Complete List of Console Failures

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >PS3 isnt on the list
    homie what

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fricking sold 86 million units what the frick do you expect

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That it sucked ass idc about sales

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It outsold the 360

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >It outsold the 360 after an additional ten years of support so south Asia could use it as a pirate machine and sell zero games, ie the thing that actually made money for consoles

            Context is important

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Still outsold homeslice

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Dreamcast and i think the atari vts, but there's probably another model that looks like it because thats a very low number

            I wouldn't call it a failure myself but it did lose the generation despite eeking by in sales towards the end which is still impressive with how rough the start was and microsoft having a big lead in the online sphere. Had both liked both.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You got a VCS too?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >console has v in the name
                >board is called v
                >people on Ganker buy the Gankercs
                the logic here isn't that difficult anon

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Only 10k sold man

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                and all regulars of Ganker

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                honestly i don't know, it looks like the thing that was at my grandmothers. Though like I said before 10k is so few surely it had to be another model, but i really dont know anything about that and didn't play it that much since there was a nes and snes

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I expect a console that lead to a negative operating profit of over 6 billion dollars to be on a list of commercial console failures

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No one considers it a failure sales wise

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            And no one considers it a success business wise. Sales totals are for console wars.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Onlive is so forgotten it's not even in OP's image!

      You huff console war shitposting way too much. Go outside.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        can you at least use it as a controller or is it a complete dead weight

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Couldn't even find that what the frick

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          My console collection

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You frick that green plushie, don't you

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Nope

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          My console collection

          Imagine if all these commercial failures are actually as good as the Dreamcast, we just need to give them a chance.
          Except the LaserActive, frick that thing

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Wait did anyone have a laser active??

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              At the PRGE last year, I got ripped off by a LaserActive collector. Sold me a 'copy' of Sonic Adventure 2 for 60 bucks that in reality was a disc that had an SA2 label stuck to it. He was at least 60, too, by the looks of things.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I mean
                He probably was the only human the ever buy one
                I mean look at me
                I own an Atari VCS
                Shits garbage
                Still sounds like a terrible experience
                Why would you buy sonic adventure 2?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I had a bucket list of Dreamcast stuff to find. I also picked up Seaman there. SA2 being only 60 dollars kind of pushed it over the edge for me. Damn that was a moronic choice on my part. But the guy had 4 fricking LaserActives stacked up on his booth, or whatever you call it. Price tags were four figures. This makes the Amiga market look sane

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I don't even attempt certain consoles man
                I wanna try to get an Atari Jaguar but it's just not worth it

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Amiga market
                Frick me, Commodore is a b***h to try and get into. I was lucky to get a 2000 and 1200 whilst prices were at least okay. Nowadays even 1500s are four figures, let alone 4000/4000T's.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The PS3 was losing at first but it got a lot of the better exclusives despite having slightly worse graphics. If it had a more normal architecture but the same power I bet the win would've less close.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The absolute state of tendies.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Anyone else notice that snoys are super self concious over the PS3?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The PS3 was losing at first but it got a lot of the better exclusives despite having slightly worse graphics. If it had a more normal architecture but the same power I bet the win would've less close.

      Anyone else notice that snoys are super self concious over the PS3?

      I think that if any console sells more than 50M units, that automatically disqualifies it from being discussed as a 'commercial failure' alongside the likes of the N64DD and the LaserActive.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >jesus christ anon

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        what hte frick

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        MODS

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        euthanize yourself

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Gonna be honest, I miss this era of Chris and not the modern schizophrenic with a handler group that has him on lockdown

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I love my PS vita!

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    16 million is a flop?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yeah apparently the threshold for consoles is below 20 million

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >16 million is a flop?
      When it comes to sales it's not just the hardware that matters. The Vita sold 16 million but Sony also had to develop a bunch of first party games for it and run a worldwide advertising campaign. That is why they often sell hardware at cost or a loss, getting the device in as many peoples hands as possible means they get into the Sony ecosystem and spend money to recoup the losses.
      That is why Asus can make money off their handheld PC's while only selling in the hundreds of thousands, simple R&D, putting a laptop chip in a handheld shell, YouTube ads and samples to influencers, most of the real costs is just hardware. Even GPD, AYANEO and OneXPlayer can do it with sales in the tens of thousands.
      There is no dev costs because it just runs PC games. The hardware cost is manageable because they do productions runs and when their latest run doesn't sell they can stop. Sony is spending big money up front so if they are not selling its a big loss.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >32X
    >Vita
    >Dreamcast
    >Wii U

