|5th Generation Competitors|
|3DO||Jaguar||Saturn||Playstation||Nintendo 64||FM Towns Marty||PC-FX||Pippin||CD32||Loopy|
|Region||Release Date||Discontinued||Lifetime Sales|
|Japan||23rd Sep 1994||1996|
The Playdia was Bandai’s attempt to enter the fifth generation of consoles in 1994. It was primarily aimed at young children and, as such, it’s specs were woefully underpowered compared to the other entrants.
Unfortunately Bandai had miscalculated the popularity of the more powerful consoles with it’s target audience and the console didn’t sell well.
In the end Bandai were really the only developer to develop for the system (except for a couple of games developed by VAP), the other publishers concentrated on the more powerful and popular machines.
To suit the simplicity of the machine it came with a single infra-red controller.
|Processor||Toshiba 8 bit TMP87C800F (Z80 derivative) @ 8 MHz, NEC 8 bit μPD78214GC @ 12 MHz|
|Video||8 bit colour|
|Audio||4 Channel 18-bit PCM|
|Removable storage||Double Speed Drive|