Brief history of the Sega Saturn

The Sega Saturn released between 1994-95 for $399 USD right after the Sega Genesis. It was released 1 year before the N64 and quickly lost sales until it was discontinued in 1998 when the Sega Dreamcast launched. The Saturn used dual Hitachi SH2 RISC processors so the Saturn could handle 3D games but added complexity coding games to use dual processors.
Sound ran through a Motorola 68EC000 with an integrated Yamaha FH1, 32 sound channels capable of FM synthesis and 16-bit. The cartridge slot was for memory expansion, games loaded from a dual speed CD Rom drive. Marketing towards the Saturn was focused on adults.


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