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Old 10-19-2010, 07:22 AM   #1
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In your opinion, which do you think are the world's most under-appreciated videogame consoles?

To me, it's a tie between the Gamecube and the Dreamcast.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:49 AM   #2
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:29 AM   #3
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Gamecube was very under appreciated.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:49 PM   #4
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:42 PM   #5
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i did apreciate the GC ^^. anyway i dont know but i just wanted to be a light for the apreciation of the GC
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Saturn... Actually Sega in general was the most under appreciated for sure, considering there bad marketing on the genesis' add-ons and the saturns 6 month early release it is what hindered their sales futile considering there was not enough shipments in place and a low stock. The fans that were left gave up. With both DC and saturn in general their stupid marketing hindered their consoles sales almost useless since fans and stores wanted nothing to do with it. The consoles were still excellent imo and most that play agree. I can see why people would have given up though, they had poor decisions. I still vouch that firing bernie was a terrible idea since sega sammy is a moron that can hardly ever make a good game.

Gamecube was basically just the effects of sony dominating before and people sticking with that and the new addition of xbox. Gamecube was great. I've already gone over everything before though

If it was up to me I would have wished the console wars to have gone more like this (no specific numbers):

Generation 5: Nintendo 64 > Saturn > PS1 tied with Neo Geo CD

Generation 6: Gamecube > Xbox tied with Dreamcast > Ps2

Just my opinion. I can understand why one would like sony as much as they do but I really didn't like sony much for their actions and it's more so that I just don't like the genres and exclusives they get much, that's not to say there was not games I like on sony consoles, just not as much. Especially exclusives, the gamecube ports usually won for me.
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The GameCube, as it had so many more great games than what everyone else thinks.
I also say the PSP (gaming wise, of course), as even though it does not exclusively host any big name games, it does have a nice library of great games, even more than the DS to be honest. You just have to actually look for them.
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I really never owned any of the underdog consoles so I can't really give a real answer as to which one was under-appreciated, but in my opinion I would think the Wii. This isn't in the sense you might think, though. I believe a lot of people ended up not giving the console a chance because of how they marketed it. Kind of turned off hardcore gamers because the console tried to be a personal trainer instead of a game console. I'm one of the people who think the Wii is the weakest seventh generation console, for the reasons I listed.
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