The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Dungeon Rushers
Pathfinder Adventures
Twilight Struggle
Overwatch
Paperback
Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small
SteamWorld Heist
Patchwork
Castles of Mad King Ludwig
ABZÛ
Firewatch
Baseball Highlights 2045
The Witness (2016)
Final Fantasy XV
Darkest Dungeon
Stardew Valley
Detention 返校
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
Mysterium
Asheron's Call
Starbound
Long Live The Queen
Talisman: Digital Edition
DUELYST
XCOM 2
Stellaris
Tsuro
Le Havre: The Inland Port
Battlefield 1
Ori and The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Mansions of Madness
Colt Express
Robinson Crusoe and the Cursed Pirates
Portal
Mirror's Edge
Portal 2
Neuroshima Hex!
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Neverwinter
FTL: Faster Than Light
Wasteland 2
Watch_Dogs
No Man's Sky
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Oxenfree
Pokemon Sun and Moon
Clash Royale
Pokémon GO
Hyrule Warriors Legends
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Information
Primary Name
MSX
Alternate Names
Hardware
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 5134
Description Edit | History

"MSX was the name of a standardized home computer architecture in the 1980s conceived by Kazuhiko Nishi, then Vice-president at Microsoft Japan and Director at ASCII Corporation. It is said that Microsoft led the project as an attempt to create unified standards among hardware makers. Despite Microsoft's involvement, MSX-based machines were seldom seen in the United States and Britain, but they were popular in other markets. Eventually 5 million MSX-based units were sold worldwide. It's unclear why this attempt would be based in Japan rather than in the US or why Microsoft would not mention this involvement in its history while giving well known coverage to IBM-PC and Apple's Macintosh, except for Nishi being the true sponsor and not Microsoft.

Nishi proposed MSX as an attempt to create a single industry standard for home computers. Inspired by the success of VHS as a standard for video cassette recorders, many Japanese electronic manufacturers along with GoldStar, Philips and Spectravideo built and promoted MSX computers. Any piece of hardware or software with the MSX logo on it was compatible with MSX products of other manufacturers. In particular, the expansion cartridge form and function were part of the standard; any MSX expansion or game cartridge would work in any MSX computer."

Source: Wikipedia, "MSX", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

More Information Edit | History

Supported Media

Compact Cassette
5 1/4" Floppy Disk (Primarily South America)
3.5" Disk (Primarily Japan and Europe)
Cartridge
Game Card (Bee Card format)

Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Genre: Theme: Mode: Media:
Pg. 1 of 26 » 26
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 3
Average Rating 6.50
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 5
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 2
Release Date 1989-04-20
Rank 4956
Num Ratings 80
Average Rating 5.71
Average Weight 1.50
Num Owned 52
Prev. Owned 15
For Trade 2
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 15
Release Date 1984-12-00
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 1
Average Rating 4.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 0
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1984-00-00
Rank 5299
Num Ratings 7
Average Rating 5.93
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 3
Prev. Owned 3
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1988-00-00
Rank 4426
Num Ratings 8
Average Rating 6.50
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 35
Prev. Owned 7
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1986-00-00
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 1
Average Rating 8.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 1
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1985-00-00
Rank 5675
Num Ratings 25
Average Rating 5.52
Average Weight 1.00
Num Owned 26
Prev. Owned 6
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 6
Release Date 1983-03-18
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 0
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1988-00-00
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 3
Average Rating 7.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 1
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 2
Comments 0
Release Date 1988-00-00
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 2
Average Rating 7.50
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 0
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1989-00-00
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.