The development of this system began due to specific circumstances for both NEC and Hudson Soft. NEC was very successful in Japan with their PC-88 and PC-98 computer lines while Hudson Soft was a video game developer. NEC was interested in entering the video game market due to their background and experience with hardware, but needed to approach a video game studio for support. They learned that, by coincidence, Hudson Soft was interested in making their own video game console after failing to sell then-advanced graphics chips to Nintendo, and that they needed an additional partner to secure the finances for designing the system. The two companies joined together to design the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16.
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