History of Sega in Slovakia
From Sega Retro
|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.
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.
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.
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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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.The company slowly became a representative of Sega in other countries of the Visegrad Group. In 2016, Cenega become representative of Sega.
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.
- Sega News, "Říjen 1996" (CZ; 1996-xx-xx), page 35
- Score, "Listopad 1996" (CZ; 1996-11-01), page 111
- Sega News, "Listopad 1996" (CZ; 1996-1x-xx), page 2
- Score, "Prosinec 1996" (CZ; 1996-12-01), page 113
- Sega News, "Prosinec 1996" (CZ; 1996-1x-xx), page 2