Before the console business became a three-horse race (or two-horse, depending on who you talk to), many of the big consumer electronics companies had a crack at the lucrative gaming market by releasing their own hardware. Panasonic has the 3DO, Philips the Odyssey and of course, NEC with its TurboGrafx-16. Unfortunately, none of these resulted in profitable dynasties, with the TurboGrafx-16 having to butt heads with Nintendo and Sega (in its prime).