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History of video games/Platforms/GP32

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History[edit | edit source]

GP32 logotype.

Launch[edit | edit source]

The GP32 was revealed at E3 2000 at the latest.[1] The GP32 saw a 2001 launch.[2]

The GP32 had a niche in it's domestic South Korean government, as imports of Japanese electronics were banned by the government until 2002.[3] A planned European release for March 2003 was announced by GamePark's partner Mitsui to be canceled due to financial issues in October 2003.[4]

Legacy[edit | edit source]

The GP32 managed to sell 32,000 units worldwide.[5]

Following the Game Park split, the GP32 had multiple successor consoles, of which only one would survive to market. GamePark Holdings, a splinter of GamePark, managed to launch the GP2X as an indirect successor which emphasized the open nature of the GP32. The original GamePark would attempt to bring the XGP to market as a direct successor that emphasized the commercial titles of the GP32, though GamePark would go bankrupt before the console could be finished. GamBros, yet another splinter company from GamePark, would attempt to salvage the XGP line as the GamBros handhelds, though they too would fail to launch a console.

Technology[edit | edit source]

Compute[edit | edit source]

The GP32 is powered by a 32-bit Samsung S3C2400X01 ARM-9 architecture CPU clocked at 133 megahertz.[1][2]

The GP32 has 8 megabytes of SDRAM.[6][1]

Hardware[edit | edit source]

The GP32 has a 3.5" reflective (Non-backlit) TFT color LCD with a resolution of 320 by 240 pixels.[6][1]

The system sported a radio for multiplayer.[1]

There was official support for loading downloaded games to the system over USB from an internet connected Windows PC.[1]

Commercial Game Library[edit | edit source]

The following is a condensed version of the list of commercial GP32 games on Wikipedia.

2001[edit | edit source]

  • Dungeon & Guarder
  • Dyhard Infinity
  • Little Wizard
  • Rally Pop
  • Tanggle's Magic Square

2002[edit | edit source]

  • Astonishia Story R
  • Treasure Island
  • Kimchi-Man
  • Tomak: Save the Earth, Again!
  • Therapy
  • Her Knights
  • Dooly Soccer 2002
  • Hany Party Game
  • Princess Maker 2
  • Raphael
  • Oneshot Voca
  • Pinball Dreams
  • Wizard Slayer
  • Super Plusha
  • Funny Soccer

2003[edit | edit source]

  • Mill
  • Tears: Contact
  • GP Fight
  • Winter Is...
  • Story of Bug Eyed Monster
  • Gloop Deluxe

2004[edit | edit source]

  • Blue Angelo
  • Wanna Be Wizard

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]