10 Mistakes Nintendo Got Away With (Because They're Nintendo)
10. Nintendo 64 DD
Despite what its name might suggest, this isn't a failed foray into lingerie, but actually a CD add on for the N64, with the "DD" standing for "Disk Drive". A magnetic add on that could be attached to your N64 for added power.
On top of the added storage and memory that comes with disks as opposed to cartridges, this was also supposed to let you download games, create movies and animations, and even play games online.
Despite all of these features that surely would have gotten any N64 owner excited, they seemed to have lost heart for it at some point, and basically made true their prediction that it would be a commercial failure.
Nintendo didn't really do themselves any favors when trying to sell it, however. It was only available via mail order, and only in Japan at that. Resulting in only 15,000 of 100,000 available units sold, and its production was canceled a mere 14 months after it was released, condemning it to join the recesses of Nintendo's many other failed extras, but more on that later.