SNK Neo Geo CDZ

$600.00

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Neo Geo CD is the second home video game console of SNK Corporation's Neo Geo family, released in September 9, 1994, four years after its cartridge-based equivalent.

This is the same platform, converted to the cheaper CD format compared to the $300 cartridges. The system can also play Audio CDs.

The Neo Geo...

Neo Geo CD is the second home video game console of SNK Corporation's Neo Geo family, released in September 9, 1994, four years after its cartridge-based equivalent.

This is the same platform, converted to the cheaper CD format compared to the $300 cartridges. The system can also play Audio CDs.

The Neo Geo CD was launched bundled with a control pad instead of a joystick like the AES version. However, the original AES joystick can be used with all three Neo Geo CD models.

The Neo Geo CD was first unveiled at the 1994 Tokyo Toy Show.

Three versions of the Neo Geo CD were released; (All three versions of the system have no region-lock.)

The Neo Geo CDZ, is an upgraded, faster-loading version, released in Japan only. The CDZ was released on December 29, 1995 as the Japanese market replacement for SNK's previous efforts (the "front loader" and the "top loader").

The CDZ was only officially sold in Japan during its production. However, its faster loading times, lack of a "region lock", and the fact that it could play older CD software, made it a vey popular import item for enthusiasts in both Europe and North America. The system's technical specs are identical to the previous models except that it includes a double-speed CD-ROM drive.

It is a rare and hard console to find.