aug 14, 1989 - Sega Mega Drive


Also know as the Genesis, is a 16-bit home video game console. It was faster then the NES and was advertised with the slogan Genesis does what Nintendon't which in some ways is true. the Mega Drive has 7.6 MHz whiles the SNES only has 3.6MHz which makes the Genesis faster then the SNES, this was referenced to as blast processing in the marketing of the console. Even though the SNES outshines the Mega Drive in every other regard. on April 2, 1993 4 years after the console was released, instead of making a new console, Sega made a CD-ROM accessory for the Genesis in attempt to aid the console in its war against the SNES. The only bad thing about the Sega CD is that its not a standalone consoles and instead forces the player to buy a Mega Drive. the CD allowed for FMV (Full Motion Video) cutscenes in games beucase of the size of the new storage medium is appoximatly 320 times larger than their Genesis cartridge counterparts. The 32X is the second add on to the Genesis that, like the Sega CD, needs its own plug socket. The 32X was realeased in January 1995 was Sony's response to the Atari jaguar and concerns that the Sega Saturn would be ready in time Sega rushed the 32X out on to market and it flopped being discontinued 2 years later. the 32X contained two 32-bit central processing units and a 3D graphics processor. However the SNES had games with FX chips in that let it achieve these graphical enhancements with out all the bulk or plug space needed. The Sega Saturn was released in japan when the 32 X was released so no one brought the add on.

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