Sega Master System
|Sega Master System|
The Sega Master System
|Release Date(s)|| / 1986-10|
|Sound chip(s)||SEGA VDP PSG (SN76489 inside onto the VDP chip), Yamaha YM2413 (external, not supported on Overseas models without modifications)|
Sega Master System is an 8-bit video game console released in 1986 by Tonka Corporation, under Sega of Japan license. Initially called as Sega Base System, is a re-badged version of Sega Mark III for Overseas consumers.
The sound is generated by SN76489, the same chip as in SG-1000 and Sega Mark III. Japanese and South Korean models does have the FM Sound Unit integrated onto the PCB, leaving the expansion slot free to connect the SK-1100. However, it was not included on Overseas systems, maybe due to failure in market. Some games which was not released in Japan (but some released in South Korea) support the FM sound without any modification.
A VGM Player exists, called SMS VGM Player, by Maxim.