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The Playdia is an interactive video game console manufactured by Bandai under the codename "BA-X", and released exclusively in Japan in 1994, dubbed as a "quick interactive system". The games of the console were similar to interactive movies, mostly for infotainment and edutainment purposes, utilizing 32-bit full motion video technology - its library notably contains several licenses from large-selling anime and tokusatsu franchises including Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, and Ultraman. A simple, wireless infrared controller is used with the console. Production of the console has discontinued in 1996, with remaining units later re-purposed by Banpresto for kinetoscope machines. Its successor was the failed Apple Pippin that Bandai co-developed.

(September 23, 1994-1996)

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Logo: Over a white background, we see a rounded rectangle containing a gray border and a marble material. In front of it there's the text "Q.I.S" (acronym for Quick Interactive System), with each letter in red, yellow, and blue, respectively. The logo fades out, segueing into the custom Bandai logo.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen whenever booting up a Playdia game, though physical copies of the console and its games come hard to find as importing from Japan is highly suggested.

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