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Game Gear

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History[edit]

Development[edit]

While in development the Game Gear was known as Project Mercury.[1]

Development[edit]

The Game Gear was made domestically in Japan.[2]

Launch[edit]

A special edition red Coca-Cola Game Gear.

The Game Gear was launched in October of 1990 costing 19,800 yen.[2][1]

Discontinuation[edit]

Sega discontinued the Game Gear in 1997,[1] with 11 million consoles sold.[3]

Technology[edit]

The internal architecture of the Game Gear is very similar to Sega's earlier home console, the Master System.[1][4]

Compute[edit]

The Game Gear CPU.

The Game Gear uses an 8-bit Zilog Z80 based processor clocked at 3.58 megahertz.[5][4]

The Game Gear has eight kilobytes of RAM, and 16 kilobytes of video RAM.[4][6]

Hardware[edit]

The Game Gear has a 3.2 inch color screen with a resolution of 160 pixels by 144 pixels.[4][5]

The Game Gear uses a Texas Instruments SN76489 chip for sound.[4]

The Game Gear required the use of 6 AA batteries.[1]

Notable games[edit]

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1994[edit]

1995[edit]

1996[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Console[edit]

Accessories[edit]

Internals[edit]

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