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consolewarsThe competition is are heating up over on the Geek Madness: Console Wars bracket.

We’re through the first round of play in our quest to find the greatest console ever, with some legendary devices already defeated.

Microsoft’s Xbox and and Sony’s PlayStation 3 were kicked out in the last round, while Nintendo’s GameCube and handheld DS both moved on.


Let’s quickly recap the last four matches of the first round:

GameCube — 75%; PlayStation Portable — 25%

Nintendo’s GameCube dominated PlayStation’s first on-the-go console and will face its predecessor, the Nintendo 64, in the next round.

Sega Dreamcast — 60%; Xbox — 40%

A close one, but Sega’s short-lived Dreamcast won out against Microsoft’s first console. The original PlayStation awaits in the Sweet 16.

Nintendo DS — 71% Sega Saturn — 29%

Big blowout here with Nintendo’s popular handheld device outlasting the Sega Saturn. The DS will face off against the epic PlayStation 2 in the next round.

Nintendo Wii — 56%; PlayStation 3 — 44%

Nintendo is on fire so far in Console Wars, and it provided mighty again in this tough battle with Sony’s PS3. The Wii will play the Xbox 360 in the Sweet 16.

Today, we’re moving on to the Sweet 16 with four more matches. We have some really exciting competitions in store, and you can contribute by voting below. Check back Wednesday for results.

A big thanks to Geek Madness: Console Wars sponsor Nytec for helping to make this feature possible.

Nintendo 64 vs. GameCube

Which Nintendo console was better: The 64, largely known for its unique controller and flagship Super Mario 64 game, or the GameCube, which was Nintendo’s first try at a console without cartridge-based games.

PlayStation vs. Sega Dreamcast

Both of these consoles were the early pioneers of disc-based gaming. Sony’s original PlayStation featured the DualShock controller still used to this day with the PS4, while Sega’s Dreamcast was the first console to include a built-in modem for online play.

Super NES vs. Atari 7800

Nintendo’s Super NES and its game selection is tough to beat, but the Atari 7800 and the compatibility with Atari 2600 games certainly proved popular.

GameBoy vs. ColecoVision

Can’t wait to see who pulls this one out. Nintendo’s GameBoy changed how we thought of on-the-go gaming, while the ColecoVision brought arcade classics into the living room.`

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