Sega Genesis

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

Basic Specs

Controller connection Wired
Game media Cartridge
Backwards compatibility Master System

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...
Alias Mega Drive
Hardware
Width 11.02 inches
Depth 8.35 inches
Height 2.76 inches
Color Black / Red
Performance
CPU speed 7.68 MHz
CPU cores 1
Ports
Physical controller port(s) 2
Controller connection Wired
Expansion slot Yes
Software
Game media Cartridge
Backwards compatibility Master System
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