Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Collector's Guide to Sega Saturn


Sega's fourth console, the 32-bit Saturn, was kind of like Vincent van Gogh: It produced some beautiful visuals, and it's regarded far more warmly in death than it ever was in life. Despite its impressive 2D graphical capabilities and an impressive library of software, the system just never gained much traction in the U.S. You can chalk that up to several factors.

For starters, the Saturn didn't exactly enjoy the most graceful launch in America. Sega decided to spring the system unexpected on U.S. gamers by announcing an immediate launch (months ahead of schedule) at E3 1995. Unfortunately, there weren't many games available for the first few months of the Saturn's life, and Sega's decision to push the early launch with a limited number of retail partners soured merchants who were shut out until the original launch date arrived.

Brittny Gastineau Ashley Tisdale Rachel Blanchard Sienna Guillory Tricia Vessey

No comments:

Post a Comment