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Offline fondpondforever

Limited Array Of CDTV Games
« on: July 23, 2015, 12:58:46 AM »
Why were there a Limited Array Of CDTV Games?
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Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Limited Array Of CDTV Games
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 01:01:00 AM »
C'mon dude, really?  For starters, because the CDTV was new and untested technology at the time, and a commercial flop (partially thanks to Commodore's piss-poor marketing, and the public not knowing what to make of such a device).

Edit:  Haha.  CDTV is on Wikipedia's list of "commercial failures in video gaming".  I didn't realize they even maintained such a list.  ;)
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Offline fondpondforever

Re: Limited Array Of CDTV Games
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2015, 01:35:01 AM »
The CDTV is like the scene in Back To The Future when Marty Mcfly plays the Johnny B Goode Guitar Solo and say's to the audience 'I guess you guy's aren't ready for this yet...but your kid's are going to love it'.
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Offline bbond007

Re: Limited Array Of CDTV Games
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 01:40:03 AM »
Quote from: fondpondforever;792928
Why were there a Limited Array Of CDTV Games?

The NTSC version was never sold in the US, so I'm sure that limited its appeal to developers. A few may have been sold in Canada.
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Offline quarkx

Re: Limited Array Of CDTV Games
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2015, 01:59:08 AM »
Quote from: bbond007;792931
The NTSC version was never sold in the US, so I'm sure that limited its appeal to developers. A few may have been sold in Canada.


I think you may be mixing up the CDTV with the CD32, There were defiantly CDTV's sold in the US, I can't see all the ones on ebay from the US as Canadian units brought into the US.
Yes, the CD32 was sold and used a fair bit in Canada from Bank "freebees" (open an account with us and get a free CD32) to driving test terminals.
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Offline spaceman88

Re: Limited Array Of CDTV Games
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 02:01:07 AM »
Quote from: bbond007;792931
The NTSC version was never sold in the US, so I'm sure that limited its appeal to developers. A few may have been sold in Canada.


Are you sure? I was sure I saw one in a store in Redmond WA. when I was on course at Nintendo. Maybe it was a Phillips CD-I ?
 

Offline amiman99

Re: Limited Array Of CDTV Games
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2015, 02:28:57 AM »
Quote from: bbond007;792931
The NTSC version was never sold in the US, so I'm sure that limited its appeal to developers. A few may have been sold in Canada.
My local Amiga dealer in San Antonio had one, but it was too expensive. You probably got it mixed up with CD32.
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Offline bbond007

Re: Limited Array Of CDTV Games
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2015, 03:15:37 AM »
Quote from: spaceman88;792934
Are you sure? I was sure I saw one in a store in Redmond WA. when I was on course at Nintendo. Maybe it was a Phillips CD-I ?

You are right :) sorry :) was thinking CD32