VideoGameCritic wrote:Gentlegamer wrote:Buttermancan wrote:The Sega Saturn having a hard drive. At the time it was amazing and so much better than the playstation and N64 for saving games!
You mean internal save battery. It was in concept cool but the battery had no more longevity than many carts.
Though I still have NES carts with 25+ year old save games.
This is an interesting point. The Saturn and NES cartridges used the same type of battery - the CR2032 - and yet the cart batteries last for decades while the Saturn battery can't make it through a year!
Yeah, the Saturn backup battery is already on the Worst Console Design lists, so it couldn't make this list. Personally, I agree with it being on the "bad" list as a terrible design, because the battery only lasts about 1 year, and then you lose all your saved games. I'd take memory cards over that system any day. And in fact, even with the Saturn, it's basically obligatory to buy the extra memory card accessory due to the battery dying so quickly. But, in concept, could have been a great idea if it at least lasted 5-10 years.