Talk:Neo Geo Pocket Color

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Whoa, that's a lot of numbers[edit]

I'd like to concur with the removal of the system specs. While they may be interesting to some people, the fact of the matter is that 99% of the people who read Wikipedia aren't going to have any practical use for all of that information. [[User:Mo0|Mo0[talk]]] 04:48, 12 Feb 2005 (UTC)

That's what I think. Way too much tech info that proves to be useless to almost everyone that could end up on that article. Also, it's modifications instructions, whether by emulator or something else. I really don't think that kind of thing belongs here.--Kaonashi 04:55, 12 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Apparently, someone disagrees. Too bad he acts before negotiating first.--Kaonashi 15:58, 15 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Why don't we keep the system specs on the main page as most other videogame console wiki pages, but move the programming information to a new page --Aika 00:13, Feb 16, 2005 (UTC)

WHAT? It's extremely stupid not to have the technical specs! Do another page if you want. I highly doubt that someone that wants to find information about the Neo-Geo Pocket Color would be a "casual" gamer anyway.

Retail price?[edit]

How much did the system cost at launch? Did Neo Geo reduce the price during its lifespan? Also, how much did the games cost (compared to GBA games of the time)?

I remember the system wasn't that much, because, for some strange reason, Sega was still selling Nomads at around $70 and the Game Boy Color was around $60 or so, so I'm remembering paying around $70 I believe.

As for the games, I never paid for that $29.99 new, and Pac-Man was around $19.99 new and came with a little joystick adapter. Coffee5binky (talk) 16:49, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

I added the retail price and the alleged number of launch titles. The price is 100% verifiable, I have still have the receipt, and I have a writeup on it that verifies the 70 list price. The writeup also says there were 20 launch titles, but I don't think I believe that, I seem to recall there were some delays. I scanned the writeup from an old issue of Playboy, don't remember the month but I could probably find it so I could cite it if anyone thinks that's value-added. I also added the different unit colors, it uses the actual marketing names. I got it from another site.

One more thing, it really sucks that the pic for the color unit is the distinctive grey of the mono system, while the page for the mono system has a unit that's more representative of the newer style of the color units. I have a grey JP mono unit, Stone Blue US color unit, and a semi-transparent yellow JP color unit I could take pictures of, again if anyone thinks it's value-added. Boxes too, except for the JP color unit. Maybe I can set up a photo that compares the form factors of the different color units. 03:32, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Can anyone confirm the US release date? SNK's press release says August 8, but I've read an article on Gamasutra that states SNK actually ended up starting sales in April. Anyone can confirm this? 22:18, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Barone family?[edit]

I've never read, anywhere, magazines or Internet, or just e-mailing SNK, that the "Barone" family controls anything, let alone exists. Should this strange statement be removed and the section re-written?

Also, if I can find it, an old issue of Tips & Tricks has a lengthy editorial about the Neo-Geo Pocket Color and how SNK has bent over backwards for the third parties, only to be snubbed by them in a similar way Dreamcast was snubbed.

Also, the system was released in April 1999 in Japan, and sometime way before the Dreamcast launch in America. I remember having the system a good number of weeks before September 9, 1999. If it was a mere month, then that's one long month!

Coffee5binky (talk) 16:46, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

The Barone family controlled the US are of SNK, They seemed to be left to it and done a poor job! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:56, 12 March 2012 (UTC)