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Nintendo Consoles

Can you name the video game consoles released by Nintendo?
Not including the Game & Watch or Virtual Boy
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Last updated: December 21, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 30, 2017
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Year
Home Console
1985
Nintendo Entertainment System
1990
Super Nintendo
1996
Nintendo 64
2001
GameCube
2006
Wii
2012
Wii U
2017
Switch
Year
Portable
1989
Game Boy
1998
Game Boy Color
2001
Game Boy Advance
2004
Nintendo DS
2011
Nintendo 3DS
2017
Switch
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Level 43
Jan 30, 2017
First quizzer! What an snazzy achievement! And yes, I did in fact just use the word snazzy.
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Level 95
Jan 30, 2017
game boy colour should be accepted
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Level ∞
Jan 31, 2017
Ok
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Level 85
Jan 31, 2017
Including GBC is like including DSi and New 3DS. They're all redesigns with slightly better hardware and a few exclusive games.
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Level 57
Mar 3, 2017
it's already an answer. cjk was asking for the alternate spelling to be accepted.
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Level 66
Oct 23, 2021
GBC is different enough from regular Game Boy that it deserves its own spot on the list. There were GBC games that are not backwards compatible to Game Boy or Game Boy Pocket. I agree that not every variant should have its own entry, but GBC stands out enough to deserve a separate entry.
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Level 84
Jan 31, 2017
No Virtual Boy? May not have been the pinnacle of gaming technology, but it did exist.
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Level 76
Jan 31, 2017
I agree, little known, and Nintendo may prefer not to talk about it, but it was definitely a Nintendo manufactured console.
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Level 75
Jan 31, 2017
Yeah, I tried that too
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Level 28
Sep 16, 2019
me too X-D
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Level 84
Jan 31, 2017
Now the real question is does it belong in the portable category or not? I may be wrong about this but I think it ran on batteries.
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Level 42
Feb 2, 2017
Virtual boy was either a console or portable that's for sure. Should be on quiz.

Great quiz though

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Level 84
Dec 21, 2021
It had its own screen and didn't connect to a TV. Therefor, portable.
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Level 82
Mar 3, 2017
yeah, why isn't it included? and this is a less glaring omission but what about GameBoy Pocket
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Level 43
Mar 3, 2017
^This
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Level 34
Mar 3, 2017
The gameboy pocket was just a redesigned gameboy, not exactly a product of its own.
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Level 82
Mar 4, 2017
^true enough. But the same could be said about GameBoy Color.
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Level 60
Jan 3, 2020
The GameBoy Color did have its own games, unlike the GameBoy Pocket.
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Level 56
Nov 23, 2020
There was also the Game Boy Advance SP...

Choosing only consoles for which specific games were made seems a sensible criterion to me.

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Level 58
Mar 26, 2021
You could also say stuff like the dsi if we are talking about exclusive games I mean there are not many but there are a least 3 or 4
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Level 61
Mar 3, 2017
As far as many people are concerned, that never happened.
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Level 69
Feb 4, 2017
Virtual boy should be on the quiz. Also, more consistency in the answers. Some require the full name some just require the system name. Eg. 64 worked, but advance did not.
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Level 82
Mar 4, 2017
both NGC and GCN would be useful type-ins to have. Though not a big deal on such a short quiz.
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Level 80
Feb 4, 2017
For a similar quiz on Atari consoles... have a look at this one:

http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/163957/name-all-atari-consoles.

Thanks.

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Level 66
Feb 11, 2017
I'm surprised this isn't rated higher. It definitely should include the Virtual Boy, but other than that it's a great quiz!
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Level 59
Mar 3, 2017
As stated above, DSi, Virtual Boy, and New 3DS should all be accepted as well.
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Level 38
Mar 3, 2017
It makes sense to only count handhelds which had a new cartridge type. GB, GBA, DS, and 3DS all had a number of different iterations but change the game standards. I agree though that Virtual Boy should definitely count.
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Level 66
Oct 5, 2017
In that case the Game Boy Color should probably come out. There were a (very) few cartridges that would play in a GBC but not the older Game Boy, such as Dragon Warrior 3, Pokemon Crystal, and probably a few others, but not enough to really consider it a separate system entirely.
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Level 56
Nov 23, 2020
There were quite a lot actually (I've still got a stack of some of them), and setting an arbitrary number for qualification makes less sense surely than just specifying that each console listed must have its own games.
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Level 66
Oct 23, 2021
Wow, I really disagree with 2017 me on this one.
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Level 60
Mar 3, 2017
I feel like NES Classic Edition probably ought to be here as well.
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Level 89
Mar 3, 2017
Is it really necessary to type in "Classic Edition" though?
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Level 61
Mar 3, 2017
Got them all with 2:03 to spare
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Level 57
Mar 3, 2017
What about the SP?
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Level 21
Mar 3, 2017
Nintendo are as bad as Apple when it comes to re-releasing teir products... DS, DS lite, DSi, DSi XL, 3DS, 3DS XL, 2DS, new 3DS, NEW 3DS XL all released since November 2004 lol
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Level 28
Mar 3, 2017
You should add all the redone models like the GBA:SP and the dsi, ds lite, etc. Also Virtual Boy is missing.
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Level 65
Mar 4, 2017
The average is 9/12!!! Hmmmm, enlightens me somewhat about what my fellow jetpunkers are like!!
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Level 34
Mar 4, 2017
I grew up with Nintendo... Easy!
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Level 16
Mar 6, 2017
What about the 2DS?
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Level 66
Oct 5, 2017
Probably not considered different enough from the 3DS. For the most part, slightly modified releases don't seem to count, other than the Game Boy Color.
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Level 60
Mar 8, 2017
Gameboy advanced SP?
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Level 5
Apr 6, 2017
I win!
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Level 43
Jun 3, 2017
How could you ever forget the Color-TV-Game-6?
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Level 90
Aug 3, 2017
You accept NES, so it would make sense for you to also accept Super NES.
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Level 66
Oct 5, 2017
True, but why go to the trouble of typing out Super NES when SNES works?
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Level 80
Dec 21, 2021
At least in my case, it never occurred to me to try "SNES." On reading your comment, I can recognize that it's a commonly enough used term, but certainly among my friends and I growing up, we always called it "Super NES" (as in: "Super en ee ess") and pretty much never "SNES."

