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GNED 226 Lesson 5: The Fourth Generation of Consoles
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The 16-Bit Era The Next Generation
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GNED 226 3 1987 Lesson 5: The Fourth Generation of Consoles Nippon Electric Company (NEC) releases PC Engine in Japan Briefly out-sold Famicoms 16-bit graphics processor Showed Japan wanted a more powerful system ommons.wikimedia.org
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GNED 226 4 1987 Lesson 5: The Fourth Generation of Consoles Famicom PC Engine Launch Price ~$120 USD ~$210 USD CPU 8-bit, 1.79 MHz 8-bit, 7.6 MHz Memory 2 kb RAM, 2 kb video RAM 8 kb RAM, 64 kb video RAM Colours 24 on-screen, 52 total 482 on-screen, 512 total j.gifs.com Legend of Hero Tomna gfycat.com Contra
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GNED 226 5 1988 Lesson 5: The Fourth Generation of Consoles Sega releases the Mega Drive in Japan 16-bit processor (same as Apple Macintosh) 8-bit sound processor 512 colours Technically superior to Famicom and PC Engine, but was released the same week as Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. 3 commons.wikimedia.org gfycat.com
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GNED 226 6 Recall… Lesson 5: The Fourth Generation of Consoles Why did consumers prefer the Atari VCS to “better” systems in the late 1970s?
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GNED 226 7 1989 Lesson 5: The Fourth Generation of Consoles Sega decided instead to compete with Nintendo in America Attempted to partner with Atari to distribute their new console Couldn’t come to terms, so rebranded as Sega Genesis Bundled with Altered Beast imgur.com commons.wikimedia.org
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GNED 226 8 1989 Lesson 5: The Fourth Generation of Consoles Michael Katz becomes president and CEO of Sega of America Focuses on aggressive marketing campaign Genesis does what Nintendon’t
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GNED 226 9 1989 Lesson 5: The Fourth Generation of Consoles Genesis makes up for lack of titles by signing celebrity deals Pat Riley (basketball) Arnold Palmer (golf) Buster Douglas (boxing) Joe Montana (football) And…
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GNED 226 10 1989 Lesson 5: The Fourth Generation of Consoles Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker shows off system’s graphics and sound Featured versions of hit songs “The only system powerful enough to play my music” steamcommunity.com gamespot.com
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GNED 226 11 1989 Lesson 5: The Fourth Generation of Consoles Sega offers publishers a much better deal than Nintendo No limit to number of titles, no approval necessary, no hardware lockout EA begins making titles exclusively for Genesis The NES was “not powerful enough” to handle their games
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GNED 226 12 Electronic Arts and Sega Lesson 5: The Fourth Generation of Consoles John Madden Football (1990) NHL Hockey (1991) Populous (1990)
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GNED 226 13 1989 Lesson 5: The Fourth Generation of Consoles Two weeks after Sega launches
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