The TurboGrafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem, known in Japan and France as the PC Engine was jointly developed by Hudson Soft and NEC Home Electronics, released in Japan on October 30, 1987, and in the United States on August 29, 1989.
The TurboGrafx-16 failed to break into the North American market and sold poorly. However, in Japan the PC Engine was very successful. Two major revisions, the PC Engine SuperGrafx and the TurboDuo, were released in 1989 and 1991, respectively. The entire series was succeeded by the PC-FX in 1994, which was only released in Japan.