History of video games/Platforms/Amiga CD32

History edit

The Amiga CD32 logotype.

The Amiga CD32 was preceded by the unsuccessful Commodore CDTV.

The Amiga CD32 was launched in 1993.[1] The CD32 sold decently at launch.[2] The CD32 was met with cautious optimism and skepticism of a future for the system by some reviewers at launch.[3][4]

The system was unable to be launched in the USA due to a legal issue,[5] which further reduced the ability of the CD32 to gain a significant marketshare.

The production of the Amiga CD32 was cut short in April 1994 when Commodore went bankrupt.[1]

Technology edit

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The Amiga CD32 is based on the Amiga 1200, and uses a Motorola 68020 CPU and 2 megabytes of RAM.[6] The CPU is clocked at 14.18 megahertz in PAL regions, and 14.32 megahertz in NTSC regions.[7]

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References edit

  1. a b "Commodore Amiga CD32 (1993 - 1994)". Museum of Obsolete Media. 5 April 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  2. "Idiots Guide To Consoles - Amiga CD32Retro Domination". 25 July 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  3. "Amiga CD32 - A Special Preview From Overseas". www.gamezero.com. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  4. "The Amiga CD32 Reviewed". www.amigareport.com. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  5. "Commodore – Montreal Video Game Museum". Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  6. Adams, Kara Jane (19 September 2020). "Commodore Amiga CD32". Medium. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  7. Blanchard, Jonn (12 December 2017). "Amiga CD32". Re-enthused: world of retro. Retrieved 30 October 2020.