EVERYBODY HAS their favourite games console. All those hours we whiled divided on your Sega Mega Drive or Nintendo 64 as a youngster were some of a happiest of your life, before we changed in with a partner, maybe had some kids, and got told to ‘stop wasting your time and put adult that sodding blockade you’ve still not done’.
But what about a other side of a coin? What about those consoles mislaid to history? The ones too terrible to remember? Those despicable wastes of silicon that, overdue to a disaster of planning, implementation, program support or customarily all three, finished adult on a repute scrapheap squelching around in an in. of H2O in a bottom of a cosmetic cylinder during far-flung automobile foot sales nationwide?
Join us as we count down a losers, a failures, a games consoles that caused Christmas tantrums and laid rubbish to companies and careers.
10. Sega Megadrive 32X
It’s 1994, you’re in assign of Sega, and a 32-bit Atari Jaguar has only launched. What do we do? Clearly, we come adult with a competitor.
But what we don’t do is come adult with a rarely singular aspirant that bolts directly onto your prior 16-bit console – a Sega Mega Drive – afterwards immediately announce a loyal follow-up in a form of a Sega Saturn before a 32X is even released.
Known during best as “a bad man’s entrance into ‘next-generation’ games” and during worst, by self-satisfied 3DO owner Trip Hawkins, as “a band-aid”, a 32X was passed on arrival. Barely means to lift off a technical tricks that a Mega Drive’s 16-bit rival, a Super Nintendo, had been doing for years, it was shortly murdered by a possess stablemate as a Saturn came logging over a mountain months later, itself to be quickly put out of business by Sony’s PlayStation anyway.