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Sega Master System
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Console: Sega Master System
Year: 1987
RFG ID#: E-031-H-00010-A
Region: Europe Europe
Part Number: ----
UPC: ----
Manufacturer: Sega
Class: System
Subclass: Console
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Collection Stats

  • 20 of 7250 collectors (0.3%) have this hardware piece in their collection
  • 1 of 7250 collectors (0%) have this hardware piece in their wishlist.
  • 0 of 7250 collectors (0%) have this hardware piece for sale or trade.
Variations:


Console Region Type Title Manufacturer Year Class
Sega Master System
North America
H Sega Master System[Hang-On/Safari Hunt Built-In] Sega 1988 System
Sega Master System
North America
H Sega Master System[SegaScope 3-D] Sega 1988 System
Sega Master System
North America
H Sega Master System[The Base System] Sega 1986 System
Sega Master System
North America
H Sega Master System Sega 1986 System
Sega Master System
North America
H Sega Master System[SegaScope 3-D - Missile Defense 3-D Built-In] Sega 1988 System
Sega Master System
Europe
H Sega Master System[Plus] Sega 1988 System
Sega Master System
Russia
H Sega Master System Sega 1990 System
Sega Master System
Europe
H Sega Master System[Alex Kidd in Miracle World Built-In] Sega 1990 System
Sega Master System
Brazil
H Master System Tec Toy 1989 System
Sega Master System
Brazil
H Master System II Tec Toy 1991 System
Sega Master System
Brazil
H Master System II[Jogos de Verao Bundle] Tec Toy 1991 System
Sega Master System
Germany
H Sega Master System Sega 1987 System
Sega Master System
United Kingdom
H Sega Master System[Plus - Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Bundle] Sega 1991 System
Sega Master System
Hong Kong
H Sega Master System Sega 1988 System
Sega Master System
Canada
H Sega Master System Sega 1987 System
Sega Master System
United States
H Sega Master System[The Base System - Hang-On Built In] Sega 1988 System
Sega Master System
Europe
H Sega Master System[The Super System] Sega 1988 System
Sega Master System
Canada
H Sega Master System[Hang-On/Safari Hunt Built-In] Sega 1988 System
Overview

Please note that overview provided is actually for the variant Sega Master System Europe. View Variant Page
The Sega Master System was released in 1986 as a competitor to the wildly successful NES. The Master System had already been released in Japan as the Mark III, although it essentially failed against the NES's Japanese counterpart, the Famicom. The Master System boasted superior graphics and superior gameplay compared to the NES, but even this was not enough to bring mainstream popularity to the SMS. Things were made worse when Sega handed over the rights to the SMS over to Tonka Toys in 1987, who had no experience in the video game market. By 1990, Sega reacquired the rights to the SMS, and released the smaller Master System II that year, along with ports of then-popular Genesis games, in an effort to keep the system alive. However, the SMS was quickly fading out, and was discontinued in the North American market by the end of 1991. The SMS continued to thrive elsewhere, especially in Europe and Brazil, where there were much more games produced for the SMS. Despite its failure in the market, the SMS is still an enjoyable system, with classics like Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Phantasy Star, Shinobi, and many others.
Bundled Accessories

  • Sega Master System MKI
  • 2x Master System Controllers
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