Worst Gaming Consoles

The Top Ten

1 Virtual Boy

While the games weren't too bad, the red and black made it impossible to play. - Gametoon

They are still my favorite video game company but they also made the absolute worst video game console of all time

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

Games aren't horrible to be honest. - Jawsome274

2 Philips CDi

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

Most of them are crap like Hotel Mario and the Zelda games.

Lotsa Spaghetti!

This was a joke system, period - SkyRimLegend21

3 Tiger R-Zone

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

Worse than the virtual boy - Ar0nT0pTeNz05

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!

This is the worst thing of all time

4 Xbox One

I don't have one, but my chances of getting one are pretty slim because of a few reasons.
1. I got a PS4 recently
2. I already have an Xbox 360, which is compatible with Xbox games, so I don't need it for any backwards compatability
3. There aren't many exclusives
4. Their third party games I could get on any other console I had
And 5. It would take up too much space
So yeah, I'm not really planning on getting one of these. If it happens, it'll probably be because my brother asked for one. - Gametoon

Lol gonna make it to number one

Also gold is kinda stupid but What do you expect do you expect the thing to give you whatever you want without paying. THIS IS WHAT THEY DO ITS NORMAL. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT don't PLAY XBOX OTHERWISE SHUT UP YOUR JUST COMPLAINING ABOUT A COMPANY THAT MAKES MONEY OFF OF 5654456 BILLION OTHER PEOPLE BESIDES YOU. - SkyRimLegend21

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!

5 Jaguar

This was the first 64-bit console, but it failed miserably.

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

6 Gizmondo

This exists? I never heard of this. - jdramirez

This is bad on its own, but what makes it worse is that the guys at Tiger are criminals!

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.'

7 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

3do WE WANT YOUR MONEY - SkyRimLegend21

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 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.

How the Xbox One higher than this junk, at least you can play more games on it - ToddHoward

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!

10 Sega 32X

Why not just make a new console out of it?

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 Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 N-Gage

Lets see if it has the duriblity of satan - SkyRimLegend21

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.

12 Air Wireless 60 Gaming System

Are you trying to get sued for copyright infringement - SkyRimLegend21

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

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.

13 RCA Studio II

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

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..

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

14 Atari 5200

Three words. Reason. It. Died. - SkyRimLegend21

Atari 5200 was meant to be a successor to the Atari 2600 but it failed

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

15 Apple Bandai Pippin

I love the startup though. - Katildalover93

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

16 Hyperscan

A good idea executed very poorly in the worst way possible - PerfectImpulseX

I bet the idea was like this
hey boss lets mske a game console that's ment to make HUMANITY TO DESPISE US YEAA. - SkyRimLegend21

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.

17 Sega CD

Legendary console bad rep sonic CD had a great soundtrack

Am I the only one who doesn't have anything mean to say - SkyRimLegend21

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

18 Nokia N-Gage

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

I hate this one.

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

So bad it has to be here twice!

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19 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


Your a joke the 0.9% - SkyRimLegend21

I loved this console. We used to have one. - Katildalover93

20 Atari Jaguar

It was already on the list - jwaughtal


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

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.

Put it on number one it was worse then the v boy - SkyRimLegend21

Ok let me explain what the r zone is
The r zone was the most failed object in the human race and that includes the holicost and ww2 - SkyRimLegend21

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!

22 PlayStation 4

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

The 2% of cretures who voted this up shouldn't play systems - SkyRimLegend21

Not worst,but should be higher.

23 Chintendo Vii

Chinese knockoff Wii I am guessing? - Katildalover93

Original console, don't steal! - PerfectImpulseX

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

A complete ripoff of Nintendo wii! I hope nintendo launches a rocket to destroy the company who made this rubbish trash thing! There are no good games

24 Sega Saturn

It's not bad, in fact, I say:
Saturn > PS1 - TheDelBel

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

It's not that bad, I played and seen worse, like the 32X and Philips CDI

25 Sega Neptune

This should not be on the list because it was scrapped

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

Whats next sega earth?

What even is the sega neptune - vololv0

26 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.

27 Wireless 60

Where is rerez

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

28 Atari 2600

Wow... You have no idea what video games are huh - SkyRimLegend21

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.

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

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

29 Ouya

2 words: Absolute Garbage. - BritishGoat

Its just an Android in a box. Nothing else. - jdramirez

Ouya it suck! Ouya I'll buy another console, Ouya I don't have enough money because I wasted my money on this crap!

The Controller's buttons have it's name's letters on it. what? - noo7na7

30 Atari Lynx

I mean it was outbested by a green plastic rectangle so it had to be bad. - SkyRimLegend21

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.

31 Xbox

Why? It's a good console. I prefer it over the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. (Yeah, I said it.) - TheDelBel

No no no your saying tge series of xbox was bad well it wasn't - SkyRimLegend21

This console was awful. Bad games apart from halo and jet set 2. The controller alone made me get third party games on the PlayStation 2.

