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8 Videogame Peripherals that were Giant Flops

Ron Whitaker | 10 Jun 2015 15:30
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There's no shortage of videogame peripherals. Besides the official hardware, there are tons of aftermarket controllers, add-ons, and gimmicks. Some of them turn out to be awesome, some are forgettable, and some are remembered as terrible ideas. These eight fall into that last category, as they're some of the biggest flops of all time.

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uDraw - Multiple consoles

The original uDraw was released for the Nintendo Wii in 2010, and was a moderate success. The white tablet allowed users to use the included stylus to draw on the screen of the their TV, and it was a good fit for the Wii market. Inexplicably, THQ decided that this meant it would be a great fit for PS3 and Xbox 360 as well. The now black-colored device hit stores for Holiday 2011, and promptly flopped. Gamers mostly weren't interested, and even those that were found the device was used in few games. THQ was left sitting on 1.4 million unsold units, representing a big chunk of their revenue shortfall of around $100 million. Already struggling, the company never recovered from the blow, finally going bankrupt in 2012.

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