10 Tech Ideas That Should Have Failed But Didn't

Nintendo Wii

Microsoft and Sony had already flooded the video game market with Xbox and Playstation consolesevery teenage boy's true first love. But in 2006, the Nintendo Wii was released to an unassuming public. Now, nearly six years later, the gaming systemfirst known, and beloved, for its wireless controllers and virtual console servicenot only competes with Xbox and Playstation, but often leads in worldwide sales. Even Nate Silver could not have predicted this.

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