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.
Warp & Warp
Fighting Bug (also known as Lady Bug)
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This console used outdated technology and a below-average system so, after Famicom’s arrival, its time was officially over.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.