Daily Gaming news, videos, reviews, tips & guides. Let's share our love of BigN games!

Each Nintendo console is ranked by their starting price

Each Nintendo console is ranked by their starting price

With the exception of the Game Boy color, which is more like a remake of the classic gameboy than the new console – Nintendo has produced twelve consoles and handhelds in the majority for almost four decades. How does one rank the most important systems?

Related: 10 Canceled Nintendo Games You Never Knew

Each of them is important in some way. Nintendo is usually pretty with prices, the market is tinging that it is ready to pay. However, other console releases are a different story. So, for today, let’s take a look at the highs and lows of each Nintendo console and their launch prices. As a reminder, all dates and prices are in North America.

12 Why you

Image of Wii U.

Wii U launched on November 18, 2012 in North America for $ 350. It was packed Nintendo Land. At the moment, the PS3 and Xbox 360 are crazy cheap, much less than that. Pack Plus New Super Mario Brothers. IN Good launch titles, but not for that price — especially compared to its competitors and the upcoming true next generation of PS4 and Xbox One.

11 Switch

Image of switch

The switch was launched on March 3, 2017 in North America for $ 300. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The entry price for the new console is worth it. Home console and portable with just Zelda launch at launch for just $ 300? Who did not sell?

10 Wii

Image of Wii

Wii launched on November 19, 2006 in North America for $ 250. It was packed Why Sports, Which is great proof of the concept for the system. The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess It was also great for the launch title, but, more than that, the price was lower than the PS3, which started with it. This is a must have during the holiday season.

9 3DS

Image of 3DS

3DS launched on March 27, 2011 in North America for $ 250. Without the killer app, it looked like highway robbery.

Related: 10 Biggest Mistakes in Nintendo History, Rank

This is Nintendo’s greatest price mistake in history. Proof discounted to $ 180 with free games to boot six months later.


Image of NES

NES opened in October 1985 in North America for $ 200. It was packed Super Mario Bros.., Another classic launch title that shaped the industry. In that era $ 200 was worth more now so it was expensive at the time, but in the long run it was worth it. However, it has a high failure rate.

7 Super Nintendo

Image of SNES

Super Nintendo launched on August 23, 1991 in North America for $ 200. It was packed Super Mario World. The original Mario was a classic and complete game-changer, but many considered it Super Mario World As one of the benchmarks of 2D platforms. Additionally, it is more open-end for replay value, so the whole system is great.

6 Nintendo 64

Image of N64 and some games.

Nintendo 64 launched in North America on September 29, 1996. It’s $ 200, which has been Nintendo’s flagship for a long time. Super Mario 64 And Pilot Wings 64 Only two games available in the experiment, and they remain the only two games worth a while. Mario though, who needs more?

5 Game‌Cube

GameImage of cube

GameCube was launched on November 18, 2001 in North America for another $ 200. Luigis Mansion, Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, And Super Monkey Ball Hottest launch games. This is no ordinary Mario adventure, but Luigi deserves his own game this time.

4 Virtual boy

Image of Virtual Boy

Virtual Boy was launched on August 14, 1995 in North America for $ 180. There were four games at the start and only twenty in total.

Related: 10 Best Nintendo Horror Games, Rank

The 3DS price is a mistake, but this console is still a big failure overall, which still haunts Nintendo today. It did not last more than a year on store shelves before Nintendo officially discontinued it.

3 Nintendo DS

Image of DS

DS launched on November 21, 2004 in North America for $ 150. The Super Mario 64 Hot ticket during the remake launch window for DS, which is not as exciting as the new one. The price is good, but it’s hard to say thanks to the first model backlit screen, and Nintendo has introduced a lot of efficiency revisions since then.

2 Game Boy Advance

Game Image of Boy Advance

Game Boy Advance launched on June 11, 2001 in North America for $ 100. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, F-Zero: Maximum speed, And Super Mario Advance All good launch titles. The price is also great. However, unlike the DS, the first model did not have a backlit screen, making most of these games unplayable.

1 Player

Game The image of the boy

Game Boy launched on July 31, 1989 in North America for $ 90. It was packed Tetris, This is the best deal ever. Super Mario Land, Another launch game was also popular, but not so much Tetris.

It took gaming people by storm. There is a reason why the “Tetris Effect” came into existence and why the gameplay of the same game came on the PS4. The thing is, no deal for a console or handheld is better than this. Game Boy came out at the right time. Sure, the screen was cheap and green, it took away the batteries like it was tomorrow, and it was quite large, though it was revolutionary, though.

Next: Ranks every gaming handheld from low to very comfortable

The strange man in God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2

Top 10 Unsolved Mysteries in Video Games

About the author

See also  Nintendo should remove it 2 years after the release of a game