Various -  Xavi XPORT


Before Nintendo brought motion controls to the masses on the Wii in 2006, the XaviXPORT beat nintendo to the punch in 2004.

Released by the XaviX company, the XaviXPORT featured motion-sensing wireles controls that could be used to play a number of sport games, such as bowling and tennis. The controllers even supported similar plastic snap-ons that you would find later for the Wiimote.

The biggest difference is the hardware. The XaviXPORT used cartridges, not cd's for its games. The machine was capable of pixelated 16-bit graphics, not the 3D scenes that Wii brought. It did not gain much of a following, but it is an interesting system to collectors in the fact that it predated Nintendo by introducing motion control two years earlier.

By Pioneer CPU Intel 8048 @5.91MHz Memory 192Bytes CPU-RAM, 6K RAM, 1K ROM Sound 1 Channel, 8 sounds Sprites 4 8x8 single color user def sprites; 12 8x8 ROM sprites; 4 quad characters Display 320x238 16 colors, 160x200 16 colors Display Chip Intel 8244 (PAL)/8245(NTSC) and EF9340 / EF9341 for new Video Modes Sound Chip Intel 8244 (PAL)/8245(NTSC) CPU Class Z80 Developed by Pioneer
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