PV-1000

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Casio PV-1000
Casio PV-1000 logo.jpg
Casio-PV1000-Console-Set.jpg
ManufacturerCasio
TypeHome video game console
GenerationThird generation
Release date
Lifespan1983-1984
Introductory price14,800¥
MediaROM Cartridge
CPUZilog Z80 @ 3.579 MHz
Memory2KB total RAM
Display256 x 192 resolution, 8 colours
InputJoystick
SuccessorCasio Loopy

The Casio PV-1000 (ぴーぶいせん, Pi Bui-Sen) is a third-generation home video game console manufactured by Casio and released in Japan in 1983. It was discontinued less than a year after release.

History[edit]

The PV-1000 was released in October 1983. It was only released in Japan where it sold for 14,800 yen.[1] Casio failed to achieve a significant market share. According to retrogames.co.uk the console was pulled after several weeks; due to low sales.[2]

PV-2000[edit]

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.[1]

In the same year Casio released two other consoles, the PV-7 and the PV-16 which were MSX computers.

Technical details[edit]

The PV-1000 is powered by a Zilog Z80 CPU, with 2 KB RAM,[1] with 1 KB allocated as VRAM.[citation needed] It also has an additional 1 KB devoted to a character generator.[1] It has a 256x192 pixel resolution with 8 available colours.[1] 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.[3]

Games[edit]

Only thirteen games were released for the Casio PV-1000:

Note: Cartridges #8 and #13 were never released. Often rumored to be Galaga and Front Line (which were released on the Casio PV-2000).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "PV-1000 details". Archived from the original on 2015-12-25. Retrieved 2009-12-19.
  2. ^ "Casio PV-1000 - Boxed *MINT from Retrogames". www.retrogames.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  3. ^ "a complete guide to soundchips by plogue" (PDF). p. 42.