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    wish i got the nomad, being able to play regular console games on a portable this early is a novel idea even if the idea was still not there

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I had the 32x, VirtualBoy, Jaguar and Dreamcast

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      wtf man

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I only own consoles that can play Palworld. So no, I do not own any of these pieces of plastic.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The PSX wasn't a console, it was a DVD player with a PS2 built into it.
    There would be a LOT more consoles on this list if you're looking at the exact sales of every specific variation

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      wikipedia put it there

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Then the TVs with built-in consoles (Super Famicom, PS2, etc) count as consoles.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Wii U walked so the Switch could run
    Some of the Switch games are Wii U ports, like BOTW, Mario Kart 8, and Super Mario 3D World
    Shame it is considered a commercial failure despite being the 2nd most sold console in the pic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ikr? but never hit 20 million

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The big problem with the Wii U was that Nintendo split their market hoping fans would buy both their home console and cheaper handheld. People went overwhelmingly with the handheld which played very similar games, it outsold the Wii U 4-1. A ton of people were buying Nintendo games, just not on the platform they were pouring game dev and advertising money into.
      The Switch was their realization that people were more interested in Nintendo on handheld. Handhelds had outsold their home console counterparts in the N64, GC, Wii and Wii U generations and their one successful home console was a gimmick they could not replicate interest in. Instead of abandoning the home console market entirely they used an HDMI dock and made software that underclocked the Switch in handheld so they could tout it as a hybrid.
      A brilliant move which consolidated both parts of their company while pissing neither of their home or handheld fans off.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >4-1
        Closer to 5.5-1

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          How much has the switch outsold the Wii u?
          12 to 1)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Some?
      Only all the good ones......

      SMM2
      Pokken
      BOTW
      MK8
      SM4.5H
      SM3DW
      SMBU
      Pikmin 3
      DK Tropical Freeze

      And there's probably more.....

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Man, I remember all the marketing for the Ouya and it was dead on arrival.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    32X
    Nomad
    Virtual Boy
    Wii U
    Vita
    But I wish I had a PC-FX and Saturn.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Man you picked some shitty ones

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        PC-FX had some weird shit.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just the WiiU

    It was petty mid in retrospect, but I had fun with what few titles I had on it.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    "Commercial Failure" is a stretch for some of these, like the Wii U and Vita. They didn't meet sales expectations but ultimate they were not blunders in the sense that they still generated positive cash flow. I'd argue that Dreamcast and Saturn belong here too

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kind of related:
    "The GameCube ended its run with 21.74 million units sold, according to Nintendo’s official numbers, making it the company’s second-worst-selling console to date. However, with 208.57 million software units sold, the number of GameCube games sold per console is the highest for any Nintendo system at 9.59."
    Do people seriously buy an entire console to play less than 10 games on it? I don't think I have less than 20 on any system I've owned.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The tie ratio is an average. There's people like you who buy 20+ and then there's people who literally buy zero and just rent games, or buy used, neither of which affect the ratio
      It's not surprising 10 is the average, that sounds about right to me

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Googling for the Neo Geo Pocket + Color says that the two put together sold over 2m, so fix that collage in case you made it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      wtf Wikipedia only said that number
      can I see ya source

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.giantbomb.com/neo-geo-pocket-color/3045-81/

        They cite no sources, but Giant Bomb is supposedly credible.

        Onlive is so forgotten it's not even in OP's image!

        You huff console war shitposting way too much. Go outside.

        That reminds me, the pic is also missing the Zeebo.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I trust ya man
          also for some reason the zeebo was not included in the list i used

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >the pic is also missing the Zeebo.
          Wasn't that only released in Brazil?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks man I fixed it

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Take the PSX off, moron
        There's all kinds of shit like this that was made. It's not a console, it's just a variation of the PS2

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Look man I'm just using this list
          If you want edit It out
          https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_commercial_failures_in_video_games

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not editing a wikipedia article
            The PS2 is the best selling console of all time, having it on the list makes you look moronic. That's your problem not mine

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Then frick off it counts as a hardware failure
              This list never said consoles
              It says hardware

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I was one of the unlucky few on Christmas Day 2006.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No fricking way
          That's like
          The worst luck

