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The Panasonic 3DO FZ-10 interactive multiplayer was a 32-bit CD based interactive video entertainment platform system. To many it is simply known as just the 3DO and it arrived to us on 15th September 1993.
The 3DO Company was founded by a group of people in 1991, namely Dave Needle & R.J. Mical of the New Technology Group although the 3DO was conceived by entrepreneur and Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins.
Unfortunately the Panasonic 3DO never got of to a great start. The machine had been priced at $699 which was higher that any other console of it’s time. The reason for this being was that the 3DO was being sold as a high-end audio-video interactive system and not just another games console. Also in the early 1990′s the market for consoles was saturated, so the 3DO was up against stiff competition such as the likes of the Sega Genisis (priced at $149), Nintendo’s – SNES (priced at $199), NEC’s – TurboGrafx-16, Nintendo, Commodore and SNK.