The Emerson Arcadia 2001 was Emerson's only attempt to get into the video game industry. The Arcadia was an 8-bit game cosnole that uses cartridges. Emerson licensed out the Arcadia to various companies in Canada, Europe and Japan. The Arcadia consoles used a Signetics 2650 CPU. Despite this, they were not compatible with the 1292 series Like the 1292 series, the Arcadia came in many variations, most of which looked identical to the original Emerson model. Although the Arcadia's were all binary-compatible, they always couldn't swap the games because each family had different slots.
Tech Specs Edit
- CPU 2650/2650A
- Audio-visual co-processing unit Signetics 2637
- RAM: 1024 Bytes
- ROM: None
- Media supported: Cartridges
- Display: 9 Colors total; 4 for characters, 4 for sprites, one for background. System includes 4 independent, single color hardware sprites.
Clones/Variants of the Arcadia Edit
The different families are: Emerson, MPT-03, ORBIT, PALADRUM, and ORMATU.
|Arcadia 2001||Emerson Radio||Emerson|
|Home Arcade Centre||Hanimex||Emerson|
|Ormatu 2001||Ormatu Electronics BV||Ormatu|
|Palladium Video Computer Game||Palladium||Palladium|
|Poppy MPT-03 Tele Computer Spiel||Poppy||MPT-03|
|Prestige Video Computer Game MPT-03||Prestige||MPT-03|
|Rowtron 2000\Rowtron Video Computer Game MPT-03||Rowtron||MPT-03|
|Sheen Home Video Centre 2001||Sheen|
|Tryom Video Game Center||Tryom||Arcadia?|
Alledged compatibly with Interton Consoles Edit
No, these two console groups are definitely NOT ROM-compatible with one another. Given the available evidence gathered by scientific testing methods which appear to be sound, there seems to be both no backward and no forward software compatibility between these two console groups. 
- Ultimate Console database