12 Game Consoles You've Never Heard Of

We’ve heard and/or played all of the popular gaming consoles that have come out in the last 30 years, but there were a few video game consoles that were actually released to the public without any notice whatsoever. These 12 gaming consoles that you’ve probably never heard of seemed doomed from the start.

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rodiabloalmeida2187d ago

I'm 32 years old. I know all consoles on that list. And even owned some of them.

djplonker2186d ago

Yeah the way they word it asks for it really... whats wrong with 12 consoles you MAY not have heard of?

hell even I know of the vectrex and sega cd and im only 24 :p

rainslacker2186d ago

Same here, but I'm 38. I even own a few of them now. Nomad, Genesis CDX, and my favorite, the Super-Grafx. Personally I'm surprised the NEC PC-FX didn't make this list, it is almost unknown outside the collector's/PC-Engine fan market.

I had a Pippin way back in the day, been on the prowl for another one, but have some other retro systems I'm interested in first.

Granted, I am a collector, so that may be why I heard of them. The history of video game systems is quite fascinating if you look at it with an open mind. Funny now though, there are less companies trying to make it in the console side of things compared to back then despite the industry being so much bigger now.

omeganine2187d ago

Clearly catered to a younger audience, I too have seen about half of them.

yewles12187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

Wow, this article... so much to point out... I'll start with this in no order...

"Magnavox made a console. Yes, the crappy television brand you saw everywhere in the 80′s actually made their own consoles. They started with the Odyssey 200 in 1975, which was basically just a version of Pong."

The Odyssey 200 was one of many updates to the original Odyssey--which was, you know, THE FIRST HOME CONSOLE, AND NINTENDO'S FIRST FORAY INTO CONSOLE GAMING BY DISTRIBUTING IT IN JAPAN!!!

omeganine2187d ago

Nintendo distributed the Odyssey?

yewles12187d ago

Yes, in Japan, a great deal that helped forge them into what they are now. This was followed by the creation of their own first console, the Color-TV-Game, in 1977.

marloc_x2186d ago

Good input! Original owner of my Vectrex. Have a nice Intellevision II, Sega Master System..

Coach_McGuirk2187d ago

oh man i wanted a CDX so badly..

rainslacker2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

For it's time it was pretty sleek, and actually cost less than the Genesis and CD attachment combined. I thought about getting one for my Genesis retro gaming needs, but it doesn't support all the games, and the 32x attachment doesn't work. That wasn't a big deal back then, but the retro collector gamer in me wants the option available. For the time being my CDX is just for show and isn't utilized.:(

However, Sega did make everything really confusing back then by releasing so many different versions of everything, and of course having the 32X and CD units to support just caused more problems than it was worth. If they hadn't of rushed the Saturn and later the DC to market, it's quite possible they wouldn't have had to drop out of the console market.

persona4chie2186d ago

I love how these articles tell us we've never heard of stuff or didn't play a certain game last year when most of the time there wrong

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