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Neo Geo Pocket

Released towards the end of 1998 in Japan, the Neo Geo Pocket was yet another challenger to Nintendo's Game Boy.

The Neo Geo Pocket had great battery life (even the Pocket Color managed around 40 hours from just two batteries!), an area where so many Game Boy competitors had failed, and a number of SNK's popular arcade games appeared on the system.

But the sales figures were lower than SNK were expecting and the machine was discontinued after just a few months, only to be immediately replaced by the Neo Geo Pocket Color. Due to it's short lifespan the original Neo Geo Pocket was never released outside Asia.

An unusual feature of the Neo Geo Pocket is that it's forwards compatible and is therefore able to play most (but not all) of the Neo Geo Pocket Color games.

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NAME  Neo Geo Pocket
MANUFACTURER  SNK
ORIGIN  Japan
YEAR  1998
END OF PRODUCTION  1999
BUILT IN SOFTWARE / GAMES  None
CONTROLLERS  8-way thumbstick, 2 buttons + Option
CPU  Toshiba TLCS900H
SPEED  6.144 MHz
CO-PROCESSOR  Zilog Z80 @ 3.072 MHz
RAM  12 KB main, 4 KB sound
ROM  64 Kb
GRAPHIC MODES  160x152
COLORS  8 shades of grey
SOUND  6 channel PSG, stereo output
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  Cartridge slot, 5 pin serial port
MEDIA  Cartridge, 4 MB max + 512 KB to 2 MB flash
NUMBER OF GAMES  40 (doesn't include later Pocket Color games)
POWER SUPPLY  2x AA batteries or power adapter
PERIPHERALS  Link cable, Dreamcast link cable
PRICE  Unknown


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