Nintendo Virtual Boy
- Product Type: Virtual Reality System
No, Nintendo did not get some random boy off the street and put him into a virtual world. They only do that with Italian plumbers and gorillas. In the 1990s, many felt that virtual reality was going to be the next big thing. Of course, it did not quite feel as realistic due to the artwork being nowhere near as perfect as today. That did not stop Gunpei Yokoi from developing the “Virtual Boy,” released by Nintendo in 1995. This uncomfortable helmet was put on your head, putting you into what was essentially a tabletop version of what we’d normally see with glasses at a 3D movie. At least they made the world start talking about true VR years ago!