Worst Gaming Consoles

The Top Ten

1 Virtual Boy

same as guy before, v-boy sucks and the wii and X-box are fantastic!

2 things: 1. This thing was just pure garbage. 2. The Wii is awesome, how dare it make this list!

they seriously tried to pass this off as a console!?!?

Ow, my head - Ilikegames

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2 Philips CDi

This is utter garbage that came out of a baby's diaper. This console had YouTube Poop legends like Hotel Mario, Link: The Faces of Evil, and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon. Plus, the controllers are crap, the graphics are terrible, and there was no good games. This console should've never existed.

Let's face it, when they made the unholy triforce (three lousy Zelda games too many) and Hotel Mario for this joke console, they gave Zelda and Mario the LJN treatment.

This has to be the worst console to come out of the 1990's. The remotes are poorly designed & plug into the back of the console, despite there being a port in the front. The games are asinine, such as the infamous The Legend Of Zelda games & Hotel Mario, plus a worse version of Dark Castle. Overpriced? Check. Got to have absurd prices in your bad console. The graphics are also awful.

A disgrace to the legend of zelda series - Tisme_draGON

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3 Jaguar

It's not a bad console. But still failed to impress. Was it a good console, no. But it doesn't deserve to be this far up. Switch the jaguar with the jaguar cd, then it makes sense

The Jaguar was Atari's attempt to make a somewhat similar take to the n64, saying its 64 bit technology, it hardly handles 32 bit, the controller was a calculater with 8 extra buttons on the top, who can even hold this thing without breaking their wrists?

It was so bad it bought down Atari to ruin. - coolguy101

The only reason games were bad was because the system had a mixture of different processors, other than just one 64 bit one. That’s what made the games hard to program.

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4 Tiger R-Zone

How is this only number 13? Sure the Virtual Boy was bad, but this was literally a copy of the Virtual Boy! They used red and black just like the virtual boy. And it's still the Tiger's games 5 frames per second. While the Virtual Boy caused headaches and eyestrain within minutes, this thing does it instantly. Having it projected over one eye meant you either had to cover the other eye or go cross eyed. And the games suck anyway! Virtual Boy WAS a bad consoles, but there were some decent games. But this pile of filth deserves more to be picked on than Virtual Boy!

The Tiger R-Zone is effectively a rip-off Virtual Boy, which was bad enough on it's own. So how do you think that a rip of the Virtual Boy would turn out? Well, this one is ten times worse. First of all, the graphics are basically a Tiger wrist watch game that you play in red and black way up close to your eye. It causes headache and eye strain within seconds. Plus, it is only over one eye, so you would have to close one eye in order to play. Plus, the controller is probably the worst video game controller except for the Atari 5200 controller. The d-pad and buttons are switched places, so if you are used to playing on literally any other gaming console, then you will have extreme difficulty playing with it. It's not even worth all this trouble to even figure out how to play it, because the games suck and there are only a few of them.

A crazy cuckoo cross between the virtual boy (note the lowercase letters) and Tiger wrist games (which barely qualify as games)

A knockoff of virtual Boy

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5 Xbox One

I've owned 10 consoles in my life and without a shadow of a doubt the Xbox One is the worst one. Simply put, its crap. Really crap. Microsoft have managed to suck out all of the joy and excitement of getting a new game by then making you wait around 2 hours while it installs. 2 hours is on a good day too I should add... don't even waste your time trying to install a game on xmas day because it isn't going to happen. Got a hard copy of a game and think you can get around this by playing it from the disc? Think again! But hold on, at least once it's installed you'll never need the disc again right? Wrong again! Then just when you think it's finally installed you have to update it. Then there's the regular issues with servers going down for online games, the lack of quality games outside of FPS's, the absolute requirement to buy Xbox live because frankly it's not worth owning the console otherwise and the lack of local or split screen games. I miss my SNES!

This piece of crap console will be focused on watching T. V on your Xbox which is connected to your T.V. what?

