PC Engine Duo-R

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PC Engine Duo-R
Manufacturer: NEC Home Electronics
Release Date RRP Code
Super CD-ROM²
Super CD-ROM²


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The PC Engine Duo-R (PCエンジンDuo-R) is a cost-reduced version of the PC Engine Duo, and was released by NEC Home Electronics in March 1993.

The Duo-R is essentially a slightly smaller Duo which removes the headphone socket and locking switch for the CD-ROM drive. It is otherwise exactly the same device, this time in a more rounded, white shell, which became the de-facto PC Engine system for the years which followed.

In June of 1994, the Duo-R was re-released as the PC Engine Duo-RX (PCエンジンDuo-RX), with an Arcade Pad 6 shipping as the main controller. Aside from minor aesthetic differences the Duo-R and Duo-RX are identical, though the Duo-RX has the distinction of being the last officially licensed PC Engine-compatible system to be released in Japan.

Magazine articles

Main article: PC Engine Duo-R/Magazine articles.


Physical scans

Super CD-ROM², JP (Duo-R)
DuoR JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngDuoR JP Box Front.jpg
Super CD-ROM², JP (Duo-RX)
DuoRX JP Box Front.jpg


CD-ROM² systems
CD-ROM² (1988) | Super CD-ROM² (1991) | Arcade CD-ROM² (1994)
CD-ROM² (Interface Unit | RAU-30) (1988) | TurboGrafx-CD (1989) | PC Engine Duo (1991) | Super CD-ROM² (Super CD-ROM² Adaptor) (1991) | TurboDuo (1992) | PC Engine Duo-R (1993) | LaserActive (1993)
System Cards
System Card | Super System Card | Arcade Card Pro/Duo
Games Express CD Card