TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine

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TurboGrafX-16 top front angle with expansion port cover.jpg
Manufacturer NEC
Generation Fourth generation
Release date October 30, 1987 (JP)

August 29, 1989 (NA)
1990 (EU)

Media type HuCard, CD
Successor PC-FX

Following the launch of the PC Engine in Japan, the renamed and re-designed TurboGrafX-16 Entertainment Supersystem was released in North America on August 29th, 1989 in direct competition with the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Technical specifications[edit]

The TurboGrafx-16 has an 8-bit CPU and a dual 16-bit GPU; and is capable of displaying 482 colors simultaneously, out of 512. With dimensions of 14 cm × 14 cm × 3.8 cm (5.5in × 5.5in × 1.5in), the NEC PC Engine holds the record for the world's smallest game console ever made.