We Didn’t Need a Poll, We Already Knew It: Mega Drive named “Best Retro Console”

Gaming site Playr2 recently polled 1,411 gamers, asking them to vote for the best retro console, and a whopping 61% chose the SEGA Mega Drive! Other SEGA consoles also made the top ten, including the Master System and the Game Gear. Unfortunately, our favorite underdog the Dreamcast did not make the list. Placing second was the Nintendo 64. If the NES and SNES were Nintendo 1 and Nintendo 2, whatever happened to Nintendo 3 through Nintendo 63? After the break, check out the full top ten and feel free to agree with me in the comments that the Mega Drive/Genesis is the best retro console of all time.

  1. SEGA Mega Drive- 61%
  2. Nintendo 64- 58%
  3. Atari 2600- 55%
  4. PlayStation (original)- 51%
  5. Game Boy (original) – 48%
  6. Super Nintendo Entertainment System – 43%
  7. Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) – 38%
  8. SEGA Game Gear- 37%
  9. Neo-Geo – 31%
  10. SEGA Master System- 28%

Thanks to forum member ROJM for the heads up!

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6 responses to “We Didn’t Need a Poll, We Already Knew It: Mega Drive named “Best Retro Console”

  1. SEGA_Portuguese says:

    THE BEST! THE BEAST!

    “If your little kids out there dont know what the Genesis is, your going to hell!” -Dave, Classic Game Room, X-Men review

    “This is pretty much undefeated so far, in video games…even the playstation 1 doesnot beat the Genesis!”- Dave, Classic Game Room, X-Men review

  2. Shizzle says:

    Okay, i’m a SEGA fan but this list is bullocks.

    Sega Game Gear was a terrible system and it has been voted among the top 10 consoles of all time.

    It is also really odd to see Nes, and Snes not making top 10. According to sales charts the Snes out performed the MegaDrive specifically cause SEGA imploded by 1994.

    It is unarguable that Dreamcast is the best SEGA console of all time, while the Megadrive could’ve been the best, the accessories/upgrades for the console destroy it’s legacy.

  3. Skateboard says:

    “It is unarguable that Dreamcast is the best SEGA console of all time…”

    Huh? Personal preferences differ…

  4. Randroid says:

    Dreamcast was great but Genesis is the king.

  5. crackdude says:

    My personal favorite is the Dreamcast but, as the image suggests, MegaDrive is THE BEST.

    Also, this is a UK based list. Most kids in the UK (and rest of Europe) have fond memories of Sega, not Nintendo.

    At least that’s the feeling I get.

  6. Emmett The Crab says:

    The Saturn is my favorite, but can’t argue with the Genesis/Mega-Drive either.

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