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Sanyo?

Post by Martin III » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:52 pm

Here's a piece of the 3DO story that I don't recall ever having heard about before: Sanyo was getting cold feet shortly after the 3DO launch. Apparently they changed their minds eventually, since Sanyo 3DO units did hit store shelves. Wonder what happened?

The bit about their being no word of Japanese software in development is something of a mystery too, since the system launched in Japan with six games.

The below clipping is from the February 1994 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, for those trying to place this in chronology.

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Re: Sanyo?

Post by CasetheCorvetteman » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:17 am

Friend of mine had a Sanyo 3DO im quite sure of it...
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Post by T2KFreeker » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:54 am

I was going to say, isn't the 3DO T-R-Y system the Sanyo unit?
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Post by CasetheCorvetteman » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:28 am

Yep, thats the one he had. Same controller as the FZ-JP1 but had Sanyo written on it.
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Post by T2KFreeker » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:12 pm

CasetheCorvetteman wrote:Yep, thats the one he had. Same controller as the FZ-JP1 but had Sanyo written on it.
I was gonna' say. I have always wanted a Sanyo 3DO system, so yeah, I know they released...
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Post by CasetheCorvetteman » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:25 am

I remember he got it reasonably cheap at the time, but i doubt you ever would now!
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Re: Sanyo?

Post by mattyg » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:33 am

Typical negative article based on heresy. Many of us here have Sanyos , myself included. Many journos at the time were under pressure to promote anything Sony and bag everything else for advertising kickbacks
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Post by CasetheCorvetteman » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:37 am

I see no reason any Japan made Sanyo device would not be right up there with Panasonic really, back in the day they were a great company.

There is a couple Sanyo 3DOs on ebay at the moment, as well as a controller.
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Re: Sanyo?

Post by cybdmn » Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:59 pm

T2KFreeker wrote:I was going to say, isn't the 3DO T-R-Y system the Sanyo unit?
Heh, that's mine. I took that photo. :-D

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Re: Sanyo?

Post by T2KFreeker » Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:44 am

cybdmn wrote:
T2KFreeker wrote:I was going to say, isn't the 3DO T-R-Y system the Sanyo unit?
Heh, that's mine. I took that photo. :-D
Awesome, nice to see that you took care of the system! Great stuff.
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Re: Sanyo?

Post by cybdmn » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:56 am

Thanks. I got more photos of my stuff here: http://www.blood-is-red.de/mw/index.php ... ultiplayer

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Re: Sanyo?

Post by Martin III » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:46 pm

mattyg wrote:Typical negative article based on heresy. Many of us here have Sanyos , myself included. Many journos at the time were under pressure to promote anything Sony and bag everything else for advertising kickbacks
Neither the article nor I claimed that the Sanyo 3DO was never released. They simply reported that Sanyo had announced they were cancelling plans to release the system for moment; I've since found that GamePro reported the same announcement. No negativity, no heresy, just facts.

Below I've pasted the very interesting follow-up. So the question still remains: What made Sanyo ultimately change their minds (again) and release the 3DO?

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Re: Sanyo?

Post by NeoGeoNinja » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:28 pm

Great article Martiniii and, indeed... I wonder what urged Sanyo to release the TRY 3DO in the end? :|

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