Sega on the Other Hand Master System 1985 Genesis 1988Sega CD 1991 Sega 32X

Sega on the other hand master system 1985 genesis

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Sega, on the Other Hand… Master System - 1985 Genesis - 1988 Sega CD - 1991 Sega 32X - 1994 Saturn - 1994 Dreamcast – 1998 (Japanese release dates)
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The Add-Ons Sega wanted to extended the life of the Genesis Introduced a series of add-ons intended to increase the power/capabilities of the system
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Sega CD (1991) The selling price was $299 More than the Genesis itself! Focused on FMV games like Sewer Shark
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32X (1994) Turned the 16-bit Genesis into a 32 bit system Not many titles released for it Developers wanted to wait for the next console Also 32X CD games required both the CD and 32X add-ons!
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Sega Saturn (1994-1998) Hardware was more efficient for running 2D games, rather than 3D Cost $399, compared to the PSX’s $299 Sales fell to the PSX and N64 Sega started planning a new console in 1997!
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Platform Overload Out one point Sega was supporting the Saturn, Genesis, Game Gear, Pico, Sega, CD, 32X and 32X CD Way too much for developers to trust
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Dreamcast (1999) Came with a built-in modem But, not a dual stick controller Retailers and developers were worried Sega would cancel the system early They were right: March 21, 2001
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Software Only Sega scrapped the Dreamcast in order to focus on software Suddenly Sonic began appearing on non-Sega consoles!
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Lessons to Learn The 5 year cycle Sega supported way too many platforms Staying too long or not long enough on their platform killed Sega’s hardware business
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