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Old 15 March 2015, 15:41   #25
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@NovaCoder Well a console obviously needs good software or its just an expensive door stop or paper press (pick one) ;-)
Honestly i dont see how the CD32 could have survived the PS1 era. Techonlogy wise it was more of a Mega CD competitor than any of the later consoles that came along.
The Saturn is vastly superior to the CD32 and that one wasnt built as a 3d gaming console either from the beginning. (Once SEGA heard the playstation rumours they crammed in a second CPU into the design giving it some headroom but ultimately the design was very complex and expensive to manufacture.. However, the Saturn DID actually have quite decent software support, yet in the end it couldnt quite measure up to the increasingly popular ps1 (while not being a huge failure like the cd32, it was struggling badly against the PS1 once the market got used to 3d gaming).
It is rumoured that if only Commodore could have launched the cd32 in the US and get maybe half a million sales they could have survived and maybe we would have seen a cd64.. but it just wasnt to be.
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