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Submitted by TiM_FeRNo 1110d ago | opinion piece

System Failure: Worst Game Systems Ever

When a system is released, there are questions about whether or not it will be a success. This list reveals the biggest system blunders. (3DO, Industry, Retro, Virtual Boy)

Relientk77  +   1111d ago
Nintendo Virtual Boy

Also notice the prices of 3 of the consoles on the list, very high
PoSTedUP  +   1110d ago
in regards to Apple's Pippin "This system is the only thing I can consider to have been 'ahead of its time' and obsolete at the same time." lmao. never even herd of that thing. seems like if they went strictly games they could have been competing with everyone right now.
Hal0_0_EmElG   1110d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
taquito  +   1110d ago
the first few years of xbox360, honestly, not trolling, i like my 360 enough

54% failure rate is a record, i went through 4 of them, according to many sources, in 2009 it was still 35% or more

i have a new model now and it seems fine

never paid a cent for the replacements either, never shipped it in, just went to bestbuy and told the employee to give me a new one.
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ChunkyLover53  +   1110d ago
How the heck can you compare the Xbox 360 with the likes of the consoles on this list? The consoles on this list are just putrid.

The Xbox 360 is one of the best all time consoles.
Reverent  +   1110d ago
Except for the failure rate... And Microsoft's greedy method of making extra money through online subscriptions. Otherwise, yeah, it's a pretty great system.
ChunkyLover53  +   1110d ago
@Reverent

So Microsoft is greedy and no other company is?
This site is so laughable sometimes, I get a ton of disagrees for saying the Xbox 360 is one of the best consoles ever made. The Xbox 360 is always top 10 in best consoles on everyone's list, so keep the hate up.

If this were 2006 or early 2007 someone could say something about failure rates, the Elites that came out had a very successful run and the Xbox 360s is probably the safest console on the market today.

The Xbox 360 has sold a ton of units and has given us some of the best games of this or any generation, the fact that people are still stuck in 2006 is ridiculous. Microsoft has successfully built their brand from the ground up and have cemented themselves into a real contender, if the Xbox 360 were a bad console, like the ones on this horrid list, it wouldn't be sitting where it is today, it wouldn't have been the number one world wide console of 2011 and it certainly wouldn't have lasted seven years.
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Forza_is_King  +   1110d ago
There is no proof other than a random poll made by a website that Sony loyalists use to discredit the 360. There was no proof that those who voted, which was a very small market segment, we're actual 360 owners.

Only the ignorant use the 54% failure rate argument.
ShaunCameron  +   1110d ago
Exactly. For the record the XBox 360's failure rate is 23.7%. And I think Sony loyalists are the last people who should be criticizing any console-manufacturer for high failure rates, especially when the PS1 and PS2 had failure rates that makes the 360 look like the Super NES in terms of hardware reliability.
omarzy  +   1110d ago
These launch prices are ridiculous.
hazelamy  +   1110d ago
the funny thing is, i'd love to try the virtual boy at least once.
TiM_FeRNo  +   1110d ago
Unless you know a good optometrist, I'd advise against it.

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