History of Sega in Slovenia
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|History of Sega in Slovenia|
|Official Sega distributor(s): Comy (1990-1991), Mladinska Knjiga (1993-1998), Videotop (2004-2010), Computerland (2010-2014), Videotop (2014-2018), Colby (2018-present)|
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.
After declaring independence in 1991,Sega appeared again in Slovenia in 1993. The main salesman was Mladinska Knjiga.The company was a bookstore, however, it also decided to open a multimedia center. Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System II, Sega Mega-CD II, Sega Game Gear and Mega Drive 32X have been imported to Slovenia.Sega had competition from Nintendo, which in Slovenia was distributed by Laser Plus from the end of 1992 .The company had full support from Stadlbauer (Regional distributor of Nintendo in Central and Eastern Europe).
The promotion campaign started. Mladinska Knjiga organized Sega Open 93 which was a response to the Nintendo Championship 93.
Sega lost its popularity with the release of Sega Saturn which was little known in the country. Laser Plus maintained the popularity of Nintendo 64 at the same level as Super Nintendo.
Ita Plus was the first company to present Sega Dreamcast in Slovenia. They imported consoles from the USA. The official distribution of the Dreamcast appeared later, but the console was not popular. 
In 2004 Sega started cooperation with Videotop. However, in 2010 the contract was broken and Computerland began to sell Sega games. In 2014, Videotop co-operated again, which in 2016 became a representative 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 which means that the distributor of Sega is now Colby.
- Svet Kompjutera (SCG) #73: "Oktobar 1990" page 45
- Megazin, "Letnik 1, Številka 2, Oktober 1993" (SI; 1993-xx-xx), page 9