A neat idea
, but a flawed one.
It was, in fact, a two in one
system, Sega Genesis
and Sega CD
as a single convenient unit. I think it was meant as an alternative to the modular
design of the whole Genesis suite, i.e. it's a 16-bit
cartridge system, add another unit and it's CD-based, add another and it's 32-bit. But what if someone just wants Sega CD games? They don't want to buy an extraneous
console. CDX was the answer.
Of course, you still had an overpriced system. And the 32X wasn't included. And there simply wasn't enough consumer interest
and hence, not a large production. As an attempt to revitalize
the Genesis market, it was a flop.
It is, however, next on my list for my console