Hey, what's your favorite gaming console that didn't quite reach its potential, was a disappointment in some ways, or maybe even considered a failure?
Now, I know some of the choices might be controversy, I like many of the systems and some of them might've set your personal world on fire (I didn't want to put N64 up there, forgive me ppl of that era.) However, putting our own biases aside and looking at it more objectively, globally, these platforms just weren't in the positions they wanted to be in the marketplace.
Nevertheless, they all have good qualities that make them easy to champion today.
Personally, my favorite would have to be the Gamecube. First of all, the console itself is just a and we should emphasize all three of the words that's underlined. It's neat because it's has a f-ing handle and often comes in badass purple. It's little because well, it is little, especially compare to the OG Xbox (and this was a selling point.) Lastly, the thing is actually box shaped. It's an awesome cute design and regardless of whatever's under the hood, it seemed to run everything mighty nicely.
Speaking of things running on it, the library is nothing to mess with. You know the stuff on it and you also know about the adorable discs that those great games come on. Just to refresh your memory though, remember that Resident Evil 4 first came to the GCN. Remember that Metroid Prime is one of greatest games of all time. You should only play Killer7 on GC. Wind Waker, Melee, Thousand Year Door, Eternal Darkness, REmake, Viewtiful Joe, Pikmin, Tales of Symphonia, Animal Crossing and 3rd party support wasn't bad either. Unfortunately, it does have couple duds like Mario Sunshine and MGS Twin Snakes, 2 garbage tier games.
Anyway, what's your favorite "runner-up" console and what makes you like it so much?