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History of Sega in Finland

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History of Sega in Finland
Official Sega distributor(s): Digital Systems (198x-198x), Sanura Suomi (1989-1990), PCI-Data (1990-1991), Brio (1991-2002), Pan Vision (2003-2014), Koch Media (2014-present)

In the 70s Finland was one of the countries where Sega imported its game machines.

Digital Systems released the SC-3000 in Finland. Sanura Suomi distributed the Sega Master System until around 1990 when PCI-Data took over before the Sega Mega Drive release. However, PCI-Data went bankrupt not long after, leading to Brio taking over Finnish distribution of Sega products from 1991 through its division PlayMix[1][2].

In the 90s there was also Sega Clubi.

In 1996, TCI's technology group got the rights to distribute Sega Channel in the Scandinavian countries. In 1997, ION Finland-the official importer of Sega announced that Sega Channel is available along with 30 games.[3]

From July 1997 ION Finland launched NetLink as the only one in Europe, but it was only a test. The service was in Finnish.[4]

In the early 2000s, Sega arcade machines were distributed by Pelika.[5]

The last console distributed by Brio was Sega Dreamcast. Unfortunately, it was poorly promoted (most of the time ads was only on the radio).[6][7] Dreamcast Internet was available from December 2000.

In 2003 in the Scandinavian countries the company Pan Vision became the distributor of Sega.[8] In 2014, the company Koch Media became the sale of games as in most countries of Western Europe.[9]

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