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Submitted by jdmorg0 1068d ago | opinion piece

22 Failed Game Consoles That You've Probably Never Even Heard Of

Game consoles fail, that's a fact. Here are 22 consoles that you have probably never even heard of. (Atari, Industry, Magnavox Odyssey, Namco Bandai, Nintendo, Retro, Sega)

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slavish  +   1068d ago
i would love 4 there to be more then a oligopoly in home consoles today.
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TheLeapist  +   1068d ago
I love articles like these. Video game history intrigues me greatly.
darthv72  +   1067d ago
to me, I don't see failed consoles....
i see some serious collectors items.

Sometimes the most obscure can be worth the most $$$.
SilentNegotiator  +   1067d ago
@darth

If I could get one cheap and sell it to some sucker for a bundle because 'that POS is rare', then I'm on the same boat.
Septic  +   1067d ago
Some of those consoles actually had brilliant concepts.

The Nintendo AVS for example. In 1984 the thing was wireless! It had

"It had a keyboard, joystick, light wand/gun, music keyboard, and a data storage unit. It had amazing functions for the time like video game editing and storage, light wand/ gun to tv interaction, and amazing (for the time) 8 bit graphics."

That is mental!

ALso, its interesting noting the Phantom. Had it been released, I think it would really have catalysed the advent of Cloud Gaming.
SilentNegotiator  +   1067d ago
Probably why it failed. Lack of focus is notorious for murdering consoles.
hotrider12  +   1067d ago
the PHANTOM and INDREMA L 600 was not a FAILURE they was BLOCKED by SONY fear of losing market share. phantom had capability starting the FIRST non-physical disc. download content and CLOUD type Gaming in 2004 with 80gb HDD sony knew this technology existed and was a extreme THREAT.

INDREMA L600
opensource console, meaning games could have been produced by anyone and everyone.

i believe sony did not want gamers making there own games littlebigplanet type games could have existed long before now.
yeah, sony trying to have a STRONG HOLD in gaming industry no wonder 360 stood its ground with ps3 even with RROD FIASCO. MONEY RULES the out come in technology not product. also
no wonder microsoft HD dvd fail to bluray. what public dont know SONY spent millions to decieve HOLLYWOOD and the public to get bluray to the market. perfect example of the meaning MONEY TALK BULLSH'T WALK.

rest of those so called failed console ran on 32 bit graphic is nothing more than what we have now days 32 bit games in HD quality. long story short NOTHING IS REALLY!!! NEW just a cover-up to look new. high diffenition games is merely 32 bit games with higher resolution. tweak here and there.
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2pacalypsenow  +   1068d ago
I remember reading about them phantom back when i was in middle scool
WeskerChildReborned  +   1068d ago
I heard of the Phantom. Sucks that we don't have more variety of consoles these days.
cyclindk  +   1068d ago
I was designing a console...

Called the AT 2328 (acid trip and the random number 2328..)

Basically it consisted of a VCR set to continuous play of Ren and Stimpy episodes and retrofitted with a non-functioning remote control with an IV tube rather than a power cord tapping into an internal reservoir containing a psychotropic drug, not unlike the PS2 controller of old in appearance, but redesigned to administer small periodic doses of LSD via tiny needles projecting from the hand grips of the controller and into the player's palms near the base of the thumbs.

Essentially the drug combined with the capricious hilarity of the cartoon series provides all the necessary stimulation a person could desire.

* I do not personally condone the use of illegal substances
Relientk77  +   1068d ago
Uh, what?
AO1JMM  +   1068d ago
I LOL'd so hard at that comment.
Sgt_Slaughter  +   1068d ago
Um... the link is dead. Would like to view it eventually!
Tenkay23  +   1068d ago
Playstation Vita and Wii U- oh wait, consoles we haven't heard of, nevermind....

P.S. I love my Vita.
yabhero  +   1068d ago
What about Wii, DS and 3DS... aren't those "failed" too?
-posted from my 3DS
ALLWRONG  +   1068d ago
LOL Phantom
rataranian  +   1068d ago
wow. even James the Nerd doesn't have those systems.
vyke3  +   1068d ago
Well, all of these systems were cancelled.
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Mocat  +   1068d ago
I still have 3 or the slimmer version of it in my attic
DivineAssault  +   1067d ago
Good read.. I miss SEGA.. So ahead of their time & now we gotta get lucky to get a decent game out of em.. smh
Krimmson  +   1067d ago
The Sega Blackbelt? Now that is a badass console name.
SolidDuck  +   1067d ago
I miss Sega too. I know they don't have the money anymore but I wish they would find a partner and get back into making consoles. Sega and apple. Its a combination I can see actually competing with the big boys. The iblackbelt.

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