Sega VS Nintendo Round 3

July 15, 2018

TCW Podcast Episode 070 - Sega VS Nintendo Round 3

The fight heats up with the 16 bit era in the United States.  Sega being first to market was able to take control, and dominate the market for a few years.  However this short lived victory was bought at a price.  With the low margins on consoles Sega was unable to sustain the growth once things started to change in Europe.  Nintendo meanwhile was always able to turn a tidy profit even without a controlling market share.  Nintendo's control of the handheld market, Japan, and the 8-bit consoles allowed them to have the financial reserve to weather the Sonly PlayStation entering the market.  We go over some of the misconceptions regarding Sega of America and Sega of Japan, and show how even Nintendo was swayed by the marketing done by Sega.

Genesis Does what Nintendon't Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7nsBoqJ6s8

Altered Beast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I075dM_AZ2g

Master System Golden Axe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHbJLhumzUs

Genesis Golden Axe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiHjrQlO2RQ

Master System Sonic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQPvA0OvR24

Genesis Sonic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJJnxHcv1z4

Welcome to the Next Level Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY61zUle52g

Genesis Commercials from 1991-1993: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIBmBy9APaU

Play it Loud Nintendo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stvktzVjZJw

F-Zero: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIe4AvKLSa4

Donkey Kong Country: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4EUEsEM328

 

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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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