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Sega Saturn Model 2 Console.

Product family Dreamcast
Type Video game console
Generation Fifth generation
First available JP November 22, 1994
NA May 11, 1995
EU July 8, 1999
Discontinued NA 1998
EU 1997
JP 2001
Media CD, GD-ROM
System storage VMU
Controller input Standard Saturn Controller, Saturn V2, Joypad "Nights" Controller
Online service Sega NetLink
Release dates October 31, 1996
Units sold Worldwide: 9 million
Best-selling game Daytona USA
Predecessor Sega Mega Drive
Successor Sega Dreamcast

The Sega Saturn is a 32-bit fifth generation based console, that was originally released on Nov 22nd, 1994 in Japan. However this console would eventually make it's ways overseas, with it being released on July 8th, 1995 in Europe, and May 11th, 1995 in North America. Sadly the system was discontinued in early 1999, in both North America and Europe and a couple of years later in Japan in 2001.

The console reportedly sold 9.5 million units internationally. Despite the fact that it had marked great popularity in Japan, the Saturn had not succeeded similar market share in North America/Europe against it's primary rival Sony's PlayStation and then eventually the Nintendo 64.

Only 240 Saturn games saw release in Europe, and only 245 in the USA.

Sega ceased support for the Saturn in 2000 as support and development shifted completely to the Dreamcast.

Game Titles re-appearing on

External links

  • Sega Saturn UK - The Worldwide Online Community and Information Point For All Things Sega Saturn.
  • - The Ultimate Sega Saturn Source with Complete Database of Every Games and Demos Released for the system and where you can Manage Your Own Collection

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