Genealogy of the PC-Engine

Have you tried to understand the NEC PC-Engine range of consoles and been totally confused or lost ? Don’t worry, you are not alone.

I have tapped my inner genealogist and have created the NEC PC-Engine family tree. The tree shows the lineage of native consoles, per region, and their media type.

Hopefully, the NEC PC-Engine console range has now just became a bit easier to understand.

The PC-Engine family tree does not include any add-ons that enhance the consoles. It also excludes the UK PAL released TurboGrafx console released by Telegames.


This NEC PC-Engine family tree only covers native NEC systems that play PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 game formats. 



  1. Hi mate glad you have done this as I’m totally lost with this line-up of consoles and thinking of getting one again , can I post a link on my Facebook page ..

  2. So which is best if you never played on one, and would like to check out the best games?