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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¥.

Casio PV-1000 logo.jpg
TypeHome video game console
GenerationThird generation
Release date
Introductory price14,800¥
MediaROM Cartridge
CPUZ80A clocked at 3.579 MHz
Memory2KB RAM
Display256x192 resolution, 8 colours
SuccessorCasio Loopy
Related articlesCasio 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:

Note: Cartridges #8 and #13 were never released. Often rumored to be Galaga and Front Line (which were released on the Casio PV-2000).


  1. ^ "PV-1000 details". Retrieved 2009-12-19.