Back in the ‘80s, Nintendo was on top of the world. They had the best gaming consoles with great games and they didn’t have a lot of competitors. During the ‘90s, however, that really began to change. Nintendo ended up making some pretty big mistakes that cost them dearly. They’re still around though, but they’re no longer the leaders that they once were in the video game industry. It sometimes seems as though they are trying to get back on top, but they are having trouble finding their way there. Because we all have such good memories of Nintendo and their games, here are 5 mistakes that we wish the company didn’t make!
5. Virtual Boy
When Nintendo created Virtual Boy, a portable game console that was supposed to be capable of displaying “true 3D graphics,” they weren’t looking to replace their home console Super Nintendo or their handheld console Game Boy. Instead they were looking “to reignite the market for their games.” Sadly, Virtual Boy wasn’t able to do that. Not only was it ridiculously expensive, it was not in full color and the headpiece made the experience cumbersome and potentially dangerous. Virtual Boy proved to be a commercial failure and was discontinued less than a year after it was released.