Racketboy Asks: What Classic Console Do You Want Next?

My goal with this little site it to provide a place that is as useful and practical as possible for anyone that is looking to build upon or maximize their classic gaming collection.   However, since we have such a diverse readership here, I thought it might be a good idea to run a poll every now and then to see what consoles you have the most interest in.  This time around, I’d like to hear which classic console you plan on picking up next to build your collection.

Maybe it’s one that you used to have that you’ve been meaning to get or maybe you’re a die-hard Sega fan that’s been holding out on getting a SNES.  Or maybe you’ve been saving up for a Neo-Geo for a while.

Just choose one of options below (I know it’s probably hard to choose one) and feel free to justify your choice in the comments section below.

What Classic Console Do You Want to Get Next?

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59 Comments

  1. slowslow325 says:

    I voted SNES, but technically it will be 2600, since it should be arriving in the mail any day now.

  2. WingZeroKai says:

    I’ve been meaning to pick up a Neo-Geo for the longest time, but damn its expensive.

  3. Harvey says:

    I voted SNES but realistically I won’t be getting any new consoles until I flesh out some games for the systems I currently have.

  4. Ziggy says:

    Might be Neo Geo if it wasn’t so expensive. I might want a 3D0 as much, but I voted for Atari Jaguar.

  5. MrPopo says:

    I went with something else obscure, since the only consoles I’m missing are the Atari age stuff, the original Odyssey, the CD-I, and some non-US stuff. So the CD-I would probably be my next purchase along with the Zeldas for lulz. But that’s only going to happen if I happen to stumble upon a great deal.

  6. CD-I was great … Pick up Burn: Cycle and Mystic Midway

  7. racketboy says:

    Glad to see someone chose the Virtual Boy — that’s my #2 (TG16 being my #1).

    I just have to decide which model to get for the NEC fix.

  8. Lcdscreen says:

    Master System! 😀
    Buying one from a friend quite soon. Yay Sega!

  9. Ack says:

    I put NES, since I don’t currently have a functioning one, but I really don’t know. I kinda want all of them, and I’ll take what I can get, though lately I’ve just been considering filling out my SNES collection more.

  10. brokenpavement says:

    The virtual console keeps showing me that I need to pick up a Turbografx at some point; it has amazing shmups and excellent multiplayer games. What else could anyone ask for?

  11. randombullseye says:

    I’m thinking of getting a turbo duo next. A real one too.

    Either that or a PC Engine or Disk System, but that would require a trip overseas or a pen pal.

  12. Friston says:

    TI-99 4A all the way! 🙂

  13. Alejandro says:

    I chose N64, because my older brother, in his infinite wisdom, decided to lend it to some people that were not going to take good care of it, so it’s lost. I still have some awesome games (Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Zeldas) that I want to play in a couple more years with my kids.

    But in truth, I just bought my first PS2, and the first games I’ll play on it are kind of old (ICO, Dragon Quest VIII, etc.)

  14. otaku says:

    I’d like an atari 2600 heavy sixer from 77 🙂 that is my next console for sure. Im also interested in:3D0, odyssey (original) and a bally astrocade (one of these is available locally) just got a jag and everyone by now knows about me and my neo geo 🙂

  15. Swamp says:

    I have collected most of the most famous consoles in the list so i think my vote goes to the TurboGrafx 16/CD/TurboDuo. The console where very rare here I really dont know anything about it, but i have the feeling that its a good console.

  16. Edge says:

    I picked the genesis collection but technically I want the Sega CDX (with the box) but the price on that is still expensive.

  17. 3NV7 says:

    I’ve always wanted an Amiga, so if I decide to add to my collection (I’m currently trying to thin it out!), I’ll try to snag an A1200.

  18. toredauei says:

    pc engine all the way. next in line is msx!

  19. Hatta says:

    I am not surprised to see TG-16 at the top of this list. It’s the big hole in my collection too. So many great great games on that system. Neo-Geo is too expensive for my tastes. The 3DO is intriguing, but a bit lacking in compelling games. I do need to pick up an Odyssey 2, but there’s plenty of time for that. As long as we’re not talking classic computers or handhelds, TG-16 is next on the list.

  20. Eddie says:

    I got a Dreamcast at the end of its run and sold it for 50 bucks with games like marvel vs capcom, jet set radio and some other good games. I don’t really know what’s good out there in the action genre. Most of the games I played were hard as hell and just got frustrated.

  21. Ian says:

    I love the Dreamcast, but have played very few Saturn games. I voted Saturn because I know it has many Shoot-’em-ups for me to try, which is one of my favorite things about the Dreamcast’s library of games.

  22. I picked the 3DO because its the only one on the list that I dont own (Besides Neo Geo)Each time I find a game I want to play on the 3DO I find out its been ported to another system I own. Maybe one day….

  23. the7k says:

    Neo Geo, although I actually want to get another Sega Saturn first(My old one just died about a month ago).

  24. Skywolf says:

    I chose “Something Else Really Obscure”, because I’m working on trying to possibly obtain a Vectrex some time in the near future.

    I might opt for a Jaguar or a Lynx, as well.

  25. okonomiyaki says:

    I picked Virtual Boy as I have all the systems on the list (save for Jaguar & 3D0), but my Vboy recently broke and I desperately need to repair it (which is HARD to find someone to do btw) or get a replacement…

  26. lisalover1 says:

    Definitely Neo-Geo, but it’s impossible to come across a reasonably-priced consolized MVS.

  27. weasels says:

    i picked genesis. i kinda have one but with no games, controllers, and no rf adapter… my brother sold my original which was the second model. but in reality i wont be getting any of these until i get a mod chip for my saturn and ps2

  28. Ryan says:

    I have all of those besides the Neo Geo and the Jaguar, but what I’d REALLY like is a Super A’Can. Hence my pick of “something obscure”.

