For anyone who was a kid in the 1980s, console gaming largely came down to a choice between two systems – the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) or the Sega Mega Drive (sold as the Sega Genesis in North America). Much like today’s ongoing rivalry between Playstation and Xbox, gamers claimed their allegiance to a particular console and stuck loyally with it.
Throughout the heyday of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming, Nintendo for the most part dominated Sega in terms of sales. This isn’t to say that the Sega didn’t have a strong fanbase, however. Game franchises like Sonic the Hedgehog and Golden Axe were particularly popular during their day, despite Nintendo’s consistent lineup of highly successful titles released each year.
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