History of Sega in Romania
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|History of Sega in Romania|
|Official Sega distributor(s): TNT Games (200x-2012), SKIN Media (2012-2015) , Best Distribution (2016-present)|
Sega consoles were not present in Romania in the 80s because the country was in the Warsaw Pact. In 1989, the fall of communism began and the country opened foreign companies. As in the rest of Eastern Europe, famicom clones began to gain popularity. The most popular in Romania was Terminator 2, which was modeled on Sega Mega Drive. The lack of competition and low price meant that the console was very popular in this country for many years.
The first official console that appeared in Romania was the Sega Master System. In the mid-90s Romania saw the release of Sega Mega Drive and Sega Master System II. With time, Sega Mega-CD model II, Sega Game Gear, Sega 32X and Sega Saturn also appeared, but they were not as popular as the previous two. Consoles could be bought from several local distributors of which Unirea was the most famous. Unfortunately, it is not known who was the general distributor. Sega consoles were well received but they were not promoted, which caused their lower popularity in the following years.
Famicom clones appeared on the wave of popularity of Mega Drive in the country, which looked like Mega Drive in a green box from Asian distribution.
Dreamcast has also been released in Romania but has not gained popularity either.