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An error about the technical specs[edit]

In the info-box to the right in the article, it says "Memory 1kB RAM, 16kB VRAM" I thought 16 kB sounded like a lot, especially compared to the NES system who was supposed to be technically superior and only had 2 kB of video ram, so I read a little more about both systems. I found that further down in this article it says "The system also includes 8 kbit of random access memory (RAM) and 16 kbit of video RAM" Which leads me to think that 16kB is wrong. What probably happened is that 16 kbit (which is the same as 2 kB) was confused with 16 kB, and thus the info-box got the wrong information. Somebody more knowledgeable than me on the subject should probably fix this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:4643:A16D:0:EC73:C475:4F44:BB1D (talk) 20:19, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Games List[edit]

It pretty much seems few people care about the SG-1000 :( which is sad, it gave birth to Wonder Boy for a start! Anyway I've added a games list fo the Mark I/Mark II, I figured adding it to the page would be more sensible than making a seperate one (like the Mega Drive or Saturn has) because there's so few. I'm pretty sure that the list is complete. I used a Emulation site as reference but obviously for thier sake I cannot post as a source, though if you check various emulation sites, you should be able to find the total amount of games mixed in with the Master System titles. Hope this is alright - Dwitefry, 18:24 6 July 2008

Taiwanese name[edit]

I'd like to see a translation of the Taiwanese name "阿羅士" for the console added... A quick altavista translation gives "Arab League Gentleman", which I'm guessing is not the correct term :P -- 22:40, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Games list[edit]

The paragraphs after a few of the sections on the list of SG-1000/SC-3000 series games need revision. Could anyone with knowledge of the SG-1000 help to clarify these?--Classicrockfan42 (talk) 06:12, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Sega SG-1000 in France[edit]

"and in other countries, such as France": do you have a source and more information about the release in France? I can't find any on Internet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:14, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Only SC-3000 was released in Australia and Europe (including France). The original SG-1000 was only released in Japan and New Zealand, whilst the SG-1000 II was only released in Japan and Taiwan. (talk) 08:09, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:SG-1000/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Taylor Trescott (talk · contribs) 14:10, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Hello, I will be reviewing this article. Taylor Trescott - my talk + my edits 14:10, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm looking forward to it whenever you're ready. I tend to think it's pretty interesting and it was a tough one to find information for. Red Phoenix let's talk... 13:22, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
@Taylor Trescott: Hey, not to get antsy here, but it has been two weeks. Are we going to start soon? Red Phoenix let's talk... 04:12, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Whoops. Sorry, you were right to be antsy. Sometimes I get forgetful.

  • Infobox: Why is "Cassette tape" capitalized?
  • "and other countries" How many other countries? If it's just like 2 then I don't think it would be overkill to include them.
    • Unfortunately, the sources aren't really clear on how many other countries the system actually arrived in. It is known it didn't make it to North America or the United Kingdom, but it did to Japan, Australia, and a couple of countries in Europe. Red Phoenix let's talk... 21:55, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Gulf & Western redirects to Gulf and Western, so this article should use "and"
  • "as the SC-3000,[5][6] also known as the Sega Computer 3000,[7] as well as the upgraded SC-3000H." How come "SC-3000" is not bold?
    • It is bold in the lead already. My understanding is that you bold when that term redirects to the article. Actually, SC-3000H may not need bolding, so I'll remove it. Red Phoenix let's talk... 21:55, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
  • "Following the buyout in 1984" Since you have previously given the year of the buyout, it seems repetitive to state it again.
  • "defines the SG-1000 as an 'abject failure', but calls the SG-1000 and the SG-1000 Mark II" Seems like a repetitive usage of "SG-1000"

I will put it on hold. Well done. Taylor Trescott - my talk + my edits 21:32, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

@Taylor Trescott: That should be it. Red Phoenix let's talk... 21:57, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

"Retrospective feedback highlights that the console is not well remembered due to its poor performance, but served a role in development of the Master System" - how is it possible that an article with this line can pass a GA review? Are you just going through a checklist? -Ashley Pomeroy (talk) 14:10, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

To be truthful I must not have noticed it. Taylor Trescott - my talk + my edits 16:37, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Might I suggest that instead of starting a nitpick about a minor issue from seven months ago that we just be bold and fix it? I have done so. Red Phoenix let's talk... 20:07, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

SC-3000 magazine coverage[edit]

There was (IIRC) reasonable coverage of the John Sands SC-3000 in Gareth Powell's G.E.M. (Games, Entertainment, and Music) magazine from Australia, and a fair number of commercial indie games were released on tape (eg Roderick's Quest) before the Amiga and AtariST attained primacy. Of course finding copies of that or other magazines from the same era online is unlikely... ~~Hydronium~Hydroxide~(Talk)~~ 08:29, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Name of the SG-1000's successor[edit]

Although I agree with @Bololabich that the Sega Mark III is the successor to the SG-1000, I think we should stick to "Master System" instead of the Japanese name "Sega Mark III" (in the infobox's successor field for this SG-1000 article). This is because that "Master System" was the name given to a console in English-language markets, starting with the United States. Same goes with the Nintendo Entertainment System (Famicom), the TurboGrafx-16 (PC Engine) and the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive), which they have different names in different markets. It's also worth noting that the Mark III was re-released as "Master System" in Japan in 1987. Just FYI. – // Hounder4 // 00:34, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

@Hounder4 Though SG-1000 was an JP only release anyway and in the future SB may create an separate article for mark 3 like on different lang. wikis though I think not to make any misunderstandings etc we can put there just Mark III/Master System, you should have in mind poeople from around the forld not only the USA and BTW Mega Drive was mor commonly used name than Genesis ;) MD was used in EU, Australia, NZ, Brazil, Asia... everywhere except the USA and CA :) te same goes with the PC Engine which was called just a PC engine here in Europe, where I come from // bololabich // 11:23, 15 September 2016 (CEST)

"Master System" is both the name of the article, and the WP:COMMONNAME, so we should just keep with that. The name differences can be explained with a brief sentence in the prose, (if it isn't already.) Not particularly fond of "Mark III/Master System" either, partially because some may mistake it it for one long name, and partially because it puts the less common name first. Also, there have been endless arguments about "Sega Genesis vs. Sega Mega Drive", and the community is without much patience for rehashing arguments about it, so I wouldn't drag that into things either... Sergecross73 msg me 13:25, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
I couldn't make any sense of Bololabich's post due to the absence of punctuation, but I agree that we should use "Master System" as the name except when referring specifically to the Mark III model. This makes it much less confusing for the reader.--Martin IIIa (talk) 00:45, 18 September 2016 (UTC)