History of Sega in North Macedonia
From Sega Retro
|History of Sega in North Macedonia|
|Official Sega distributor(s): Comy (1990-1991), Videotop (2004-2010), Computerland (2010-2015), Videotop (2016-2018), Iris Mega (2018-present)|
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Socialist Yugoslavia did not belong to the Warsaw Pact making it more open to Western technologies than the countries of the Eastern Bloc. In the 70s Yugoslavia was one of the countries where Sega imported its game machines. As in other communist countries, local companies created their own consoles, such as the Geti-3220 produced by the Slovenian company Gorenje from 1977. Foreign consoles also reached the country but in small numbers.
The only known company that sold Sega Master System was Comy, which began importing the console from 1990.In March 25, 1991, the first Sega club was found called Video Games Club were people could rent Master System console.
North Macedonia declared independence from Yugoslavia on September 8, 1991.After the fall of Yugoslavia, famiclones gained popularity. The most famous was Terminator 2 modeled on Sega Mega Drive and Computer Family Game 3000 in 1 which had a distributor and was advertised on Macedonian television. As for information about Sega in the 90s and the beginning of the 21st century, there are very few of them.In 2004 Sega started cooperation with Videotop.From 2010 to 2015, Computerland was a distributor of Sega in North Macedonia. Videotop return in 2016 as a distributor of Sega in all former Yugoslavia.In 2017, Videotop became the property of Computerland Group. In 2018, Videotop was acquired by Colby which also belongs to the Computerland Group.The distribution was taken over by Iris Mega.
- Svet Kompjutera (SCG) #73: "Oktobar 1990" page 45