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Zeebo

Zeebo is a console developed by Brazilian company Tectoy and Zeebo Inc. It is known to be one of the first consoles not to have physical media games, having just digital purchases, so you don't have to buy loads of physical copies.

Specifications

Box Contents: A Zeebo, a power supply (which looks more like a cell phone charger), a Boomerang, and a Zeebo Controller.

Software: Some firmware made by a yard fund company

Games: Ports of PlayStation 1, and Android games.

Hardware: A CPU from Qualcomm, an unknown GPU called ATI Imageon, and a memory of only 1 GB

Why it Flopped

  1. Too expensive for brazilian customers, costing R$899 at launch (around US$249). This price is cheap compared to other consoles sold in Brazil, but considering all the downgrades the console had, it wasn't enough.
  2. Very few games. It was released as a gaming solution, but failed since most of the games were Android ports and games from older consoles.
  3. Unappealing console exclusives.
  4. At the time it was released, the chart was even lower than the Nintendo Wii, thanks to the Qualcomm processor that is a carrion even on Android.
  5. It failed so badly, Tectoy decided to turn the console into an educational toy, which made the situation far worse.

Media

( PSP vs Zeebo ) - Need for Speed Carbon Own The City-0

( PSP vs Zeebo ) - Need for Speed Carbon Own The City-0