The PC Engine Duo
made it to the United States as the TurboDuo in 1992, but never reached
Europe. It was marketed by new company Turbo Technologies Inc. (TTI),
which consisted of ex-employees from both NEC and Hudson Soft, after
the apparent failings of the TurboGrafx-16 campaign.
The console contained a TG-16 and the newer Super CD-ROM unit which
were unified in a single case, along with the Super System Card
integrated on the motherboard and buyers received quite a package for
their money. A control pad, TG-CD versions of Ys book I & II
compilation of four Super cd
games and a TurboChip game were all
included in the $299 price tag. There was no escaping the fact that
this was still a system based on ageing 8 bit technology though.