Sony Computer Entertainment
|Type||Arcade system board|
|Release date||December 1994|
|Operating system||512 KB|
|CPU||MIPS R3000A 32-bit|
|Predecessor||Namco System 22|
|Successor||Namco System 12|
The Namco System 11[a] is a 32-bit arcade system board developed jointly by Namco and Sony Computer Entertainment. Released in December 1994, it is a successor to the Namco System 22, the company's first 3D arcade system. The System 11 is directly based on the PlayStation, Sony's first home video game console, using a 512 KB operating system and several custom processors. Tekken was the first game to use the System 11. The Namco System 12[b] is an upgraded version of the System 11 that was released in 1996, featuring faster processing power.
Although the System 11 was technically inferior to Sega's Model 2 arcade board, its lower price made it an attractive prospect for smaller arcades. According to the June 1995 issue of Edge:
Namco took a significant risk in basing its Tekken coin-op on raw PlayStation hardware, considering that it would be competing directly with Sega's Model 2-powered Virtua Fighter 2 ... For once, a home system can boast an identical conversion of a cutting-edge coin-op ... Namco's research section managing director, Shegeichi Nakamura ... explains: "When Sony came along we decided to go for a low-cost system—in short, we've left the big arcade stores to Sega and VF2 and Tekken has been sold to smaller arcade centres" ... Namco has a further four titles planned for System 11, all of which are likely to make the jump to the PlayStation.
|Tekken 2 Ver.β||Fighting|
|Xevious 3D/G||Vertical-scrolling shooter|||
|Soul Edge Ver. II||Fighting|
|J-League Soccer: Prime Goal EX||Sports|
|1998||Point Blank 2||Lightgun shooter|
|Kosodate Quiz My Angel 3: My Little Pet||Quiz|