Sega and Retro Gaming: the buyer's guide
Before jumping into retro gaming, it is important to know a few things to make sure you are making the right choice. The vast majority of the retro gaming products you will find, online or in a specialized store, will be classified as second-hand products.
Some retailers will try out the products first to make sure it is fully working, even repair some elements (with a bit of cleaning at the same time). If you are planning to buy any form of hardware or software, make sure you ask the seller if it has been tested, or some elements have been replaced to make it work. You don't want to end up with a bad surprise once playing the games, unless it is purely to collect or display in your room :)
Hardware such as gaming devices, controllers and cables can be very tricky when it is about time to get your hands on it. Most of the customers are looking for products as close as possible to brand new: not impossible, but hard to find! In this case, better know what makes a "good looking" console:
-The colors can fade, especially white: it will become yellowish with the time
-Scratches from poorly managed storage unit, or by all the manipulations
-Bent, broken, cracked parts: easy to spot, but perfectionnist will look at every details. If the whole console is perfect BUT with a single crack, we will only see this
Browse our Sega CollectionsWe have sorted everything by collections so you can travel around with ease. We are always trying to list as many products as possible, but if you can't find the specific one you are looking for, feel free so hit us up!
A fun fact about Sega
Sega (the huge brand behind Sonic the Hedgehog and the Sega Genesis) started as an American company called Standard Games based in Hawaii in 190. They were mainly doing slot machines for the United States military and moved to Japan changing their name to Service Game which became SEGA.
So if you talk around Sega anytime soon, you can keep in mind that this company isn't only Japanese, and got its influence from both sides of the globe!
Browse Sega by your favorite gaming deviceWe took care of listing a maximum of Sega consoles in here. Of course, each and every devices are not here, but we will add some more little by little as soon as we find some time. In the meantime, we hope you can find your favorite games on Master System, Gamegear, Mega Drive and other platforms !
It is not a surprise to many of you, but Sonic is and remains the most sold licence from Sega. With over 44 millions unit sold, Sonic the Hedgehog took over the rankings, and as well as 6 other spots in the top 10 ! Quite impressive uh.
Did you know ?
Sega were the first to have game ratings on their cover. It appeared with Mortal Kombat, which was one of the first fighting games that some publishers judged as not appropriate for kids.
They wanted to make quite a difference with the Nintendo SNES, which was more oriented for kids and family. More adult games were needed, but with this comes regulations!