The PlayStation and the Nintendo 64. These two consoles are highly debated by gamers. But which one is truly better?
The Consoles in generalEdit
The PlayStation was released in 1994 as the first major video game console to use optical discs (CD ROM) instead of cartridges. Nintendo 64 on the other hand, is just another cartridge console. However, N64 is sadly not backwards compatiable with SNES or the original Nintendo. PlayStation, on the other hand, despite being the first console of its line, can play music CDs, so you can listen to music on your PlayStation! But N64 does not have a CD port, so sadly, you can't reuse the N64 for listening to music. The PlayStation lasted up to 2006, the first year of the PlayStation 3. N64, on the other hand, lasted from 1996 to 2002. PlayStation lived a longer life than its compeditor.
Selection of gamesEdit
PlayStation lasted a longer life, so it would be a no brainier that it has more games. Nintendo 64 only has 389 games for the console, part due to the short life it lived. PlayStation, on the other hand, has 2584 games. Wow! That was a lot of games, even for a lifespan as long as twelve years! But getting back to Nintendo 64, due to its short life, and small number of games, has the poorest selection of games a console could have!
True, the N64 has Super Mario 64, Donkey Kong 64, Star Fox 64, Ocarina of Time, and Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. But the PlayStation has Crash Bandicoot games! And even a Shrek game! N64 has no Shrek or Bandicoot games on it, so screw the N64! It doesn't even have Alien games! And yet SNES and NES had Alien3. A console must have Shrek, Alien and Crash games on it to be a good console! (Except of course the really old consoles like the NES) but the point is, because PlayStation has a bigger selection of games, it has a better selection of games. Let's take a look at my collection of games for PlayStation:
- Alien Resurrection
- Atlantis: The Lost Empire
- Die Hard Trilogy
- Land Before Time: Return to the Great Valley
- Land Before Time: Great Valley Racing Adventure
- Pooh's Party Game
- Shrek: Treasure Hunt
- Tigger's Honey Hunt
- Treasure Planet
Of all the games on that list, the only one I have that is on the N64 is Tigger's Honey Hunt, which I will admit is one of my top favorite games for PlayStation, but it is not as good as Treasure Planet, Alien Resurrection, or Atlantis. I know there are more games for PS1 that I would like to get, as I wish to expand my collections. Such as Crash Bandicoot, CB2: Cortex strikes back, CB Warped, and Alien Trilogy, which are also not avaliable for N64. If I had N64, there would only be, like, 7 games that I want to get, and three of them would be games that are also on PlayStation, like Tarzan or Tigger's Honey Hunt. I just would not have luck finding enough games for N64 that I would like.
Here are more good games avaliabe on PlayStation that cannot be found on Nintendo 64:
- Alien Trilogy
- Crash Bandicoot games
- Die Hard Viva Las Vegas
- Land Before Time: Big Water Adventure
- Planet of the Apes
Graphics and SoundEdit
Many Nintendo fan boys brag about their Nintendo 64 having better graphics than PlayStaiton. (N64 is 64 bit and PS1 is 32 bit) WELL BULL S**T! Better animation does not make for a better game. And besides, all of those Nintendo fan boys brag about the proceeding consoles, (NES and SNES) which are 8 bit and 16 bit, and yet they complain about the PlayStation having 32 bit graphics! They are using the graphics quality as a shield against Sony, but that is a weak defense! Again, graphics don't determine a good game!
The controllers of the PlayStation are comfortable to hold. They were made to fit into your hands. Nintendo 64 controller, on the other hand, is like a controller for an alien species or something. It has that middle handle, and that is annoying to change handles. That is, like, one of the worst controller designs ever!
PlayStation is the better pick, from what was in the debate. Nintendo 64 is the worst Nintendo console ever. I guess the Wii and NES and SNES are okay, but the only consoles Nintendo made that were truly good were the handhelds, like the Game Boy and DS lines.
Nintendo Hand Held > Nintendo Big Screen Consoles
Because their hand helds have better selections of games: Game Boy Color has Antz and Antz racing! Shrek Fairy Tale Freak Down! And Game Boy Advance has Ice Age! Great games! And their big screen consoles are not all that great. Most of their GameCube games, like Shrek 2 and Ice Age 2 and Piglet's Big Movie Game are already on PlayStation 2, so when it comes to 6th generation gaming, you might as well get PlayStation 2, but that is a debate for later. Getting back on subject, if you are wanting just one console from the 5th generation, (but how many games you want doesn't matter) your best deal will be with PlayStation 1.