Sega Pico

Nickname: Kids Computer Pico
Manufacturer: Sega
Predecessor: -
Release Date: 31/5/1993
Discontinued Date: 31/12/1997
Additional Sizes: -
Display Palette: -
Initial Price: JP¥13,440 | US$139 | pCN¥690 | US$49.95 (Majesco)
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Sega Pico is a home console release by Sega in Japan in 1993 and in 1994 in North America and Europe. The console had an educational purpose for children between 3 to 7 and was marketed as "edutainment" with the slogan "The computer that thinks it's a toy". Sega Pico was more successful in Japan and had a successor in 2005, Advanced Pico Beena, while in America and Europe it was less successful and discontinued in 1998 until Majesco Entertainment re-released it in a much lower price.

Sega Pico has the shape of a laptop. It also has keys in its keyboard, while there is a stylus, called "Magic Pen" that can be used like a mouse. Sega Pico has also drawing capabilities, while its hardware is similar to Sega Genesis.

The game cartridges of Sega Pico are called "Storywares" and are similar to picture books, while every page of the picture book has its own voices and music. Some of the topics of Sega Pico games, as educational games, are music, counting, spelling, reading, matching and coloring. Also, Sega Pico's games supported by licensed franchised animated characters like Sonic. The cartridges can be connected with a slot at bottom of Sega Pico.