EZ Mini gefunden!
3rdman auf Assemblergames hat einen wirklich großartigen Fund gemacht: Einen unveröffentlichten Handheldprototypen aus dem Jahre 2005:
The story: Back in 2005 Shanda, a Chinese electronics firm ( not as shady as it sounds: for what it’s worth, they’re traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange) decided the time was right for china to enter the videogame market in a serious and legitimate way. It was announced that they were going to challenge Nintendo and Sony, and develop a home console and a handheld.
They apparently test marketed the home console, the EZ Station ($800 retail?), and claimed to have had a very positive response. Then with much fanfare Shanda’s handheld, known as the EZ Mini, was shown at a electronics expo in late 2005. And then…..nothing. Well almost nothing. Records seem to indicate that Shanda was forced to pull the plug on their entire video game venture due to a conflict of interest with one of their corporate partners.
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