Nintendo Virtual BoyThe Nintendo Virtual Boy, released in 1995, was a video game console that used a twin eyeglass style projector to display the games in "true" 3-D (though monochromatic). The launch price was around $180. It was a flop in the marketplace, for several reasons:
- It was marketed as a portable system, but it was not as portable as consumers thought it should be
- The display was known to cause eye problems, especially for those under 7 years of age (it allegedly stunts eye development).
- Buyers did not feel that the games released for the system were particularly fun to play.
Hype surrounding the device before its release included public musings by Nintendo that the device might resemble a gun set vertical, projecting a 3D image in the air above it. The actual device was considered a disappointment compared to this description when it arrived.
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