We've got 2 shorthands »

Acronyms that contain the term 32x 

What does 32x mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: 32x.

Filter by: Sort by:PopularityAlphabeticallyCategory
TermDefinitionRating
LE

Executable image (DOS/4GW PM 32X DOS Extender)

Computing » File Extensions

Rate it:
VMC

Virtual Memory Configuration ( DOS/4GW PM 32X DOS Extender)

Computing » File Extensions

Rate it:

What does 32x mean?

32X
The 32X is an add-on for the Sega Genesis video game console. Codenamed "Project Mars", the 32X was designed to expand the power of the Genesis and serve as a transitional console into the 32-bit era until the release of the Sega Saturn. Independent of the Genesis, the 32X uses its own ROM cartridges and has its own library of games. The add-on was distributed under the name Super 32X in Japan, Genesis 32X in North America, Mega Drive 32X in the PAL region, and Mega 32X in Brazil. Unveiled by Sega at June 1994's Consumer Electronics Show, the 32X was presented as a low-cost option for consumers looking to play 32-bit games. Developed in response to the Atari Jaguar and concerns that the Saturn would not make it to market by the end of 1994, the product was conceived as an entirely new console. At the suggestion of Sega of America executive Joe Miller and his team, the console was converted into an add-on to the existing Genesis and made more powerful. The final design contained two 32-bit central processing units and a 3D graphics processor. To bring the new add-on to market by its scheduled release date of November 1994, development of the new system and its games was rushed. The console failed to attract third-party video game developers and consumers because of the announcement of the Sega Saturn's simultaneous release in Japan. Sega's efforts to rush the 32X to market cut into available time for game development, resulting in a weak library of forty titles that could not fully use the add-on's hardware, including Genesis ports. By the end of 1994, the 32X had sold 665,000 units. After price reductions in 1995, it was discontinued in 1996 as Sega turned its focus to the Saturn. The 32X is considered a commercial failure. Reception after the add-on's unveiling and launch was positive, highlighting the low price of the system and power expansion to the Genesis. Later reviews, both contemporary and retrospective, for the 32X have been mostly negative because of its shallow game library, poor market timing and the resulting market fragmentation for the Genesis.

see more »

Discuss these 32x abbreviations with the community:

0 Comments

    Know what is 32x? Got another good explanation for 32x? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Still can't find the acronym definition you were looking for? Use our Power Search technology to look for more unique definitions from across the web!

    Citation

    Use the citation options below to add these abbreviations to your bibliography.

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "32x." Abbreviations.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 22 Jul 2024. <https://www.abbreviations.com/32x>.

    Browse Abbreviations.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    The ultimate acronym test

    »
    WDYWD?
    A Why do you worry dude?
    B Why did you write dat?
    C What do you want David?
    D What do you wanna do?

    Embed

    Share an image of 32x

    »