Hudson Soft

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Hudson Soft
Type Brand owned by Konami
Founded CQ Hudson
May 18, 1973
Hudson Soft
September 1975
Hudson Soft Company, Limited
July 1985 (absorbed into Konami in 2012)
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people Yuji Kudo, founder
Hiroshi Kudo, founder
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Employees 421 (prior to closure)

Hudson Soft (ハドソンソフト) is a brand name owned by Konami.


CQ Hudson (CQハドソン) was founded on May 18, 1973 by Hiroshi Kudo and Yuji Kudo as an amateur radio shop.

In September 1975, they began selling personal computer related products as Hudson Soft (ハドソンソフト).

The company reorganized as Hudson Soft Company, Limited (株式会社ハドソンソフト) in July 1985.

Hudson Soft became a wholly owned subsidiary of Konami in April 2011. It was absorbed into Konami on March 1, 2012.

Video game consoles by Hudson Soft

In July 1987, Hudson Soft developed the "C62 System", which would become the development kit for the PC Engine, the name the system was given when NEC released it in Japan on October 30, 1987. It would later be released outside of Japan as the TurboGrafx-16, however, it retained the PC Engine brand name in France.

Name Year released Added to museum Notes
TurboGrafx-16 1987 Not yet Designed by Hudson Soft, marketed and sold by NEC.
Known as the PC-Engine in Japan and France.

Hudson Soft games owned by WEC Museum

Title System Released Added to the Museum Notes
Bomberman '93 Wii 2006 August 21, 2013 Virtual Console version of the 1991 TurboGrafx-16 game.
SameGame Super Famicom 1995 July 31, 2017 Super Famicom game that has a slotted cartridge slot for a Satellaview 8M Pack.