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Hudson Soft
TypeBrand owned by Konami
FoundedCQ Hudson
May 18, 1973
Hudson Soft
September 1975
Hudson Soft Company, Limited
July 1985 (absorbed into Konami in 2012)
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Key peopleYuji Kudo, founder
Hiroshi Kudo, founder
IndustryVideo games
ProductsVideo games
Employees421 (prior to closure)
Websitehttp://www.atari.com/

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

History

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 hardware 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
Bee Card 1984 Not yet ROM cartridge card for the MSX, Atari Portfolio, and some Korg synthesizers.
Bee Pack 1984 Not yet Add-on for the MSX to allow it to run Bee Cards.
HuCard 1987 Not yet ROM cartridge card for the TurboGrafx-16.
Designed by Hudson Soft, manufactured by NEC.
Known in North America as the TurboChip.
TurboGrafx-16 1987 Not yet Designed by Hudson Soft, manufactured by NEC.
Known as the PC-Engine in Japan and France.
TurboGrafx-CD 1988 Not yet TurboGrafx-16 CD addon designed by Hudson Soft, manufactured by NEC.
Known as the CD-ROM² in Japan.
SuperGrafx 1989 Not yet Designed by Hudson Soft, manufactured by NEC.
Only released in Japan and France.
Super HuCard 1989 Not yet ROM cartridge card for the Supergrafx.
Designed by Hudson Soft, manufactured by NEC.
Only released in Japan and France.
Turbo Duo 1991 Not yet TurboGrafx-16 and TurboGrafx-CD in one unit, with Super CD-ROM² enhancements.
The buffer RAM was 256kB as opposed to the 64kB in the TurboGrafx-CD.
Designed by Hudson Soft, manufactured by NEC.
Known as the PC-Engine Duo in Japan.
Super System Card 1992 Not yet Add-on for the CD-ROM² with Super CD-ROM² enhancements.
Increased the buffer RAM from 64kB to 256kB.
Designed by Hudson Soft, manufactured by NEC.
Not released individually in North America, where it was only released as part of the Turbo Duo.
Arcade Card Duo
Arcade Card Pro
1994 Not yet The Arcade Card Duo was an add-on for Super CD-ROM² that upgraded the RAM to 2048kB.
The Arcade Card Pro was an add-on for CD-ROM² that upgraded the RAM to 2240kB.
Designed by Hudson Soft, manufactured by NEC.
Not released outside of Japan.

Hudson Soft games owned by WEC Museum

Title System Released Added to the Museum Notes
SameGame Super Famicom 1995 July 31, 2017 Super Famicom game that has a slotted cartridge slot for a Satellaview 8M Pack.

Emulated Hudson Soft games owned by WEC Museum

Title System Released Added to the Museum Notes
Air Zonk TG-16 Mini 1992 May 1, 2020 Developed by Red Company and Naxat Soft, published by Hudson Soft.
The PC Engine version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Alright! Gateball TG-16 Mini 1988 May 1, 2020 The PC Engine version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Blazing Lazers TG-16 Mini 1989 May 1, 2020 Developed by Compile, published by Hudson Soft.
The TG-16 version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Bomberman '93 Wii
TG-16 Mini
1991 August 21, 2013
May 1, 2020
The WEC Museum owns the Virtual Console version of the TG-16 game.
The TG-16 version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Bomberman '94 TG-16 Mini 1993 May 1, 2020 The PC Engine version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Bonk's Adventure TG-16 Mini 1989 May 1, 2020 Developed by Red Company and Atlus, published by Hudson Soft.
The PC Engine version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Bonk's Revenge TG-16 Mini 1991 May 1, 2020 Developed by Red Company and Mutech, published by Hudson Soft.
The TG-16 version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Chew Man Fu TG-16 Mini 1990 May 1, 2020 Developed by Now Production, published by Hudson Soft.
The TG-16 version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
China Warrior TG-16 Mini 1987 May 1, 2020 The PC Engine version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Dungeon Explorer TG-16 Mini 1989 May 1, 2020 Developed by Atlus, published by Hudson Soft.
The PC Engine version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Evil Sword Necromancer TG-16 Mini 1988 May 1, 2020 The PC Engine version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
J.J. & Jeff TG-16 Mini 1990 May 1, 2020 The TG-16 version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Military Madness TG-16 Mini 1989 May 1, 2020 The PC Engine version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Neutopia TG-16 Mini 1989 May 1, 2020 The PC Engine version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Neutopia II TG-16 Mini 1991 May 1, 2020 The PC Engine version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
New Adventure Island TG-16 Mini 1992 May 1, 2020 Developed by Now Production, published by Hudson Soft.
The TG-16 version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Power Golf TG-16 Mini 1989 May 1, 2020 The TG-16 version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Soldier Blade TG-16 Mini 1992 May 1, 2020 The TG-16 version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Super Momotarō Electric Railway II TG-16 Mini 1991 May 1, 2020 The PC Engine version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Super Star Soldier TG-16 Mini 1990 May 1, 2020 Developed by Kaneko, published by Hudson Soft.
The PC Engine version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.
Victory Run TG-16 Mini 1989 May 1, 2020 The TG-16 version is included on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini owned by the WEC Museum.