Reaperman Posted April 16, 2010 Share Posted April 16, 2010 (edited) Genesis and SNES were both awfully underpowered systems. Heck that was (and still is) most of their charm. What I think is odd is that the 16-bit debate still focuses on the same two Kmart-grade game consoles. Especially when there were just a ton of early 90's systems out there. Nobody ever accused the Neo Geo of sloth--at least not for the first half decade. the whole point of video game consoles are to provide a cheap and easy to use box to play video games. one of the reasons the ps3 and xbox 360 arent doing so well are that they strayed too far from these basic purposes. Maybe I should rephrase my opinion a bit. It's odd that on a forum where our personal video game collections probably average in the tens of thousands of dollars, we're comparing the power of two mediocre Kmart systems 20 years later. It's not like we can't afford nice things--many of us have prioritized video games to take up a large portion of our time and resources. I know I qualify as a non-standard customer, especially 20 years later. It's a much more interesting conversation when we bring the semi-exotic systems from the period into the mix. Nintendo and Sega had lots of good games, but talking in terms of hardware power, the old Neo Geo was competing directly against 32-bit games in arcades into the late 90's. Edited April 16, 2010 by Reaperman Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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