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Sega CD / Mega-CD
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Original North American Sega CD and a model 1 Sega Genesis
North American model 2 Sega CD and a model 2 Sega Genesis
Top: Original Sega CD (bottom) attached to a Model 1 Genesis.
Bottom: Model 2 Sega CD (on right) attached to a Model 2 Genesis.
Other variations are pictured under Variations below
Also known as Mega-CD (most regions outside North America and Brazil)
Manufacturer Sega
Type Video game console add-on
Generation Fourth generation
Release date
  • December 12, 1991 NA
Retail availability 1991-1996
Introductory price JP¥49,800
Discontinued 1996
Units sold 2.24 million
Media CD-ROM, CD+G
CPU Motorola 68000 @ 12.5 MHz
Storage 64 kbit internal RAM
Sound Ricoh RF5C164
Best-selling game Sonic CD, 1.5 million
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The Sega CD was a CD-based console add-on made by Sega and released in 1991 in Japan, 1992 in North America, and 1993 in Europe. It was 16-bit and Sega's first foray into the CD market. It was somewhat successful, but was criticized for the lack of quality games.

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