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History of video games/Platforms/Commodore CDTV

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History[edit | edit source]

CDTV logotype.

The system was announced in Summer of 1990.[1] At CES 1990 the Commodore 64 Games System overshadowed the Commodore CDTV at the Commodore booth.[2]

The CDTV was launched in 1991[3].

The system was discontinued in 1993.[3] Sales for the CDTV were as low as 30,000 units,[3] with the highest sales figures given is still under 60,000 units.[4] Despite poor sales of the CDTV, Commodore would try again with a similar concept in the Amiga CD32.

Technology[edit | edit source]

The CDTV is based on a Amiga 500 computer equipped with 1 megabyte of RAM.[5]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

CDTV stands for "Commodore Dynamic Total Vision",[6][7] rather then the commonly assumed "Compact Disk TeleVision".

References[edit | edit source]