Gaming

Remember the XaviXPORT? Nah, me neither

Don’t call it a proto-Wii. But it kinda was.

While watching old commercials, I stumbled upon the above video. XaviXPORT? I’d never heard of it.

So what was the XaviXPORT?

The XaviXPORT was a fitness-based console developed by SSD Company Limited. It was released in the US in 2004 and used ROM cartridges and wireless controllers. What made it more unique compared to its “rivals” were the sports equipment-shaped controllers—baseball bats, bowling, tennis rackets—which contained sensors that the console picked up. This predated the Wii by a couple of years.

How much did it cost?

The XaviXPORT sold for $79.99 at launch but dropped to $19.99 in 2013, the same year its social media accounts stopped posting. By 2017, the ecommerce site domain expired and the XaviXPORT was discontinued.

Tech specs

  • 8-bit CPU (6502) (similar to the Atari 2600, NES, and C64)
  • 640x480 resolution with 16.7 million colors
  • 16-bit, 44 kHz audio
  • 1 KB RAM
  • 1 USB port

Games

The XaviXPORT came with a variety of sports games and Jackie Chan’s J-Mat which featured the actor’s likeness after he partnered with SSD Company Limited.

  • Jackie Chan’s J-Mat
  • Bowling
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Baseball
  • Lifestyle Manager
  • Eyehand
  • PowerBoxing
  • Music & Circuit
  • Bassfishing

References