Mitsubishi ML-8000
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The Mitsubishi ML-8000 was not only the first MSX computer released by Mitsubishi, it was the first MSX on the market of any vendor.

It has a keyboard with colored keys and an optional ML-10KB keypad with 20 keys was also available, meant for hexadecimal data entry. This machine was aimed at the Japanese market.

At the time of its release, it was announced that it would support the control of

  • the Mitsubishi Diatone Z10 and Z-30 audio intelligent systems by using a dedicated Roboty interface with built-in software
  • the industrial micro robot Mitsubishi Move Master II RM-501 by using the printer port with a software in MSX-BASIC
Brand Mitsubishi
Model ML-8000
Year 21st October 1983
Region Japan
Launch price ¥59,800
RAM 32kB (in slot 0)
Media MSX cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9918ANL
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910A)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Keyboard layout QWERTY/JIS
Extras Reset button, optional ML-10KB keypad
Emulation ROM dumped and emulated



Mitsubishi ML-8000
Mitsubishi ML-8000 PCB
ML-8000 PCB showing VDP
Mitsubishi ML-8000 box
Mitsubishi ML-8000 label
Mitsubishi ML-8000 right side
Mitsubishi ML-8000 manuals
Mitsubishi ML-8000 back

Keyboard output

ML-8000 JIS keyboard output


The ML-8000 is a simple MSX1 with only one cartridge slot. The Z80A comes from NEC (D780C-1).

There is no expansion bus. A hexadecimal keypad was sold in option.

Slot Map

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


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