17 Facts About Sega

1. In 1996, Sega announced it would drop support for the Genesis in favour of the Saturn.

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2. In 2002, Sega officially discontinued the Dreamcast; therewith announcing that they would only be developing software from that point forward.

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3. In 2018, Sega announced a miniature dedicated console version of the Genesis, the Mega Drive Mini.

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4. Late in the 16-bit era, Sega released a handheld version of the Genesis called the Genesis Nomad.

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5. In 1987, Sega faced another threat to its console business when Japanese computer giant NEC released the PC Engine amid great publicity.

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6. Nintendo Switch Sega Ages version will run in 60fps and support widescreen.

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7. The Nintendo Switch Sega Ages version will run in 60fps and support widescreen.

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8. In 2003, Sega had plans of broadening its franchises to Hollywood co-operating with John Woo, but plans fell through.

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9. In other regions, Sega has contracted distributors for its games and consoles, such as Tectoy in Brazil.

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10. In 2010, Sega began providing the 3D imaging for Hatsune Miku's holographic concerts.

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11. In Japan, Sega distributes games from smaller Japanese game developers and localizations of Western games.

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12. In March 2001, Sega posted a consolidated net loss of ¥51.7 billion.

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13. In January 1994, Sega began to develop an add-on for the Genesis, the 32X, which would serve as a less expensive entry into the 32-bit era.

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14. In 1990, Sega launched the Game Gear to compete against Nintendo's Game Boy.

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15. In 1982, Sega introduced the first game with isometric graphics, Zaxxon.

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16. In 2001, Sega stopped manufacturing consoles to become a third-party developer and publisher, and was acquired by Sammy Corporation in 2004.

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17. In 1969, Sega was sold to Gulf and Western Industries, and continued its successful arcade game business.

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