They didn't make squat round where you lived, not neccessarialy making them a failure, unless you can provide evidence that they didn't do great in places miles and miles away from you. People from different Countries and states have different likings. I know most gamers chose a PS3/360 and Call of duty because it's a shooting game with fancy graphics. Where as I still love to play the original Sonic 1 and various over games where the graphics were still easily visible pixels.
So until you provide evidence to back up your theory, that's all it will remain, a theory.
On a quest for Digital 573 and Dancing Stage EuroMix 2