This doesn't take away anything from what the 3DO accomplished back when it released in 1993, though. The system may have commanded an absurdly high $699 price tag, but alongside the Neo-Geo, it was one of those systems that was on a mythical status in the gaming community.
Similarly, what does 3do stand for?
Additionally, why was the 3do so expensive?
Instead, the 3DO Company just licensed the 3DO technology to third party hardware makers. These third party hardware makers didn't have software sales to fall back on so they had to make their money on hardware alone. Hence the large price tag.
Who made the 3do?
How many 3do games are there?