NEC's CD-ROM add-on for its PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 console. Originally released as the PC Engine CD-ROM² in Japan in 1988, this was the first system to use the CD-ROM format. It would later be released in North America as the TurboGrafx-CD in 1989. While it had little impact on the ailing TurboGrafx-16 in North America, this add-on boosted PC Engine sales in Japan.
Launched on December 04, 1988
Hosts 220 games
The TurboGrafx-16, or PC Engine, is a console that was marketed as the first 16-bit console. It was for some time the market leader in Japan, but failed to capture a large market share in North America. It was best known for featuring the first CD-ROM peripheral, the TurboGrafx-CD. It also introduced features such as a multitap peripheral, internal save memory, and RAM expansions.
Launched on October 30, 1987
Hosts 249 games
A home computer created by Texas Instruments and released in 1981. It was the first home console to feature a 16-bit processor and included a prototype plug-and-play serial bus similar to what would become known as USB.
Launched on June 30, 1981
Hosts 68 games
The Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer, affectionatly nicknamed CoCo, was a home computer launched in 1980. It had limited video and sound capabilites compared to its rivals, but was easy to program for and was produced in various incarnations until 1991.
Launched on December 31, 1980
Hosts 96 games
The TRS-80 was a very popular early microcomputer with standout features such as a full keyboard, included monitor, impressive floating point BASIC programming language, and a $600 pricepoint.
Launched on October 01, 1980
Hosts 148 games