Casio PV-1000

Predecessor: -
Successor: Loopy
Release Date: 31/12/1982
Discontinued Date: 31/12/1983
Additional Sizes: -
Display Palette: 8 Colors
Initial Price: JP¥14,800
Supported Game Media:

The Casio PV-1000 is a video game console manufactured by Casio and released solely in Japan in 1983. Due to its poor sales, it was discontinued less than a year after its release. Only 13 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

  8. Pachinko UFO

  9. Fighting Bug (also known as Lady Bug)

  10. Space Panic

  11. Naughty Boy

  12. Dirty Chameleon

  13. Excite Mahjong

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 colors. 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.

This console used outdated technology and a below-average system so, after Famicom’s arrival, its time was officially over. However, due to its short release period, PV-1000 is extremely pricey to buy and quite valuable among console collectors.