History of video games/Platforms/Arcadia 2001

History edit

The Emerson Booth can be seen in this photo of the 1982 Chicago CES. An advertisement for the Arcadia 2001 can be seen prominently on the left part of their booth pillar.

Phillips created an example platform for one of their chipsets, leading to a number of small mostly compatible consoles based on their specifications, one of the most popular being the Emerson Arcadia 2001.[1] Other notable compatible systems included the German Tele-Fever and the officially licensed Canadian console Leisure Vision.

Emerson Radio cooperation released the Emerson Arcadia 2001 in 1982.[2]

Thousands of game cartridges for the Arcadia 2001 were barred from sale due to legal issues.[2]

Technology edit

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The console is powered by a Signetics 2650A CPU clocked at 3.58 MHz.[1]

The system has 1 kilobyte of RAM.[1] Some materials suggested the Emerson Arcadia 2001 had 28 or 24 kilobytes of RAM, which was not true.[3][4][5]

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References edit

  1. a b c "OLD-COMPUTERS.COM : The Museum". www.old-computers.com. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  2. a b "TOSEC: Emerson Arcadia 2001 (2012-04-23)". 23 April 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  3. "Arcadia 2001 -- FAQ guide". www.digitpress.com. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  4. "History of Consoles: Arcadia 2001 (1982) Gamester 81". Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  5. "Home Page". Video Game Console Library. Retrieved 29 October 2020.