The Most Embarrassing and Costly Products Flops in History

E.T., the riotously unpopular video game

In 1982, a video game designer had a month to develop a E.T.-inspired Atari video game and consumers revolted with complaints. Millions of copies went unsold. Atari lost $310 million by 1983. The game designer’s career was destroyed and he became a psychotherapist. Atari buried unsold copies in the New Mexico desert.

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