GAME GEAR | SEGA | 100% RETRO | EN

Game Gear portada

Game Gear was released on October 6, 1990 in Japan as SEGA’s response to Nintendo’s well-known handheld, the Game Boy. With features superior to the Master System and a catalog of similar quality, the Game Gear was a worthy adversary and a magnificent console.

Much more powerful than its rival and with a full-color backlit screen, its 6 batteries and short duration of playing time, sentenced it to an eternal second position in the Battle of the 8-bit portable consoles.

COMPANY:SEGA
CONSOLE GENERATION:3RD GENERATION OF CONSOLES
RELEASE DATE:October 6, 1990 in Japan
April 1991 in North America and Europe
GAMES CATALOGUE:364 games
SOLD UNITS:14 million worldwide
LAUNCH PRICE:19,800 yen in Japan
$149.99 in the United States
PROCESSOR:Z80A (3,58 MHz)
FORMAT: Cartridge
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INTELLIVISION | MATTEL | 100% RETRO | EN

Intellivision

Intellivision is an exciting console, a 16-bit machine launched in 1979, on which its creator, Mattel Electronics, created a whole universe with a single objective: to conquer the video game market and crush its most direct rival, the Atari 2600.

To achieve its goal, the giant Mattel created the most powerful console of its time, a second-generation technological beast that, the same year as the premiere of “Apocalypse Now”, promised: Modem, cable game, keyboard module, BASIC programming , synthesizer, printer… And video games, also video games.

COMPANY:MATTEL ELECTRONICS
CONSOLE GENERATION:2ND GENERATION OF CONSOLES
RELEASE DATE:1979 in the United States
1982 in France
1982 in Japan
GAMES CATALOGUE:132 games until 1989
SOLD UNITS:4 million worldwide
LAUNCH PRICE:$275 in the United States
PROCESSOR:CPU General Instrument CP1610 16-bit at 2 MHz
FORMAT: Cartridge and cassette (with peripheral)
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Wii | Nintendo | 100% RETRO | EN

SG-100

Nintendo Wii, the innovative console that democratized home video games. Released on November 19, 2006 in the United States, Nintendo’s seventh-generation console outsold its contemporaries, the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Following the path that the Nintendo DS started, Nintendo distanced itself from the war of polygons and frames per second, opting to expand the video game market to families, with a formula based on the new gameplay of its Wiimote controls (Wii remote). and a catalog focused on casual players.

COMPANY:Nintendo
CONSOLE GENERATION:7TH GENERATION OF CONSOLES
RELEASE DATE:November 19, 2006 in the United States
December 2, 2006 in Japan
December 8, 2006 in Europe
GAMES CATALOGUE:1,648 in physical format (+ digital)
SOLD UNITS:101.6 million units worldwide
LAUNCH PRICE:US$249 in the United States (with Wii Sports)
25,000 yen in Japan
€249 in Europe (with Wii Sports)
£179 in the UK (with Wii Sports)
PROCESSOR:IBM PowerPC Broadway @ 729 MHz
FORMAT: DVD-ROM (Wii Optical Disc -RVL-006- 4,7/8,54 GB)
MiniDVD (GameCube Game Disc -DOL-006- 1,46 GB) 
Digital
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WonderSwan Color | Bandai | 100% RETRO | EN

WonderSwan Color

The WonderSwan Color has become one of the most sought after retro consoles by collectors around the world in recent years. Bandai’s 16-bit laptop is a sample of the balance and good work that its original developer -Mr. Gunpei Yokoi- knew how to implement in all its products, a perfect relationship between technical features and an affordable final price of the product.

Bandai’s portable console never left Japan, so today it is a 16-bit rarity coveted by thousands of retro console collectors and otakus. Let’s see what the console that was created to surpass Nintendo’s Game Boy Color in its own territory was like and how it is preserved: The WonderSwan Color, a magnificent console that had a short but intense commercial life.

COMPANY:Bandai
CONSOLE GENERATION:5TH GENERATION OF CONSOLES
RELEASE DATE:December 9, 2000 in Japan
GAMES CATALOGUE:86 specific video games in color + 109 of the original WonderSwan
SOLD UNITS:1.1 million units approx.
LAUNCH PRICE:6,800 yen
PROCESSOR:3.072 MHz NEC V30 MZ. 16-bit 3.072MHz operating clock
FORMAT: Cartridge
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WonderSwan | Bandai | 100% RETRO | EN

wonderswan

Bandai’s WonderSwan portable console is a jewel of retro console collecting, the video game console that the inventor of Nintendo’s Game Boy himself, the great Gunpei Yokoi, created to unseat his creation 10 years later. The WonderSwan is therefore the story of a father willing to end his greatest work with another great console, a bet by Bandai in which he dared to deal with the almighty Nintendo.

And it is that the WonderSwan really had everything to unseat its older sister, Gunpei Yokoi’s studio created a Game Boy 2.0 adapted to 1999 with the same principles as his great work: The balance between features and price, resulting in a console portable that, for a reduced cost, surpassed in practically everything the original Game Boy of Nintendo and its Pocket version.

