Old school consoles, like the RCA Studio II, with this horrendous controller had an excuse to suck—they didn't know any better. But there's really no excuse for the Virtual Boy. Technologizer rounds up 15 such gaming abominations.
What's unfortunate is that these kinds of odd mistakes persist today—where's the natural second analogue stick for the PSP, why are all of the Wii's peripherals terrible?—showing that in some ways, they never really learn.
Though for the record, I kind of didn't mind the ginormous Xbox controllers, which were clearly user-tested with gorillas. [Technologizer]