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#1 Edited by DarthOrange (3891 posts) -

The third console curse roughly states that you will stumble (but not necessarily fail) with the third console you release.

Sony

  1. PlayStation
  2. PlayStation 2
  3. PlayStation 3

Microsoft

  1. Xbox
  2. Xbox 360
  3. Xbox One

Nintendo (Portable)

  1. Game & Watch
  2. Game Boy
  3. Virtual Boy

-

  1. Game Boy Advance
  2. Nintendo DS
  3. Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo (Home Consoles)

  1. Nintendo Entertainment System
  2. Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  3. Nintendo 64

-

  1. Gamecube
  2. Wii
  3. Wii U

So confirmed?

Edit: Here is Sega too apparently

Sega

  1. SG-1000
  2. Sega Mark III
  3. Master System

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  1. Genesis
  2. Saturn
  3. Dreamcast

#2 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4486 posts) -

No.

#3 Posted by living4theday258 (679 posts) -

its a little too early to write the xbox one off as a failure, and the 3DS didn't fail... it might have in america but they sold like crazy in japan... or so I have heard.

#4 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6402 posts) -

Yes, 100% confirmed. Get Patrick on the line, he has a news story to break the fuck in half.

#5 Posted by mlarrabee (3057 posts) -

Before launching console one: "We have no idea what we're doing."

Before launching console two: "OK, this is starting to make sense."

Before launching console three: "Psh, this is easy."

#6 Posted by sirdesmond (1262 posts) -

Where's Game Boy Color? Also, Game & Watch was a console?

#7 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4985 posts) -

http://i.imgur.com/7KWYoFx.gif

#8 Posted by dirkfunk (175 posts) -

Sega:

SG-1000

Sega Mark III

Master System

Genesis

Saturn

Dreamcast. . . .

All bangers.

#9 Posted by bemusedchunk (734 posts) -

What about Sega?

Oh wait...that was the Dreamcast wasn't it.

I just made myself sad.

#10 Posted by FreakAche (2955 posts) -

What's wrong with the 3DS?

#11 Posted by DarthOrange (3891 posts) -

its a little too early to write the xbox one off as a failure, and the 3DS didn't fail... it might have in america but they sold like crazy in japan... or so I have heard.

I didn't say fail. Did you read the post? :(

The third console curse roughly states that you will stumble (but not necessarily fail) with the third console you release.

PS3 clearly did not fail, but it stumbled. Xbox One has as well. 3DS stumbled hard too, or did you forget the steep price cut and ambassador program?

#12 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19386 posts) -

3DS?

HA

Edit: If we're counting stumbles, then I'm sure that's not merely limited to third consoles. Example: Xbox 360 and RRoD.

#13 Edited by thatdutchguy (1283 posts) -

The N64 is my favourite console of all time, The PS3 has better exclusives than 360..and the 3DS is the best handheld i ever bought, your theory is WRONG.

#14 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

What about Atari?

#15 Posted by bemusedchunk (734 posts) -

@dirkfunk said:

Sega:

SG-1000

Sega Mark III

Master System

Genesis

Saturn

Dreamcast. . . .

All bangers.

Oh thank god I was wrong.

#16 Posted by dungbootle (2428 posts) -

Yeah put Sega up there too. I think 3DS is pretty stable though

#17 Posted by Lexus2jz (92 posts) -

No, Playstation 3 was amazing.

#18 Posted by DarthOrange (3891 posts) -

Yeah put Sega up there too. I think 3DS is pretty stable though

Yea PS3 is pretty stable now too but both stumbled out the gate.

#19 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4486 posts) -

What's wrong with the 3DS?

OP has a Vita and it's easier to throw the 3DS on that list instead of realizing that he straight up goofed.

#20 Posted by onimonkii (2463 posts) -

@freakache said:

What's wrong with the 3DS?

OP has a Vita and it's easier to throw the 3DS on that list instead of realizing that he straight up goofed.

just wait until the 3rd psp, it's gonna be a total shitshow

#21 Posted by DarthOrange (3891 posts) -

@freakache said:

What's wrong with the 3DS?