  29. Ziggy says:

    I use the “games that defined” topics here on Racketboy often for systems that I missed out of during its prime. I was a little disappointed not to see one for 3DO.

  30. racketboy says:

    In due time, Ziggy
    It’s on my wish list. 🙂

  31. boringsupreez says:

    I have almost everything on the list already, so I went with 3DO.

  32. William says:

    I’d love to have a NE0-GEO for the bragging rights alone.

  33. butane bob says:

    I’ve never even seen a bloody pc engine in real life so i’d definitely love to pick one of them up, that’s also what i voted for. I’ve even not played many of the roms i have for it as one day i’d like to actually get a real system and games and enjoy them all properly….. one day 😛

  34. Dig says:

    With my recent purchase of a Sega Saturn, there aren’t really any old systems I want now. I could go for for a handheld with a small library or a Master System, but I think that as a fan of the medium I’m going to get an Xbox 360. Awesome new games, sure, but I’m looking forward to Indie games that made their way to Xbox Live Arcade.

  35. d.d.d. says:

    Have the CD version but gonna get a Neo cart system soon; I assume MVS & AES carts aren’t interchangeable, right?

  36. _Ocelot says:

    My game-collecting methods tend to be arbitrary, but I voted Virtual Boy since it’s the only Nintendo console I don’t own yet and it would probably be my first choice were all the consoles on the list available to me (excepting those I already have, of course).

  37. Gooseberrysoda says:

    I picked a Master system, but really, I’ll be getting a power base convertor, a Sega CD, and a Jaguar at the same time. :U

  38. BD says:

    WHAT? No vectrex?

    Vectrex gets my vote. NeoGeo is overrated IMO. Too many same-same games.

  39. ZereoX says:

    I choose the NES since mine broke.

  40. Jack says:

    Ugh! TG16 or a PC Engine! So hard to find in Australia without me raping my bank account.

    Other than that #2 would be a Sega Mega CD! I have some awesome games for it but no console 🙁

  41. Ryan says:

    I’ve actually really been wanting to get myself a Sega CD, so that way, I can get the best sound quality out of Pier Solar when that comes out (http://www.piersolar.com/), and so I can play the newest version of the Sonic 1 Megamix (http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_Megamix).

  42. Breetai says:

    I want a Wondermega or a Master System next.

    I have: Playstation 1,2,3; PC Engine Duo; Famicom; NES; original Gameboy; Super Famicom; SNES; N64; Gameboy Advance; DS lites (one pink, one white); Wii; Genesis model 1; Game Gear; Sega CD model 2; Saturn model 1; Dreamcast; Wonderswan Color; Neo Geo AES; Neo Geo CD (Front loader); 3DO(FZ-10); TI 94/A; X-Box

    🙂

  43. Swamp says:

    So The Sega Saturn won the poll.. I was guessing for the TurboGrafx 16 to win as that one seemes to be a rare console.

    But I guess that most people got the Playstation back in the days when Sony and Sega competed. And today many gamers want to get there hands on the Saturn.. too bad that the Saturn game library is so bad.. i have tested lots of games but have only found one or two that are really good.. so imo its not a console worth getting at first.

    Im very surprised that the Snes was placed on 5:the place on the poll for “What Classic Console Do You Want to Get Next?” I thought that most retro gamers already had this super famous console? 🙂

  44. NebachadnezzaR says:

    Probably the first Playsation. I already have tons of games that I play using emulators, but next time I buy an old console it will probably be it.

  45. Chessman says:

    Sega Saturn Forever. Viva SEGA y La Organizacion.

  46. bonefish says:

    3do has over 20 titles worth playing before you start getting into the flawed. unique, fmv garbage.

  47. Gundabad says:

    I know it is a handheld, not a console (but hey, Virtual Boy is up there!), but I would like to own an original Game Boy again.

  48. The Hon. Reverend Fred Gherkin says:

    I do believe: a Dreamcast. Would be nice!

  49. Jack says:

    It would have to be a Turbo duo, just because I want to play some castlevania: Rondo of blood. I have this game and several others on my wii, but as we all know, it’s better firsthand.

  50. Matt Fuerst says:

    ddd – There is a converter that allows you to use MVS carts on AES. I think it’s called the Phantom? It works for 95%+ of carts. Very nice when you can get popular MVS games for $15 or so.

    I’ve got a stand up MVS, but I know the Phantom exists..

  51. ggg says:

    dreamcast because i sold mine

  52. Chessman says:

    Sega Saturn, the real choice. After all this years still the best from SEGA.

  53. deaditeash says:

    I chose “something old” because IF I come across one in the wild my next purchase will be an Atari 7800 – the only system I don’t have but want…since I recently found an Atari 5200 and also bought a Top Loading NES…

  54. Franco says:

    2 Points

    1. I’m pleased to see so much love for the Sega Saturn

    2. Why isn’t the Atari 7800 on the list!

  55. Alex says:

    Got a model 1 sega cd but the damn thing doesnt work looking for another one on ebay I already got Spiderman vs Kingpin waiting for me

  56. Xonticus says:

    I want me some Turbografx! All the other sega stuff I love n got, but turbografx I never got into yet.

  57. link343 says:

    A Sega Saturn. I already have both a model 1 and model 2, but I’ll provably get a 3rd one to chip it.

  58. Chessman says:

    SEGA SATURN, the real choice. After all this years still the best console from SEGA.

  59. Franco says:

    I would definitely want a Saturn. It would complete my sega hardware collection.