Zeebo is a console developed by Brazilian company Tectoy and Zeebo Inc. It is also known to be one of the first consoles not to have physical media games, having just the digital purchase, ridding someone of stacks of DVDs and Blu-Rays.
Box Contents: A Zeebo, a power supply (which looks more like a cell phone charger), a Boomerang, and a Zeebo Controller.
Software: A firmware made by a yard fund company
Games: Ports of PlayStation 1, and Android
Hardware: A CPU from Qualcomm, an unknown GPU called ATI Imageon, and a memory of only 1 GB
Why it Flopped
- It was released as a wrong gaming solution, since most of the games were Android ports and older consoles.
- 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.
- Very few games.
- Unappealing console exclusives.
- There was a time when it was so failed, Tectoy decided to turn the console into an educational toy, which made the situation worse.
- Too expensive, costing at launch R$899 (around US$249)