Worst Gaming Consoles

The Top Ten

1 Virtual Boy Virtual Boy Product Image

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!

The Virtual Boy is Nintendo's first counterfeit console.

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

2 Philips CDi

A console came from the company that discovered the CDs with awful

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.

It sucks, the controller is terrible, and the games suck, but you have to give credit to the memes.

3 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.

I've never owned one of these, but just looking at gameplay on youtube makes it look like the ugliest virtual reality graphics I've ever seen. - Gametoon

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

4 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!

Just a crappy PC disguised as a console. Nintendo is the only console maker these days that still focuses entirely on innovation and the gaming aspect.

Just get a Nintendo Switch or a PC instead of this crap.

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

This was marketed to be an awesome pc like consle that could be capable of cross play. But it just came of as slow underpowered overpriced and having a pretty underwhelming library. PlayStation 4 had persona 5 spider man god of war ratchet and clank and the list goes on. Xbox one had crackdown 3 one of the most underwhelming games I own. Halo 5 was mediocre at best. And gears 4 and 5 were embarrassments in almost every way. It also sold terrible. Ps4 sold 60 million more units. Xbox one s was an improvement but I still perfer the ps4 slim. The xbox one x was okay but it is overly complex and frustrating to use.

5 Jaguar

They expected you to think it was good JUST BECAUSE it had 64 bit technology. Man, people sucked at marketing back in the day.
Oh, and also, the controller was way too big and had way too many buttons. - Gametoon

Advertisement: It's 64-bit
Us: Is literally 2 32-bit processors that make "64-bit"

The Nintendo 64 has TRUE 64-bit

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

I like the idea of a game console that is ment to ruin your industry. - SkyRimLegend21

6 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

Forcing you to watch adds before playing a game? NOPE!

7 3DO Interactive Multiplayer

Also don't forget the crappy edutainment software and the lousy FMV games like Plumbers don't wear ties.

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

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!

8 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

Woah this was 1997 remember? You can't expect that much from the company.

9 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.

10 Sega 32X Sega 32X Product Image

They should've just waited until the Saturn was released to make 32-bit games.

The genesis is already good by itself it doesn't need several other systems merging with it - SkyRimLegend21

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

The Contenders

11 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.

Horrible ports of games, small screen, a desperate attempt by Nokia to compete with the Gameboy
I can't believe this imagine you watch this commercial and you will be all like "damn that's the hot ticket" but you end up getting horrible ports of games and look at the design its like a space taco! And the buttons are just horrible and even the Microvision is a whole lot better than this

12 Air Wireless 60 Gaming System Air Wireless 60 Gaming System Product Image

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

What happens if someone knocks off the Xbox Kinect? You'll get this garbage. I saw Rerez breaking this thing for being terrible. Not to mention that there's one game that steals sprites from a Neo-Geo game. - jdramirez

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

13 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

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

This thing is 1 Bit. Literally 1 bit. Enough said? I think so

Worst PONG console I have ever seen! One of the worst consoles too!

14 Atari 5200 Atari 5200 Product Image

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

There are many problems with this thing. It was a console with the worst controller ever, and a price even higher than the 2600's price. So they later helped the controller problems with the release of the 7800.

15 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

I love the startup though. - Katildalover93

16 Hyperscan

Why isn't this even in the top 10? This is the worst console ever. The cards don't work, there's only 5 games released, and all of them are TERRIBLE ABOMINATIONS.

Hyper-SCAM is as phony as a three-dollar bill.

What do the hyper-SCAM and all 5 or 6 of its games (ignoring homebrews) have in common? They're rated T for TERRIBLE!

This system was published in 1996 wait did I say 1996? I mean 2006.

17 Sega CD Sega CD Product Image

Am I the only one who likes the Sega CD

I actually play Sonic CD as an app. But the only Sega console I have is a remastered Sega Genesis with built-in games. - PhoenixAura81

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.

Legendary console bad rep sonic CD had a great soundtrack

18 Nokia N-Gage

Anything nokia should be used only for a weapon to bash peoples face in - SkyRimLegend21

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

So bad it has to be here twice!

I hate this one.

19 PlayStation 3 PlayStation 3 Product Image

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

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

The PlayStation 3 is great. It even brought Ratchet and Clank and Sly Cooper back! And LittleBigPlanet introduced!

20 PlayStation 4 PlayStation 4 Product Image

Just like the Xbox One, it's just a bad PC disguised as a video game console. If you want a gaming device with an x86 processor, buy a legitimate PC. - KalloFox34

Nintendo makes new ideas for their consoles and sometimes improves their older ideas. But Sony on the other hand makes their consoles look the same each time. I hope someone destroys the PlayStation 5 brand new condition when that comes out, which I hope it never gets released because Sony is trash at making video games now.

I have owned 15 consoles like the Xbox One S and GameCube, and without doubt this is the worst of all. It only lasted 6 minutes until it said (WARNING: Your ps4 is malfunctioning) Then BOOM! It overheated randomly and flipped 15 times then broke down. Second, the storage made it worse. I played Minecraft and it said (too much storage) When I checked it was 200 MB out of 408 GB. WHAT THE HELL?!
Finally, the graphics. They killed me! - LUDEL

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

21 R-Zone

The Virtual Boy attempted at least attempted VR. The Virtual Boy also had a pretty good line of games and a good controller. The R-Zone was an awful version of the Virtual Boy that scrapped the idea of VR but kept the red and black art style, despite it being unnecessary for the R-Zone. The R-Zone had no good games as the games on the R-Zone were essentially the Tiger wrist games played up close to your eyes on a piece of reflective plastic in bright red and black, while awful audio made your ears bleed. The R-Zone also had a terrible controller, which is fitting for its awful games. The only good part about it was that it actually featured a head strap.

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

22 Chintendo 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

Probably from Nintendo's self-parody division...

Maybe this was intended to mock Nintendo Wii

A parody of wii which everybody hates

23 Sega Saturn

This is the failure you get when you release a console way too early. Had Sega waited a few months to release the console and learn how to properly use it's hardware so devs could actually program the thing, then maybe the Saturn would've succeeded. The Saturn and Dreamcast would've lasted longer. Sega may not have stopped making consoles and as a result, the Xbox never exists.

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.

24 Sega Neptune

Never heard of the Sega Neptune until Hyperdimension Neptunia referenced it. lol - TheDelBel

32X was suppose to be the Sega Neptune. But, it would have a different look. But, it would be a great idea. But, if it was used we would have the Dreamcast around 2003. Or if the sega neptune was published we wouldn't even have a dreamcast.

It wasn't released people - RandomGuy456

Sega mars, sega Pluto, sega Jupiter, sega mercury, sega Venus, sega Uranus, those would've been the the names of all sega's consoles if they were still 1st party developers - Sanicball

25 Nintendo 2DS

The 3ds was awesome, but this sucks!

I love this console! People don't like it because it doesn't have the flap. So, who cares. It might actually be better that way. When I got a DS lite, I loved it! Until we were babysitting a family. Two of the boys in the family wanted to play on it.(My brother had one too.) So we gave our DS's to them. The 3 year old boy took good care of it. But the 6 year old boy broke the flap. It was my brothers. So he didn't play with it anymore. So the Wii u should be higher than this!

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.

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

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