, the first GT game did it for me. :)

Oh I should add RE and TR as well, fantastic stuff for their time.

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Ps2, can't compete with that library, but I've liked all the PlayStation consoles

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#12 YearoftheSnake5
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Playstation 2 is best playstation.

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Based on how much time I spent on them and plan on spending with them in the future

PS3 > PS2 > PSP > Vita > PS4 > PS1

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I'm sure PS2 will win, but PS1 is the one I have the most memories with.

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#15 Malta_1980
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PS1 & PS3 were great, but PS2 was a beast... it had it all sales, great exclusives and huge 3rd party support !!

I cannot judge PS4 yet, maybe TC can ask the same question once this gen is over..

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#16  Edited By coasterguy65
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For sheer amount of games, i don't think anyone would argue the PS2 had way more games. That being said, I found that I enjoyed playing the games on my PS3 way more than my PS2.

One a side note. I think that the PS4 is probably the best console Sony has ever made, but the exclusive game support is pretty sad. Thank goodness there are some fun multi-plats to play on the PS4. If Sony would ever start releasing some true interesting exclusives, the PS4 could be their greatest console.

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Playstation 2. So many fantastic games.

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#18 Running-Target
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PS1.

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#19  Edited By AtariKidX
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Playstation 4.......the God of all consoles.

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#20  Edited By deactivated-5b0367b217732
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The first one, because I'm a JRPG fan.

PS: Square and Enix were so amazing back then...

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#21 commonfate
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Backwards compatible PS3.

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#22 raugutcon
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For my money PS2 beats the rest to the point that I just got a new PS2 Slim to replace the PS2 fat the day it hits the dirt and the technician tells me it´s unrepairable. I have 50 physical games and 250 digital games for that console.

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#23 Thunderdrone
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The original. It was built, marketed and released in the market with laser-like precision.

With PS4 in last place due to paid online, BC removal so they can charge for another bullshit service. Poor build quality and shitty first party offerings so far. Still a worthwhile investment... but yeah...

The original Playstation was 100% oldschool sony DNA. From the branding to the way it was marketed, it was a mirror reflection of when sony ruled the tech market as a hip, high end brand. That started going south halfway the PS2 generation, unfortunately.

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#24 lostrib
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Didn't you already anoint the PS4 as the greatest console of all time?

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PS2 by far.

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#26  Edited By locopatho
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Can't abide PS1 load times. Think 360 was better than PS3. PS4 is young.

PS2 is the king, but I firmly believe PS4 will take that crown. It's nearly a perfect system, all it needs is time to keep building it's library. If it lasts 7 or 8 years, I think it will be nearly universally agreed to be the best console ever.

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#27  Edited By cainetao11
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@Heil68 said:

PS3 as it has an unprecedented amount fo exclusive GOTYS a perfect 10/10 exclusive and a top 4 and top 5 GOAT. Add to that we saw MASSIVE support all the way through 2013 with a exclusive GOTY and the answer is simple.

Come on dude. That is forum, fanboy bullshit. The PS2 is the greatest because of the sheer amount of great games on it. Awards don't enhance enjoyment..............................for most people that is

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PS2 took everything the PS1 did right, and made it even better. PS1 and PS2 were both amazing consoles. Plus you could play PS1 games on PS2. I guess if that's the case though, then the launch PS3 is the winner since you could play all PS1 and PS2 games on it. I wish Black Ops 2 didn't break mine 2 years ago.

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#29  Edited By remiks00
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@lostrib said:

Didn't you already anoint the PS4 as the greatest console of all time?

Exposed! :p

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#30 gameofthering
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PS2>PS1>PS3/PS4

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@lostrib said:

Didn't you already anoint the PS4 as the greatest console of all time?

Sure, but I wanna know what the others think ;P

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#32 Epak_
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PS4, love it.

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#33 Heil68
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@cainetao11 said:
@Heil68 said:

PS3 as it has an unprecedented amount fo exclusive GOTYS a perfect 10/10 exclusive and a top 4 and top 5 GOAT. Add to that we saw MASSIVE support all the way through 2013 with a exclusive GOTY and the answer is simple.

