Crazyace Posted December 20, 2009 Share Posted December 20, 2009 Rubbish... You've got no proof for that. No rubbish is you forgetting me showing you the price of a 2x CD rom back then was at best a $99 dollar cost to Atari (and that is being very consevative) since they went for $199. The Mega CD was $300 a year earlier - and in some ways that had more components than the Jaguar And single speed and garbage to boot. I dont care how many more components it had it would not come close to performing as well as the Cd add-on did. I'd expect Atari to reach $299 for launch - helped mainly by the removal of the pack in game cart and 68000 offsetting the cost of the CD mechanism. ( Also I'd expect there to be no 'butch' chip as the CD control would be part of Jerry ) Improved profits from game sales ( more of the royalty would be profit rather than the cost of manufacturing cartridges ) would also help Atari keep the initial cost down. Yes making the DSP cost that much more to produce so either was you still are looking at $400. I'd only expect a single speed CD ( as I said before ) in 1993, and I dont think it would add much to the DSP cost ( They could dump the waveform ram to make room if they had too ) I'm happy to disagree with you though, as something different was needed ... How would a 68020 make Trevor McFur any better, or Rayman, or even Doom? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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