It has always been my opinion that -- pound-for-pound -- the two best consoles in history were the SNES and the PS2. I'm talking in terms of quality, classic video games here. You can argue that point in the comments, but today I'm going to ask you to vote. PS2 or SNES. SNES or PS2.
It's a tricky one isn't it?
On the one hand you have the greatest line-up of games in Nintendo history. You have the moments that main franchises were solidified with arguably the definitive entry into every major Nintendo franchise ever.
With the PlayStation 2 you have all the third parties operating at the absolute peak of their collective powers. At a point where they could focus all of their attention on one console and do their absolute worst. You have variety, you have classics, you have mainstream appeal.
Man, this is a tricky one.
I'll leave it for you all to decide.