Ranking Every Christmas Season Console Debut

first_img ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Ring Fit Adventure’ Is a Nintendo Switch Exercise RPG Stay on target The Christmas season is big money for lots of people, but few rake in the bucks quite like video game makers. For decades, games and systems have been top-sellers, and the holidays are almost unanimously when new systems are released for big sales. But not all holiday console debuts are created equal – for every one that breaks records, there’s one that sinks miserably into failure. We went through the history and put every Christmas season console release in order of quality. For the purposes of this article, we’re considering any release after mid-September as a “holiday season,” especially since early shipments are usually fairly limited. We’re also sticking with North American release dates.3DO, 1993Panasonic’s ill-fated console hit stores in October of 1993 with tons of promotion – Time Magazine even awarded it their “Product Of The Year” award – but with a wildly expensive retail price of seven hundred dollars and exactly one game available, it was all for naught. The system wasn’t bad from a technical standpoint, but developers had problems with the hardware and many of the original slate of titles set to hit by Christmas were delayed until 1994, leaving Panasonic with a pricey piece of kit that played pack-in game

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