These systems just didn’t have what it takes to succeed
1 Nintendo Virtual Boy
In terms of games consoles, Nintendo has undoubtedly had some huge hits in its time, but the Virtual Boy was not one of them. You might think the Wii U has sold badly, but it’s been a rip-roaring success compared to this foray into 3D gaming. Not only was the Virtual Boy cumbersome, needing to be supported by a stand rather than worn, the graphics were entirely red and black and generally looked rubbish. Also, it gave people headaches – which, it turns out, people don’t really like when they’re playing a Mario game.