10 ‘Innovative’ Consoles That Turned Out to Be Huge Flops

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Wii U


The Wii U was a particularly disappointing flop for Nintendo, especially considering the success of its predecessor. Nintendo introduced the first home console with a touchscreen tablet as a controller in 2012, but the new hardware wasn’t enough to duplicate the success of the Wii U’s predecessor.

Few games actually took full advantage of the touchscreen controller in a meaningful way unless the game was compatible with Nintendo’s amiibo figures. Nintendo expected to sell more than 100 million units but as of Dec. 2016, only 13.56 million units were sold.

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