|Type||video game console|
|Predecessor||Sega Mega Drive|
The Sega Saturn is a 32-bit video game console made by Sega. It was released in Japan on November 22 1994, in the United States on May 11 1995, and in Europe on July 8 1995. Games were released on CD-ROMs. It is followed by the Dreamcast. The Saturn was the first Sega video game console which can display 3D graphics. Accessories were available for the Sega Saturn, including a gun controller which was used to play Virtua Cop, and an analog controller.
Japanese/French models[change | edit source]
The Sega Saturn was quite popular in Japan and/or France, because of the commercial with Segata Sanshiro, a man who devoted his life to the Sega Saturn. The Japanese Sega Saturn was black, and it was later changed to gray.
European/North American models[change | edit source]
In North America, the Saturn was not nearly as popular as it was in Japan and/or France. When it was first released, there were only a few games available. That caused the PlayStation to be more popular in Europe.