This was just awful how is it so far down the list? It was just a massive brick the controller was a massive brick. The only really good games were Halo and Jet set radio future. Bad lack of games. I really like the 360 I suppose this console was bad most likely because it was Microsofts first attempt.

32 PolyStation

The cheap and poorly reviewed Playstation knockoff. - Katildalover93

This should be above the PS4, Xbox 360, and PS3 this game is just a knock off it is even worser then the Xbox One

What is a polystation is it play station but insted treets polio - SkyRimLegend21

A stupid ripoff. I wouldn't say anything, except for the fact that this spawned TWO sequels. And rumor has lt that there is now a third. That makes this a legacy console. These guys & Wireless managed to become the only bad legacy companies ever. That's quite a feat. And as you can expect, the sequels are worse.

33 Super PolyStation 2

Just seeing this makes wanna choke the man who thought of cloneing a PlayStation - SkyRimLegend21

I hate the Polystation series! Playstation clone anyone? - Katildalover93

Error. Polystation just give up. Hiding behind play station will never help you.

PlayStation wan a be 2

34 Phantom

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

35 Atari Jaguar CD

Well besides growling at me and showing me a red screen it helped me with potty training my kids - SkyRimLegend21

Atari releases a cd based add on for the jaguar couldn't sell, and the best part, IT DOESN'T WORK. How did they mess it up so badly? The most important part, for it to work. Not to mention it looks like a toilet. I'm not kidding, look it up

A CD add-on that's even tackier than the sega 32x (note the lowercase letters)

This console never workson any unit!

36 Action Max

The games are more interactive games than gaming - coffeeberzerk

37 Apple Pippin

Wasn't this on a higher place?

38 V-Smile

Nostalgia. I still remember Zayzoo An Earth Adventure. That was a cute game! - Katildalover93

Really? Just because of it having bad graphic and that it was for little kids doesn't mean it's bad. The logo is cute. The purple and orange color scheme is nice. The only bad thing about it is the Smartbook.

This console brings back some major nostalgia when I was in, like, preschool. And I only played it in preschool, and then I was its intended audience. Now I'm not. Accept that this system is for preschoolers, and that's why its educational.

A whole series of joke consoles aimed at children ages 3-7

39 Amiga CD32

Pointless console, horrible library of games, and it destroyed Commodore.

Nobody? You have to put a paint bucket.. I mean the OFFICIAL AMIGA CD32 ADD-ON, on the disc tray or else the disc won't spin. The games are pretty funny, not intentionally of course. It signed lts (Commodore's) own death warrant by being 32-bit when consoles were making the gigantic leap to 64-bit. Oh; & this never actually made lt beyond a test-market release. This is an amiga you have to break up with.

40 Wii Mini

The worst console redesign in history. No SD card slot, no component video, not even INTERNET CONNECTIVITY. What's the point of having more than one empty channel if you can't download anything, with the exception of maybe Mario Kart Channel from the disc? Ridiculous.

With no Internet, this is now proven useful as all Internet related features are useless. If you have a regular wii, unless you want to transfer your data to a wii u, disable the Internet on the wii.

The difference between amarica and japan is we are greedy and want everything but japan doesn't want everything. - SkyRimLegend21

This should be higher because:
-No internet access or Wii Shop Channel (closed anyway)
-Not as great as the Original or Wii U
-Wii Menu Is So Blank
-Only Disc and Mii Channel
-It sucks so much it should be higher, and I mean the Top 10! - Katildalover93

41 Game 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.

So bad it's here twice!

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42 Nuon

The hell is a nuon

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

43 PCP Station

What is a PCP station? I feel like maybe this was just a code word for angels dust. - austincrazycat

44 Intec 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

Sports games (8 in 1): Place Kick Soccer, Bowling, Tennis, Fishing, Ping Pong, Golf, Baseball, T.V. Boxing.
Misc. games (32 in 1): Snake, Square, Diamond, Archery, Shudu, Fire Man, Lawn Purge, Zuma, Boxes World, Bee Fighting, Tank, Shooting Balloons, Pro Crack, Fish War, Aquamix, Duel Soccer, Maze Pac, Pets Crossing, Hammer, Rugged Hammer, Harry, Loop Legend, Fancy, Farm Keeper, Smart Bomber, Tiger Man, Golden Gate, Apex Gun, Pixie Princess Dandelion Of The Death Knell, Over Speed, Motor Storm, Highway Racing

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?

45 Pioneer 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

I'll find a Pioneer LaserActive LaserDisc player and a few laser discs released by Paramount. - playstationfan66

46 Watara Supervision
47 Atari Touch Me

This sounds gross

Id rather die - SkyRimLegend21

Oml this is amazing

This sounds wrong -.-

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48 GP2X
49 Mattel HyperScan

Let's face it, the hyper-SCAM is as phony as a three-dollar bill.

Dear Lord No Games

50 Nintendo DSi

Where do I put my GBA carts? oh yeah... there isn't a slot >=*-( - mcdonalds_sucks

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!

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