Just about every console had some sort of good game on it. That doesn't mean it was worth what they were charging for the console plus the price of the game. The Jaguar in particular was a great deal when they had the fire sale of $40 per console and $10 - $15 per game but by that time the console was already doomed. For $80 you could get one of the best Raiden ports ever, Alien vs. Predator, Tempest 2000, and Cybermorph and the console to play them all on. But $250 plus $50 per game for that console was a rip off. Likewise, the Virtual Boy Tennis was a nice $40 distraction but a terrible $180 system. Plenty of consoles fail but have games worth playing on them.Originally Posted by sagema
And don't even get me started on the Saturn. Some of the best games of that era will never get played by a lot of people because of the Saturn's low sales. (Radiant Silvergun, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Legend of Oasis, the Saturn (read playable) versions of Marvel Super Heroes and X-Men: Children of the Atom and the almighty Saturn Bomberman immediately come to mind).
Personally, I'd rather have some gaming gems I've never played before that were victims of a shoddy console than the games I've already played a million times over. That's a big reason why the only VC game we have right now is Super Mario World. My wife never got the chance to play it much growing up since her family had a Genesis.