As a long time console gamer I have made certain observations about the progress of consoles over the past few years. I, like everyone else, have enjoyed the technological advancement which has come as time has marched on. As systems get more powerful games can get more complex, graphics can improve, sound quality can increase, and so on. As much as I enjoy Xbox and I will enjoy PlayStation 3, I constantly find myself comparing these systems to previous iterations and all too often I find them wanting.
It is my opinion that console gaming peaked with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). Though it has just 16-bit graphics and a CPU which can’t even power one of today’s cell phones, this is arguably the best console gaming system of all time.
Published in: Games Consoles on 2005-09-05