SEGA SG-1000 / SEGA SC-3000

SEGA SG-1000 Emulators and SEGA SC-3000 Emulators

About the SEGA SG-1000 / SEGA SC-3000

The Sega SG-1000 Console

The SG-1000 or Sega Game 1000 is a cartridge based video game console manufactured by Sega.

This console marked Sega’s very first entry into the home hardware video game market and was released in 1983. The console cost 15,000 Japenese Yen to buy and was released in several different markets including Japan & Australia.

Due to the competition at the time the SG-1000 was released into the markets it was not very successful. Issues such as a poor controller, lack of support for the A/V output, however lessons were learnt and help in the development of the master system.

There was a total of 68 standard cartridge releases and 29 Sega cartridge releases with a total of 97.

There were several peripherals for the SG-1000 such as keyboards, different controllers, a racing wheel and a few more different peripherals.

SG-1000 Emulators

KEGA Fusion is an SG-1000 emulator that has full support for the system. It is a highly capable SG-1000 emulator and is one that you can’t go past at all.

CrabEmu is an accurate and fast emulator for the SG-1000. It is one of the best emulators for the SG-1000 if you are running a macOS or Linux based device.

SG-1000 / SC-3000 Specifications

CPU Specifications

  • Processor: NEC 780C (Zilog Z80 clone)
  • Processor Speed: 3.58 MHz (NTSC), 3.55 MHz (PAL)
  • Main RAM: 16 kbit (2 kB)

Video Specifications

  • Processor: Texas Instruments TMS9928A
  • VRAM: 128 kbit (16 kB)
  • Resolution: 256 x 192 pixels
  • Maximum Sprites: 32
  • Maximum Colors: 16

Audio Specifications

  • Processor: Texas Instruments SN76489
  • Channels: 4 (mono sound)
  • Sound generators: 3
  • Octaves per sound generator: 4
  • White noise generator: 1