Development and design of the TurboGrafx-16 was deliberately meant to be cost-conservative, with funds going primarily towards the system's 16-bit graphics chip. The system ran on an 8-bit CPU, had only one controller port, had no LED light to indicate the system is turned on, lacked a reset button and only supported RF modulation for video output. Add-ons such as the TurboGrafx-CD player supported composite video however. These decisions allowed NEC to retail the console at lower prices than the competition and at one point, the base system's price point was as low as $99.99, far below the prices of the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis.
Contributed By: noidentity
« See More or Submit Your Own!