Re: If Mobes and fondleslabs
"...embracing the PlayStation instead, which was also from a newcomer". Sony's system was a newcomer, but the brand name was HUGE...PSX could not fail.
"... a $700 console that nobody bought."
Sure, but the Neo-Geo was a $1200 system that out sold the 3DO, so what you make of that (it still has me puzzled)?
Being that the Neo-Geo out sold the 3DO, and the fact that I knew many with a 3DO, but only one with a Neo-Geo, shows price is not related to sales. Nobody bought the 3DO because 3DO advertisements were geared to PC gamers, they didn't care about advertising to console gamers, which is ridiculous. It was strange as I'm sure you remember, that the 3DO was almost strictly advertised in PC magazines. What 3DO should of pushed was it's VCD playing capability, they would of been years ahead of DVD and sitting pretty today, but they never did.
On a side note, how far off was 3DO when you hear about Linux based consoles around the corner?