Another LaserDisc based console, this time from 1993 and developed by electronics giant Pioneer. At it’s base, the LaserActive isn’t even a game console at all; It’s a LaserDisc movie player. With add-ons, however, the LaserActive gained the ability to play games from the Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Turbo Grafx 16, and Turbo CD, as well as a karaoke discs and special LaserActive interactive movies.
If you think playing games from all those different consoles on one machine sounds like a good deal you’d be right – as long as you ignore the price. The base unit cost $970 and each add-on could cost up to $600 each, bringing the total price close to $4000 for this all in one device. It was for this reason that the LaserActive was quietly discontinued midway through 1994.