A Look Back: Sega 32X

Sega’s 32X was released in mid-November 1994, and priced at $150 — featuring, twin Hitachi (SH2) 32-bit RISC processors, 256KB (2 MBit) program RAM and two 128KB (1 MBit) framebuffers, and two linear framebuffers with support for RLE compression. Unfortunately, the 32X met its demise in mid-1995. Since than — Store shelves became littered with unwanted Sega 32X […]

Sega’s 32X was released in mid-November 1994, and priced at $150 — featuring, twin Hitachi (SH2) 32-bit RISC processors, 256KB (2 MBit) program RAM and two 128KB (1 MBit) framebuffers, and two linear framebuffers with support for RLE compression. Unfortunately, the 32X met its demise in mid-1995. Since than — Store shelves became littered with unwanted Sega 32X systems, and prices for a new one dropped as low as $19.95. Sega planned a console named the Sega Neptune, which would have been a Genesis and 32X in one. However, by the time a prototype was developed, the Sega Saturn was going to be released, and Sega cancelled the Neptune. Videos after the jump.

Tech Demo



Virtua Fighter



Commercial


A Look Back, Sega 32X