History of Sega in Albania
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|History of Sega in Albania|
|Official Sega distributor(s): Computerland (20xx-present)|
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Until the end of the 1980s, Albania remained internationally isolated. The fall of communism in Albania took place in 1990–1991 after a series of protests in Tirana.
In the early 90s, Rambo TV Game, a Atari 2600 clone, was released and became the first more known console, that was quickly replaced by famiclones like Terminator 2, the most popular of this clones, designed to resemble Sega Mega Drive. Arcades were very popular at the time and most known game was Street Fighter 2.
The first official game consoles started appearing sometime around 1993/1994. At that time, first shopping centers, department and electronic stores were created, which offered a wide range of goods. Sega products such as Mega Drive II, Master System II, Game Gear and later Sega Saturn were also available there. The competition was Super Nintendo, Game Boy, NES (distributed from 1994 by Itochu), Nintendo 64 (distributed from 1997 by Nortec Multimedia) and PlayStation (distributed from late 90s).
In the 2000s, due to the high prices of games, piracy was at a very high level.Computerland has been distributing Sega games since the late 2000s/early 2010s.