Wikipedia article of the day for August 14, 2019

The Wikipedia article of the day for August 14, 2019 is Sega Genesis.
The Sega Genesis, or Mega Drive, is a 16-bit home video game console developed and sold by Sega. It was Sega’s third console and the successor to the Master System. Released in Japan in 1988, in North America in 1989, and worldwide in 1990, it was adapted from Sega’s System 16 arcade system board, with a Motorola 68000 processor and a Zilog Z80 sound controller chip. In Japan, the Mega Drive fared poorly against its two main competitors, Nintendo’s Super Nintendo Entertainment System and NEC’s PC Engine. The Genesis achieved considerable success in North America, Brazil, and Europe, thanks to its library of arcade game ports, the popularity of Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog series, several popular sports franchises, and aggressive youth marketing. It was succeeded in 1994 by the Sega Saturn. More than 30 million first-party Genesis units were sold worldwide.

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