Joystick (SJ-200)

From Sega Retro

SJ200 SG1000 JP 1.jpg
Made for: SC-3000, SG-1000, SG-1000 II
Manufacturer: Sega
Type: Controller
Release Date RRP Code
¥2,0002,000[1] SJ-200

The Joystick (ジョイスティック) SJ-200 was the standard issue controller for the SG-1000 (where one was hardwired into the console) and SC-3000. Designed before the advent of D-pads, the SJ-200 has a joystick and two independent buttons mounted on the sides of the unit. It is also compatible with non-Sega systems, which was advertised on some SJ-200 boxes.

A Pioneer branded model came bundled with the Pioneer TV Video Game Pack SD-G5, which uses an 8-pin mini-DIN connector instead of a DE-9 connector.

The SJ-200 is plagued with many problems; the joystick is unresponsive, the controller's lead is noticeably short and the build quality is low when compared to later controllers. Internally, the SJ-200 is fairly similar in build to a ColecoVision controller, as they both use the same type of inexpensive leaf switches for their joysticks. The SJ-200 also uses these leaf switches for its buttons.

Sega released the SJ-300 and SJ-300M during 1983 as larger alternatives to the SJ-200. A year later, Sega bundled the SG-1000 II with SJ-150 gamepads, which featured a D-pad instead of a joystick.

Physical scans

SG-1000, JP
SJ200 SG1000 JP Box Side2.jpg
SJ200 SG1000 JP Box Side3.jpgSJ200 SG1000 JP Box Side4.jpgSJ200 SG1000 JP Box Front.jpg
SG-1000, JP (alternate)
SJ-200 SG-1000 JP Top.jpg
SJ-200 SG-1000 JP Back.jpgSJ-200 SG-1000 JP Spine.jpgSJ-200 SG-1000 JP Front.jpg
SJ-200 SG-1000 JP Bottom.jpg
SG-1000, AU
SJ200 SG1000 AU Box Front.jpg


External links


  1. (Wayback Machine: 2014-02-22 07:06)
Sega SG-1000 Hardware
 SG-1000 Variations   SG-1000 | SG-1000 II | SC-3000 | SC-5000 | Othello Multivision | Pasocom Gakushuudzukue | SD-G5 | Arcade
Add-ons   Super Control Station SF-7000 | 4 Color Plotter Printer | Data Recorder SR-1000 | Sega Keyboard
Game Controllers   Joystick (SJ-200) | Joystick (SJ-300) | Joypad (SJ-150) | SJ-151 | Handle Controller | Bike Handle | Sega Graphic Board | Pasoko-1000
Misc. Hardware   Card Catcher | Extension Cable Kit (JC-100) | SD-80 | Sega Compact Floppy Disk
Unlicensed Clones   Dina 2 in one | Fullwis Video Game FR-II‎