Would the Turbografx 16 be considered a success?


When it comes down to game consoles of the 90’s the Turbografx 16 is one of the few systems that does not get talked about quite as much as many others.    The Turbografx 16 was another console from the 16 bit era that did not have too many games.  Also, in terms of sales Turbografx pales in comparison to the likes of the Sega Genesis and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.  Despite, not selling as much as other game consoles of the 90’s the NEC Turbografx-16 was not highly marketed in countries such as North America which is why the console did not to as well as it should have in terms of worldwide sales.

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Even though, many people say that the Turbografx 16 did not sell too much the visual quality that the console itself had provided was one that nostalgic gamers are impressed by when they see it.  After all, when the Turbografx 16  game console was first released in 1987 it was still ahead of its time similar to the Sega Master System that came out around that time period where the 8-bit NES was still very popular.    Shortly, after the Turbografx 16 was released the PC Engine SuperGrafx was released exclusively in Japan.    The SuperGrafx had included enhanced 16 bit graphics and gameplay in comparison to the Turbografx 16.    When the SuperGrafx was released shortly after the TurboGrafx 16 some people may have been under the impression that the console wars between Nintendo and Sega could have possibly included NEC Home Electronics.   The TurboGrafx 16 could have been much bigger than it was but unfortunately video game companies like Nintendo and Sega had most of the spotlight on them in the gaming industry during the time.


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