10 worst selling consoles and 10 worst selling handhelds

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yakumo9275
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consoles
http://www.gamepro.com/gamepro/domestic/games/features/111822.shtml

handhelpds
http://gamepro.com/gamepro/domestic/games/features/125748.shtml

Interesting reads. The dreamcast was the only console I've ever owned (and I owned a LynxII in the day).

No mention of the Amiga CD32

-stu

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Bill Loguidice
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Virtual Boy
Matt Barton wrote:

I don't know what Bill will make of this, but I found it fun reading at midnight. :-)

Funny how they say they cant' verify the numbers on one of the consoles. Makes you wonder where they're getting the other figures...Also surprised they didn't mention the headache problem with the Virtuaboy. Was that just urban legend?

Well, "worst selling" is indisputable, though they don't have all the figures from all-time and there's no guarantee that there's consistency in the measurement. As for their commentary, I'm not going to get into that as it would be too exhausting! ;-)

The Virtual Boy is like any immersive VR/headset type of deal. Most people do get a bit queasy after a while, me included. The VB is best in 15 minute sessions. It's quite a neat system, but could have used a few more years of refinement before being unleashed on the public. It will no doubt always go down as Nintendo's greatest failure.

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Matt Barton
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Good stuff

I don't know what Bill will make of this, but I found it fun reading at midnight. :-)

Funny how they say they cant' verify the numbers on one of the consoles. Makes you wonder where they're getting the other figures...Also surprised they didn't mention the headache problem with the Virtuaboy. Was that just urban legend?

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