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Could Wolfenstein 3D have worked on Sega CD in ‘92-‘93?

As many people know Wolfenstein 3D was considered to be a critically acclaimed yet controversial fist person shooter game from 1992. Since its initial release in ’92 Wolfenstein 3D had been ported for various game consoles including SNES, Microsoft Windows, 3DO, Game Boy Advance along with various mobile devices within the past three decades. Wolfenstein 3D was up there with Doom ’93 in terms of popularity and really helped pave the way for the first person shooter genre; which arguably peak during the 00’s-early 10’s. There are some people who question why Wolfenstein 3D was ported for the SNES but never for game systems like Sega CD which was initially became available in retail in 1991. While Sega CD had more superior graphics and gameplay than the SNES the console was not nearly as successful as the Sega Genesis from a sales standpoint. The Sega CD reached roughly over 2.2 million in terms of sales while the Sega Genesis reached over 30 million. It should also be noted that the Sega CD was available in retail for a short period of time before its discontinuation in 1996. Besides first person shooter games were not much of an attraction on Sega consoles back in the 90’s.

Sega heavily relied on video games from the Sonic The Hedgehog series along with console sales to draw revenue; a game like WolfenStein 3D could have easily been overshadowed on the Sega CD especially since Nintendo’s SNES was selling more consoles overall. While Wolfenstein 3D would have been cool on the Sega CD it would been much better suited for the Sega Saturn console between ’94-’97. However, it should be noted that the Sega Saturn console was not as successful as the Genesis either. By the time we got to ’97 the PS1 & N64 were the biggest attractions in gaming within countries like America and the United Kingdom. It would have bee much cooler to see a game like Wolfenstein 3D on a console like the N64; especially seeing how successful games such as GoldenEye 007 and Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was for that game system.

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