thaddius' Console Classic 2012 Edition: Final Round

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What a competition! In the second round of semi-finals it seemed as though the PlayStation 2 would be our darling forever, but then a dark rider swept in from the night and stole our hearts, minds, valuables, and our virginity; the Super Nintendo managed to squeak in for a win to become GBATemp's most beloved console. For more info, you can check out last week's post here.

And here's how the vote looked in the end:
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Before we proceed, let's have a quick recap of those things no one has ever read:
Each week, video game history will be put to the test to see which console or handheld is the greatest. There can only be one!

Vote for your favourite and follow it through to the end as we try to determine GBATemp's favourite console/handheld!

Consoles and handhelds will face off in brackets comprised of their generation. Because there can only be one, in the event of a tie I will cast a tie-breaking vote. Once a winner has been declared for each generation, the console winners and the handheld winners will face off in individual brackets. Once an ultimate console and ultimate handheld have been chosen, they will face off against each other to see who is the greatest!

For a concrete example of the brackets, see the image at the bottom of this post.
So, what now, brown cow? We've done everything! We whittled the handhelds down to our favourite, we chiselled away at the console generations until we were left with an electronic Adonis. So again I ask of you, what now? Well, we pit our winners against each other, that's what! Who cares if I have a Physics exam today! This is clearly more important! (it's not, really)

This Week's Challengers Are:

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super_Nintendo_and_Famicom_thumb.jpg

As if winning the console wars wasn't enough, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System also won it's generational bracket, and went on to beat the PlayStation 2 in our second semi-final round. It brought us too many great games to recount here. So, GBATemp, I submit the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to you, in hopes that it will be well received and treated with dignity. Will it be our supreme leader? You decide!


The Nintendo DS
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After almost losing to the PSP in it's generational bracket (yeah, I don't understand it either), the Nintendo DS went on to dominate the handheld bracket in our first semi-final round. Nintendo's ambiguous 'third pillar' won us over with it's unique dual screens (I'm actually not sure why), microphone input, and touchscreen capabilities. GBA backwards compatibility (at first) didn't hurt either! So will the DS make the SNES it's bitch? Once more, the decision rests firmly on your shoulders, people of GBATemp.


Housekeeping!!!

So we've come to the end, my friends. This will be the final round in thaddius' Console Classic, 2012 Edition. When I ran this thing on other websites, they never got to the end so it's nice to finally finish this thing. I'm glad that you all could be a part of it. Thanks for all the support and thank you for being entertained, albeit mildly, by this poll. Next week there will be a nostalgia thread where I'll discuss some of my favourite memories of the winning console/handheld, where I invite everyone to join me to reminisce.

Again, thank you for participating.

Once again, here is how the brackets stand:
ConsoleClassic-semifinal2bracket.jpg

Who will win? It could be you!*

*note: it can't be you.

Till next week!

EDIT: The poll is now closed. I'll be posting the results soon.
 

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Even tho you buy stuff you will probably never use xd
I bought a Dreamcast just to play Sonic Advance and Sonic Swift, I know how it feels like lol. Thank goodness that I discovered many cool games for it, otherwise it'd gather dust.

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Demo I played on PC and eventually bought a DC just for that
I gotten the game disc for free xd
Gave it eventually to a cousin of mine because it gathered dust.

I kind of regret it after I found out it was a pre oct. 2000 model ;_;
 

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Even tho you buy stuff you will probably never use xd
I bought a Dreamcast just to play Sonic Advance and Sonic Swift, I know how it feels like lol. Thank goodness that I discovered many cool games for it, otherwise it'd gather dust.

Daytona USA
Demo I played on PC and eventually bought a DC just for that
I gotten the game disc for free xd
Gave it eventually to a cousin of mine because it gathered dust.

I kind of regret it after I found out it was a pre oct. 2000 model ;_;
Don't worry about that - with a bootdisc it doesn't really matter all that much which model you have, and the difference is negated even further if you use an SD Card Mod.

Besides, it's not *that* hard to find a pre oct. 2000 model - the first pre-owned one I purchased was the early model, so was the second (the first had a malfunctioning laser module due to a loose connector and I didn't feel like losing warranty on a console I *just* bought so I exchanged it for another one).

Not sure how it is at your place but here finding one is childs play - they're all over the place.
 

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Even tho you buy stuff you will probably never use xd
I bought a Dreamcast just to play Sonic Advance and Sonic Swift, I know how it feels like lol. Thank goodness that I discovered many cool games for it, otherwise it'd gather dust.

Daytona USA
Demo I played on PC and eventually bought a DC just for that
I gotten the game disc for free xd
Gave it eventually to a cousin of mine because it gathered dust.

I kind of regret it after I found out it was a pre oct. 2000 model ;_;
Don't worry about that - with a bootdisc it doesn't really matter all that much which model you have, and the difference is negated even further if you use an SD Card Mod.

Besides, it's not *that* hard to find a pre oct. 2000 model - the first pre-owned one I purchased was the early model, so was the second (the first had a malfunctioning laser module due to a loose connector and I didn't feel like losing warranty on a console I *just* bought so I exchanged it for another one).

Not sure how it is at your place but here finding one is childs play - they're all over the place.

Their expensive as fxck here and pretty hard to find.
Online auctions sites usually screw you and the people that do sell them won't agree on a low price because it's a "rare" console ;/

Buy me one and ship it ;D
I'll pay the costs ;3
 

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Buy me one and ship it ;D
I'll pay the costs ;3
Around here Dreamcasts in a box usually sell for around $80-$90 - people seem to be oblivious to the "early model" issue as the console really didn't sell well in Poland, I don't think there even *are* any late models on our market as of today. All the casts I've seen play backups without fail.
 

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I'd go for SNES, but the DS allows me to enjoy my SNES games as well !
..."enjoy" is a big word considering that SNES emulation is crippled on the DS, at least last time I checked. :P

It's not perfect, sure, but I've seen much, much worse.

I'm not really asking for 1:1 emulation either, just playing my favorites games at a good enough rate is enough for me.
 

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