COMPANY:Bandai
CONSOLE GENERATION:5TH GENERATION OF CONSOLES
RELEASE DATE:March 4, 1999
GAMES CATALOGUE:103 commercial video games + 17 in color compatible (WSC)
SOLD UNITS:1.55 million units approx.
LAUNCH PRICE:4.800 yen
PROCESSOR:16-bit NEC V30 MZ at 3.072MHz
FORMAT:Cartridge
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Virtual Boy | Nintendo | 100% RETRO | EN

Virtual Boy de Nintendo

We are facing one of the most important consoles of the 90’s, Nintendo’s Virtual Boy, the successor to the Super Nintendo and Game Boy, Nintendo’s first 32-bit console, the console that brought virtual reality to our lives for the first time. humble homes, the one that explored the concept of portable, Gunpei Yokoi’s latest console at Nintendo, Nintendo’s retro video game console par excellence…

The Virtual Boy was the console that set Nintendo and the entire video game industry in the path they should NOT follow, but it did it in the best possible way, taking a chance with the most amazing console of all time in relation to its time of release. … After all, we are talking about virtual reality in the 90’s. Let’s get to know the exciting history of Virtual Boy, Nintendo’s 32-bit!

COMPANY:Nintendo
CONSOLE GENERATION:5TH GENERATION OF CONSOLES
RELEASE DATE:1995 Japan, 1995 North America.
GAMES CATALOGUE:22 video games, 8 of them exclusive to Japan
SOLD UNITS:Approximately 770,000 units worldwide
LAUNCH PRICE:15,000 yen upon release in Japan. US$179.95 in the United States
PROCESSOR:NEC V810 Custom 32-bit 20 MHz RISC.
FORMAT: Cartridge
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Sony PSP | 100% RETRO | EN

PSP 1000

PlayStation Portable, better known as the Sony PSP, has been one of the most powerful and influential video game consoles in the recent history of video games, a console that successfully broke the barrier of the domestic, putting a portable at the height of the desktop consoles of the time. A marvel of technology.

The PSP was the console that Sony designed to conquer the portable market, the only redoubt left to Nintendo after the failure of the Game Cube, leading one of the toughest battles since the days of 16 bits. To this day, the PSP is still a console with a lot to offer, let’s remember Sony’s black beast, the PSP.

COMPANY:Sony
GENERATION OF CONSOLES:7TH GENERATION OF CONSOLES
RELEASE DATE:2004 Japan, 2005 North America and 2005 Europe
GAMES CATALOG:1915 worldwide
SOLD UNITS:82 million units worldwide, 19 million in Japan.
LAUNCH PRICE:19,800 yen
PROCESSOR:333 MHz 32-bit based on MIPS
FORMAT: UMD, Universal Media Disc + Digital
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Aiwa CSD-GM1 / AIWA MEGA CD | 100% RETRO | EN

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The Aiwa CSD-GM1 or also known as the Aiwa Mega CD is one of the most bizarre and unknown consoles in all of history, a license from SEGA of its star 16-bit console to AIWA, creating a mini music system with a MegaDrive built in, just like it sounds.

If the fact of being able to alternate our Total Machine 3 tapes or Eugenio’s jokes with the Sonic or Golden Ax cartridges was already a wonderful idea, Aiwa put the finishing touch and meaning to his machine, sharing the reader of CD with the Mega Drive, thus obtaining the most exclusive Mega CD in history.

COMPANY:Aiwa
GENERATION OF CONSOLES:4TH GENERATION OF CONSOLES
RELEASE DATE:1994 Japan
GAMES CATALOG:200 approx. on CD-ROM + 878 on cartridge
LAUNCH PRICE:45,000 yen
PROCESADOR:Motorola 68000 16-bit at 7.67 MHz (Megadrive) + Motorola 68000 16-bit at 12.5MHz (Sega CD)
FORMAT: Cartridge + CD-ROM
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Xbox 360 | Microsoft | 100% RETRO | EN

Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 is a perfect console in relation to its time, the console that exposed the almighty Sony at its best thanks to its features, architecture and easy programming, making a console launched a year earlier and cheaper than the PS3, had nothing to envy in the technical section and its video games.

The Xbox 360 is part of the generation that defined modern video games and consolidated online on consoles, marking the way forward for future generations and remaining today as a perfectly playable contemporary retro console, offering results in many titles Comparable to the Xbox One.

COMPANY:Microsoft
GENERATION OF CONSOLES:7TH GENERATION OF CONSOLES
RELEASE DATE:2005 Japan, 2005 North America and 2005 Europe.
GAMES CATALOG:2150 approximately (includes digital)
SOLD UNITS:85 million worldwide
LAUNCH PRICE:$399 for Xbox 360 Premium // $299 for Xbox 360 Core
PROCESSOR:IBM PowerPC Custom Xenon 3.2GHz
FORMAT: DVD-ROM, HD-DVD (movies) and Digital.
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Twin Famicom | Sharp | 100% RETRO | EN

Twin Famicom

Sharp’s Twin Famicom is the ultimate Famicom. Exclusive to Japan, Sharp combined Nintendo’s 8-bit console and its new peripheral, the Famicom Disk System, into a single machine, creating a console capable of playing the entire Famicom game catalog while also providing improved video quality. image.

Today the Twin Famicom has become a jewel for collectors of retro consoles and video games, given its uniqueness and the scarcity of consoles sold. Let’s remember what the Famicom manufactured by Sharp, the Twin Famicom, was and is like.

COMPANY:Sharp
GENERATION OF CONSOLES:3rd GENERATION OF CONSOLES
RELEASE DATE: 1986 Japan
GAMES CATALOG:1,053 compatible cartridges (Japanese) + 198 Famicom Disk (+4 official not for sale)
SOLD UNITS:Approximately 1 million
LAUNCH PRICE:32.000 yen
PROCESSOR:8-bit Ricoh based on MOS Technology 6502 at 1.79 MHz
FORMAT: Cartridge and magnetic disk (Famicom Disk)
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