2000 One Chip MSX computers sold

by Latok on 10-07-2005, 17:22
Topic: MSX Revival
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On May 20th, ASCII started taking pre-orders on the new One Chip MSX. Within a week, 1000 devices were pre-ordered. It took almost 2 months before the 2000 milestone was reached. It looks like accomplishing the minimum amount of 5000 One Chip MSX computers required to make commercial production possible is going to be quite a challenge.

At the current rate of pre-orders, it looks like ASCII is not going to make it. However, with other MSX revival projects like the MSX Magazines and MSX Game Reader they managed to turn a slow start into quite a success.

Earlier today the odds were increased by the Dutch company Bazix, who opened up a One Chip MSX pre-order page, allowing people living outside Japan to obtain a One Chip MSX as well. Now that the One Chip MSX has become available worldwide, it will be interesting to see if and when the 5000 pre-order barrier can be accomplished.

Relevant link: One Chip MSX Pre-order page (ASCII, Japanese market)
Relevant link: One Chip MSX Pre-order page (Bazix, non-Japanese market)

Comments (10)

By shaiwa

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13-07-2005, 15:36

Check http://www.tweakers.net/nieuws/38041

Reached the headline today.

By snout

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13-07-2005, 16:57

Cheers for spotting that one, Shaiwa!

By Bastiaan

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13-07-2005, 17:28

nice exposure: Lots of reactions on tweakers.net!

will the number of units sold by Basix automatically add up on the counter on the ASCII website?

By snout

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13-07-2005, 19:19

bastiaan: currently the ASCII counter does not include sales @ bazix.

...now that tweakers.net is done, what are those slashdot guyz waiting for? ^_^

By flyguille

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14-07-2005, 19:26

agggrrr... all reactions in dutch

By [D-Tail]

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14-07-2005, 19:37

By Bastiaan

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15-07-2005, 08:52

@snout: then how do we know if sales(Basix+ascii)=> 5000? should there be a counter on Basix?

By snout

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15-07-2005, 12:43

baztiaan: (pun intended ;P) the counter at ASCII's will most probably be updated preiodically with the amount of OCM's pre-ordered at Bazix.

By Samor

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16-07-2005, 17:53

preiodically, Znout? Tongue
Wink

By snout

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16-07-2005, 19:07

piccadilly-sauce!