Unlike today, the console wars of past generations were tough for gamers. Choosing what system to support wasn't just a matter of loyalty, it was also a calculated risk. Back then, in a console-saturated market with companies fighting to stay afloat, every console purchase was a calculated risk. And in an era where exclusivity still really meant something, choosing a console amounted to no less than a major investment. Naturally, not all of these gambles paid off. Here's a look at some of the worst console investments your money could buy.