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25 of the biggest failed products from the world's biggest companies

25 of the biggest failed products from the world's biggest companies
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Nintendo Virtual Boy

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Launching a product is tough.

"Less than 3% of new consumer packaged goods exceed first-year sales of $50 million - considered the benchmark of a highly successful launch," say Joan Schneider and Julie Hall, coauthors of "The New Launch Plan."

That's part of the reason that the most heavy-hitting names in business - from Nintendo to Netflix, Microsoft to McDonald's - have had some of the biggest belly flops.

Here's a look at 25 of those flops, and what we can learn from them.

Aimee Groth, Jay Yarow, and Drake Baer contributed reporting to this story.

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