Sega’s Megadrive was in the vanguard of 16-bit consoles & had immediate success in the US & Europe, with titles like Altered Beast (1988) showcasing its impressive graphics. Sega created numerous titles for the console, including the iconic Sonic the Hedgehog (1991). US & European firms like EA who felt constrained by Nintendo’s rigid partnership terms welcomed the Megadrive & many iconic sports series including FIFA started out as Megadrive titles.
- Japan: 1988- games developed until 1997
- Units sold: 30 million
- Number of games: 850
- Game storage: Cartridge/CD
Loaned byThomas Gibbs