List of videogame consoles palettes


List of videogame consoles palettes

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This is a list of the full color palettes for notable video game consoles hardware.

For color palettes of early 8-bit personal computers, see the List of 8-bit computer hardware palettes article.

For color palettes of 16-bit personal computers, see the List of 16-bit computer hardware palettes article.

For current RGB display systems for 32-bit and better PCs (Super VGA, etc.), see the 16-bit RGB for HighColor ("thousands") and 24-bit RGB for TrueColor ("millions of colors") modes.

For various software arrangements and sorts of colors, see the List of software palettes article.

For each unique palette, an image color test chart and sample image (TrueColor original follows) rendered with that palette (without dithering) are given. The test chart shows the full 8-bits, 256 levels of the red, green and blue (RGB) primary colors and cyan, magenta and yellow complementary colors, along with a full 8-bits, 256 levels grayscale. Gradients of RGB intermediate colors (orange, lime green, sea green, sky blue, violet and fucsia), and a full hue's spectrum are also present. Color charts are not gamma corrected.

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With the PAL format, a 104-color palette was available. 128-color entries were still selectable, but due to changes in color encoding schemes, 32 color entries results in the same eight shades of gray:

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There is no current simulated screen images available for the Atari 2600.

Nintendo

NES

The Picture Processing Unit (PPU) was used in the Nintendo Entertainment System and had a YPbPr 64-color palette (plus color emphasis bits, not counted), eight of which are reserved, giving a total of 56 useful colors. The palette is built based on four luminance values and twelve combinations of Pb and Pr chroma signals (plus two series of Pb = Pr = 0 for eight pure grays). Some of the shades of gray are so similar, that sometimes the palette has been reported to have only 53 to 55 colors.

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The specific Gameboy Color (Type 3) game catridges presents up to 56 colors from the full 32,768. From these, 32 are for a background palette, plus 8 hardware sprite palettes, with 3 colors plus transparent each. Typically, the sprite palettes shares some colors (black, white or others), so the total colors displayed are less than 56.

Here is the sample image shown in the non-backlighted color LCD display of the Gameboy Color (the colors are simulated):

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Game Boy Advance/SP/Micro

The Gameboy Advance/SP/Micro systems also uses a 15-bit RGB palette, and along with the original and Color modes, they have also a specific Highcolor 32,768 colors mode.

Their color LCD displays are backlighted, giving brighter images.

Here are the sample image shown in the backlighted color LCD display of the Gameboy Advance/SP/Micro, in both Gameboy Color compatible mode and Gameboy Advance 32K color mode:

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ega

Master System

The Sega Master System have a 6-bit RGB palette (64 colors), with 32 colors on-screen at once.

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Game Gear

The Sega Game Gear had a 4096-color palette, with 32 colors on-screen at once.

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Mega Drive/Genesis

The Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis used a 9-bit RGB palette (512 colors, 1536 including shadow and highlight mode) with 62 colors on-screen at once (2 background palettes of 16 colors with color entry #0 of one these palettes being reserved for transparent. There were also 2 sprite palettes of 15 colors, plus transparent which was visible as the overscan area).

There is no current simulated screen images available for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.


NEC

PC-Engine/TurboGrafx 16

The PC-Engine/TurboGrafx 16 used a 9-bit RGB palette, like the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, consisting of 512 colors with 482 colors on-screen at once (16 background palettes of 16 colors each, with at least 1 common color among all background palettes, and 16 sprite palettes of 15 colors each, plus transparent which was visible as the overscan area).

There is no current simulated screen images available for the NEC PC-Engine/TurboGrafx 16.


Notes

ee also

*Palette (computing)
*Indexed color
*Color Lookup Table
*Color depth
*Computer display
*List of home computers by video hardware


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