Sanyo MPC-100
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The Sanyo MPC-100 is the adaptation for the British market of the MPC-6. There is no lightpen interface. The integrated light-pen holder is typically covered by a plastic cover plate with 64K written on it.

The machine has only one cartridge slot, but there's an expansion bus: it can be used as second cartridge slot with an adapter, but was also initially conceived for the MEB-01 slot expander, connected to the MPC-X, a Graphic Expander Unit which adds MSX2 palette, high-resolution, superimposing, still function and zooming and uses lightpen. Note however that Sanyo has never released the MPC-X in Europe.

This computer was sold with software on tape:

  • a compilation with two games
  • Typing Tutor, including a demo and a keyboard trainer

Due to the Japanese manufacturers having missed the critical British 1984 Christmas season sales, and finding themselves in a saturated market in early 1985 with a surplus of machines, they were offered for sale in other European countries from Spring 1985, such as the Netherlands.

Brand Sanyo
Model MPC-100
Year 1985
Region United Kingdom
Launch price UK: £299
NL: ƒ995 (imported by Trend Hobby Computers)
RAM 64kB in slot 3
Media MSX cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9929ANL
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Keyboard layout QWERTY with a "£" key
Extras reset button, 'hidden' hole for lightpen, cassettes with Vicious Viper + Exploding Atoms and Typing Tutor
Emulation ROM dumped and emulated. The rear expansion port is treated like a regular MSX cartridge slot.


Sanyo MPC-100 box
Sanyo MPC-100 package
MPC-100 cassette and manuals
MPC-100 box and computer
Sanyo MPC-100
Sanyo MPC-100 PCB
MPC-100 right side and back
Sanyo MPC-100 label
Sanyo MPC-100 right side
Sanyo MPC-100 manual
Sanyo MPC-100 cassette
Sanyo MPC-100 back


The MPC-100 is a MSX1 with a Z80A from NEC (D780C-1).

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Page C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
64kB RAM
Page 8000h~BFFFh
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh