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Released in 2004 in the USA, Japan, and Decathlon stores in Europe - this home console utilises motion controls a full two years before the Wii had huge commercial success with them. The XavixPORT focuses on sports titles, as suggested by the name. Almost every XavixPORT title can be compared to one later on the Wii. Even Lifestyle Manager, which came with a scale, and can be likened to Wii Fit.

It was developed by several engineers who had worked on the development of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).

It was released in the USA, Japan, and parts of Europe. This is the North American/Japanese model. In Europe, it was known as the Domyos Interactive System (or DIS), and came in black. There, it was sold in Decathlon shops.

It sold for USD $79.99 at launch, but due to a lack of success, it could later be found for as low as $19.99 and still available as late as 2013.

The system itself is very small, and the cartridge games contain a proprietary processor, known as the XaviX Multiprocessor. Some games contain the Super XaviX chip, a slightly upgraded version. 

Many of the games came with their own specific peripherals, such as boxing gloves, or a fishing rod. The peripherals combined with the chips being inside the cartridges made the games very costly - typically they cost $49.99, but the J-Mat package cost $89.99 at launch - $10 more than the console itself. 

Jackie Chan featured in advertisements for the console, and also in their game Jackie Chan’s Action Boxing, and Jackie Chan’s J-Mat - which came with a step-sensing floor peripheral that could be seen as a hybrid of a dance pad and a Wii Balance Board.

There were 22 games released for the system across the regions, some used the same controllers.

Manufacturer: SSD Company Limited
Date: 2004

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH64065. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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