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Old 15 March 2015, 09:54   #23
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@Eclipse well, in retrospect, 1993-1994 were very busy years in the videogame industry and really, it was in this period that the market transformed forever by the arrival of the playstation.
Anyhoo, when the cd32 came out, I suppose the main competitor was probably the Atari Jaguar which had no CD but was cheaper and it had more powerful graphics and sound (but not cpu). The 3do was way more expensive so it wasnt a direct competitor. But a short year later there was the Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation which were both years ahead technologically. And the rest is, as they say, history.
If Commodore had released the CD32 with AAA chipset (if that had bern completed in time) and used a 030 with some fast mem, it would probably have lasted a bit longer (and it would have been a console we'd all worship today) however, the industry was changing towards 3d graphics so any console that didnt do 3d graphics well was doomed. Commodore scrapped the almost functional AAA and began work on the Hombre chipset when they too realized this, but alas, by then it was too late....
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