Piko was released on December 8, 2010, at a price of 15,750 yen (around $173.08). A free trial version was released on December 1. The same day his trial was released, Sony demanded that all content made with it be taken down. Piko's artwork was designed by YukitA.
At the end of 2015, it was announced that from March 31, 2016, VOCALOID2 was being retired and no new serial codes were be issued by Yamaha.
|トキ☆メキ桃色ハート (Toki ☆ Meki Momoiro Heart)||Niconico Ki/oon|
- 2000 + more than Pentium4 2 GHz/Athlon XP
- recommended Pentium4 2.8 GHz/Athlon 64 2800 + or more
- (Recommended in the case of stand-alone 7/Vista) OS Windows 7/Vista/XP
- Available only 32bit version OS
- 2GB free hard disk space than is needed
- (Recommended 1GB or more) RAM memory 512MB or more
- VOCALOID2 VST instrument when using Real-time recommended 2GB or more
- internet connection for activation.
| Optimum Range: C3 ~ B4 Optimum Tempo: 70 ~ 150 BPM |
Total Tempo (min-max): 80 BPM No. of Keys: W ~ 14, B ~ 10, Total ~ 24
|Trial/Demo Vers?: Yes|
|Package details as noted:|
He is a CV VOCALOID based on the voice of the Japanese male singer Piko, who is able to sing in very high notes, making him the second youngest known male voice within the VOCALOID2 era, being VY2 the first one.
|Vocal traits as noted:|
|Software issues as noted:|
Utatane Piko VOCALOID2
A trial version has been released of this product.
-  Twitpic - Sony request Piko trial video be removed
- Vocaloid Otaku forums
-  IT Media News - コードネームは「勇馬」 ヤマハ純正のイケメンボカロ「VY2」の話を聞いてきた