The votes have been counted! 20 platforms were voted in, and the winner is…
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System!
It won by a hair, barely edging out the PlayStation and Mega Drive/Genesis by 1 and 2 votes respectively. Thanks for voting everyone!
Here are the results and a nice visual breakdown for the fun of it.
Poll Results (weighted)
These results were used to determine the winner.
1. SNES - 28 2. PlayStation - 27 3. Mega Drive/Genesis - 26 4. NES - 23 5. Nintendo 64 - 17 6. Saturn - 14 7. PlayStation 2 - 12 8. Xbox 360 - 7 9. Wii - 6 T-10. Game Boy Color - 5 T-10. Nintendo DS - 5 T-12. Dreamcast - 4 T-12. Game Boy - 4 T-14. Xbox - 3 T-14. Master System - 3 T-16. GameCube - 2 T-16. Neo Geo - 2 T-16. PC Engine/Turbografx-16 - 2 T-19. Commodore 64 - 1 T-19. Nintendo 3DS - 1
And for fun…
This shows how many times a console received a vote anywhere on someone’s list.
1. SNES - 15 2. PlayStation - 14 3. Mega Drive/Genesis - 11 4. NES - 10 T-5. PlayStation 2 - 7 T-5. Saturn - 7 7. Nintendo 64 - 6 8. Xbox 360 - 5 9. Nintendo DS - 3 T-10. GameCube - 2 T-10. Game Boy - 2 T-10. Game Boy Color - 2 T-10. Wii - 2 T-10. Dreamcast - 2 T-10. PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 - 2 T-16. Xbox - 1 T-16. Sega Master System - 1 T-16. Nintendo 3DS - 1 T-16. Commodore 64 - 1 T-16. Neo Geo - 1
As I expected, the N64 was an all or nothing console. It only received 6 votes, but all but one of the voters voted it as their favorite system. It reflects the love it or hate it opinion on the system you find in many online retro communities
While SNES and PS1 finished first and second respectively, they barely received anyone’s #1 vote. Only 2 people put the SNES as their absolute favorite - 3 for PS1. Posters were more passionate about the NES, Genesis and N64, even if they appeared on fewer peoples’ lists.
Looks like this board prefers 90s gaming, as 5 of the top 6 consoles peaked in the 90s. I wonder how the data would look when cross referenced with an RGB age poll
That’s it for now. Thanks again everyone!
Link to voting thread: POLL (kinda): RGB's favorite consoles!