Genesis system console

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Date Introduced
1988
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 2 1/2 in x 11 in x 8 in
Manufacturer
Sega
Credit Line
Gift of Allan Pratt
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
Japan
Keywords
Home game console; Sega; Games
Object ID
102662320, 102662321

Japan’s Sega MegaDrive was introduced in North America as Genesis in 1989, and was an immediate success. The release of Sonic the Hedgehog in 1991 finally created a character for Sega whose popularity could rival Nintendo’s Mario. The Genesis was Sega’s most successful console, and was one of the longest-lived consoles in history.