Our quest to find the greatest game console of all time — also known as Geek Madness: Console Wars — has finally concluded and it was the N64 (54 percent of the votes) just narrowly upending the original Nintendo Entertainment System (46 percent) in the championship.
The N64, debuting in the U.S. 17 years ago, was Nintendo’s last home console to use ROM cartridges and competed against the PlayStation and Sega Saturn. It sold nearly 33 million units worldwide before stopping production in 2003.
The path to the winner’s circle was not easy for the N64, as it defeated the likes of the PlayStation Portable, the Nintendo GameCube, the original PlayStation and the Xbox 360 en route to the championship showdown against the NES.
Here’s how the bracket ended up filling out:
A big thanks to Geek Madness: Console Wars sponsor Nytec for helping to make this feature possible. And in honor of the N64, here’s one of the greatest video game-related YouTube videos out there: