Nichibutsu logo Nichibutsu My Vision
Type Console Developer Nichibutsu
Release Date 1983 Region(s) Japan
Initial Price $159 USD Games Released 6
     by Dark Watcher
Another console released only in Japan. Arcade game maker Nichibutsu wanted to take a chance on the console market.  In 1983 they released the KH-1000 better known as "My Vision" (manufactured by Kanto Electronics?).  The console retailed for 39,800 Yen.

My Vision came equipped with the same Texas Instruments graphics chip used in the ColecoVision and allowed both RF & composite video output.  There were no controllers, but instead used 14 numbered buttons, 4 lettered directional buttons (A thru D) and 1 select button (E) located on the top face of the console.  Plastic overlays could be placed on the console to identify what the buttons were used for.  The overlays were shipped with each cartridge sold and were specific to each game.

So what kind of games would use such an odd control system?  The My Vision carts were all based on board games.  Its biggest focus was on the game Mahjong.  The My Vision also provided an external port for Mahjong expansion cartridges.
Nintendo released the Famicom shortly after the release of My Vision and the console disappeared (like most consoles of the time) in Nintendo's shadow.  There were six known cartridge releases to include Go, Hanafuda, Reversi, Mastermind, Shimeshougi and of course Mahjong.  It is unknown if any Mahjong expansion carts were released.
     Officially licensed releases
Nichibutsu My Vision (Model KH-1000)

     Non-licensed hardware releases
No clones were released for this system.
     Interesting facts on software for this system
Software for the Nichibutsu My Vision was distributed in the ROM cartridge format, which are approximately the same size as Atari 2600 cartridges (though a little taller).  To be honest, I know very little else about these since I have not acquired the system.  The following box scans are courtesy of Game Nostalgia.

Nichibutsu My Vision Game Boxes

     Captured in-game images

     First and third party system emulators
No emulators have been released for this system.
     For the hardware enthusiasts out there - all the detail you\we love.
Processor Type  Processor Speed  Other Processor Information RAM \ Video RAM
Unknown Unknown Texas Instruments TMS9928A Unknown
Screen Resolution Color Palette Polygons \ Sprites Audio
Unknown 16 (not verified) N\A Yes (specs unknown)
Media Format Media Capacity Games Released Other Supported Formats
Cartridge Unknown 6 None
Internal Storage External \ Removable Storage Game Controllers Other Game \ Peripheral Devices
None None Numeric Keypads None
Controller Ports Network Ports Other Ports Audio \ Video
One (built into system) None None RF
Power Supply - External Other Outputs  Other Details \ Notes
Input: AC 100V 50\60 Hz
Output: DC 7.5V 500mA
None None
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     Peripherals, Promotions, Commercials, Brochures, Etc.
Nichibutsu Corporate Flyer from 1980
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