All my fifth generation video game consoles
from to on 22 Feb 2024 16:20


threaded - newest on 22 Feb 2024 16:27 next collapse

Is that an SCPH-1002? Nice! 👍 on 22 Feb 2024 17:04 next collapse

it was a glorious time on 22 Feb 2024 17:06 next collapse

I thought Segas 5th generation console was the dreamcast, it was just a bit slower to release than the others 😂 on 22 Feb 2024 17:13 collapse

There are some real gems on the Sega Saturn. Last game I played on it before i unfortunately had to sell mine was Albert Odyssey which was a pretty decent jrpg with beautiful 2d art. Some great arcade style games were on it too.

One game stuck forever on the console is Panzer Dragoon Saga. It’s freaking incredible considering it’s age. on 22 Feb 2024 18:25 collapse

I need to try Panzer Dragoon Saga. I always imagined it as an on-rails shooter-type game. Never realized it was an RPG. on 22 Feb 2024 18:41 collapse

It’s also not extremely long either, about 20 hrs and you’re good! on 22 Feb 2024 17:10 next collapse

Gotta love the old school desk on 22 Feb 2024 17:55 next collapse

Is there a definitive authority on the generation numbers? I’d have classified the N64 as third generation. on 22 Feb 2024 18:42 next collapse

Maybe OP is talking video-game-technology generations, rather than company-specific? on 22 Feb 2024 18:56 collapse

Even that doesn’t make sense, would Atari be Gen 1, then Coleco Vision Gen 2?

There’s no universe where PS1 and N64 are fifth generation. It’s a weird title. on 22 Feb 2024 20:59 collapse

There’s no universe where PS1 and N64 are fifth generation

It seems our current universe disagrees with you on 23 Feb 2024 03:56 collapse

TIL, hardwired consoles existed before cartridge consoles. Turns out I was just ignorant. on 22 Feb 2024 20:27 next collapse

Usually 1st gen is stuff like pong (largely single-purpose systems, not general purpose), 2nd gen is pre-crash stuff like Atari and colecovision, 3rd is nes/sms, 4th is snes/genesis/tg16, 5th is ps1/n64/saturn, 6th is ps2/xbox/dreamcast, 7th is ps3/360/wii, 8th is ps4/xbone/wiiu, 9th is current gen ps5/xsx/switch. Obviously stuff like arcade, pc/microcomputer stuff, and handhelds blur the lines so it’s not perfect but I believe Wikipedia follows this classification. on 22 Feb 2024 22:26 collapse

That makes sense–I figured Atari would be a generation behind NES, but I hadn’t considered single-game machines as a distinct thing. Thanks! on 23 Feb 2024 02:53 collapse

Wikipedia has a good timeline of them, it’s been what I’ve been using when categorizing my ROMs. on 22 Feb 2024 19:26 next collapse

According to Wikipedia they are 5th Gen, along with 3DO and Jaguar. on 22 Feb 2024 20:32 collapse

I miss feeling pride in having all the consoles (my dad worked at a retailer, had the hookups!). Even had a Jaguar and a 3DO.

Now, with how hard PS5s were to get, the lack of decent exclusives (excluding Nintendo lol) and the bullshit of hacking to pay for multiplayer, I’ve become almost entirely PC gamer. I can’t even feel good about having one system, let alone all three big ones. :(