Neo Geo Pocket Color
|Neo Geo Pocket Color|
|CPU||6.114 MHz Toshiba TLCS900H|
|Release||Neo Geo Pocket Color|
JP: March 16, 1999
NA: August 6, 1999
EU: October 1, 1999
New Neo Geo Pocket Color
JP: October 21, 1999
|Added to museum||NGPC: July 31, 2018|
The Neo Geo Pocket Color was released in Japan on March 16, 1999, in North America on August 6, 1999, and in Europe on October 1, 1999.
On October 21, 1999, a variation of the system was released only in Japan. The New Neo Geo Pocket Color was a smaller, slimmer variant that was 13% smaller than the original.
The Neo Geo Pocket sold well at first, having strong sales helped by the availability of fourteen games at launch, which was a record for the time. However, it was released a year after the release of the Game Boy Color, and the WonderSwan was released in Japan a few days prior. Due to stiff competition from the other handheld video game consoles, sales of the Neo Geo Pocket Color went into a steep decline.
SNK was undergoing severe financial troubles at the time of the release of the Neo Geo Pocket Color and was acquired by Aruze in January 2000. Under Aruze's direction, SNK withdrew completely from the North American and European markets on June 13, 2000, which led to the end of SNK's worldwide operations and the de facto cancellation of the Neo Geo Pocket Color in those markets. The Neo Geo Pocket Color continued being supported in Japan until SNK went bankrupt on October 22, 2001.
Retail Neo Geo Pocket Color games owned by WEC Museum
|Title||Developer||Released||Added to the Museum||Notes|
|Puzzle Bobble Mini||Taito||1999||December 30, 1999||European version of Bust a Move Pocket.|
|The King of Fighters: Battle de Paradise||SNK||2000||April 7, 2021||Japanese exclusive.|