Philips In2it

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Release Date: 31/12/1995
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Display Palette: Monochromatic
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In2it is an unreleased handheld cartridge based console manufactured by Philips. The launch year is estimated to be 1996. The target group of this console was children between 4-12, mainly girls. It's an educational touch screen console with an LCD monochromatic screen that is considered extremely rare.

In2it - Reasons of the cancellation

There are a lot of reasons that this console didn't released, even if prototypes were produced that have been even evaluated from actual children and a lot of research has been done. The sales of the CD-i didn't have the expected success and a lot of money was spend into advertisement. Sega was reluctant to launch another console in the market. The already released Casio Loopy that was targeting girls launched with little success so Philips had second thoughts about launching a console with girls as the target group. In addition, the console itself was too big and with no backlit on the screen it was difficult to play. The games that were manufactured by the time were limited also. All these reasons led to the cancellation of the project, with the code name Kidcom.

Although, a few prototypes were manufactured and sold internally in the company or lent for future research.