Sega Genesis 32X, Failure or Bold Experiment?

In 1994, Sega released an add-on upgrade to the Sega Genesis called the 32X. This was done mainly to keep people from purchasing the existing new consoles of the Atari Jaguar and to a lesser extent the 3DO. Although Sega wouldn’t admit it at the time, it was also put on the market to satiate the public for a cheaper option than their upcoming Saturn. The Sega Saturn would come to the market a year later at $399. Sega released the 32X for $159 and included a game. The 32X would add the capabilities of processing flat-shaded polygons, texture mapping (the processing of putting a…



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Kyle George

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