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Old 07-29-02, 04:14 PM
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Successful console add-ons?

I got to thinking today (as I normally do) about add-ons to consoles and was wondering if there were any successful ones. Add-ons that ended up becoming 'standard equipment' for the console. I had a hard time thinking of any.
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Old 07-29-02, 04:20 PM
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* Multiplayer tap for PSX and PS2

* Memory add-on for N64

* DVD Remote for Xbox and PS2
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Old 07-29-02, 04:30 PM
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Was the multiplayer tap really popular for the PSX and PS2? I don't think it was.
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I wouldnt really consider any of those "add-ons", would you?

Is that what you mean, or do you mean stuff like 32X, SegaCD, 64DD, etc?

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Yeah those are more peripherals imo akin to controllers, etc.

When I think addons, I think Sega CD, 32 X, etc. To my knowledge, none of those were successful.
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Old 07-29-02, 05:52 PM
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I was thinking along the lines of add-ons that are designed to enhance 'gameplay' in some fashion, whether it be a memory or performance add-on for a console or a specialized controller.
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I don't think it was successful, but there were some great Supercharger games on the Atari 2600.
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The PSX Dual-Shock stands out in my mind.
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Old 07-29-02, 06:22 PM
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Originally posted by Fanboy
The PSX Dual-Shock stands out in my mind.
The six button Sega Genesis controller was also popular.

As far as serious hardware add ons like CD players ect, I can't think of any that was popular.
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This may be considered a peripheral.... The broadband adapter for the Dreamcast was successful in Japan. The US got screwed though.
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Old 07-29-02, 08:38 PM
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I think if the expansion pack for the n64 as an addon and i think that was successful. Also the ram cart for the Saturn was sucessful in a way not huge here, but probably one of the most common things imported here, and it was bigger in japan.
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