Sega Pico

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ROMIcon.png Sega Pico
Japanese Pico with a cartridge inserted, and his "storybook" opened.
Manufacturer(s) Worldwide release Sega (Japan 1993 ~ 1998)

Japan Sega Toys (1999 ~ 2005)

South Korea Samsung

Brazil Tec Toy

Release Date(s) Japan 1993-06-26

United States of America / Europe 1994

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1995-04

South Korea / Brazil 199?

CPU(s) Motorola 68000
Sound chip(s) SEGAVDP PSG, NEC UPD7759
Music section Pico

Sega Pico The Sega PicoMESS System Driver pico is a Sega Mega Drive with more or less inputs and ICs, inside on a laptop case, for kids.


The sound of Pico is done by an PSG chip, inside of the Pico's VDP, which is a SN76489. Unlike most of MD games, the sound is not controlled by a Z80, but by the 68000 itself. So, with the omitting of the Z80, most (if not ALL) Pico games uses the SMPS-68k as their sound driver. Optionally, a PCM chip called UPD7759 (used in Sega System 16B), is used for playing PCM drums and/or samples.

VGM Scene

You can log Pico VGMs in two emulators: MESS and Kega Fusion. MESS can log PCM data from the Pico, but Kega Fusion not.