MSX Around the world contest

by snout on 19-11-2002, 13:04
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Official sources recently confirmed that over 5 million MSX computers were sold world-wide. Our website statistics show that the visitors of our site come from all over the world. Knowing this we decided to start a small contest called 'MSX Around the world'. You can contribute to this contest by taking a picture of an MSX computer (or a hardware/software product that is clearly MSX-related) on a - preferrably recognizable - location somewhere on our globe. After that, mail the picture to atw@msx.org and include the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your member-name at msx.org
  • The country you're from
  • The location where you took the picture
  • The date you took the picture

Submissions will be added to a picture-gallery on our website. In the second quarter of 2003, we will announce the pictures that are nominated to win the prices. The best 3 pictures will be rewarded! Keep track on msx.org for more details on this contest. Suggestions for pictures are: an MSX... in front of the Eiffel tower, in the London metro, at Akihabara, in the Nevada desert, ... be creative! Everyone is allowed to send in 3 pictures.

Comments (9)

By enribar

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19-11-2002, 14:26

Only 5 million!?!?!

I don't think so... I think there are at least 10 million MSX machines in the world!
But active users are less.

By snout

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19-11-2002, 14:29

Well. Sources are ASCII and the MSX Association, so I think 5 million will do. This is still a huge ammount for a computer of the eighties.

By enribar

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19-11-2002, 14:36

Yes, maybe this is an official number. But think about C64: they said that there are 40 million C64 in the world. So, don't you think that MSX machines are at least 1/4 of C64s?

By snout

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19-11-2002, 14:36

what's more important: when will you send in your contribution, Enrico? Tongue

By enribar

Paladin (995)

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19-11-2002, 14:39

Are you talking about photos of MSX in Venice?

By snout

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19-11-2002, 14:52

great idea! Don't let your MSX fall into the water though Wink

By Algorythms

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19-11-2002, 16:14

Hmm.. As I have heard (and read in MSX magazines) there were 5.000.000 MSX`es sold in JAPAN, and about a million of them were TurboR`s. So if you add other countries to that sum (USSR, Arabian Emirates, The Netherlands etc.) I`m sure you`ll end up at around 10mill. Anyway... will try to find a pretty snowy landmark in Norway, and an icey TurboR Smile

By snout

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19-11-2002, 16:21

Ok, this one comes directly from MSX association "MSX was manufactured from 1983 to 1991 in piles in upgrade, and, finally sold 5 million sets all over the world."

by the way, the MSX Resource Center is not responsible for any damage to MSX computersTongue

By anonymous

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20-11-2002, 00:59

Anyway, its a really nice challenge, i agree..
Sure there are not 10 millions MSX in France Wink