The Commodore CDTV is one of those systems from the 90s that aimed to provide more than just video games. The CDTV went head-to-head with the Philips CD-i for an audience that wasn’t that interested after all. It even sold in the same (high) price range as the CD-i of about 1000 dollars (1950 dollars today). Philips and Commodore thought that a singular unit, with which you could browse the internet, watch movies and play games would (should) be popular.
With only 55,000 units, the CDTV barley sold at all. Even much less than the CD-i. Commodore also gave it a little more than a year on shelves and stocked it with a library of 155 titles. The interest just wasn’t there.
|Year of introduction||1991|
|CPU||Motorola 68000 @ 7mhz|
|Operating system||AmigaOS 1.3|
|Dimensions||430 × 330 × 95 mm (width × depth × height)|