What is the best SEGA console and why is it the CDX?
>>8907536The CDX. Compact; great clear, balanced, audio out of both the aux and headphone jack; Heavy and solid with its thick metal plating; plays CDs and carts without any need for clumsy add-onsI also like the Jap model 1 MD, but in a different way
That actually looks awesome.
>Addons were dumb, we admit it. It fractured our userbase, they were expensive and people would rather a new console instead>So take your pick! CDX or Neptune!
>>8907674>alright buddy its easy, you can either get a Genesis 3, a CDX, a Neptune, or a Saturn. If you get a saturn you can look forward to the 64x.
>destroy brand recognition(form recognition?) by constantly remodeling the genesis>destroy brand trust by just dropping things like 32x or sega cd at the drop of a hat>fuck up so bad with saturn that most americans (one of the largest video game markets) have no idea sega even had a 5th gen console>even less trust when you just give up on the saturn and dont even bother bringing games to the westSega is the dumbest fucking company man and always has been
>>8907696It's overstated how much the 32X and Sega CD affected the Saturn, simple fact is that Sony was a much larger company than Sega in the mid 90s and could afford to produce the hype required to market a new 3D CD console.
>>8907712i dont care how it affected the saturn i care how it affected me and my following relationship with sega
>>8907715You make it sounds like Sega fucked you and then didn't call
>>8907750Sega utterly raped me.
Its a hidden gem
>>8907712might have made star wars, knuckles and doom saturn launch games but both ps1 and saturn were piss expensive so 32x isn't even that bad an idea so that people can wait 2 years to afford a saturn. If failed in the market so they stopped selling it, isn't that what people want.>>8907536Neptune would have been the best if released. Probably launch Japanese Megadrive is the best overall.>>8907680there were rumour of ps1 and saturn addons but its probably impossible.32X is not that far off from not even needing the genesis, I think it should be possible to do a mod to make the 32X run without the genesis or even run using other systems like master system.
>>8907536It's actually the Saturn.
>>8908006Imagine FFSEven exclusive to the 64x...
Make it look like a Sony Walkman CD. Yes, that will sell our system.
is it just me or is it fucking impossible to find working Sega CDs on the internet?Literally every one I find is faulty or sold for parts, it's kind of fucking annoying. I don't even mind paying a lot I just can't fucking find one.
>>8908609me but trying to find a working tg16CD/pcenginecd^2 for anything slightly reasonable
>>8907712>It's overstated how much the 32X and Sega CD affected the Saturnobviously not>simple fact is that Sony was a much larger company than Sega in the mid 90sNintendo is still producing consoles, sega isn't. so it is not sonys fault that sega failed
>>8907536the xeye looks neat toohowever the model2 tower of power is my forever-setup
>>8908624I think pic related is the best for me. Now if only it were possible to actually possess this stuff nowadays especially in reliable working order. and with games to play
>>8908624>>8908629I have a soft spot for this shit though
>>8908629I want a model 1 CD because I literally can't fit a model 2 in my TV stand and yeah man it's suffering trying to find a working one.
why was Sega so retarded bros?literally had the gaming world in the palm of their hands and just let it slip away
>>8908968Not only did they not understand why the Genesis was succesful, it was also wildly different in how it was succesful between American and Japanese markets which further complicated the petty infighting between SOA and SOJ.
>>8908968they didnt have the talent(square) to provide what was in vogue and popular for both japan and the west(RPG elements) a lot of the draw of arcades was gone as more companies pulled out, prompting sega to try even harder, but even their best of the 2000s and late 90s isnt really comparable to their earlier arcade titles. arcades demanded shallower more eyecatching experiences as they desperately cloyed for relevanceBasically: Sega didnt have what it took to succeed as the business changed, but also if they did have what it takes then it'd be such a different Sega you probably wouldn't look back so fondly on
>>8907536The first Wondermega is a beautiful machine. I kind of like it more than the CDX.
>>8907536Sega's two best libraries in one convenient package, from a time before Sega completely lost their marbles. What's not to like, other than the price in the current age?
I had one (also the original, slide out SCD model as well as the top-open SCD model before it). Liked it. Had shit anti-skip, though, if used as a personal stereo.
>>8909321Is that the same thing as the X-Eye? My brother swore up and down that X-Eye played SMD, MCD, Duo and Hu-cards. I've never seen one IRL and all the references to it online imply otherwise.
>>8909321These photos never cease to impress me anon>>8910967X'Eye is just the western version of Wondermega model 2, but with regular controller ports instead of the infrared receiver, pic related. It's still pretty cool, though. Maybe your friend was thinking of the LaserActive?
>>8911046>friendBrother. Like, literal brother. As in we popped out of the same uterus/birth-canal/vagina, in that order.idk if I know what a LaserActive is. For some reason, it's making me think of CD-I, which we had (it was awful). I'm gonna look it up, though, and get back to you.
>>8911124>>8911046Yeah, that must be it. Either he got it wrong or I'm misremembering which device he was talking about. Thanks for the correction.
>>8909321We get it you're rich.
>>8911210he'll be here until his heart finally clogs up, just don't give him (you)s.
>>8911210Buyfag is great due to the poorfag seethe he causes
>>8907712If I was Sega back then I would've doubled-down on the 32X as a cheap entry into 32-bit gaming and continue supporting it as a budget option. The Saturn would be the premium option for hardcore gamers and launch on its original September release date. The key is to instill confidence in consumers and retailers, after that is established hardware sales and software support would naturally follow.
>>8911046>these photos impress meAmen. Emu fags btfo, again.
>>8910967It is not. As mentioned, the LaserActive had modules to change out to play the Sega or NEC games. The X'Eye just combines a Genesis and SegaCD just like the CDX.>>8911046Thanks, I think the improvement was because I had to switch to a newer phone than the Xperia Play I used to use when I took this pic. Sadly, my current phone is not lasting as long as that one and its camera was already sub-par when it was new.>>8911210It is actually the opposite. I wish I were rich/wealthy. I just happen to get the WonderMega back when the PS2 was in full swing, and coupled with how no one likes Sega stuff, it was really cheap at the time. However, the US counterpart I found in an alley. Sega stuff is really not in any demand.