Introduction to Development Kits (Hardware)

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Introduction to Development Kits (Hardware)

Game console development kits come in all shapes and sizes, some are built by the games console manifacturar themselves and others are built by 3rd-party companies.

Development Kits are facinating, many come out before the specs for the console have even been finalized.

We have tried to document all the development kit hardware available for the most popular retro consoles, so hopefully you will find the posts below helpful.

Console Development Hardware
Nintendo 64 Bung Doctor v64 (N64) (Unofficial)
Maestro64 (Music)
N64 Prototype Cartridge
Official N64 Development Hardware
Nintendo Gameboy IS Gameboy Development kit
Sega Dreamcast Official Sega Dreamcast Katana Development Kit Hardware
The Sega Dreamcast System Disc 2 Development Tool
Sega Master System Krisalis Development Kit (Sega) (Unofficial)
Sega Game Gear Krisalis Development Kit (Sega) (Unofficial)
Sega Mega CD Cross Products SEGA MegaCD Development Kit (SNASM2)
Sega Mega Drive The SPROBE Megadrive development system (Unofficial)
Sega Dev Card (Western Technologies) (Unofficial)
Sega Saturn Cross Products Sega Saturn Development Kit (SNASM2)
PsyQ Sega Saturn Development Kit (Unofficial)
Official Sega Saturn Development Kit
Sony Playstation Portable Official PlayStation Portable Development Kit
Sony Playstation 1 Official PlayStation 1 Development Kit
Net Yaroze - The PS1 Consumer Dev Kit
Sony Playstation 3 Official PlayStation 3 Development Kit (Hardware) ยท RetroReversing

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Bung Doctor v64 (N64)

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Cross Products SEGA MegaCD Development Kit (SNASM2)

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Gameboy (DMG & GBC) Development Kit Hardware

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Krisalis Development Kit (Sega)

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Maestro64

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Net Yaroze - The PS1 Consumer Dev Kit

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Official Nintendo 64 (Ultra 64) Development Kit Hardware

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Official PlayStation Portable Development Kit

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Psy-Q Sega Saturn Development Kit

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Official PlayStation 3 Development Kit (Hardware)

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Official PlayStation 1 Development Kit (Hardware)

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The SPROBE Megadrive development system

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Sega Dreamcast Katana Development Kit Hardware

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The Sega Dreamcast System Disc 2 Development Tool

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Sega Dev Card (Western Technologies)

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Official Sega Saturn Development Kit (Hardware)

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