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CP System III

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Capcom's conversion system that was used for most games dating from the mid to late 1990s. The system included support for a CD-ROM, but this device was not required in certain regions.

CP System III was produced by Capcom in 1996.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period CP System III was produced include: Battle Arena Toshinden 2, Buster Buddies, Mega Man: The Power Battle, Marvel Super Heroes, 19XX: The War Against Destiny, Quiz Nanairo Dreams: Nijiirochou No Kiseki, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Dungeons Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara, Rockman 2: The Power Fighters, and Star Gladiator


Name CP System III
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1996
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7270
Class Wide Release
Genre System
Conversion Class JAMMA+
External Device O - CD-ROM and cartridge.
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 6 - A|B|C|D|E|F
Sound Capcom Q-Sound - Amplified Stereo
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

As of this writing, the following games have been released for the CPS-III system:

  • Street Fighter III: New Generation
  • Street Fighter III 2nd Impact - Giant Attack
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike - Fight For The Future
  • Jojo's Venture
  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure 2
  • Warzard

CP System III KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op CP System III Census

There are 14,823 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 44 known instances of this machine owned by CP System III collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 42 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra CP System III circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 13 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


There is a battery on the CPS-III motherboard, so like the CPS-II, the CPS-III has its own type of battery suicide.


  1. CP System I
  2. CP System II
  3. CP System III

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