Saturday, November 30, 2019

Gaming Ads: Turbo Technologies

I'm re-posting some of what I had written for NEC and am updating that post as there was some confusion when I uploaded those ads which included a couple from Turbo Technologies, Inc. (TTi). 

Hudson Soft teamed up with NEC to create Turbo Technologies in 1992 which replaced NEC Home Electronics USA as the North American marketing division for the TurboGrafx-16. At this time the company released the TurboDuo, a console that combined the TurboGrafx-16 and its CD-ROM add-on into one unit. However, the price was $299.99 and a rather odd decision was made to use the same controller ports as the PC Engine which differed from that of the TurboGrafx-16. The TurboDuo can also play the Super CD format that have more RAM over the standard discs. Overall, 94 HuCard games, 21 CD, and 23 Super CD games were released. Although not very successful in the U.S., the console fared much better overseas where it sold around eight times as many units. TTi ended support for the platform in 1994.







More ads can be found at Facebook: Turbo Technologies

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