The GX4000 is a video game console that was manufactured by Amstrad. It was the companys short-lived attempt to enter the games console market. The console was released in Europe in 1990 and was an upgraded design based on the then still-popular CPC technology. The GX4000 shared hardware architecture with Amstrads CPC Plus computer line, which was released concurrently. This allowed the system to be compatible with the majority of CPC Plus software.