Konami announces fun-sized TurboGrafx-16 Mini

Because if Nintendo, Sony, Sega, and SNK can do it, so can Konami. Debuted at E3, this micro replica of NEC’s so-90s console features an unconfirmed number of pre-loaded games, including R-Type, New Adventure Island, Ninja Spisit, Ys Book I and II, Alien Crush, and Dungeon Explorer.

Originally launched in Japan in 1987 (and subsequently in France) as the PC Engine, in the US in as the TurboGrafx-16, and the TurboGrafx in the UK and Spain, the console bombed outside its home country in competition with the Sega Genesis and SNES – a result blamed on bad marketing, but I think the complicated name convention didn’t help. Maybe that counts as bad marketing too. In Japan, however, the PC Engine was a commercial success because Japan is different like that.

No new launch date for the TurboGrafx-16 Mini has been announced for now, nor local availability but that’s why Amazon was invented.

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