Nintendo is one of the main reasons video games and home entertainment as a whole are as great as it is today. Just like any company, Nintendo has had its hits and misses throughout the years, but they did pull through the video game crash of the 90s, which is an accomplishment in itself. But just like Sony and Apple, Nintendo has made some blunders with their products over the years and we’re going to count them down now.
10. Nintendo 3DS
The Nintendo 3DS was a poor decision for their handheld selection, as usually they maintain dominance in that spectrum. The launch price was outrageous; the screen will make you nauseous and its poor battery life tops it all off. What good is a handheld without good battery life?
9. Nintendo Wii
The standard definition graphics alone for this system are just plain ugly. That along with a lack of basic features like playable demos, a hard drive and a proper voice chat feature has made it lose the momentum it originally started out with over the years.
8. DVD Playback and Online Play
In 2001, DVD playback was a big deal, now-a-days not so much. They've also steered away from improving online play, despite the fact that their competition has offered up quite a selection over the last decade.
7. Nintendo GameCube
The design itself scared off hardcore gamers with its flagship color being purple. That and the inclusion of a lunchbox style handlebar made it a huge epic fail for Nintendo.
Gamers want to choose what they want to play themselves and don’t like it when a company polices what they want to consume. It’s censorship of Mortal Combat made gamers head over to the Sega Genesis version to get the real thing, while Nintendo was then forever stamped as a kid brand.
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