Things are tough right now ...

They're tough for everyone :( But when coronavirus hit here in the UK, the museum had to close its doors to the public, and we lost practically all our income overnight.

Please Donate Via Just GivingNo visitors, no workshops, no events, no school visits... no income. We know that things are tough for everyone right now, but if you can afford to help us through these tough times please donate what you can.

There's over 36,000 exhibits here! That should keep you occupied for a bit - get searching!

Or come and get involved on our social media channels ...

      Twitch  Facebook          Online Gift Shop      

Thank you.

Taito X-55

This is a Karaoke game console from Japan first launched in 1995, which connects to the internet through a phone line. subscribers would then dial in codes for songs or Taito's own Famicom games, using the machine's remote, the content then downloads to the console for play, it would take about 1- seconds to download a song onto the machine, at 9,600 bps.

A separate controller was also available to buy, which today is very hard to find.

The machine is thought to have sold around 200,000 units, the service was still available in 2009

Manufacturer: Taito
Date: 1995 to 2009

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH60631. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 
Taito X-55


Click on the Image(s) For Detail


User Submitted Articles


Add Your Article >>>

Help support the museum by buying from the museum shop

View all items

Founding Sponsors
redgate Google ARM Real VNC Microsoft Research
Heritage Lottery Funded
Heritage Lottery Fund
Accredited Museum