Were you one of the supposed few that owned a Sega Saturn?
The Sega Saturn is officially 24 years old, and where has the time gone right? When the Saturn was new, I never really bought much into it. None of my friends really had it and in 1995? I was still hardcore into the Super Nintendo, which was still rockin’ during that time.
There is a unique story behind this ill-fated console, hell you can read the story all about it in a book named ‘Console Wars.’ Sega Saturn came about when Sony was about to hit the world with the first ever Playstation and Nintendo was gearing up for the Nintendo 64. Also during this time, Sega was still selling Genesis, 32X, Sega CD, Sega Game Gear, Sega Nomad, and god knows what else….what does that sound like?
Sega Saturn did have some good games on it, but no REAL games that sold the console. During the time it was pretty cutting edge, but Sony Playstation showed up on the scene with a better price point, better games, and just crushed it.
This was the console that really solidified Sega’s future in the gaming industry. They attempted revitalization with the Dreamcast (which was awesome), but it just wasn’t enough. Saturn was just the icing on the cake…while it may have a couple good games, it didn’t do enough to support.
Do you still have a Sega Saturn laying around?