The Cassette Vision (Japanese: カセットビジョン Hepburn: Kasetto Bijon?) is a home video game console made by Epoch Co. and released in Japan on July 30, 1981. There is also a remodel called the Cassette Vision Jr. The terms cassette, and more commonly tape, are contemporary synonyms for ROM cartridge, not to be confused with the magnetic cassette tape format. In terms of power, it is comparable to the Atari 2600. The Cassette Vision has unusual controls: four knobs built into the console itself, two for each player (one for horizontal, one for vertical); plus two buttons per player. The system originally retailed for 13,500 yen, with games priced at 4,000. Though the Cassette Vision was not a high seller, it received a successor called the Super Cassette Vision (スーパーカセットビジョン Sūpā Kasetto Bijon?) As a 1984 machine, it is more comparable to the likes of the Family Computer and the Atari 7800. The SCV was also sold in Europe, but with little known success. The Super Lady Cassette Vision, a version of the Super Cassette Vision that was aimed at a female market, was released exclusively in Japan. While the specs were exactly the same the plastic was a pink color and included a carrying case and the "Milky Princess" game.
Manufacturer: Epoch Co.
Developer: Epoch Co.