Konami announces plug-and-play TurboGrafx-16 Mini

Ruben Fields
June 13, 2019

Konami is releasing a mini version of the TurboGrafx-16 that will be pre-installed with retro games, according to a press release on Tuesday.

Slowly but surely, mini consoles are beginning to take over the space underneath TV's around the globe, and the latest is coming straight from Konami.

To reflect the multiple versions of the console out in the wild, USA markets will get the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, with Japan and Europe getting their own regional variations: the PC Engine Mini and PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini. However, when the console reached U.S. shores in 1989 it was competing against the Genesis and SNES and therefore never stood a chance. Even so, it had a great selection of games and soon we'll be able to experience them again.

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During Twitch's Live E3 coverage, Konami announced another classic mini-console, the TurboGrafx-16 Mini.

Konami says all versions of the system will feature standard functions like quick saves, virtual simulated CRT scanlines, and the original 4:3 aspect ratio display. It was most successful in Japan where it was known as the PC Engine, and released only in limited quantities in Europe after it flopped in the US. Details about pricing, availability and additional games planned weren't made available.

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