OP has a Vita and it's easier to throw the 3DS on that list instead of realizing that he straight up goofed.

Vita is Sony's second handheld. I didn't put up PS4 either.....

#22 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4486 posts) -

@colourful_hippie said:

@freakache said:

What's wrong with the 3DS?

OP has a Vita and it's easier to throw the 3DS on that list instead of realizing that he straight up goofed.

Vita is Sony's second handheld. I didn't put up PS4 either.....

Of course you didn't

@colourful_hippie said:

@freakache said:

What's wrong with the 3DS?

OP has a Vita and it's easier to throw the 3DS on that list instead of realizing that he straight up goofed.

just wait until the 3rd psp, it's gonna be a total shitshow

You must have more hope in their line of handhelds than Sony even does to think that there's gonna be a successor to the Vita.

#23 Posted by jimmyfenix (3859 posts) -

Fucking Saturn. that's all im going to say you want a console ? oh its out on SATURNDAY...wait is sony going to run on our parade ? NO ITS OUT NOW. Why sega why :(

#24 Edited by IrrelevantJohn (1091 posts) -

This is dumb.

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#25 Posted by DarthOrange (3891 posts) -
#26 Posted by Superkenon (1506 posts) -

It's a funny list, but I love most of those third things.

#27 Edited by rebgav (1429 posts) -

I guess that Microsoft was hit with that little-known First & Third Console Curse. Which isn't as bad as Sega, who were really unlucky to invoke the First Through Third, Fifth, Sixth And Also A Shitty Handheld Console Curse.

#28 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11381 posts) -

The Virtual Boy was not portable.

But sure. Maybe.

#29 Posted by spraynardtatum (3656 posts) -

Naw. 64 was awesome

#30 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1931 posts) -

I love how a lot of the "proof" in the top post is actually the opposite of proof if you actually take the time think.

The biggest mistake is leaving out the Gameboy Color, which would make the DS the third in the next cycle of three. Remind me, did the DS do anything that could even remotely be considered failing or "stumbling"?

Then we have Sega. Their first two consoles were pretty much completely unknown, the Master System (#3) was their most successful console when it came out. Then we have their second number 3, the Dreamcast, which was a failure, but it did better than the console that preceded it, so how does that work as part of this theory?

The N64 certainly didn't do as well as the Super NES, or its competition (The PS1), but it was much more successful than its successor (the Gamecube), so rule of 4 just this once?

So no, definitely not confirmed. Stop trying to find a pattern where there isn't one.

#31 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

I have noticed this as well, OP.

#32 Edited by biospank (657 posts) -

@colourful_hippie: Well there are at-least some decent games on the Vita but unfortunately most of them are in Japan. And the good ones are probably only going to be there, still its a problem that there are only some people in Japan that has a Vita and less in the western world.

#33 Posted by Twinsun (493 posts) -

@ll_exile_ll: The DS stumbled pretty majorly in the beginning as a matter of fact.

#34 Posted by Angouri (233 posts) -

Oh god, the PSP3 is going to be terrible, isn't it?

Also, I think the Saturn was worse than the Dreamcast.... the Virtual Boy wasn't all that portable,and when talking about Nintendo handhelds, I would more likely think:

DS

DS Lite (the good one)

DSi (oh God)

DSi XL (OH GOD THE PIXELS ARE HUGE)

Also, missing all those bangers of Android consoles. You know: Ouya, Gamestick and Mojo. UGHH

#35 Posted by PillClinton (3293 posts) -

Yup, this is a thing.

#36 Edited by Raven10 (1922 posts) -

The third console curse roughly states that you will stumble (but not necessarily fail) with the third console you release.

Sony

  1. PlayStation
  2. PlayStation 2
  3. PlayStation 3

Microsoft

  1. Xbox
  2. Xbox 360
  3. Xbox One

Nintendo (Portable)

  1. Game & Watch
  2. Game Boy
  3. Virtual Boy

-

  1. Game Boy Advance
  2. Nintendo DS
  3. Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo (Home Consoles)

  1. Nintendo Entertainment System
  2. Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  3. Nintendo 64

-

  1. Gamecube
  2. Wii
  3. Wii U

So confirmed?

