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Amazon Polls Shoppers to Find Out the Greatest Console of All Time

The PlayStation 2 reigns supreme in a vote by Amazon customers to see what is the greatest console of all time.
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Gamers are always debating what they consider to be the best of the best when it comes to their precious consoles. Well, according to a vote by Amazon customers, all of that debate might come to an end for a little while.

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The reigning champion of all consoles according to Amazon customers is none other than the Sony PlayStation 2, who beat out its predecessor the PlayStation One in finals.  

The polling, which took place from August 18th through October 5th, saw many classic consoles matched up against each other and also included the most recent consoles released The PlayStation 4, The Xbox One and Wii U.

The PlayStation 2, which was released on March 4th 2000, had a magnificent run until it was ultimately discontinued on January 4th, 2013. To this day if you visit any GameStop or other video game outlet you can still see the likes of PlayStation 2 games on the shelves, or even purchase yourself a used console if you want to play some of the classic games the system was known for – including Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, God of War 1 and 2, Grand Turismo 5, and even the original Kingdom Hearts.

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Some fascinating notes about the polling in total had some interesting matchups, all of which are pictured in the header image above.

Nintendo should be proud that their classic systems the Super Nintendo and the Nintendo 64 both made it to the semi-finals, only to fall to the respective Sony consoles that made it to the finals.

There are 4 other points of interest that made this polling quite intriguing as well:

  • The PS4 received more votes than all Sega consoles combined
  • The PC was just nine votes short of making the knock-out stages
  • 1972’s Magnavox Odyssey was the oldest console to receive a vote
  • Despite missing the knock-out stages, Nintendo’s Game Boy had more votes than any other handheld

So what do you think of this poll? Is it accurate? Or does it bring about the nostalgia and enjoyment of all those hours spent played on all of these classic systems? Nonetheless, we are all sure the debate will still continue for years to come.

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