NES Knitting Machine
Back in the 1980ís, Nintendo created but didnít release a knitting machine attachment for the NES. This is rather obscure for a gaming console, but Nintendo was aiming to attract more consumers to buy the system for a domestic purpose besides for playing games since computer like electronics werenít really used back then. Nintendo probably was pretty bored when this was thought up, too.
Hereís the description:
You're looking at the Nintendo Knitting Machine.
It's not a game; not a toy; not something a young girl can outgrow in three or six months or even a year.
It's a machine that interacts with the powerful Nintendo Entertainment System to actually knit sweaters: and not just one or two patterns but a multitude of different and unique designs.
The Nintendo Knitting Machine is just one more example of the innovative thinking that keeps Nintendo on the cutting edge of video technology. And your customers on the edge of their seats.
Of course we should probably mention that no other video game system offers anything even remotely similar. But why needle the competition?
Although itís said to be capable of knitting customizable sweaters, and even supposedly in 4 hours which is impressive, not that many people are sweater crazy so it probably wouldnít have sold many units. Thus, it was never released and was almost completely unheard of even in rumors. Gamemaster Howard also says the knitting machine was ď"one of my least genuinely enthusiastic demos." However, it's still an interesting idea. Source 1