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  • zachary12505 - May 22, 2014 5:34 a.m.

    My family has owned the ps2 ever since it first came out and it's still working. My Ps3, Wii, and X-box have already stopped working. That just goes to show that the older consoles last longer. Thankfully the PS4 is out now.
  • brian-beauchamp - May 21, 2014 9:36 a.m.

    Super Nintendo is the greatest system ever made on earth. Games like Legend of Zelda A link to the past, Final Fantasy II and III and others will never die. I still have my snes and play Final Fantasy over and over. Course Nintendo was really good to with its Castlevania series and Zelda altho I never cared for Zelda II on the nes
  • zach-simmons - March 31, 2014 7:54 p.m.

    No sega genesis? That console still plays better then my xbox or play station and has outlasted every other gaming device I've ever had!
  • jedisamurai - December 30, 2013 7:32 p.m.

    I luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv my Dreamcast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • thomas-fitzsimmons - December 4, 2013 6:54 p.m.

    nes will probally outlast all of them the only u fix really is the pin connector on about 95 percent of them . the panasonic 3do is a pretty good system for the two years it was out it was awesome makes it rare too
  • JarkayColt - December 3, 2013 6:07 a.m.

    No way, the CD-i is still kicking about? Good lord. XD Are you sure it's still being manufactured as opposed to there simply being vast swathes of unused stock lying around? We probably thought it'd all gone but someone found another 1,000 units down the back of the sofa somewhere, much to the entire world's disappointment. Or maybe it's just that much of a curio that people still really want to get their hands on one even though it's terrible. In a bizarre way, I hope future generations get to witness, and derive humour from, abominations such as the Zelda CD-i games in the same way that we do! Also I just had to junk my PS2 recently because I found it didn't work (it would never read discs for a start) and now I have a bunch of games that I can't play. Thanks nonexistent backwards compatibility! >:[ Wonder if I can still grab a replacement from somewhere. Must be tonnes of them around!
  • Eightboll812 - December 3, 2013 7:38 a.m.

    I bet pawn shops have some, but the problem is, it's probably hard to tell if a unit is ten years old (and about to break) or more recently manufactured. I guess you would need to be selective based on the manufacture model number, and be patient. Or you could look for a PS3 that's BC. Last I looked though, if they're working, they go for a premium on Ebay.
  • JarkayColt - December 3, 2013 8:06 a.m.

    Thanks for the tip! Yeah, when something's gone out of production it's a bit hard to attest to the condition of it. Especially with electronics. Funnily enough, I actually do have one of those original 60GB PS3's and it works perfectly. However, the PS2 emulation is actually hilariously shoddy and barely worth the incentive; no wonder they abandoned it later. Most of the games I own encounter some sort of issue that makes them unplayable, e.g. Gran Turismo 4 and the entire Ratchet and Clank series. Although to be fair, Sony have done a fairly decent job with making most of the worthwhile games available again on PS3 (and in the case of GT, redundant). If only consoles could ascertain discs that you already own and offer you a digital version at a knockoff price.
  • Eightboll812 - December 3, 2013 8:16 a.m.

    That's strange because I have one of the later MGS4 units when BC was briefly brought back, and I've not had a single problem with the handful of games I've played on it. Not that I have a library or anything. I've rented a few PS2 games through Gamefly and not had a problem with any of them.
  • jason-lacour - December 2, 2013 10:16 p.m.

    Dreamcast is still even getting games for it! Obligatory from 2012: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/redux/redux-dark-matters-a-shmup-for-sega-dreamcast?ref=search
  • jedisamurai - December 2, 2013 5:25 p.m.

    If there were still Triple-A Dreamcast games released I would still buy them. Heck, I still buy Dreamcast and Saturn games for the king's ransom that they charge you in Retro Gaming Shops. They were both better systems than the 360 or PS3 in terms of the quality of games and beautiful graphics. I just can't get over the gorgeous sprites on the Saturn and arcade perfect polygons on the Dreamcast...
  • Eightboll812 - December 2, 2013 3:32 p.m.

    I think this gen would have lasted a good bit longer, but the problem is, Sony and MS both found out how significant a year advantage can be, and neither wants to be on the losing end of that equation next time. So this gen was driven by trying to beat the other to the punch rather than "it's time". I think this will be the predominant force for all future generations unless something comes along to upset this two horse race.
  • Cyberninja - December 2, 2013 2:16 p.m.

    It makes me wonder how long they will make the PS3 last since they want it to be a 10 year console already
  • Eightboll812 - December 2, 2013 3:30 p.m.

    MS has committed to 3 years on the 360, so my guess is Sony will too, and probably a little beyond, and that will get them to ten years.
  • pl4y4h - December 2, 2013 2:11 p.m.

    I was lucky enough to have cousins that owned almost every popular console but some of these on this list are from before i was even an idea in my parent's heads

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