Edit: Here is Sega too apparently

Sega

  1. SG-1000
  2. Sega Mark III
  3. Master System

-

  1. Genesis
  2. Saturn
  3. Dreamcast

Sony - Okay that one works

Microsoft - No way to tell yet but not proven wrong yet.

Nintendo (Handheld) - Well speaking that the Game and Watch were a series of handhelds not a single device, and the Gameboy Color is left out entirely, I can't say that works at all.

Nintendo (Handheld 2) - The 3DS stumbled no more than the DS did in its early days. Both had tough first years before a bunch of Mario games saved them. So I guess the third did stumble, but so did the second.

Nintendo (Console) - Okay I guess that works but the Gamecube was no more successful than the N64

Nintendo (Console 2) - Again, that works but you are ignoring how big of a failure the Gamecube was.

Sega (Console) - Assuming you are counting these as three full consoles, then the Sega Master System was by far the most successful of the bunch so not confirmed at all.

Sega (Console 2) - The third did stumble, but so did the second so what is your point?

And I'll also add Atari just for yucks.

2600/CVS, 5200, 7800 - Well two and three were failures but three was especially in this case. But it was the Jaguar that truly destroyed the company so I guess it's pretty much 2,3, and 4 in this case. You could arguably count Pong as their first console, at which point your theory would be slightly more accurate.

#37 Edited by briangodsoe (484 posts) -

3DS didn't light the world on fire at first no but it's doing just fucking fine now thanks. People forget this but it took the DS a little while to shine as well.

#38 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2605 posts) -

Lol

#39 Posted by Sterling (2696 posts) -

Wouldn't the Wii U and the Dreamcast technically be the 6th console, so they do not apply.

#40 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3084 posts) -

N64 was cool as hell.

#41 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1931 posts) -

@twinsun:

That's really a stretch. To say the second highest selling video game system of all time somehow qualifies for this supposed "curse" is ridiculous. Even if the system's first year of sales wasn't as strong as subsequent years, saying the DS was anything but a monumental success is false.

#42 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (3776 posts) -

There is no console curse you guys. Its a myth. That Madden curse is fucking real, though.

#43 Posted by Pr1mus (3946 posts) -

It's not so much because it's the 3rd console, but rather because after two really successful consoles in a row companies think they can get away with anything and pull something super shaddy. Then the people give them the middle finger.

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#44 Posted by thechronodarkness (294 posts) -

The post isn't that the consoles were bad. The n64/dreamcast both had some amazing classics. But lets face it people. They had issues, and didn't sell like they should have. Nintendo still stuck in the past with small carts with the 64, which vastly limited what could be done on it. The ps2 beat the dreamcast down. The ps2 was THE dvd player for many people. Now sega just produces software. Playstation 3 of course, sony got a bit greedy. The XBone still requires an internet connection, at least once.

None were failures really. But they just didn't perform as they might have liked.

#45 Edited by GaspoweR (3480 posts) -

PSP - PSP Go - Vita

PSP Go was a massive failure compared to the Vita. Vita might not be doing so well now but something tells me that with momentum on Sony's side, we might see a resurgence around the time before or after the launch of the PS4.

#46 Posted by Levio (1786 posts) -

There's something special about this place. The forum, it... it does something to the threads created here. It makes them come true. But there's a catch. The dark presence, whatever that thing is, twists it to its own ends. That's why all of this is happening. It's using our posts to take over everything.

#47 Posted by mason20 (239 posts) -
#48 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

@freakache said:

What's wrong with the 3DS?

OP has a Vita and it's easier to throw the 3DS on that list instead of realizing that he straight up goofed.

Ha. Seriously to even suggest that the 3DS has been unsuccessful is silly. It's a fantastic handheld with some really, really awesome games.

#49 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

Where the fuck is the Gameboy Pocket? HUH?

#50 Posted by Darson (451 posts) -

Most of those Nintendo consoles failed wayyyy before the third iteration. Regardless, I've seen the chart of consoles detailing this and it is all based on sales.