10. Nintendo 64 1996
The Nintendo 64 may have been the last console to the 64-bit party, but games like Super Mario 64, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Starfox 64 proved that the company’s exclusive games were still some of the greatest available. But by sticking with cartridges over CDs, Nintendo made a few enemies. Cartridges may have been more expensive to produce, but that meant Nintendo could charge other publishers higher fees to port games to their consoles. They may have had their reasons, but several publishers distanced themselves as a result.