MSX was a standardized home computer architecture that was unveiled by Microsoft on June 27, 1983. It was the most popular video game system in Japan, before the release of Nintendo's Family Computer.
Marty noted that the McFly family didn't own a computer in the original timeline.
Behind the Scenes
- Two Back to the Future video games were released on MSX platforms: Back to the Future and Back to the Future Adventure.
- George McFly's computer was modeled after the MSX line of computers, with the name slightly changed, likely due to rights issues.