Video Games

Sega Genesis

Manufacturer: Sega Enterprises
Released: August, 1989
Price at launch: $200

Sega quickly followed the Master System with the Genesis, a 16-bit system with enhanced graphics capabilities. In addition, Sega would replace monkey-boy Alex Kidd with the now famous Sonic the Hedgehog as their mascot. Combined with an in-your-face marketing campaign (remember the Sega scream?), Sega's speedy blue blur rushed the Genesis into 13 million U.S. homes in five years. Nintendo finally had some serious competition.

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