A History Littered with Console Corpses
It’s kind of sad and nostalgic looking back at some of the consoles we may have loved and desperately defended while arguing with friends only to later face the inevitable truth that they flat sucked.
These days though, creating a console is mega multibillion-dollar enterprise and failure is much less of an option. It takes many years in sales before breaking even is on the horizon and the Xbox One failing is probably something even ol’ Bill would feel as more than just a financial ‘hiccup’.
The Nintendo Virtual boy (extra points for anyone who remembers that thing!), Atari Lynx, N64 Add-on, Sega Mega CD and even the Sega Dreamcast (for all its cult following) sure as hell didn’t cost the same kind of revenue it’s taken to get the Xbox One off the ground. The real question is though, why did these consoles fail in the first place? Is it possible for the Xbox One to follow the same path?
The list of possible reasons is endless...