Playdia

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Playdia
Playdia-logo.png
Bandai-Playdia-Set-R.jpg
Manufacturer Bandai
Type Video game console
Generation Fifth generation
Retail availability
  • JP September 23, 1994[1]
Media CD-ROM
CPU 8-bit Toshiba TMP87C800F
Controller input Infrared Joypad
Predecessor Bandai RX-78
Successor Apple Bandai Pippin

The Playdia (プレイディア Pureidia?) (developed under the codename "BA-X"[2]) was a video game console released exclusively in Japan in 1994[3] at the initial price of ¥24,800.[4] It was intended for a young audience with anime quiz software and edutainment making up most of the game library. The Playdia uses a single infrared joypad with simple controls. Bandai was the only software publisher to support this console.

Playdia title complete list[edit]

1994 (11 titles)[edit]

  • 09/23 - Dragon Ball Z - Suupaa Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku Chikyū Hen - [BAPD-01]
  • 09/23 - Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S - Quiz Taiketsu! Sailor Power Shūketsu!! - [BAPD-02]
  • 09/23 - SD Gundam Daizukan - [BAPD-03]
  • 09/28 - Ultraman Powered - Kaijū Gekimetsu Sakusen - [BAPD-04]
  • 09/28 - Hello Kitty - Yume no Kuni Daibōken - [BAPD-05]
  • 11/25 - Aqua Adventure - Blue Lilty - [BAPD-06]
  • 11/25 - Newton museum - Kyōryū Nendaiki Zenpen - [BAPD-07]
  • 11/25 - Newton museum - Kyōryū Nendaiki Kōhen - [BAPD-08]
  • 12/08 - Shuppatsu! Dōbutsu Tankentai - [BAPD-09]
  • 12/16 - Ultra Seven - Chikyū Bōei Sakusen - [BAPD-10]
  • 12/16 - Dragon Ball Z - Suupaa Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku Uchū Hen - [BAPD-11]

1995 (16 titles)[edit]

  • 01/24 - Norimono Banzai!! - Kuruma Daishūgō!! - [BAPD-12]
  • 01/24 - Norimono Banzai!! - Densha Daishūgō!! - [BAPD-13]
  • 03/22 - Ie Naki Ko - Suzu no Sentaku - [VPRJ-09722]
  • 03/22 - Gamera - The Time Adventure - [BAPD-15]
  • 06/22 - Elements Voice Series vol.1 Mika Kanai - Wind&Breeze - [BAPD-18]
  • 06/22 - Elements Voice Series vol.2 Rica Fukami - Private Step - [BAPD-19]
  • 06/22 - Elements Voice Series vol.3 Aya Hisakawa - Forest Sways - [BAPD-20]
  • 07/28 - Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS - Sailor Moon to Hiragana Lesson! - [BAPD-21]
  • 07/28 - Ultraman - Hiragana Dai Sakusen - [BAPD-22]
  • 07/28 - Ultraman - Alphabet TV e Yōkoso - [BAPD-23]
  • 08/24 - Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon SS - Sailor Moon to Hajimete no Eigo - [BAPD-24]
  • 08/24 - Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon SS - Yōkoso! Sailor Yōchien - [BAPD-25]
  • 08/24 - Ultraman - Oide yo! Ultra Yōchien - [BAPD-26]
  • 10/20 - Chōgōkin Selections - [BKPD-01]
  • 11/16 - Elements Voice Series vol.4 Yuri Shiratori - Rainbow Harmony - [BKPD-02]
  • 12/15 - Soreike! Anpanman - Picnic de Obenkyō - [BAPD-27]

1996 (6 titles)[edit]

  • 03/22 - Ultraman - Sūji de Asobō Ultra Land - [BAPD-28]
  • 03/22 - Ultraman - Ultraman Chinō UP Dai Sakusen - [BAPD-29]
  • 03/27 - Elements Voice Series vol.5 Mariko Kouda - Welcome to the Marikotown! - [BKPD-03]
  • 04/24 - Nintama Rantarō - Gungun Nobiru Chinō Hen - [BKPD-04]
  • 05/15 - Nintama Rantarō - Hajimete Oboeru Chishiki Hen - [BKPD-05]
  • 06/26 - Gekisou Sentai Carranger - Tatakae! Hiragana Racer - [BKPD-06]

Unreleased (6 titles)[edit]

  • Yumi to Tokoton Playdia - [BS-003]
  • Go! Go! Ackman Planet - [BS-005]
  • Jamp Gentei Special - 4 Dai Hero Battle Taizen - [BS-006]
  • Bandai Item Collection 70 - [BS-007]
  • Playdia IQ Kids - [BS-009]
  • Kero Kero Keroppi - Uki Uki Party Land - [BS-010]

Internal details[edit]

PCB Scan of the Bandai Playdia.
  • Sanyo Lc89515 - CD-ROM Host Interface
  • Toshiba TA2035F - CD Focus tracking server
  • Toshiba tc9263f - CD Single Chip processor
  • Rohm 6398FP - 4 Channel BTL Driver for CD Player motor
  • Toshiba TMP87C800F - 8 Bit Microcontroller (8K ROM, 16K RAM) - 8 MHz Operation, can access 64K (TLCS-870 series which is based heavily on the Z80)
  • Sharp LH52B256 - 256K (32K x 8) Static RAM chip
  • NEC μPD78214GC - 8 Bit Microcontroller (16K ROM, 512 byte RAM) - 12 MHz Operation, can access 1MB (NEC 78K series)
  • Toshiba TC514256JAJ - 256K Word x 4 Fast Page DRAM Chip
  • Asahi Kasei AK8000 - Audio / Video processor
  • Philips DA8772AH - Triple 8Bit DAC converter
  • Sony CX1229M - NTSC/PAL Decoder
  • Rohm BA10324AF - Quad Op Amp
  • Sanyo LC78835K - 18BIT DAC with filter
  • Rohm BU3052BCF - Dual 4 Channel Analogue Multiplexer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GameForest - TVゲームの歴史 - プレイディア". Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  2. ^ Starr, Michael; Chapple, Craig. VINTROPEDIA - Vintage Computer & Retro Console Price Guide 2009. Lulu. 2008. p84.
  3. ^ "Video Game Consoles Rarity Guide". Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  4. ^ Forster, Winnie (2005). The encyclopedia of consoles, handhelds & home computers 1972 - 2005. GAMEPLAN. p. 201. ISBN 3-00-015359-4. 

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