Nintendo Pokemon Mini
Game & Watch, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, DS, 3DS…wait, we’re missing something. No, we’re not talking about the Virtual Boy–we’re talking about 2001’s Pokemon Mini. That’s right, Nintendo created a handheld system based entirely around one franchise. Think of it as a more eclectic Tamagotchi, but with interchangeable, Poke-centric cartridges. Nintendo should’ve known better than to tie any hardware to a single property. Needless to say, the Pokemon Mini didn’t have a long shelf life nor much of a library, with only 10 games released within about a 12-month span. That’s probably why you’ve never heard of it.