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Konami unveils TurboGrafx-16 mini game console

Konami unveils TurboGrafx-16 mini game console

Unfortunately Konami is doing a Sega with the launch lineup and intends to drip-drip the pre-installed games in the mini console during the pre-release period. It used an 8-bit CPU along with a 16-bit GPU.

Now don't get us wrong, the TurboGrafx16 was an wonderful piece of technology way back in the early 1990's, but much like it's contemporaries, they eventually fell to the wayside thanks to the Console War between Nintendo and Sega.

NEC's console was not a huge success in the West, and it never came close to wresting control of the video games market from Nintendo and Sega.

There's bound to be some regional variation for the preloaded games, but it would be nice to see some of the most highly-regarded titles make an appearance. This resulted in a number of classic games being released for it, and its later CD add-on, over in Japan.

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According to Konami's official website for the system, the retro console comes with most of the most bells and whistles that its competitors have.

To be more precise, the TurboGrafx-16 Mini will come to North America, the PC Engine Mini will be released in Japan, while the PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini will be released in Europe.

Additionally, the system will allow five players to play together using a multitap peripheral that will be sold separately. But that's about to change with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini.

On top of that, the company is making three different versions, to coincide with the three separate iterations of the TurboGrafx16 which was also known as the PC Engine.