History of video games/Platforms/Bandai Super Vision 8000

History edit

Not to be confused with the later, but unrelated, Watara Supervision handheld game console.

The Bandai Super Vision 8000 was released in 1979 for 60,000 yen as the first cartridge based system released in the Japanese market.[1][2]

Bandai acquired rights to sell the Intellivision in the Japanese market and discontinued the Bandai Super Vision 8000 less than a year after launch to focus on the Intellivision.[1][3]

Technology edit

The Bandai Super Vision 8000 uses a NEC D780C (Z80 compatible) 8-bit CPU clocked at 3.58MHz.[3][4] The system uses a General Instrument AY-3-8910 coprocessor.[1]

Game library edit

  • Beam Galaxian[5]
  • Gun Professional[5]
  • Missile Vader[5]
  • Space Fire[5]
  • PacPacBird[5]
  • Submarine[5]
  • Othello[5]

References edit

  1. a b c "System Overview: System Overview - Bandai Super Vision 8000 - Beyond the Mind's Eye - Thoughts & Insights from Marriott_Guy". www.rfgeneration.com. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  2. Dunn, Jeff. "Chasing Phantoms - The history of failed consoles". gamesradar. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  3. a b "Video Game Console Library". Video Game Console Library. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  4. "5 Video Game Consoles That Never Came To The U.S." Playbuzz. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  5. a b c d e f g "Bandai Super Vision 8000". Wikipedia. 25 July 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2021.