Actions

Mega Drive consoles in Europe

From Sega Retro

The European Sega Mega Drive debuted in the Winter of 1990. As with most European consoles, the systems are identical across all European countries, however were often marketed differently and received localised content.

Current sources do not make the distinction between "Europe" and "United Kingdom", so it is unknown exactly which regions each model was released in. In countries such as Australia and New Zealand, consoles were often imported from Europe due to similarities in television hardware. Again at this present time it is difficult to confirm which systems reached these countries.

Most European models output a PAL composite video signal, as well as localized RF output. French models don't have composite video or RF output; instead, they only have RGB output using the regular A/V out port.

United Kingdom

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
MD EU Box Top AlteredBeast.jpg
MD EU Box Back AlteredBeast.jpgMD EU Box Spine AlteredBeast.jpgMD EU Box Front AlteredBeast.jpgMD EU Box Spine2 AlteredBeast.jpg
MD EU Box Bottom AlteredBeast.jpg
Mega Drive £189.99 (1990-09)
MD EU HD.jpg
MD UK Box Back AlteredBeast Alt.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front AlteredBeast Alt.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1990)
MD EU HD.jpg
Mega Drive £189.99 (1991-04[1])
MD EU HD.jpg
SMD EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front 1Pad Older.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1990)
MD EU HD.jpg
Mega Drive (1990)
MD EU HD.jpg
MD UK Box Front CoI.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1991)
MD EU HD.jpg
MD UK Box Back Sonic1P Alt.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front Sonic1P Alt.jpg
Mega Drive (1991-06-23)
MD EU HD.jpg
MD UK Box Back 1Pad Newer.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front 1Pad Newer.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD UK Box Back Sonic12P Alt.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front Sonic12P Alt.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
SMDS1 EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSMDS1 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
SMDS11G EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSMDS11G EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive £129.99 (1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD UK Box Front SonicSoR.jpg
Mega Drive (>=1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD UK Box Front SonicSoR Alt.jpg
Mega Drive (>=1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
SMDS1MG1 EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSMDS1MG1 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD UK Box Back SonicEASDH Alt.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front SonicEASDH Alt.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD UK Box Front 2Pads Alt.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD UK Box Back SonicEASDH.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front SonicEASDH.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD UK Box Front SonicMegaGames2.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD UK Box Front MG2MG3.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD UK Box Front Sonic2.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD UK Box Back 2Pads1993.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front 2Pads1993.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD UK Box Front 1Pad1993.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD UK Box Front MegaGamesI2P.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD UK Box Back MegaGamesI1P.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front MegaGamesI1P.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD UK Box Back MG2CP.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front MG2CP.jpg
Mega Drive Mega Games 2 Combat Pack (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Mega Drive (1993-04-02)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD UK Box Front SF2.jpg
Mega Drive £149.99 (1993)[2]
Megadrive1e.jpg
Mega Drive II £? (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Front Sonic22P Alt.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
SMD2S2 EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD UK Box Front MG1S2.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Back MG3Sonic2.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Back 2Pads.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front 2Pads.jpg
Mega Drive II £? (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Front MG1.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Back MG1MG2.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front MG1MG2.jpg
Mega Drive II £? (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Front MG2MG3.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Front MG2Sonic2.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Front MG1MG3.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Notavailable.svg
?? (x2)
MD2 UK Box Front ECSEASports.jpg
Mega Drive II (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Front MG3EccoECS.jpg
Mega Drive II (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Back Aladdin.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front Aladdin.jpg
Mega Drive II Aladdin Pack £129.99 (1993)[3]
Megadrive2e.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic Pack £139.00 (1993)[4]
Megadrive2e.jpg
Mega Drive II Street Fighter Pack £149.99 (1993)[2]
Megadrive2e.jpg
Mega Drive II Good, Bad & Ugly Pack £149.00 (1993)[4]
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Front MarvelPack.jpg
Mega Drive II Marvel Pack £129.00 (1993)[4]
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Back Unbelievable.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front Unbelievable.jpg
Mega Drive II Unbelievable Value Pack £149.00 (1993)[4]
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Front WaWP.jpg
Mega Drive II Wild & Wet Pack £149.00 (1993)[4]
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Front FIFA.jpg
Mega Drive II (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Mega Drive II (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Back S3.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front S3.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Back LionKing.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front LionKing.jpg
Mega Drive II £119.99 (>= 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Front VRComp.jpg
Mega Drive II (1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Back VR.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front VR.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Back 1Pad.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front 1Pad.jpg
Mega Drive II £? (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Back SonicCompilation Alt.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front SonicCompilation Alt.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Back MG1MG21P.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front MG1MG21P.jpg
Mega Drive II £? (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Back SonicCompilation.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 EU Box Front SonicCompilation.jpg
Mega Drive II (1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Back MG6V1.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front MG6V1.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
SMD2SC EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSMD2SC EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1996)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Front ToyStory Alt.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1996)
Megadrive2e.jpg
SMD2 MG6V2 EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSMD2 MG6V2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1996)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 MD UK Box Back MG6 Alt.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 MD UK Box Front MG6 Alt.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1996)
Megadrive2e.jpg

