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« on: January 17, 2018, 12:31:10 AM »

Does anybody know, which system (Videopac-Odyssey2-brazil Odyssey / MSX or CD-i ) were the biggest commercial success for Philips?

Maybe also with the systems and games that were sold under the brands: Radiola, Schneider, Siera, Brandt and Continental Edison SABA.

I found at Wikipedia that 2 million Odyssey2 units were sold, the CD-i system sold 567.000 units and that the CD-i was a commercial failure, losing Philips $1 billion.  Shocked

Which system were the ray of hope for Philips  Huh?


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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 10:38:39 AM »

MSX was the biggest seller of the three systems listed here. It solder millions (there is no exact figure, but Japan sales beat the total CD-i and O2/VP sales). I never experienced this myself, as it didn't sell in the State (bummer).

O2/VP was 2nd best seller at 2+ million sold.

CD-i was under a million. I do remember this one, and how poor of a system it was (at least IMHO).
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 10:58:33 AM »

Thanks Ozyr.

I know, that the MSX system was especially in Japan a big success. But was it also a success for Philips with his MSX systems here in Europe? Did they sell also millions of these?
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 11:10:31 AM »

Thanks Ozyr.

I know, that the MSX system was especially in Japan a big success. But was it also a success for Philips with his MSX systems here in Europe? Did they sell also millions of these?

Don't know, but I do see it in Retro game magazines, and more often that Videopac. It has a good following still.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2018, 11:25:29 AM »

MSX may have sold millions but only a part of those were made by Philips.
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