The SG-1000, also known as the Sega Computer Video Game SG-1000, is a cartridge-based console released by Sega that is notable for being the first console produced by that company. It was introduced in Japan on July 15, 1983, the same day that Nintendo released its Famicom in Japan. Created in response to a downturn in arcades in 1982, the console was not released outside of Japan due to the North American video game crash of 1983. Due to the popularity of the Famicom, as well as the sheer number of consoles available at the time, the SG-1000 was never popular at the time of its release, however, it was eventually reskinned as the Mark III, which became the basis for the much more popular Sega Master System.
Games available for the system include Flicky, Congo Bongo, Sega-Galaga and Girl's Garden. The latter is notable for being the first game developed by Yuji Naka, who would later go on to create the massively popular Sonic the Hedgehog series of games.