Most Disappointing Video Game Consoles/Handhelds of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Xbox One

I have Xbox one S

and it sucks - Wobblygaming7

Nah.I actually like playing on this platform.-DarkBoi-X

2 Sega Saturn

The real reason this game system failed in the US was because Sega decided to release the system early in America,most stores were unprepared for this and were furious so much that most stores refused to sell them which really hurt Sega in the long run. - egnomac

How was this disappointing? - PerfectImpulseX

3 PlayStation Vita

Could of been great, but nope just a glitch fest with glitch filled games and there weren't much games either - B1ueNew

This handheld was a mistake. - PerfectImpulseX

With the ability to download UmJammer Lammy (as great of a game as that one admittedly is) and Parappa 1 onto it being one of its biggest selling points, I actually agree here - xandermartin98

What's a Vita - Dvafan2

4 Nintendo Switch

Why is this #1? Seriously...

No Virtual Console, no backwards compatibility, few good games, and the fact that you have to pay for online on a handheld thus possibly hurting the Pokemon franchise on the system - PerfectImpulseX

Handheld mode dies in 30 minutes - Dvafan2

And how, may I ask, is the Nintendo Switch a disappointing console?
It brought us Splatoon 2, Mario Odyssey, LoZ:BoTW, and many other great titles.
It's a unique design for a console, too. You can play handheld or at home.
If anything really deserves to be #1 it should be the Wii U... - mattstat716

5 PlayStation Portable
6 Nintendo Wii U

Xbox 1 at #1!

7 Sega Nomad
8 Playstation 3

Started weak, ended strong - MrCoolC

Worst console of Gen 7. - Frodomar49

I was so hyped for this thing after the PS2. Then Kaz Hirai dropped the nuke on my hopes and dreams.
"599 US Dollars" - Zach808

9 Sega Genesis Flashback

Never trust ATGames to make a good clone console. Ever. - Zach808

10 NES Classic Edition

Great idea but the shortages of NES Classic Editions pretty much ruined everything. - egnomac

I have not once been able to find one of these things in stores. God damn it, Nintendo. - Zach808

The Contenders

11 Atari Jaguar

A 64 bit console in an era when everything was 16 bit? How on earth did they manage to screw this up? That thing should’ve sold itself. - Zach808

12 SNES Classic Edition
13 Virtual Boy
14 Nintendo Wii
15 Apple Bandai Pippin
16 Hyperkin SupaBoy
17 Nintendo GameCube

No! The GameCube brought us many good games, such as paper Mario: The thousand year door, not to mention the popular meme I love ( listen to it in G major. It’s awesome! ) - IceFoxPlayz

18 Amiga CD32
19 Xbox Original
20 Atari 5200 Atari 5200

Blame this, and the games on it, for the video game crash of 1983. - MrCoolC

Just awful - B1ueNew

21 Nintendo 64

How the hell is this console disappointing when it literally gave us great games like Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask and Mario Party? - CaptainMowzker

22 Playstation 4

Not this - Xbox one is way worse - Wobblygaming7

23 Sega Game Gear
24 Hyperkin RetroN 5

Why it is disappointing:

- It does not read every cartridge, and will stop reading many cartridges you have already played.
- Slots are so tight they are liable to damage your cartridge
- Controller included is garbage

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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Xbox One
2. PlayStation Portable
3. Sega Saturn
1. Nintendo Switch
2. PlayStation Vita
3. Nintendo Wii U
1. Sega Saturn
2. Virtual Boy
3. Nintendo Wii


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