France

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
MD FR Box Front CPFQT.jpg
Mega Drive ? (1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD FR Box Front Sonic Sticker.jpg
Mega Drive ? (1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Mega Drive ? (1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD FR Box Back Sonic-SOR.jpgNospine-small.pngMD FR Box Front Sonic-SOR.jpg
Mega Drive (1992)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD FR Box Front MegaGamesI2P.jpg
Mega Drive (1992)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD FR Box Front DRSC.jpg
Mega Drive (1992)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD FR Box Back EccoSonic.jpgMD FR Box Spine EccoSonic.jpgMD FR Box Front EccoSonic.jpgMD FR Box Spine2 EccoSonic.jpg
Mega Drive (1992)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD FR Box Front MegaGames2.jpg
Mega Drive II (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 FR Box Front MegaGames2 alt.jpg
Mega Drive II (1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 FR Box Back Aladdin.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 FR Box Front Aladdin.jpg
Mega Drive II 995F (1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 FR Box Back SF2SCE.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 FR Box Front SF2SCE.jpg
Mega Drive II 1,190F (1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
?? (x2)
MD FR Box Top AsterixSonic.jpg
MD FR Box Back AsterixSonic.jpgNospine-small.pngMD FR Box Front AsterixSonic.jpg
Mega Drive (1993)
MD FR Box Front FIFA-Sonic.jpg
Mega Drive (1993)
MD2 FR Box Front SonicCompilation.jpg
Mega Drive II (1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 FR Box Back LionKing.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 FR Box Front LionKing.jpg
Mega Drive II (1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 FR Box Back Sonic2.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 FR Box Front Sonic2.jpg
Mega Drive II (>=1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 FR Box Back SegaSports1.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 FR Box Front SegaSports1.jpg
Mega Drive II (1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Germany

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
MD DE Box Back Magnum.jpgNospine-small.pngMD DE Box Front Magnum.jpg
Mega Drive Magnum Set DM379.- (199x)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
?? (x2)
MD DE Box Front MagnumSet2.jpg
Mega Drive Magnum Set 2 (199x)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
?? (x2)
MD2 DE Box Front Pad.jpg
Mega Drive II ? (199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 DE Box Front GrandslamSonicGlobalGladiators.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1992)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 DE Box Front SuperSonicSet.jpg
Mega Drive II Super Sonic Set (1992)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 DE Box Back Magnum.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 DE Box Front Magnum.jpg
Mega Drive II Magnum Set (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
?? (x2)
Mega Drive II (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 DE Box Front SF2Pack.jpg
Mega Drive II (1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 DE Box Back Aladdin.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 DE Box Front Aladdin.jpg
Mega Drive II (1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 DE Box Back LionKing.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 DE Box Front LionKing.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 DE Box Back SonicFunPack.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 DE Box Front SonicFunPack.jpg
Mega Drive Sonic Fun Pack (1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 DE Box Front SixPack.jpg
Mega Drive II Six Pack (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1996)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 DE Box Front SegaSports1.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Spain

