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The SG-1000 (エスジー・センEsujī Sen), which stands for SEGA Game 1000, was a cartridge-based video game console manufactured by SEGA. This system marked SEGA's first entry into the home video game hardware business, and while the system was not popular, it provided the basis for the the SG-1000 Mark II and the more successful SG-1000 Mark III / Master System.

The SG-1000 was reportedly test-marketed in 1981, but was not officially released until 1983,[2] on the same day as the Famicom (Nintendo Entertainment System).

A home computer version called the SC-3000 was also released in 1983.

An update called the SG-1000 Mark II was released in Japan and Oceania in 1984.[3]



The SG-1000 is a cartridge-based video game system that was manufactured by SEGA in Japan and Australia as well some other countries. The system debuted on July 15, 1983. This was Sega's first major contribution to the gaming hardware business and released it on the same day as the Famicom in Japan. There have been several updates and versions since the original. The most popular game for the Sega SG-1000 was Flicky.

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