Launch date: December 3, 1991
Fatal flaw(s): Expensive, poor game selection
Here we have yet another multimedia system built to compete with the video game kings. Compact Disc Interactive was a standard developed by Philips and Sony in the '90s that would play games and run other interactive software like educational tools. You can already guess what happened with this gadget. After its release, Phlips and Sony tried to make a strong push in the video game market but saw no sucess. The lack of poor game choices as well as its $700 price pushed consumers away. After four models, including one made for software development that sported a floppy disk drive (of all things), Philips discontinued the line in 1998.