PC Engine
PC Engine

The PC Engine was released by NEC, a Japanese company, in 1987. The PC Engine was a collaborative effort between Japanese software maker Hudson Soft (which maintains a chip-making division) and NEC. Hudson was looking for financial backing for a game console they had designed, and NEC was looking to get into the lucrative game market. The PC Engine was and is a very small video game console, due primarily to a very efficient three-chip architecture and its use of HuCards, credit-card sized data cartridges. It featured an enhanced MOS Technology 65C02 processor and a custom 16-bit graphics processor, as well as a custom video encoder chip, all designed by Hudson.

The PC Engine was extremely popular in Japan, beating Nintendo's Famicom in sales soon after its release, with no fewer than twelve systems released from 1987 to 1993. It was capable of up to 512 colours at once in several resolutions, and featured very robust sprite handling abilities. The Hudson-designed chroma encoder delivered a video signal more vibrant and colourful than both the Famicom and the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis and is largely regarded as the equal to Nintendo's Super Famicom, although that system was not released until 1990.

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This is a Japanese PC Engine game that will only run on a Japanese console or a modified console.
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£26
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£10
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£12
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£30
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£12
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£18
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£14
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£16
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£11
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£12
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£10
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£10
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£10
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£10
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£18
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This is a Japanese PC Engine game that will only run on a Japanese console or a modified console.
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£10
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£10
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£14
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£14
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£16
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£10
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This is a Japanese PC Engine import that will only run on a Japanese console, or a modified Console.
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£75
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The sad thing about the PC Engine is it didn\\'t do too well on western shores. Thus, many of the excellent games available in Japan have never been seen by the majority of people. Well thankfully, there exists a converter that will allow you to play Japanese Hucards on a non-Japanese console. And we have just one in stock. Awesome! This...
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£75
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Core Grafx PC Engine System. The worlds first 16bit console. This console has been modified so it can play Japanese and US Games - there is a switch installed to change the region. It has also had an RGB modification & RGB Amp fitted so it outputs full RGB - much better than the original AV output. Complete with RGB Scart lead, official...
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£165
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The original Japanese PC Engine System. The worlds first 16bit console. Complete with a RRG Scart lead, joypad and UK power supply. This console comes unboxed without instructions. The console has had two modifications - an import mod that lets you play US and Japanese games, plus an RGB mod - an amplified has also been fitted to boost the...
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£150
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PC Engine Turbo Express - the US equivalent of the Japanese PC Engine GT. Plays all games that play on a normal US Turbo Express consoles - does not play Japanese PC Engine games without a converter. This item is boxed has been tested and works fine.
This console is missing its manual
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£250
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