MSX Games & Consoles

The MSX is a little bit of a collectors item in retro gaming. Firstly, it’s was allegedly Microsoft’s first foray into the computer market – with it (unusually for Microsoft) want to create a unified computer architecture. It used floppy and cassette tapes as a means of storage, and was aimed to make it the first “fixable” computer. What that means was that many Japanese manufacturers made the MSX, and you could play any MSX game on any of them, and even take parts from – say – a Sony MSX, and put them into a Panasonic MSX, and it would work. And it by and large did. With this cheapness and ease to find parts, it became one of the first computers to be popular in less developed countries, and was the gaming system of choice in former communist regimes.

The other cool thing that whet’s the appetite of MSX gamers is the fact that a lot of popular franchises were born on it. Companies like Konami, Hudsonsoft & Square developed – for a time, exclusively for the MSX. Popular franchises such as Bomberman, Parodius & Metal Gear were born on the MSX, and even games like Castlevania, Final Fantasy & Contra had installments on the MSX. Some of these were original games, not seen before or since, so they’re well worth hunting down.

Despite being a Microsoft-led initiative, the console was rarely seen in Europe and the United States – largely due to it’s lack of power. However, in Japan this computer sold like hot cakes, and worldwide it sold 5 million. Nowadays it’s undergoing a bit of a revival, firstly because MSX games are out on the Japanese Virtual Console for the Wii, secondly because there’s the “1chipMSX”, a new console/emulator, released worldwide.

Toshiba HX-10 64K MSX Computer - Boxed - Immaculate - Bundle inc Cartridge

£135.00  
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Toshiba MSX HX-10 Kit Complete Home MSX Computing - Boxed - Never Used

£250.00  
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Unboxed Philips MSX 2 VG-8235 Computer Only - Tested & Working

£239.99  
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Toshiba MSX HX-10 64K Home Computer & HX-P550 Printer Bundle

£50.00  
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NEW MSX SD Mapper Megaram 512Kb for MSX 1 2 2+ TR Computer Sony Panasonic Konami

£109.99  
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SVI 728 Rare Msx Computer

£195.00  
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MSX 2 PANASONIC FS-A1 mkII BUNDLE: Boxed Hydlide 3, Hydlide and Data Cart TESTED

£270.00  
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Joblot 8 x MSX ROM Cartridges Boxed Complete Very Good Condition PAL

£399.00  
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Honda Msx 125 grom 9736 miles

£2,400.00  
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MSX KONAMI SCC SMALL BOX GAMES BUNDLE ALL COMPLETE WITH MANUALS

£200.00  
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GRADIUS/NEMESIS 1 + 2, MSX Game Cart Bundle; NTSC-J UK STOCK ☆☆☆ 99p START ☆☆☆

£40.00  (20 bids)
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Toshiba HX-10 Msx 64k bundle

£179.00  
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RARE VINTAGE SONY HIT BIT HB 75B MSX COMPUTER SYSTEM (VGC BOXED)

£249.99  
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Philips NMS8250 MSX2 Computer (128kB RAM) - Fully Operational

£274.99  
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TOSHIBA MSX MUSIC KEYBOARD HX MU901 BOXED SYNTHESIZER UNIT HX MU900 BOXED

£129.99  
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MSX computer games x 18 bundle cassette sony lot 951

£39.99  
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Honda MSX 2016 (New shape) low mileage

£2,350.00  
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The Goonies (MSX)

£99.95  
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Yamaha CX7 128 MSX2 Computer mit SFG-05 top Zustand

£799.00  
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Toshiba MSX music System HX-MU900/901 (like Panasonic FS-CA1)

£119.99  
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