7. 3DO Interactive Multiplayer 1993
The 3DO was the first to bring CD technology to gaming in the early ‘90s, with the creators deciding that rather than build the consoles themselves, they’d let manufacturers like Panasonic build and sell the machines, and take a small cut of every sale. The problem? Console-makers like Nintendo and Sony can keep console prices low and earn their profits on games, but with Panasonic out for profit, the prices exceeded anything customers were willing to pay.