Thread: failed consoles

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    • 7 years 3 months ago
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    i found out today that matell released a console called the hyper scan, it failed after just a year. can you think of any other failed consoles?
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    • 7 years 3 months ago
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    There are plenty. Apple Pippin is one
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    • 7 years 3 months ago
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    The Turbo Grafx 16 "which gave us Bonk" the Jaguar and the Panasonic 3DO. These are the consoles that come to mind when ever it comes to those that are pretty much forgotten. This is a pretty good site for looking at consoles that didn't make the cut.
    http://www.videogameconsolelibrary.com/pg90-3do.htm#page=reviews
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    • 7 years 3 months ago
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    Sega Saturn and Dreamcast were 2 consoles that were good and had enormous potential but were wiped out by Sony. Sega also had Gamegear, which is portable but was crap compared to Gameboy. Then there was Virtual Boy if that counts as a console.
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    • 7 years 3 months ago
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    The CDi, the FM Towns Marty, Vitual Boy, if you Wikipedia the different generations of gaming you'll find them all
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    • 7 years 3 months ago
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    Neo Geo. I honestly know nobody who had one. $100.00 for an individual console in 1990? I think not.....
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    • 7 years 2 months ago
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    The Atari 2600 was going for $120 in 1982.
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    • 7 years 2 months ago
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    Just realized, that was a typo on my part. Cartridges were $100.00. The system?
    Well.....
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo_Geo_(system)
    n the United States, the console was planned to debut at $599 USD and included two joystick controllers and a game, either Baseball Stars Professional or NAM-1975. However, the price was raised and its American launch debuted at $649.99. This package was known as the "Gold System." Later, the "Gold System" was bundled with Magician Lord and Fatal Fury. The system was also released in a "Silver System" package for $399.99, which included one joystick controller and did not include a game. Other games were priced at about $200 (and up). With these "premium" prices, though, most gamers weren't able to afford the system, so the console was only accessible to a niche market.
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    • 7 years 2 months ago
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    Dan. You're here?!!!!? Well thats easy. 32X is another one to add to the list if you plan on doing a Odd Pod about failed marketed systems.

    For complete and utter fail Konix Multi System is the one for that. The Konix never even made it to market.
    • 4 months 13 days ago
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    Quote by dielon
    The CDi, the FM Towns Marty, Vitual Boy, if you Wikipedia the different generations of gaming you'll find them all


    There was also a dating sim game for CD-i which featured a much younger Heidi Lucas who is probably adorable, cute and pretty looking. I was referring to as Girl's Club: The Fantasy Dating Game.
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