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Panasonic Corporation, formerly known as Matsushita Denki and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., has been the company that supported the MSX standard the longest, having started out with the MSX1 CF-2000 in 1983 and being the only official producer of the final generation, the MSX Turbo R. The last model being the FS-A1GT released in 1992.

Until mid-1986, the National brand was used for Japanese releases and the Panasonic brand for the International releases after which it was harmonised and the Panasonic brand was also used for MSX in Japan. In 1993, Panasonic dropped support and production for the MSX turbo R and decided to focus on the 3DO game console.

Panasonic created a lot of different hardware for the MSX, ranging from computers to printers to external cartridges. They also created and published a wide range of software under the National, Panasonic and Panasoft brands.



Model Year Region Model Year Region
MSX1 National CF-1200 1985 JP National FS-1300 1985 JP
National CF-2000 1983 JP National FS-4000 1985 JP
National CF-2700 1984 JP Panasonic CF-2700 (GE) 1985 DE, NL
National CF-3000 1984 JP Panasonic CF-2700 (UK) 1985 UK
National CF-3300 1985 JP Panasonic FS-3900 1985 ? DE, NL
Model Year Region Model Year Region
MSX2 National FS-4500 1986 JP National FS-5500F2 JP
National FS-4600F 1986 JP Panasonic FS-A1 1986 JP
National FS-4700 1986 JP Panasonic FS-A1mkII 1986 JP
National FS-5000 JP Panasonic FS-A1F 1986 JP
National FS-5500F1 JP Panasonic FS-A1FM 1986 JP
Model Year Region Model Year Region
MSX2+ Panasonic FS-A1FX 1988 JP Panasonic FS-A1WX 1988 JP
Panasonic FS-A1WSX 1989 JP Panasonic VW-KT300 (*) 1990 JP
Model Year Region Model Year Region
Turbo R Panasonic FS-A1GT 1992 JP Panasonic FS-A1ST 1990 JP

(*) MSX2+-based appliance


Product Description
National CF-2201 Joystick
National CF-2202 Graphic tablet
National CF-2211 Joystick
Panasonic FS-JH1 Steering wheel with Konami A1 Spirit
Panasonic FS-JM1 Mouse
Panasonic FS-JM10 Mouse
Panasonic FS-JM650 Mouse
Panasonic FS-JS220 Joypad
Panasonic FS-JS221 Joypad
Panasonic FS-JS222 Joypad
Panasonic FS-JS225 PowerStick
Panasonic FW-JMU1 Mouse

Network and I/O Interfaces

Product Description
National FS-CM800 Modem
National FS-CM820 Modem
Panasonic FS-CM1 Modem

Printers and Scanners

Product Description
National CF-2121 Printer interface for CF-2000
National CF-2505 Printer cable
National CF-PN210 Ink ribbon for FS-P200
National CF-PR120 Ink ribbon for printer of FS-4000/4500/4600F/4700
National FS-P200 7 color graphic printer/plotter
National FS-RS500 Scanner
National FS-SR200 Screen capture/print cartridge
Panasonic CF-PR230 Ink ribbon for FS-PC1
Panasonic FS-IFA1 Scanner and Printer interface for FW-RSU1W and FS-PU1B
Panasonic FS-PA1 24 dot color thermic printer
Panasonic FS-PC1 48 dot color thermic printer with Kanji
Panasonic FS-PK1 48 dot color matrix printer
Panasonic FS-PW1 24 dot matrix printer with Kanji ROM and A1 Word processor
Panasonic FW-HFU1 Postcard feeder for printer
Panasonic FW-PU1 Handy printer
Panasonic FW-PU1B Handy printer (requires FS-IFA1)
Panasonic FW-RSU1W Scanner (requires FS-IFA1)
Panasonic KX-08P Color printer (plotter?)
Panasonic KX-P1091N Matrix printer


Product Description
National CF-2131 16kB RAM expansion cartridge
National CF-2501 Data recorder cable
National DA-80F VHD controller
National FS-CF351 Interface for FS-FD351
National FS-CR1008S Data cartridge (battery backup)
National FS-FD351 External 3.5" 720kB FDD
National RQ-8030 Data Recorder
National RQ-8050 Data Recorder
National RQ-8300 Data Recorder
Panasoft SW-M001 Pana Amusement Cartridge (PAC)
Panasoft SW-M004 FM-PAC (= MSX-MUSIC + PAC)
Panasonic FS-FD1 3.5" 720kB FDD with interface
Panasonic FS-FD1A 3.5" 720kB FDD as cartridge
Panasonic FW-U1P501J Replacement FDD drive belt
Panasonic RQ-8030 Data recorder
Panasonic RQ-8050 Data recorder
Panasonic RQ-8100 Data recorder


Product Description
National CF-2111 RF converter for CF-2000
National CF-2500 RF adapter
National CF-2507 RGB SCART cable
National CF-2601 Superimpose unit
National CF-SM003 Kanji word processor unit
National FS-SR022 Kanji Dictionary Tool for FS-4000
National FS-SR023 Kanji ROM (JIS1+JIS2) with 48dot fonts
National FS-VC3011 RGB cable
National FS-VG501 Frame memory unit
National WE-450 Speech Trainer
Panasoft SW-M004 FM-PAC (= MSX-MUSIC + PAC)
Panasonic FS-CA1 MSX-AUDIO cartridge
Panasonic FS-SR021 Japanese Word Processor
Panasonic FS-UV1 Video Telopper
Panasonic FS-VC3011 RGB cable
Panasonic TH-14G2 Monitor