Namco System 246

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The Namco System 246 is a development of the Sony PlayStation 2 technology as a basis for an arcade system board. It was released in 2001 on its first game Ridge Racer V. Like the Sega NAOMI, it is widely licensed for use by other manufacturers. Games such as Battle Gear 3 and Capcom Fighting Evolution are examples of System 246-based arcade games that are not Namco products.


  • Main CPU: MIPS III R5900 Emotion Engine 128-bit RISC operating at 294.912 MHz
  • Sub CPU: MIPS II R3000A IOP with cache at 33.8688 MHz (Unlike the PSXCPU)
  • System memory: 32 MB Direct Rambus
  • Graphics: "Graphics Synthesizer" operating at 147.456 MHz
  • Sound: "SPU1+SPU2"
  • Media: CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Hard Drive, 64MBit 3.3V NAND FlashROM Security Dongle

List of System 246 / System 256 / System Super 256 / System 147 games[edit]