|Greeny Arcade 256|
What the video game console looks like.
|Also known as||Greeny Arcade 2|
|Developer(s)||GreenyWorld Studios (2006-present)|
OK Labs (2015-present)
Fox Interactive (2006)
OK Labs (2015-present)
|Type||Home video game console|
|Generation||Seventh generation era|
|Release date||USA August 1, 2006 |
Europe September 5, 2006
Japan December 21, 2006
|Discontinued||USA March 17, 2019 |
Europe August 7, 2019
Japan September 15,2019
|Units sold||Worldwide, 51.3 million|
|Media||Arcade titles, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VHS (Stoped In 2007), Download|
|Storage||Arcade Machine, 100 GB|
|Display||Video output formats|
|Online services||Greeny Internet|
Greeny Arcade 256 is a video game console released in 2006. It will be succeeded by Greeny Arcade 384.
Greeny Arcade 128 Edit
The development of the Greeny Arcade 256 started in 2000, in order to compete with the upcoming Playstation 2, Xbox, and the Nintendo Gamecube, under the name, "Greeny Arcade 2". Larry Mitchell, the distributor of the Greeny Arcade, pitched this to "Balls". When the developers saw his pitch, they liked it and started production on the Greeny Arcade 2.
Things turned out to be good, except Robert wasn't happy about the project. He disliked it because he wanted the Greeny Arcade to last longer, just like the Playstation lasting longer, even though it's the middle of the sixth generation of video games. To make things better for him, Larry announced that the Greeny Arcade will last 7 more years, and the Greeny Arcade 2 was renamed to "Greeny Arcade 128", and the release date for the Greny Arcade 128 was scheduled on July 27, 2002.
But in September 11, 2001, the September 11 attacks happened, and that destroyed the prototype for the Greeny Arcade 128, which was developed in New York City, that will be later be revealed in E3 2002. But what about the prototype of the Greeny Arcade 2? Well, the prototype of the Greeny Arcade 2 was never made and the concept art is lost. Thanks to 9/11, this forced Larry to cancel the Greeny Arcade 128. And finally, on October 9, 2001, the Greeny Arcade 128 was officially cancelled.
Greeny Arcade 256 Edit
The idea of a sequel to the Greeny Arcade was picked up by Larry Mitchell in 2004, when the sixth generation of video games is coming to an end. When he showed it to Robert Stainton and the "Balls" team, they liked it, and they brought back the then-called "Greeny Arcade 128", only to be renamed as "Greeny Arcade 256".
The prototype of the console started production near Halloween 2004, and it was finished on March 23, 2005. The prototype was originally suppose to look like the Greeny Arcade, but it felt less comfortable to play since they can't get the looks right, and it even took a longer time to complete it on the Greeny Arcade, since the arcade screen is bent.
The Greeny Arcade 256 was revealed at E3 2005. The prototype looked a lot like the final version, except the buttons were all green and the analog stick is missing. Like the Greeny Arcade Pocket Handheld, the console lacks launch games, but more launch games had trailers on TV, meaning that they're revealed.
The Greeny Arcade 256 was shown again at E3 2006, showing the demo of the launch games. The final version of the console's looks was finished on May 22, 2005, just a few weeks before E3 2005, and the final version was finally completed in August 2005. The console was released on August 1, 2006 in North America, September 5, 2006 in Europe, and December 21, 2006 in Japan. It gained 1 million units within 3 weeks.
In 2006, Fox Interactive was closed by Vivendi Universal Games, and the staff behind Greeny Arcade 256 and Greeny Arcade were moved to "Balls". Currently they are employed by OK Labs, as of June 2015. On June 15, 2015, OK-Clowerwood International Holdings successfully acquired the Greeny Arcade 256 design, development and manufacturing teams & patents and rights for Greeny Arcade 256 from Jakks Pacific. OK Labs will, in general, replace Jakks-Pacific as a developer and manufacturer of Greeny Arcade 256 and upcoming systems, since 2015. This started the development of an new Greeny Arcade console.
Launch Games Edit
- Blob 4
- Guns n' Blossom 2