New ZX Spectrum to be launched
Back in 1982, Sinclair Computers sold million and millions of ZX Spectrum’s – a popular console.
And now, a new and remodelled version of the device is due to be on sale in April after being manufactured by SMS Electronics and made in Beeston.
The latest model, aimed at connecting with the new generation will look exactly the same as the original and will also come pre-loaded with over one thousand of the classic games, such as Jet Set Willy, Ant Attack and Manic Miner.
Sales and Marketing Director for SMS Electronics Bob Pritchard has said that “a lot of these games are known to people who have followed the gaming industry for years.”
Pritchard went on to explain that a huge amount of research had gone into the project and highlighted just how sophisticated and advance the gaming market is these days, but this of course affects prices.
Pritchard also discussed the regular user; “the graphics these (modern) consoles deliver may require you to buy a new TV but what about the huge market for Joe Bloggs who just wants to play Pac-Man?”
Production of the first batch of the new ZX Spectrum has been supported and financed by a popular crowdfunding campaign – in return for a contribution, people who paid in will have their names included in a roll of honour on the console.
Due to go on sale in April, the console is expected to cost less that £100 – will you be interested in purchasing one and taking a bit of a trip down memory lane?