Sega CD

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Sega CD
DesignerSega
ManufacturerSega
CPU12.5 MHz Motorola 68000
GraphicsCustom ASIC, 320 x 224 resolution
RAM6 Mbit Main RAM
MediaCD-ROM
ReleaseJP: December 12, 1991
NA: October 15, 1992
UK: April 2, 1993
EU: 1993
Added to museumSega CD model 2: December 25, 1993

The Sega CD, known as the Mega CD outside of North America and Brazil, was a CD-ROM add-on for the Sega Genesis.

Capabilities

It allowed Sega Genesis and Sega Mega Drive to use CD-ROMs. It also added a second processor for sound, expanded the system memory, and had expanded graphic capabilities.

Sega CD 32x

The 32X, known as Genesis 32X in North America, Super 32X in Japan, Mega Drive 32X in Europe and Australia, and Mega 32X in Brazil, added two 32-bit processors, more memory and more RAM.

The Sega CD and 32X could be combined and the added capability was utilized in games labeled as supported by the Sega CD 32X.