I only have 2 consoles, Xbox 360 and Xbox One (I used to have Playstation, but my dad sold all the games for his own profits) I was just a 6 year old, and the Xbox 360 was one of the first things to bring me into gaming. Once I was 10, we got the Xbox One. I was really excited, I had tons of new games, I was on the edge of my seat, but once I put the disc in... It began to download. I was confused. I have the disc, why do I need to download it? It took me long enough to GET the game, now I have to wait another hour? Gah... Maybe this would be a tad more useful if you could play the downloaded games anytime, but you need the disk. It should be one thing or the other, the download or the disk, not BOTH! Also, I'd expect they'd fix the charger problem with the remote, but they left it as is. One second it needs charge, next second it's full. It's more of a challenge than the game itself! I'd say it's a downgrade from the 360, because basically nothing changed, and you have to download... ...more - RaccoonCartoon

This thing looks stupid

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6 3DO Interactive Multiplayer

The 3DO was advertised as the most advance video game console and it dared to mock SNES and the Megadrive calling them baby toys but nobody ever want a 3DO maybe because of the price 700 dollars. You can daisy change controller and all of the model has one controller input why they make many model for one a controller input well it's failure advance instead of two why not one so you daisy change them together - CerealGuy

The only reason to hate the 3DO is the ads the price and "Plumbers don't Wear Tie's"

This is called a 3DO Interactive Multiplayer console. How about we called it 3DO for short? Or better yet, call it 3DOh my gosh! This game console is so horrible!

Not the worst console. It definitely doesn't deserve to be sixth. But lt is bad. It's overpriced, focuses more on crappy, window-sized movie footage than on gameplay (post-modern consoles in a nutshell) & gave us Plumbers Don't Wear Ties. With those exceptions, lt's playable.

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7 Gizmondo

Horrible handheld console, horrible games, you get interrupted by ads while the gameplay and its an expensive garbage!. You could save your money rather than buying this you could save it for a Gameboy!

Why are ads on a console. Explain that. This thing was naturally on the meh level but ads, come on! Who wants to see tooth brush ads when doing something crazy important. Ads, are you serious. It'S not like the creator or the ads win anything at the end. Because the creator paid so much for these ads the console is expensive. Play it yourself and ask yourself 'why did this guy make a disgrace to games.'

Oh and the guy behind the gizmondo Stefan Ericsson was linked to the Swedish mafia and drove a Ferrari and literally split the car into a poll

This only had one game in Europe... pathetic.

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8 Sega 32X

It makes the Genesis look like it's on Life Support. - thisisspata

I am not counting it as bad it just the wires so one for the Genesis and one for the 32x and look at it it's a mess what a perfect diagnoses

I don't think it counts since technically it's an Add-On.


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9 N-Gage

An failed attempt by Nokia to make a handheld game console and all the ports of the game is bad plus you could buy a Gameboy instead of this garbage

N-Gage is a piece of crap because you had to take out the battery so you can get another game

The N-Gage QD (as in Quirky Design) is a blatant improvement over the taco-shaped N-Gage but still a lot less popular than the Gameboy.

The taco phone

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10 Tiger Game.com

Game-com, Game-dot-com, either way it sucks like a vacuum cleaner.

If you can even call them games, The graphics, If you can even call them graphics are 10/10 primitive, these things brainwashed kids in the 80's and 90's.

Truly a piece of crap. Seriously, did you kids ever actually play the Gizmondo? Or are you just voting on scandalous news stories? This Tiger console was ATROCIOUS. Virtual Boy, 5200, all leagues better than this piece of crap. - maxlamb1

DS has a much better touch screen than a stupid console with bad controls in their games. - BlueSheepYT

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11 Apple Bandai Pippin

Apple is so terrible at making Gaming consoles, that they never made a successor and Mac games became bad. - noo7na7

That's why you stick to Microsoft people

Already on the list, apple bandai pippin - Harri666

It's Crapple. enough said.

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12 RCA Studio II

A console that was already obsolete to the Fairchild Channel F at the time of launch in 1977. It was in monochrome while the Fairchild was in colour. There was actually NOTHING at all good about this console. It had no external controllers which meant two people would have to huddle around the keypads. Horrible wiring forcing you to use a switchbox and a possible fire hazard and NO games even worth playing! - Cazaam

It try to be a hit but failed miserably, no external controller so you need to huddle around and plus why would anybody would want to play on this?! Well I give the answer is a piece of garbage

Wouldn't imagine what the RCA Studio I would of been if they ever made it..

At least the RCA Studio II wasn't made by LJN, unlike the worst MS Paint ripoff ever.

