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|Type||Home video game console|
|CPU||Zilog Z80 @ 3.579 MHz|
|Memory||2KB total RAM|
|Display||256 x 192 resolution, 8 colours|
The PV-1000 was released in October 1983. It was only released in Japan where it sold for 14,800 yen. Casio failed to achieve a significant market share. According to retrogames.co.uk the console was pulled after several weeks; due to low sales.
The PV-2000 was released shortly after the PV1000. It is compatible with PV-1000 controllers but not its games, as it features a different architecture.
In the same year Casio released two other consoles, the PV-7 and the PV-16 which were MSX computers.
The PV-1000 is powered by a Zilog Z80 CPU, with 2 KB RAM, with 1 KB allocated as VRAM. It also has an additional 1 KB devoted to a character generator. Graphics were provided by a Texas Instruments TMS9918, generating a 256x192 pixel resolution with 8 colours. The console contains a NEC D65010G031 chip used to output video and sound. It had three square wave voices with 6 bits to control the period.
Only thirteen games were released for the Casio PV-1000:
- #1 Pooyan
- #2 Super Cobra
- #3 Tutankham
- #4 Amidar
- #5 Dig Dug
- #6 Warp & Warp
- #7 Turpin
- #9 Pachinko UFO
- #10 Fighting Bug (also known as Lady Bug)
- #11 Space Panic
- #12 Naughty Boy
- #14 Dirty Chameleon
- #15 Excite Mahjong
Note: Cartridges #8 and #13 were never released. Often rumored to be Galaga and Front Line (which were released on the Casio PV-2000).