Commodore Amiga CD32

Commodore Amiga CD32

The Amiga CD32, styled "CD32" and code-named "Spellbound", is the first 32-bit home video game console released in western Europe, Australia, Canada and Brazil. It was first announced at the Science Museum in London on July 16, 1993, and was released...

Name Commodore Amiga CD32
Release Date September 17, 1993
Developer Commodore
Manufacturer Commodore
Max Controllers 2
Cpu Motorola 68EC020, 14.32 MHz(NTSC), 14.16MHz(PAL)
Memory 2 MB Amiga Chip RAM
Graphics 24-bit colour palette
Sound 4 x 8-bit PCM Channels
Display 320 x 200 (NTSC), 320 x 256 (PAL)
Media CD-ROM
Notes The Amiga CD32, styled "CD32" and code-named "Spellbound", is the first 32-bit home video game console released in western Europe, Australia, Canada and Brazil. It was first announced at the Science Museum in London on July 16, 1993, and was released in September of the same year. The CD32 uses CD-ROM media, and was developed by Commodore, creator of the Commodore Amiga computer. It was based on Commodore's Advanced Graphics Architecture chipset, and is of similar specification to the Amiga 1200 computer. Using third party devices, it is possible to upgrade the CD32 with keyboard, floppy drive, hard drive, RAM and mouse, turning it into the equivalent of an Amiga 1200 personal computer. A hardware MPEG decompression module for playing Video CD was also released. In the Christmas period following its launch, the CD32 accounted for 38% of all CD-ROM drive sales in the UK, exceeding sales of the Mega-CD; however, it was soon overshadowed by CD-ROM based games consoles from other companies, and was discontinued as Commodore went into bankruptcy.
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