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13 Xbox 360

I'm sorry if I get all the Xbox fans angry but in my opinion I think the Xbox 360 is a rip-off. For one, sometimes for just playing for a couple of hours it overheats and then comes the red ring of death, secondly I just has a lot of hardware failures and errors and then you have to pay a fair amount of money to get it fixed, no wonder Microsoft make loads of money out of this thing. But while the ps3 is extremely reliable, you don't need membership to go online, has cool Sony brand games such as little big planet and metal gear solid, it also has slightly more advanced hardware and software since its one year older, and finally it looks cool! And another thing I like about the ps3 is that I grew up with the good old ps2 and had being playing it since I was about 4! And anyway my apologies if get you Xbox fans angry because I respect your opinion :D

One of the major criticisms of Xbox 360 is that it is geared mainly towards hardcore gamers. Casual gamers are hesitant to spend hundreds of dollars on an expensive toy they will not use regularly. The Wii will most likely fill this void due to its price and its simple, yet highly enjoyable games.
- Celestius

This and Play Stations have ridiculous prices and peoples excuses are "It's for hardcore gamers". I'm sorry but if X-Box's for hardcore gamers why do hardcore gamers keep on getting the same console just updated. Nintendo's consoles are cheaper, they have some of the best franchises in gaming history and they have a variety of consoles that carry a special unique feature. Oh and Nintendo is doomed articles are fake

The original 360 was trash lets be honest

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14 Air Wireless 60 Gaming System

A crazy cuckoo cross between Wireless 60 (joke console with 60 games) and Kinect

Like the virtual boy and intec interact (neither of which deserves to be capitalized), this crazy joke is as phony as a three-dollar bill.

A garbage video game console that released in the new generation and the perfect way to explain that your son or daughter is adopted by buying this for your son or daughter birthday

Its not even a motion game! - WarioMan

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15 Atari 5200

Three words: Worst. Controller. Ever.

Giant garbage like the CD-I, they trying to be cutting edge by eliminating the use of wires. It was intended to replace the Atari 2600 but ironically it failed and faded away and why everybody forget about it? Well it's a piece of garbage! And the controller just suck and what the heck it has keypad what for the keypad?! Why not they did it like the 2600?! And the controller is like a phone

Technically there's nothing wrong with the atari 5200 except that the console is huge and the controllers break for no reason besides that the games doesn't really seem that bad

It just comes to show software like E.T for the Atari 2600 doesn't kill of an entire industry...it's the hardware like this piece of crap that'll do just that.

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16 LJN 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!

The fact that the Laughing Joking Numbnuts who gave us the worst Microsoft Paint ripoff ever are so infamous for ruining countless video games, no matter who programmed said games, would be plenty absurd on its own.

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17 PlayStation 3

Why is this, the Wii, and Xbox 360 even on this list? Who ever made this list needs to be fired.

How are they going to be fired dumb ass, people who post are regular people - astro_kitty

Saying this is the worst is way too harsh. It's a brilliant console but I prefer Wii over this but still the worst is way too harsh.

Why isn't the IPhone on here

Oh, so the ps3 is here.What's next? AVGN?

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18 Sega CD

Am I the only one who likes the Sega CD

Yeah, The Sega CD Isn't Really Much, The Only Reason People Bought It Was For Sonic CD, Seriously, They Should Remake Sonic CD On A New Console So People Don't Have To Buy A Sega CD - VideoGamefan5

Sega. I hate this add-on. Sega. I want a different system. Sega. I don't have enough money because I wasted it on this piece of crap.


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19 PlayStation 4

Not a Sony fanboy, but I don't see anything bad in it.

First of all, 8 year-olds are whining that PS4 doesn't have Mario games. What the crap? Mario is made by an entirely separate company. Do Xbox consoles have Mario games? No! Did PS3 have Mario games? No! No company except Nintendo has ever made a console that played a Mario related game! It would be a horrible copyright, and Nintendo would NEVER let the big, powerful gamer consoles get any part of Mario games, because Nintendo's whole income is solely from Mario games, and if Sony or Microsoft had the same Mario games, Nintendo would make as much as Sega makes right now.

Hotel Mario was on a different console which was not from Nintendo. - Fretto

Ya haters r nuts its portable fast and the cotrollers have touch pads

Who the hell made this list they are stupid asf like the PS4 is the best console ever

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20 Atari Jaguar

It was already on the list - jwaughtal



It's a great consle! just has a very low amount storage

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