The Mega Drive / Genesis

Sega Does

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A winner is you.*

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Hmm. Perhaps I will rise from my grave.*

RELEASED:10/29/88 (JP), 09/14/90 (UK), 12/1990 (BR);  as the Genesis – 08/14/89 (US)

PRICE:21,000 yen (JP), $200 (US), 189.99 pounds (UK), Unknown (BR)

TECH SPECS:Motorola 68000 running at 7.67 Mhz, 64KB of RAM, 64KB of VRAM

Video processor: Yamaha YM7101 capable of 512 direct colors, 64 standard colors, and 4 graphic layers

Sound processor: Zilog Z80 with a Yamaha YM2612 FM sound chip capable of 6 channel sound, and a Sega PSG sound chip

# OF GAMES:Over 900, according to Wikipedia.

UPDATES:Official – Mega Drive / Genesis 2 (1993), Mega Jet (1994), Nomad (1995); Licensed by Majesco – Genesis 3 (1998)

UNITS SOLD:40 million est. worldwide

Sega’s Mark III/Master System was considerably more successful than their first console, the SG-1000, but this success still paled in…

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