Here are the 50 Biggest Product Flops of All Time
Presenting the 50 biggest product flops of all time. 24/7 Wall Street ranked the 50 biggest product tankers of all time and Google Glass is #1. Read 'em and weep.
- Google Glass, 2013.
- The Newton, Apple's lame digital notepad from 1993.
- The Atari game "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial". They made 4 million copies . . . sold 1.5 million . . . and buried the rest in a landfill in New Mexico.
- Burger King's "Satisfries" from 2013. No one cared they were supposed to be healthier than their normal fries.
- Premier "smokeless cigarettes," 1988. They were kind of the first e-cigarettes, but people hated the taste. R.J. Reynolds sunk almost a BILLION DOLLARS into them, then yanked them off shelves in less than a year.
- Cheetos Lip Balm, 2005.
- The TV show "Terra Nova" from 2011. Fox spent over $50 million on it, including almost $20 million on the pilot alone. Then it got cancelled after 13 episodes.
- "Touch of Yogurt" shampoo by Clairol, 1979. No one bought it . . . and some of the people who did thought they were supposed to EAT it.
- New Coke, 1985. Coca-Cola changed its recipe for the first time in 99 years. NOT a good idea.
- The Windows Vista operating system, 2007. It was the follow-up to Windows XP, and was super buggy. Dell offered it at first, but then went back to putting XP on its new laptops a couple months later.
Some other notable flops on the list include
Betamax cassette players, 1975
Crystal Pepsi, 1992
Harley Davidson perfume, 1994
Life Savers soda, 1995
The Arch Deluxe at McDonald's, 1996
Heinz EZ Squirt blue ketchup, 2000
Social media site Friendster, 2002
Microsoft's "Zune" MP3 player, 2006
HD DVDs, also 2006
The Keanu Reeves movie "47 Ronin", which lost about $150 million in 2013
Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which wouldn't stop exploding in people's ears back in 2016.
USA TODAY has the entire top 50 list here.