There is no question that the Sega Saturn was one of the most underrated game consoles of America back in the 90’s. Sometimes its hard to believe that on May 11th of 1995 the Sega Saturn had appeared in North America after it was initially released in Japan in November 1994. Despite, the fact that the Sega Saturn was a 32-bit console like Sony’s PS1 console that also came out in ’94 within Japan it was seemingly overshadowed between ’95-’98. Even though, the Saturn was not Sega’s most popular game console it still managed to reach close to ten million in sales before its was ultimately discontinued in 2000. There were titles such as Nights Into Dreams (1996), Shining Force III (1997), Panzer Dragoon Saga (1998) and others that looked like they had the potential to be more successful then they were following their respective releases.
Unfortunately, the competition in America started to become more stiff because the Sega Saturn had to compete not only with Sony’s PS1 but also against Nintendo’s N64 console which appeared in the United States in September ’96. While Sega May have fell behind both Sony and Nintendo during the mid to late 90’s in relation to the console wars the Saturn console is still one that retro gamers still like to talk about to this day. Its also possible that the Sega Saturn could have been more successful had games like Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi had appeared on the 32 bit console especially since they were considered to be big attractions for the Sega Dreamcast between ’98-’00. Either way, it’s pretty cool that the Sega Saturn has become 24 years old in America and hopefully we can get HD remakes of titles that appeared on that console during the mid 90’s.