>> Monday, November 23, 2009
All over the internet you'll find stories where CD-i is titled as the least succesful console, mainly because in the eyes of consumers the amount and quality of games was too low. From a different perspective, the professional market is where CD-i eventually peaked. Especially as tools for education (elementary school, driving license tests, School 2000). In other businesses, you'll find a lot of brands that used CD-i to promote there products in kiosks like we saw with K'Nex a few weeks back. Normally, collectors aren't able to get a lot of these because these discs were only used for promotion. Moreover, they are not published by the same company like Philips media handled most CD-i games. But once in a while a rare title like this pops up on ebay. Like today, with the Volvo CD-i disc. I was aware that Peugeot did a CD-i program at that time but I've never seen it from Volvo too. "Rare Volvo cars Philips CD-I disc. From the ill-fated Philips video disc format... there can't have been many car manufacturers to have done marketing on this format so this is a rare bit of Volvo and Philips history! From memory (not being able to actually view the disc) I'd say 1992/93 which dates it to K reg and the introduction of the 850."
For the coming week, you can find it here.