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Video Game Console Museum - 1986 - Sega Master System
Gaming
Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 10:58
Article Index
Video Game Console Museum
1972 - Magnavox Odyssey
1977 - Atari 2600
1982 - Donkey Kong (Handheld)
1983 - Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
1984 - Atari 7800
1986 - Sega Master System
1988 - Sega Mega Drive
1990 - Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
1994 - Sony PlayStation
1996 - Nintendo 64
2000 - PlayStation 2
2001 - Nintendo GameCube
2001 - Xbox
2004 - Sony PlayStation Portable
2005 - Xbox 360
2006 - Sony PlayStation 3
2006 - Nintendo Wii
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Sega Master System

In June 1986 the Sega Master System was first sold in the USA, then it went on sale in Japan in 1987. This unit is an 8-bit, third generation console.

Processor

  • Zilog Z80A 8 bit running at 3.54 Mhz (PAL/SECAM) or 3.57 MHz (NTSC)

Graphics

  • Texas Instruments TMS9918
  • 32 colours maximum (can be programmed to display 64 colours)
  • Resolutions: 256 x 192 pixels, 256 x 224 pixels (and 256 x 240 in PAL/SECAM only).

Sega Master System
Sega Master System
 



 
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