For the most part, the gaming industry has always been dominated by a select few console manufacturers. While a couple of brave companies have tried disrupting the holy trinity of Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony, the public tends to stick with more popular, mainstream consoles. And it's hard to blame them, as many manufacturers' renegade efforts are remembered among the worst video game consoles of all time.
While a few failed video game consoles come from rookie manufacturers trying to gain a foothold in a highly lucrative market, even big names like Nintendo occasionally put out unforgivably bad hardware. Not every console lives up to the hype, while others simply seem to be knockoffs of existing products. For every successful console you remember fondly, twice as many exist that couldn't make the cut.
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