Worst Gaming Consoles

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21Sega Saturn

The Saturn had a TERRIBLE marketing campaign. The biggest mistake Sega did was making the console extremely difficult to program for, especially 3D games. This means that nobody was able to push the hardware to it's limits. The hardware is more powerful than the PlayStation's, but it rendered in quads instead of triangles, forcing 3D designers to change every model for the Saturn to render.

It's game library was very lacking, with not many games that people remember. (Although there are exceptions, like NiGHTS Into Dreams, House of the Dead, Radiant Silvergun, among a few others)

It did quite well in Japan, but the western regions bought PlayStations and N64s instead. Perhaps if the marketing was much better and the development of games were easier, it could have saved it, and the Dreamcast.

I first played the Sega Saturn at an exhibition (in 2012) I played nights into dreams, it wasn't the best game but at least it's playable. The controller wasn't the original one OH NO it was a hulk sized 3d controller. That is the biggest controller I've ever seen. They're even bigger than the duke Xbox controller

The problems were no Sonic games, odd commercials, and it was found to be too difficult to develop for.

Success in Japan. Failure in North America and Europe.

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23Game com

Has horrible games and ports from famous franchise or movies and why would anybody want to buy a black and white handheld console that is made in 1997?! And it has an internet (text only) I can't believe it imagine using this to text people and you can't leave your house because you need a wire for the internet why not just use a computer!?

It's a crappy a handheld made by Tiger Electronic and the games are on Mini Cartridges and most game are popular franchise ports and why would anybody want to play a black and white handheld?! Its released in the 1997?! It's the time where GBC is alive?!

It's pronounced game com, not game dot com.

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24Atari 2600

Wow. This is on here because it has E.T. on it? This was the longest living game console EVER. And there are WAY worse games than E.T.

Hey there were lots of good games here you know, like pacman space invaders and pitfall. Why on earth is this here

How did the system make it on the list even though it was largely successful?

Get this of the list. Now

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The original Xbox is ok, the Xbox 360 is ok but it has a bad fanbase and the casual games are horrible, - Harri666

How is this on here- THE XBOX FANBOY

I had a original Xbox but it had Girl Authority stickers. - playstationfan66

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The R-Zone the most worst video game console I ever see I mean look at it where does this monstrosity come from? I mean the games are so primitive if you watch the commercial the kid is screaming in agony. I love how the magazine how the kids react to it "oh, he's horrified" and you know why there's the R-Zone? Because they do it because Nintendo did it and it's way beyond garbage than the VB!

This crazy farce is no better than Virtual Boy.

They did it because Nintendo did it and it's a torturing device plus causes seizures so you have to play it like for 2 minutes. It has horrible games and it's a perfect way to explain to your son that you are adopted

It's already at 5 - ikerevievs

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27LJN Video Art

Even the Wii-U (worst Wii knockoff EVER), Intec Interact and Wireless 60 are phenomenal video game systems compared to this Microsoft Paint ripoff brought to you by Laughing Joking Numbnuts (insert infamous rainbow of doom here).

Jesus, it's horrible! Don't wish your worst enemy's to play this.

Even the one AVGN Adventures level made by and named after LJN is a LOT more playable than this coloring book wannabe which doesn't even feature a fill option a la Paint Shop Pro. Do these Laughing Joking Numbnuts who never stop ruining everything to do with video games ever learn!

Why would you buy this. Save it up for Mario Paint for SNES.

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this system was so god awful that was not even released that is why it should belong on this list - florida000

29Action Max

The games are more interactive games than gaming - coffeeberzerk

30Nokia N-Gage

No one will live this down. It appears twice because of its complete flaw of existence

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31Nintendo 2DS

The 3ds was awesome, but this sucks!

So this is the remake of the DS but can play 3DS games. If anyone mistakenly drops it, just goes smash because of its poor open design

Why? All I cared about is playing the games, I don't use any of that idiotic shop or mii verse or 3d and the flap is just stupid because you aren't gonna carry it around anyway. In my mind, its just saving money.

It was a cheap way to play 3ds games, which I find a good idea. Its not bad

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It was a console that used cd technology and was made by all these random companies

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33Pioneer LaserActive

Has expensive price, need bundles of expensive add on to play on this, the games you play is like watching a movie and lastly horrible games that come to this garbage

It costs $2,500. Really. Just that much for a system that has no games to play on it.

It plays laser disc games making it the first gaming console using laser disc but the game are primitive its like Sega CD games and you need bundle of add on

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34Wireless 60

A joke console with 60 lousy games

Knock-off of the Wii. Deserves to be in the top 10. - imacg4

Lmfao this isn't even a legit console

So bad it appeared again

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35Atari Lynx

Who put this on here? This thing was awesome, you could play Gauntlet on this thing, gauntlet, in your pocket! I'd buy it again just to have that ability.

Not only was it huge, but also batteries drained and ran for $190.

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37Intec Interact Console

This is what I said to a friend about this console:

"Believe lt or not, I just found one WORSE than the Hunting 60. It's called the Intec Interact. While, '60', 'Air 60' & 'Hunting 60', are at least good names, 'Interact', is not. It's another bad Wii knockoff. It only has three games, all of which are bad compilations of minigames. One just consists of sports games, one of ripoff games & one of musical games. The graphics are Genesis level. The remote is too' tiny to grip & has two of each A & B button. The controls are y, as in the golf game, you use Start to swing. You can't even find the Interact on Intecs website. Rumor has lt that a company is pretending to be Intec to steal their fans. Unlike the 60 series, the Interact is not interactive or 3D, even though lt's advertised to be. Also, the audio is MONO only. One guy said that he ordered a SEGA Genesis & when he tried lt, lt didn't work. He took lt apart to find that lt was full to the BRIM with cockroach corpses. ...more

Only three known cartridges: 8-in-1, 32-in-1 and 89-in-1 (Don't ask! ).

This thing is a cheap piece of plastic. And is a ripoff to the Wii. The games are like in 16 bit, when this thing came out in the 8th generation. Who would want to buy this thing?

It it is a Wii and SNES nock off that is as good as a frog penis.

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39Chintendo Vii

What is with the name. It just says Wii'S lesser twin. Insult to games. Why do people knock-off good consoles and make farces out of them. Ugh. This thing should die

Maybe this was intended to mock Nintendo Wii

A parody of wii which everybody hates

It ripped of the wii

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40Nintendo DSi

Amazing console are you kidding me? I do agree with the guy who said the internet browser sucks on it... It does! All the images are either 404 not found or on some weird site where every time you try to go to it it says 'the system is running low on memory and whatever' DRIVES ME CRAZY! And when you DO actually get to see the pictures, they're always so HUGE you can't even tell what you're looking at! But I love flipnote studio and wish they didn't shut hatena down :(

Flip note is the only thing good about this. Otherwise it is the DS form of Virtual Boy. But some games are good.

I hate this handheld! Getting rid of backwards compatibility is bad if it's for online functionality that NEVER WORKS!

It didn't fail as it sold millions

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