Panasonic 3DO

Panasonic 3DO

Launched in October 1993 (you remember right?!) to much anticipation in the gaming world (it was even named Time magazine’s “1994 Product of the Year”), the Panasonic 3DO was tipped to show the likes of Nintendo and Sega how to produce next-gen games consoles. On paper the 3DO had the upper hand with its 32-bit RISC CPU, 640 x 480 60hz output, and 2 accelerated video co-processors, it promised gaming graphics and sound quality that had never been seen before in the home. It seemed like Panasonic had ticked all of the boxes for their new console. The launch, unfortunately was a failure of epic proportions, we can most probably put that down to the fact Panasonic had only one launch title being the suitably named Crash ‘n Burn. Their other planned launch titles such as Road Rash, Fifa International Soccer and Jurassic Park all hit development struggles and didn’t meet their launch dates by some time. A few hardware variants followed over the years with Sanyo, and Goldstar producing 3DO consoles along with a few stand out games which a true classics in our eyes. Need for Speed, Road Rash and one of the better ports of Wolfenstein 3D delighted us back in the 90’s and are still as much fun today. Pre-owned 3DO’s can be picked up in good condition for around $100, giving you no reason not to rekindle your retro gaming romance, get your buddies round and fire up your CRT.

Get it! From $100 Pre-Owned