SEGA Mega Drive - 1988
SNK Neo Geo CD - 1994
Henry Ford approach to handhelds. You may have any color, as long as it’s black.
Panasonic FZ-10 R.E.A.L. 3DO Interactive Multiplayer - 1995
The FZ-10 was the final hardware revision for the ill-fated brainchild of former Electronic Arts exec Trip Hawkins. Ultimately succumbing to its death sentence of high price, subpar software library, and stiff competition, the 3DO was pretty interesting - if only for its multimedia functionality via Kodak Photo CDs, Audio CD playback with visualizer, Video CD support (in Japan) and region-free console gaming. In some ways, the 3DO was quite progressive for its day, and I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for it.
The 3DO platform turns 20 today! I still have an irrational affection for this thing.