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The PV-1000 (ぴーぶいせん Pi Bui-Sen) is a home video game console manufactured by Casio and released in Japan in 1983. The PV-1000 was powered by a Z80A microprocessor, and had 2 KB RAM available, with 1 KB devoted to its character generator. It had a 256x192 pixel resolution and had 8 available colours. It was released shortly before a computer known as the PV-2000, which is compatible with PV-1000 controllers but not its games. In the same year Casio released two other consoles, the PV-7 and the PV-16 which were MSX computers. The PV-1000 initially sold for 14,800¥.
|Type||Home video game console|
|CPU||Z80A clocked at 3.579 MHz|
|Display||256x192 resolution, 8 colours|
|Related articles||Casio PV-2000|
Casio failed to achieve a significant market share. It is said[by whom?] to have been pulled from the shelves within a matter of weeks, making the system extremely rare.
Only 13 games for the Casio PV-1000 were released:
- #1 Pooyan
- #2 Super Cobra
- #3 Tutankham
- #4 Amidar
- #5 Dig Dug
- #6 Warp & Warp
- #7 Turpin
- #9 Pachinko UFO
- #10 Fighting Bug (also known as Lady Bug)
- #11 Space Panic
- #12 Naughty Boy
- #14 Dirty Chameleon
- #15 Excite Mahjong
Note: Cartridges #8 and #13 were never released. Often rumored to be Galaga and Front Line (which were released on the Casio PV-2000).