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PC Engine
Name PC Engine
Other names TurboGrafx-16 (NA)
Developer Hudson Soft
Manufacturer NEC Home Electronics
Type Home console
Generation Fourth generation
Release date October 30, 1987
Discontinuation date 1995
Peripherals CD-ROM²
Super CD-ROM²
Related TurboGrafx-CD

The PC Engine, known in America as the TurboGrafx-16, was a video game console developed jointly by Hudson Soft and NEC in 1987.


In the 80s, Hudson Soft had developed the "C62 System", a graphics processing chip that was capable of processing 16-bit graphics. Hudson wanted to market their new chips to Nintendo, but they rejected the offer. NEC, on the other hand, had gained fame for their home computers, but also wanted to enter the video game market. Together, they discussed their plans to develop a new video game console. The PC Engine was released to the market officially in October 30, 1987, and it was a success, even selling more than Nintendo's Family Computer.

Apart from that, Hudson and NEC also developed the CD-ROM² System, a peripheral that enabled the console to play CDs.

In the 90s, the console was released in North America as the TurboGrafx-16, however, it didn't sell well there.

The PC Engine's model was small and simple, with dimensions of 14x14. The TurboGrafx-16 on the other hand, was bigger.


Main category: Category:TurboGrafx-16 games