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Uncle worked at a warehouse. Apparently the one I got was 'unsold stock' as I learned a few years later. He basically got it for free and passed it onto me. I wish I still had it, I traded it in a few years later. I still actually haven't been able to find figures on how powerful (or underpowered) that thing was. Side note, I'm enjoying this thread, nobody's b***hing about chinkslop or nintentards or slopfield, and we're just sharing out our personal stories here. I wish Ganker could be like this more often

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Sorry about your loss

              I'm glad you're enjoying it
              I'm a big collector of failed consoles so I made this thread for this reason

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Forgot to mention. I stole my 5th grade teacher's credit card because I thought it would unlock the shit
            Anyways, good thread, and goodnight

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Night I gotta sleep too
              Someone keep this thread alive

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                i did it, anon
                i kept your thread alive

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    dreamcast & wii u

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >9
      Yeah dude it sold like shit

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I own a Saturn, a Dreamcast, and a PS Vita, about a decade ago I had a Wii U but it wasn't mine.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    imagine every console failure being as good as the dreamcast

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Oh God

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Wii U was only a failure commercially, in terms of library and features you could easily argue that it's nintendo's best

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You cannot say that when the GBA, GameCube, and switch exist

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >in terms of library and features you could easily argue that it's nintendo's best
      That is completely bullshit

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        coping switchies

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not them but I wouldn't say Wii U the best thing Nintendo made
          Is it one of the best consoles Nintendo made? Absolutely
          I think it's better than N64

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Hmmm
            The nostalgia of the N64 is what carries it

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Only the WiiU which I only bought the week botw came out to play it as I bought it 2nd hand for 100 Euro and just hacked the Wiiu to download botw.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's cool
      Never had botw on Wii u
      Is it true it chugs?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I got botw again later on Switch when I got a Switch for totk and botw on switch is almost identical to botw on wiiu. There is almost no difference. I think on launch week of botw it actually ran better on wiiu but in a lower resolution than the switch version.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Ah neat
          Yeah I got a switch a few weeks after it came out and just spent so much time playing botw
          No chug o anything

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Where's the Xbox X?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Series X? Or og

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, Series X. I know it sold better than any of these but it's an objective failure when it is outsold 3 to 1 by its competitor and a 7 year old handheld

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Gotta wait till the console gen ends

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Vita 16mil
    why did sony abandon the handheld market so quickly?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Technically they never left the PlayStation portal still exists

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My dad still has a commodore

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I still love my WiiU.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Where's steam deck?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Still selling

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i begged for an Ngage for christmas

    the screen was so small and the control inputs sucked but after the initial disappointment i ended up enjoying it for a while, it was cool playing ps1/n64 era games mobile in like 2004

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I watched the stop skeletons from fighting video on it
      What gamesya got for it?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i cant remember now but i know i played tomb raider
        i dont even know where it is now

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's cool
          I heard Tony hawks underground and call of duty was on it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          oh and the sims bustin out and tony hawks pro skater
          the sims bustin out was fun, i think its more or less exactly the same as the gameboy advance version, which is 2d and completely different from the gamecube version which is 3d

          frick im gonna emulate that right now on gameboy after failing to get any other sims games working and not liking sims 4

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I had an intellivision as my first console

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm sorry for your loss

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it was probably for the best because it was a hand me down as my brother got to play on the NES. I saved over his ff1 save when I was like 3

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Ah okay

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have a Dreamcast, Vita and WiiU.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Gizmondo actually came out? Wasn't the whole thing scrapped when the CEO crashed his embezzled Lambo? Or am I thinking of a different thing?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes
      I think it only had like 10 games?
      Nothing much really

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >game com not included

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Only real consoles

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why is the PSX on there then? You gonna include the Sega CDX too?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I just followed the wiki article

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >PSX
    how is it a failure? it was basically a DVD player that also played PS2 games

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wasn't the Neo Geo CD super expensive and never meant to sell well?
    I had a Wiiu

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Huh, the vita out did the wii U.

    only oddball I had was an atari 5200, but I picked it up second hand and never owned any games for it. :/ eventually sold it and regret it to this day.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What makes the 32X worse is that it apparently "exceeded" SEGA's expectations for sales. Things like this keep me up at night.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Saturn killed any chance of the 32x living

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got an ngage and a wii u
    am I cool now?

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw I fell for the MUH 64-BITS* and actually bought a fricking Jaguar thinking it'd be like the N64
    God what a piece of shit console that was lmao

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > Sega Saturn is a commercial failure.

    By looking at the numbers it seems like a success for a gaming company.

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