|Fast facts on Sega Model 1|
The Sega Model 1 is an arcade system board that was released by Sega in 1992. It is the successor to the Sega System 32 (released in 1990), and was succeeded by the Sega Model 2 (released in 1993). While earlier Sega hardware was capable of handling 3D polygons (such as the Mega Drive, released in 1988), the Model 1 was Sega's first hardware specifically designed for 3D polygon graphics.
Originally, the Model 1 was simply known as the CG Board, but was retroactively given the Model 1 name after work on the Model 2 began.
It began development in 1990,Yu Suzuki's Sega AM2 team involved in its development from the drawing board. The Model 1 was intended to compete with Namco's System 21; Namco was then the market leader in polygonal 3D video games, with titles such as Galaxian³ and Starblade. The Model 1 was eventually released in 1992, debuting with Virtua Racing. While it was a significant improvement over the System 21, the Model 1 hardware was expensive, and only a few games were developed for the platform.with
Contrary to popular opinion, Lockheed Martin was not involved with the development of the Model 1, but it was developed internally at Sega, before Lockheed Martin became involved with the development of the Sega Model 2, according to former Lockheed Martin employee, Real3D's Jon Lenyo, in 1998.
|Sega Arcade Boards|
|Originating in Arcades|
|Blockade||G80||Gigas||System 18||Model 2||Hikaru||Aurora|
|VIC Dual||Zaxxon||Hang-On / Space Harrier||Model 1||H1||Model 3||NAOMI 2|
|System 1||System 24|
|System 2||System 32|
|Based on Consumer Hardware|
|SG-1000||System E||System C||Triforce||Europa-R||RingEdge 2|
|Mega-Tech System||Sega Titan Video||Atomiswave||RingEdge|
|Hardware Series / Generations|
|Electro-Mechanical systems||Sega System series||Sega NAOMI series|
|Pre-System series||Sega Model series||Post-NAOMI systems|
|Super Scaler series|