Mega Drive

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Fast Facts on the Sega Mega Drive

Made by: Sega
Variants: Mega Drive 2, Genesis 3, Sega Mega Jet, Sega Nomad, Sega Teradrive
Processor: Motorola 68000 (or equivalent), 7.67MHz NTSC/7.61MHz PAL; Zilog Z80 (or equivalent) for sound programming and Master System compatibility, 3.58MHz NTSC/3.55MHz PAL
Released in US: 9 January 1989
Released in EU: Winter 1990
Released in JP: 29 October 1988

The Sega Mega Drive, or Sega "Genesis" as it is called in the United States is a 4th Generation Home video game console produced by Sega. It was introduced to the market in 1989 as competition to rival Nintendo's Super Nintendo Console.

Basic information about Mega Drive

The Mega Drive is a Video Game console that is based mainly for home use. During it's run, Sega had Three models released, each one becoming smaller than the original. Model 1 is

Model 1

Model 1 is the original release of the system in 1989. This version was released in all regions. The only differnces between the two versions is that the American had "Genesis" printed on it as apposed to "Mega Drive"

Basic Features

Two Controller ports.

A/V out ports

The system had the switch that selected which channel the Signal would be picked up on.

A sample of what the Mega Drive can output in terms of sound.