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The Sega Genesis is a 16-bit console, the successor of to Sega's previous home console, the Master System. It was originally scheduled to be released on January 9th 1989, but instead launched in New York & Los Angeles on 14th August, with the launch expanding to the rest of North America on 15th September 1989.


  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: Aug. 14, 1989
  • Price at launch: $189.99


  • Alias: Mega Drive

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  • Width: 11.02 inches
  • Depth: 8.35 inches
  • Height: 2.76 inches
  • Color: Black / Red


  • CPU speed: 7.68 MHz
  • CPU cores: 1


  • Physical controller port(s): 2
  • Controller connection: Wired
  • Expansion slot: Yes


  • Game media: Cartridge
  • Backwards compatibility: Master System


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