History of Sega in Slovakia

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History of Sega in Slovakia
Ratings board(s): Independent retail outlets (1988-1990), Sega CSRF (1990-1992), IBEA (1992), ? (1993-1996), DDC Agency (1996-1998), CD Projekt (2004-2016), Cenega (2016-present)

This article summarizes what we know about Sega in Slovakia.

Czechoslovakia

Print advert in BIT (SK) #13: "10/1992" (1992-10-01)

Sega did not start selling their electronic games in the former Czechoslovakia until 1988, via independent retail outlets. Sega first office being established in 1990.[1]

After the fall of communism, the Czech Republic and Slovakia still constituted one state.

From 1992 distributor of Sega was IBEA (International Business Arrangements) which continued to sell the Master System.

On 1 January, 1993 the Czechoslovakia broke up into separate states.

1993-1996

From 1993, Sega consoles began to appear in Slovakia. First they were Mega Drive I, Master System II and Game Gear. In 1994 Mega Drive II and Mega CD II appeared and in 1995 Mega Drive 32X. It is not known who sold them.

During this time, many famiclone began to appear in Slovakia, such as Terminator 2 modeled on Sega Mega Drive.

DDC Agency

In 1996, the DDC Agency became a distributor of Sega and Atari in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and released Sega Saturn. Unfortunately, the company was only theoretically in Slovakia. Until the end of 1996 they could not find an authorized distributor here. After some time Saturn appeared in Slovakia but at that time PlayStation was already much popular.

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Print advert in Score (CZ) #34: "Říjen 1996" (1996-10-01)
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Dreamcast

Dreamcast was another Sega console little known in Slovakia even though it was released in 2000.

CD Projekt and Cenega

In 2004, the CD Projekt company became a distributor of Sega in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.[7]The company slowly became a representative of Sega in other countries of the Visegrad Group. In 2016, Cenega become representative of Sega.[8]

Trivia

In 2001, the Slovak Trade Inspection Office recognized Sega Mega Drive 2 as a product threatening the user's life and health. This consoles were imorted by Hong Tran Thiová, Vina Centrum, Poprad.[9][10]

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