neo-geo CDZ

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  1. barrydeeking

    barrydeeking Active Member

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    hi guys,

    just wondering if anyone knew what the approximate production numbers were for the neo-geo CDZ?
     
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    My Rough ballpark have no idea but I think it's a good estimate is between 500-1000
     
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    Really? That seems extremely low for any commercial product.
     
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    Wasn't the CDZ JPN-region only? The other Neo CD units were sold in multiple regions, which would account for larger production numbers.

    I've got a CDZ, which bizarrely I bought only because I had no other source for an additional control pad at the time. Even so, I liked that it was relatively easier to install a region switch, so I went ahead and did it. I never use it, as my standard Neo CD top-loader is bulletproof.
     
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    Yes it was Japan only but given the expense of launching a major revision of hardware it seems strange to only produce so few. I would imagine there are more units than GoH suggested.
     
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    I always thought it was more than the frontloader, which I believe was confirmed way back as 25,000 units. Although I've heard / read 10,000, 30,000, 40,000 and 50,000 for CDZ. !?!

    500-1000 seems far too low.
     
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    GodofHardcore Conservator of Knowledge

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    I know SNK didn't put a lot of units of anything out. So I was very VERY conservative
     
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    I have seen atleast one claim that the CDZ was released outside of Japan as well. 1000 is definitely too low. I would think if it was low, maybe something like 2500 to 5000 units. But you never know. NeoGeo was produced in rather small numbers outside of the MVS.
     
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    Probably more than 15,000 units. theres more CDZs on ebay than Derby Saturns at anytime.



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    No, it was only officially released in Japan. However, like the other two iterations it will have been mass exported with some sellers claiming it to be an official *insert country of sale here* unit.
     
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    you think the Neogeo CD of brazil was not assemble in brasil with japan element ?

    have you other exemple of sellers who have this national argument ?
     
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    well, i don't know if this means anything but the serial number on it is
    #0021674....

    not sure if that's the 21,674th CDZ or that encompasses all neo cd systems..
     
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    Judging by the serial numbers in the linked thread, each model of Neo CD has its own serial number set, so it could well be the 21,674th CDZ unit.
     
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    no one makes 5000 of anything. Minimum orders are 15,000-30,000 pieces any factory.
     
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    assuming they all sold and werent sitting in a warehouse like dreamcasts and jaguars.
     
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    It's kind of a shame SNK didn't think ahead with the NGCD. They should have had a mechanism to expand the memory in the system. Kind of a shame that after KoF99 it died out, and just in general how games like Metal Slug 2 and KoF99 have so much loading.
     
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    been looking around the net for awhile now,

    most cdz serials i've seen are in the 20,000-25,000 range....

    haven't seen any outside that range....
     
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    i can't really make out the pic, is that 500,524??

    that would mean they made an absolute mountain of CDZ's

    i could just imagine a giant warehouse somewhere in hokkaido like the end of raiders of the lost ark.
     

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