3,000 One Chip MSX computers sold

by snout on 15-08-2005, 22:45
Topic: MSX Revival
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On May 20th, ASCII started taking pre-orders on the new One Chip MSX. On July 10th, Bazix started taking pre-orders as well, whilst on the same day 2,000 One Chip MSX computers were sold. As of today, the 3,000 pre-orders barrier was passed as well. However, there are only 5 days left to sell another 2,000 One Chip MSX computers to make commercial production of the One Chip MSX possible.

At the moment, it is unknown what will happen if, on August 20th, the 5,000 pre-orders barrier has not been passed, but certainly announcements by ASCII, Bazix and/or MSX Association are to be expected during the coming days. An exciting week awaits us.

Relevant link: ASCII One Chip MSX information page
Relevant link: Bazix One Chip MSX information page

Comments (27)

By wolf_

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15-08-2005, 22:51

The announcement will be that Bazix now co-owns Chiquita. When the 5000-mark isn't made, the people who pre-ordered will get 189 euro worth of bananas! LOL!

o_O

By Grauw

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15-08-2005, 22:56

Huzza!

By Grauw

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15-08-2005, 22:57

Quick, everybody order 100 units!

By mth

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16-08-2005, 01:21

From the FAQ:
The One Chip MSX will be delivered with the VHDL code that is used to achieve MSX1 compatibility. At this moment it has not been decided yet under what form of license this code will be released. We plan to announce this information in the near future.
Bazix, could you please clarify the license before the pre-order period closes? Since playing with the FPGA code is one of the main selling points for the One Chip MSX, I think such an important question should not remain unanswered.

By dhau

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16-08-2005, 03:12

I won't order this crap

By Sama

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16-08-2005, 03:37

Thanks for sharing Cool

By Arjan

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16-08-2005, 13:49

Does the counter on https://www.ascii.co.jp/1chip/ include the pre-orders made through Bazix?

By Bart

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16-08-2005, 15:19

No Arjan, it's only ASCII's pre-order count.

By ditman

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16-08-2005, 15:37

I've just pre-ordered mine... Still trying to fix my broken MSX2 but I WANT that onechip thingy LOL!

By Samor

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16-08-2005, 16:37

selling 400 a day?
well, miracles are possible they say ...

By wolf_

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16-08-2005, 17:31

When there's news about the msx2 being the standard 1cm-config, pre-orders might rise ..

Let's say, the more the product migrates to the specs the scene is moaning about for months now, the better the chances are ^_^

(just don't mention the cas-port again :S )

By poke-1,170

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17-08-2005, 04:25

motor off Cool

By DarQ

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19-08-2005, 13:37

troff

By Tanni

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19-08-2005, 15:44

3250 preorders on ASCIIs page up to now!

By Tanni

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19-08-2005, 17:58

Now 3280 preorders

By Tanni

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19-08-2005, 18:00

Now 3280 preorders!

By Algorythms

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19-08-2005, 18:56

3290... Seems like Nishi is sitting in front of his PC ordering one by one now Smile

By SolidEric

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19-08-2005, 19:55

Nishi buying 1710 minus bazix's pre-orders........I once said it...he's gonna buy the rest himself Cool

By cax

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19-08-2005, 21:53

Nishi will spend hundreds of thousands dollars on buying OCMs ?
Maybe he is a very rich man.

By BiFi

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19-08-2005, 21:59

what's the current number of orders @ Bazix anyway?

By snout

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19-08-2005, 22:30

cax - in fact Nishi is quite a wealthy man indeed. At MSX World 2005 he joked that he would buy the remaining OCMs needed to make production possible with some 'pocket change'. ^_^

By SolidEric

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19-08-2005, 23:11

I said itLOL!

By legacy

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20-08-2005, 00:05

Oh, and I hope he will do it.

By cax

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20-08-2005, 01:28

snout, of course I do remember about this Nishi's promise - I read your article about Japanese MSX fair and proofread it's russian translation. I wrote my message because I did some calculations, got number > $200000 and became sceptical about his promise.

By POISONIC

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20-08-2005, 03:54

its 20th of august 2005 ............... Crying

By BiFi

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20-08-2005, 09:41

/me still awaiting the 5,000 One Chip MSX computers sold newspost as Nishi supposedly buying the remaining number to start production Smile

By BiFi

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20-08-2005, 09:42

(not to mention the number of order Bazix already has, btw) :\