I tried entering "Super NES" in the quiz and was absolutely dumbfounded at the fact that it didn't seem to be a valid answer. After filling out the rest, and coming back, I thought that maybe the "NES" part had to be typed out in full, and started typing "Super Nintendo"... which is the point where it was accepted.

So: fair enough, I suppose. If you know your stuff you'll get it eventually. But like I said, until seeing your comment it never occurred to me (and never would occur to me) to try calling it "SNES." That's just not a term by which I ever think of it.

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Level 76
Jan 28, 2023
Huh, weird. I pretty much always only heard it called "Super Nintendo," except for in print where it was often "SNES." I never really heard anyone refer to it as "Super NES."
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Level 9
Sep 12, 2017
Woohoo!
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Level 59
Oct 11, 2017
What about the game and watch?
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Level 48
Feb 19, 2019
Each one is only one game, not exactly a console
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Level 71
Oct 15, 2017
What's with the Nintendo 2DS?
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Level 30
May 3, 2018
It’s a really dumb new version of the 3ds. It doesn’t close and the 3D feature’s gone. The fact it’s dumb is just my opinion though, as I’ve heard people that really like it.
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Level 59
Jun 12, 2018
New 2DS fixes all the problems though.
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Level 67
Jun 23, 2018
Super easy. Took me roughly 30 seconds.
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Level 48
Feb 19, 2019
Easy. Kept trying variations of Game Boy Advance SP though.
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Level 70
Mar 12, 2019
International suggestion here, maybe accept Famicom and Super Famicom for the NES and SNES accordingly? I typed them both in and neither worked.
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Level 67
Oct 30, 2019
Famicom, Super Famicom, Color-TV Game, DS variants, GB Light, GBA Variants, Wii Mini?
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Level 46
Dec 21, 2019
where's game boy pocket????
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Level 56
Sep 20, 2020
I missed GameCube! Also, where is Nintendo Switch Lite and Virtual Boy?
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Level 64
Dec 21, 2021
Switch Lite = Switch

Virtual boy does not deserve to be here

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Level 72
Dec 22, 2021
Why do you say that? Was the Virtual Boy not a "Nintendo console?" Or are you simply saying that because the quiz literally says "not including the ... Virtual Boy?"
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Level 68
Dec 11, 2020
Only Missed the NES!

Curious, why no 2DS? Or DS Lite? Yet there’s 3 gameboys?

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Level 26
Jan 27, 2021
everyone wants virtual boy, DSi, 2DS, New 3DS etc to be added, but where on earth is the game and watch, nintendos first handheld console and the dual screen models being inspiration for the ds?
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Level 76
Feb 16, 2021
Add GCN as a type-in please?
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Level 51
May 6, 2021
got a Nintendo switch ad on the page for this quiz...talk about a hint, lol
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Level 63
Jun 15, 2021
I can somewhat understand no 2DS or 3DSxl or any other 3DS rebrand being included, but where is the good ol’ DSi?
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Level 52
Aug 31, 2021
Am I the only one that remembers the Gameboy Micro?
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Level 55
Oct 30, 2021
i got sub 10 seconds.
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Level 58
Dec 21, 2021
GameBoy Advance SP is different enough from the GBA that it ought to be listed as well.
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Level 72
Dec 21, 2021
It might be worth considering adding a caveat that these are only the systems released in multiple regions. Japan got tones of exclusive systems like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_TV-Game as well as a portable system that used magnetic cards and a few systems over the years that used floppy disks.

As a side note, I'm interested why the Virtual Boy is a caveat. The only thing that really sets it apart from the others is that it was very poorly received by the public. Personally, I thought it was a cool idea that simply suffered from haste. But it was widely released with several games available in multiple regions and is certainly well known by Nintendo enthusiasts and by old farts like me who were around when it launched.

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Level 52
Dec 22, 2021
Gameboy micro is missing
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Level 49
Sep 10, 2023
Virtual boy should be added. Also add dsi, 2ds, switch lite, and switch oled
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Level 29
Jan 17, 2024
i got 9/12
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Level 24
Feb 20, 2024
Color TV Game, Game and Watch???