Without a doubt the 32x was one of the biggestÂ disappointmentsÂ by SEGA. Â Designed in a late night fit of rage in Las Vegas, the 32x was to be the middle step from the Genesis to the 32bit Saturn. Â The Saturn got rushed, and what happened is that in America the 32x had less than a six month lifespan. Â Not to mention the model 1’s had bus issues with the 32x if the user didn’t have a Sega-CD.
And of course the 32x required ANOTHER power adapter, supplied two SH2 RISC processors much like the Saturn, but included a measly 256kb of RAM, required you to pipe the Genesis video into the 32x where it did its own video genlock (that can’t be cheap right?), and did nothing to the cartridge sizes, so you were still capped at 4MB!
If that wasn’t enough there even was anÂ infomercial.
Yes that is right, anÂ infomercial!!! Â I dare you to watch it, in all of it’s 1990’s glory. I made it 90 seconds. Â Ugh the horror. Â I wonder if this was done by the Windows/386 people.