Sega Pico

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The Sega Pico, also known as Kids Computer Pico (キッズコンピューター・ピコ Kizzu Konpyūtā Piko?), was an electronic toy by Sega. The aim of creating the Pico was to get more young children (specifically, ages 2-8) to use video game systems. [1]

It would be the first ever official Sega console to carry an official Nintendo licensed game.

The Pico was released in 1993 in Japan and 1994 in America and Europe. In these parts of the world, Pico games were produced until late 1996/ early 1997, In Japan, however, games are still being produced. As of April 2005, 3.4 million Pico consoles and 11.2 million software cartridges had been sold. [2]

The Sega Pico's slogan was: "The computer that thinks it's a toy."

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System Functionality

The cartridges were called "Storyware," and were book shaped. Each time a player turned the page of the cartridge the screen changed to replicate the image in the book. The games were controlled by a "magic" pen and buttons. The back page of each book featured a drawing mode, where the player can insert stamps of characters from within the book. All released software for it was rated by the ESRB.

Technical specifications

The hardware is based on Sega Mega Drive, with some parts removed and replaced by others:[3]

List of Sega Pico software

See also

Advanced Pico Beena

References

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