This is an article on The Guardian that looks at 25 consoles from the past decades up until today. I thought it was an interesting read. The brief intro says: On the threshold of a new console generation with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, here are the industry’s most influential and impactful machines over 50 years of gaming
Funny, I just saw this last night myself and meant to post it
Yeah, "interesting read" indeed! Saying the 2600 was "the stuff of legend" didn't even go into how the 2600 was THE best-selling console of all time until it was finally unseated by I think the PS2 not only a few decades later, it also was manufactured during THREE decades (1970s, 80s and 90s) AND sold over 25 million units. They couldn't even come up with that, nor rank it higher. Not even a mention as to how many units their #1 pick ranked either, which was ridiculous, if you ask me.
I guess it can be hard to rank anything when technology is constantly evolving though.
And nice to see a batch of Vectrex comments in there too
I think because the article was written by someone in the UK you are seeing a reflection of what their perception was there. There is no doubt that the 2600 and the PS2 needed to be high up, maybe even the 1st and 2nd consoles on the list just because of that.