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Mine was...

Xbox 1 0.83%
 
Gamecube 5 4.17%
 
Vita 13 10.83%
 
Wii U 53 44.17%
 
Saturn 4 3.33%
 
Dreamcast 18 15.00%
 
Other 26 21.67%
 
Total:120
Immersiveunreality said:
trunkswd said:
Dreamcast. It was an underrated console that died an early death due to the hype for the PS2.

Mostly due to very poor marketing,most did not even know it existed.

In the U.S., it was HEAVILY marketed. To this day, 9•9•99 is synonymous with "It's thinking" (for me at least). Print and TV ads were rampant, at least. At the time, the launch was reported to be the biggest single day ever In terms of entertainment revenue. Beat out any movie, sporting event, album sale, etc. up to that point.

And I wasn't even a Sega fan at all. I only got a Dreamcast because the PS2 was always sold out and I got tired of coming home with nothing.



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I still rock my unpopular Wii U and am constantly harassed as to why I won't invest in the Switch. When the Dreamcast came out, me and the boys were considering it but the internet pricing thing was confusing and no one wants to pay more to play a game online they already own.... or do they?



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An Atari 8-bit and a TI-99/4A. The sales numbers those machines put out made the Saturn look like a raging success. They weren't even particularly successful by the standards of their time, let alone now. Otherwise, the Saturn is the lowest selling mainstream system I own.



d21lewis said:
Immersiveunreality said:

Mostly due to very poor marketing,most did not even know it existed.

In the U.S., it was HEAVILY marketed. To this day, 9•9•99 is synonymous with "It's thinking" (for me at least). Print and TV ads were rampant, at least. At the time, the launch was reported to be the biggest single day ever In terms of entertainment revenue. Beat out any movie, sporting event, album sale, etc. up to that point.

And I wasn't even a Sega fan at all. I only got a Dreamcast because the PS2 was always sold out and I got tired of coming home with nothing.

When I went to Gamestop in the first week of September, there were two lines. One for Dreamcast, and one for Final Fantasy VIII on PS1. Dreamcast was hyped to the moon and back, but at the sometime everybody knew it was going to get steamrolled by the PS2 a year later.



I don't know what the sales data was for the 3DO, but I suspect that may be the biggest flop I own. *shrugs* Yeah, wasn't my favorite platform, but there were a surprising number of companies that got their start on the 3DO actually, and it had a handful of pretty noteworthy exclusives, including such examples as Total Eclipse and D, for instance. And Captain Quazar. You can't forget that masterpiece!

3DO also had the best versions of a number of avant-garde contemporaneous titles, like the best version of Out of This World (that's a.k.a. Another World for European gamers) for example.



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WiiU sold less than vita right? After I got out of college and we didn't constantly have 4 people ready to play Kart and Smash together the Nintendo systems just didn't have the same effect and I haven't really been tempted by one since. Still, got the $200 one refurbished and had a good time for awhile



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I guess the N64 at 33m.



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Sega 32X. My grandma gave me and my brother one for Christmas in 1995. Cool system, but didn't sell well and didn't get many games.

As far as mainline consoles go, Gamecube is the one I own with the lowest sales. Even though I was a big Sega fan as a kid, pricing on Saturn and lack of mainline Sonic game turned me off from asking for one, and by the time Dreamcast came out I was mainly gaming on PC so I didn't get Dreamcast either. OG Xbox and Gamecube are what brought me back into console gaming. 



Of all I've owned, I would say the SNES. Stupendous little thing, it was. Even though it sold the least out of those I've owned, it has my favorite Nintendo game of all time, Super Mario World. I haven't played much out of it, but it did give me many fond memories.



Dream cast and the Sega saturn. Both were really good consoles



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