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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

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