Come on dude. That is forum, fanboy bullshit. The PS2 is the greatest because of the sheer amount of great games on it. Awards don't enhance enjoyment..............................for most people that is

That's why I included the top 4 and top 5 GOATs. PS2 didn't have any of those if I recall correctly.

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#34  Edited By SolidTy
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I would disqualify the PS4 simply because it's work this generation isn't done. The way things are going I could see the PS4 taking the top spot (in competing with former PS machines), but we won't know until at least the PS5 is out at the very least and we can look back.

So, I would only be looking at the PS1, PS2, and PS3.

I would vote PS2, although a good argument for a BC PS3 with three generations of PS games being the highlight. Not counting BC, PS2 for me.

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The answer is the one who is leading the poll.

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#36  Edited By hrt_rulz01
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Hmmm that's a tough one... my hearts says PS1 (mainly because of nostalgia of course). But I loved PS3 last gen too. I had a lot of complaints with it, but overall I loved it.

In terms of games, it's hard to go past PS2 however (although I wasn't the biggest fan).

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None of them, because the Xbox brand is better :P

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@cainetao11 said:
@Heil68 said:

PS3 as it has an unprecedented amount fo exclusive GOTYS a perfect 10/10 exclusive and a top 4 and top 5 GOAT. Add to that we saw MASSIVE support all the way through 2013 with a exclusive GOTY and the answer is simple.

Come on dude. That is forum, fanboy bullshit. The PS2 is the greatest because of the sheer amount of great games on it. Awards don't enhance enjoyment..............................for most people that is

Don't bother. He has posted that spam for most of his roughly (and shockingly) 47K posts.

I doubt he even plays games.

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#39 BobRossPerm
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The PS2. Second only to the SNES.

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#40  Edited By Legend002
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The PS3 is the only one of the four that didn't slaughtered the competitions so that is eliminated. I'll go with the PS just because of the awesome JRPGs.

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Playstation 2 by far. Way more high quality games than handful of good exclusives on PS3 that brought nothing new to the table.

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#42 Heil68
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@Cobra_nVidia said:
@cainetao11 said:
@Heil68 said:

PS3 as it has an unprecedented amount fo exclusive GOTYS a perfect 10/10 exclusive and a top 4 and top 5 GOAT. Add to that we saw MASSIVE support all the way through 2013 with a exclusive GOTY and the answer is simple.

Come on dude. That is forum, fanboy bullshit. The PS2 is the greatest because of the sheer amount of great games on it. Awards don't enhance enjoyment..............................for most people that is

Don't bother. He has posted that spam for most of his roughly (and shockingly) 47K posts.

I doubt he even plays games.

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PS2.

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#44  Edited By Seabas989
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  1. PS2
  2. PS1
  3. PS3
  4. PS4
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I don't know. The PS1 was an important console I guess....killed the Saturn. grr. The PS2 was an even bigger console....killed the DC...double grr. And the PS3 and PS4 continue to develop. I suppose it should be between the 1 and 2 but I can't say. I suppose it depends on criteria cause sales point to PS2. But the PS made that possible.

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lol some actually voted for the PS4.

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#48  Edited By deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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@Legend002 said:

The PS3 is the only one of the four that didn't slaughtered the competitions so that is eliminated. I'll go with the PS just because of the awesome JRPGs.

The PS3 was also the only one that didn't receive an original Persona game during its lifespan.

That alone makes it trash compared to the others xD

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No console has ever pulled me in as much as the Playstation 2.

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#50  Edited By deactivated-5920bf77daa85
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@charizard1605 said:
@Legend002 said:

The PS3 is the only one of the four that didn't slaughtered the competitions so that is eliminated. I'll go with the PS just because of the awesome JRPGs.

The PS3 was also the only one that didn't receive an original Persona game during its lifespan.

That alone makes it trash compared to the others xD

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