[TDIH] First 16bits Console

On October 30, 1987, NEC wins the “next gen” console race to 16 bits by releasing the “PC Engine”. Much less famous than the SNES from Nintendo or the Megadrive/Genesis from Sega, , it was nonetheless the first – and sold well.

Conversely, it remained a highly popular gaming system in Japan, games being released on it as late as 1999. At the time, the most popular console was probably the PlayStation (PS1), but the PlayStation 2 was to be released only a handful of months later, in 2000.


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