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
SMDS1 EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSMDS1 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive 19 900 ₧ (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD ES Box Front SonicMG1.jpg
Mega Drive (199x)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
?? (x2)
MD ES Box Front MegaPack.jpg
Mega Drive Mega Pack 23 400 ₧ (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD ES Box Front MegaAccion.jpg
Mega Drive Mega Accion 23 400 ₧ (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD ES Box Front FlashPack.jpg
Mega Drive Flash Pack 26 000 ₧ (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD ES Box Front SF2SCE.jpg
Mega Drive (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD ES Box Back Mega7.jpgNospine-small.pngMD ES Box Front Mega7.jpg
Mega Drive Mega 7 (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD ES Box Front Sonic3.jpg
Mega Drive (1994)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Mega Drive II (1994)
Notavailable.svg
MD2 ES Box Front LKS2.jpg
Mega Drive II (1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Mega Drive II ? (199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 ES Box Front MMPRtM.jpg
Mega Drive II (1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 MD ES Box Back MegaMix1.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 MD ES Box Front MegaMix1.jpg
Mega Drive II Mega Mix 1 (1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 ES Box Front M6V2.jpg
Mega Drive II Mega Mix 2 (1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 ES Box Back M6V3.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 ES Box Front M6V3.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1996)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Italy

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
MD IT Box Front AlteredBeast.jpg
Mega Drive (199x)
MD EU HD.jpg
Mega Drive (1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD IT Box Front Sonic1.jpg
Mega Drive (1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD2 IT Box Front 1Pad.jpg
Mega Drive II ? (199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Mega Drive II ? (199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 IT Box Front 1G.jpg
Mega Drive II ? (199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
??

Portugal

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
Mega Drive (>= 1990)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD PT Box Front 2PSonic1.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD1 PT Box Front MegaPack.jpg
Mega Drive Mega Pack (>= 1992)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Front 1Pad.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1992)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 PT Box Front AatGR.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 PT Box Front MG2.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 PT Box Back RKACTNG.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 PT Box Front RKACTNG.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 PT Box Front 5Jogos.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Megadrive ii portugal back.jpgMegadrive ii portugal front.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1996)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Greece

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
Mega Drive (>= 1991)
MD EU HD.jpg
MD2 GR Box Back 1P.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 GR Box Front 1P.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
??
Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
??
Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
??
MD2 GR Box Front NBAJamTE.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 GR Box Front FIFA96.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

The Netherlands

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
MD NL Box Front Sonic1MG1.jpg
Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD2 NL Box Back SegaSports1.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 NL Box Front SegaSports1.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 EU Box Back MegaGames6.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 EU Box Front MegaGames6.jpg
Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

References

  1. File:MeanMachinesSega07UK.pdf, page 90
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:Mega UK 16.pdf, page 21
  3. File:Mega UK 16.pdf, page 19
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 File:SegaForceMega UK 06.pdf, page 7


Sega Mega Drive
Topics History | List of games | Magazine articles | Blast processing
Hardware Japan | North America | Europe | Brazil | Asia | South Korea | Australia
EZ Games | Heartbeat Personal Trainer | LaserActive | Mega Jet | Mega PC | Mega Play | Mega-Tech System | Nomad | Teradrive | "Consoles on a chip" | Unlicensed clones
Add-Ons Power Base Converter | Mega-CD | 32X (Mega-CD 32X) | Mega Modem | Demo System DS-16
Controllers Control Pad | Six Button Control Pad | 6 Button Arcade Pad | Arcade Power Stick 6B | Konami Justifier | MK-1470
Action Chair | Activator | Arcade Power Stick | Keyboard | MegaFire | Mouse | Mega Stick | Menacer | Remote Arcade System | Ten Key Pad
Accessories 4 Way Play | Cleaning System | Control Pad Extension Cord | Genesis Speakers | Region converter cartridges | Mega Terminal | Miracle Piano Teaching System | Nomad PowerBack | RF Unit (Mega Drive 2) | SCART Cable (Mega Drive 2) | Stereo Audio Video Cable | Team Player | Video Monitor Cable
Network services Sega Channel | Sega Meganet (Sega Game Toshokan | Mega Anser) | Tectoy Mega Net | Telebradesco Residência | XB∀ND
Development tools ERX 308P | ERX 318P | Sprobe | SNASM68K | SNASM2 (Mega Drive) | SNASM2 (32X)
Unreleased Floppy Disk Drive | Mega Play 1010 | Sega VR | Video Jukebox