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I predicted the original wii was going to be a big flop despite being a huge fan of their earlier consoles. I couldn't see why people would pay serious money for a gamecube with a new controller.

In fact from memory my predictions for various consoles were;

PS1: successful
Saturn: unsuccessful
N64 unsuccessful
Dreamcast: unsuccessful
PS2: Successful (despite not being a fan of it)
Gamecube: Successful
Original Xbox: Successful
Xbox 360: Successful
PS3: Successful
wii: unsuccessful
wii u: successful
PS4: successful
xbox one: unsuccessful

In hindsight I think my views are skewed slightly towards favouring powerful hardware as likely to be successful.