Virtual Boy

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The Virtual Boy is a 32-bit table-top console created by Nintendo. It was unique for it's time due to using not a TV screen or portable small screen for displaying visuals but rather a headset style display. This required the player to almost use the Virtual Boy as a pair of googles to play.

Releasing in North America and Japan in 1995, the console received very negative feedback from critics. This was mainly due to the high selling price, lack of colours, bad design and health concerns such as eye strain from playing the device.