Ahoy Captain Cats here and today we are going to look at a company that turns 60 and that company is Sega.
Sega was founded on June 3, 1960, by Martin Bromley and Richard Stewart, Sega was first known name was Nihon Goraku Bussan which is translated to Japan Entertainment Products at the time. Sega wouldn’t be known as Sega till 1965 when they acquired Rosen Enterprise and change the name to Sega Enterprise, Ltd and the first game that came out under that name was Periscope in the late 1960s.
The 1970s for Sega was sold to Gulf and Western Industries and rename to Sega Enterprise, Inc. and made money with the arcade boom in the late 70’s that Sega acquired Gremlin Industries, a video game company, and Esco Boueki, a coin-op company. They made arcade games and made money, but it was in 1982 with Zaxxon that Sega showed what they can do. In 1983 they enter the home console market with the release of the SG-1000, which was only released in Japan. In the Arcades Sega was releasing hit after hit with series such as:
Over the years they have released other systems such as the Master System, the Mega Drive or Genesis in the USA, the Sega Saturn and the Dreamcast, which is considered to be their last home console system. On the arcade market, they still are creating games and created new series such as Virtua Fighter, Starhorse, Daytona, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva series and Initial D. As of now Sega is still creating games for home console and arcade game.
Sega still has a huge fan-based outside and inside japan and the company is still going on to this day and we want to wish Sega happy 60th and thanks for the memories and continue to create great content!