Well well. Who would've thought that the Nintendo DS would be GBATemp's favourite handheld? Everyone, really. For more details, go here. As always, rules: Warning: Spoilers inside! 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 where are we now? We've whittled down till we have a slew of console winners, and we've already determined the best handheld. So what's next? We determine which console will be the best. I'm sceptical though. This one will be hard to call. This Week's Challengers Are: The Magnavox Odyssey Fending off one some pretty lame consoles, this one's victory was attributed to it being the first console ever. While that's a nice distinction, will it be enough to win this battle? No... The Atari 2600 One of the first video gaming successes, the Atari 2600 has such penetration that Atari couldn't even sell another system and had to keep pandering to the people who owned this thing. It's slew of unlicensed games were it's undoing in the early 1980s, will they be it's downfall in this competition? Probably.... The Nintendo Entertainment System/FAMICOM There was literally no contest for this little machine in this competition. The NES is what brought Nintendo to the limelight as one of the greater system manufacturers of all time. Will nostalgia be enough to get GBATemp to praise it above all others? Not sure... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super FAMICOM Facing it's first real competition in the form Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, the SNES easily won this competition to secure itself as the GBATemp favourite of the fourth generation. Will it get more votes than the NES? Who knows? The Nintendo 64 In a poll that genuinely disappointed a few folks, the Nintendo 64 trumped the PlayStation one, as well as some other systems that no one even voted for, to rule over the fifth generation. Surely the 64 won't do well in this poll... will it? The Sony PlayStation 2 Somehow ruining the Nintendo streak since the third generation, the PlayStation 2 beat the Gamecube by a wide margin. I predict the Nintendo vote to be split, while true blue Sony fans will only have the one place to go. Am I right? Probably not... but luckily we have a poll all ready to go to determine just that! The Nintendo Wii The latest, and apparently greatest (of the seventh generation at least), the Nintendo Wii took out the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 in one of the more surprising polls I've seen. Will this nostalgia machine garner enough votes to take down the PlayStation 2? We shall certainly see! Housekeeping!! We're almost there, guys! The winner of this round will go on to battle head to head with the winner of the handheld brackets, the Nintendo DS, for ultimate supremacy! Make this one count! Here are how the brackets currently stand, in case you cared or missed the last few times I posted it: Who will win? It could be you!* *note: it can't be you. See you all next week! EDIT: The poll is now closed. I'll join you soon with the ever important results.