Redditor OhioStateBuck has collected every Nintendo 64 cartridge released in North America. Doesn't seem like much, does it? Blame it on those cartridges.
Nintendo's choice of game delivery device wasn't the only reason the Nintendo 64 wound up with such a comparatively small library, but those expensive cartridges sure didn't help. While competitor Sony's original PlayStation wound up with more than 1,000 games pressed onto relatively cheap CDs, the entire North American Nintendo 64 library consists of 296 games.