Master System consoles in Eastern Europe

From Sega Retro

The Sega Master System console first appeared in this region in 1988. In the following years, the console was released on another market in this region with the collapse of the communist system and market liberalization. From 1993, Sega began distributing the second Master System model. All consoles were compatible with the PAL system as seen in rest of Europe.

Master System was supported here until late 1996, besides Czechia and Hungary, where system was still promoted until early 1997. These two countries had the best sell from all Central and Eastern Europe region.

The Master System was usually the second if it comes to sells, the first was Mega Drive, but there were a countries where Sega 8-bit had the same or very close sales to its 16-bit successor. It was for sure much more popular than the Nintendo Entertainment System, but both 8-bit consoles were outclass by the famiclones.

Albania

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
SMS2AK EU Box Back.jpgSMS2AK EU Box Front Newer.jpg
Master System II Nissho Iwai
Albania AL: (≥ 1993/1994)
MasterSystem2.jpg

Bulgaria

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
SMS2AK EU Box Back.jpgSMS2AK EU Box Front Newer.jpg
Master System II Pulsar
Bulgaria BG: (≥ 1994)
MasterSystem2.jpg
Security Label Pulsar.png
Security Label (Under Console)
Sega BG Warranty Card.png
Warranty Card

Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
SMSHO EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Master System Nissho Iwai
Yugoslavia YU: 2100дин2100 (≥ 1990)
[1]
MasterSystem1.jpg
SMS2AK EU Box Back.jpgSMS2AK EU Box Front Newer.jpg
Master System II Nissho Iwai
Croatia HR: (≥ 1994)
Bosnia and Herzegovina BA: (≥ 1994)
MasterSystem2.jpg

Czech Republic and Slovakia

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
SMSHO EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Master System Independent retail outlets
Czechia CZ: (≥ 1988)
[2]
Slovakia SK: (1988)
MasterSystem1.jpg
SMSAK EU Box Back.jpgSMSAK EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Master System Nissho Iwai
Czechia CZ: (≥ 1990)
[3]
Slovakia SK: (1990)
Slovakia SK: 3750 Sk3750 (1992-06)
[4]
MasterSystem1.jpg
SMS2AK EU Box Back.jpgSMS2AK EU Box Front Newer.jpg
Master System II Alex Kidd Set Nissho Iwai
Czechia CZ: (1992-10)
Czechia CZ: 2949 Kč2949 (≥ 1993)
[5]
Slovakia SK: (1992-10)
MasterSystem2.jpg
3006-05A
MSII AKMW CZ label.png
PAL-I
Master System II manual CZ.jpg
Manual (CZ)
Mega Drive CZ Datart card.jpeg
Warranty card (Datart)
ITO CS warranty card.png
Warranty card (ITO CS)
SMS2 EU Box Back Sonic.jpgSMS2S1 EU Box Front.jpg
Master System II Jezek Sonic Set Nissho Iwai
Czechia CZ: 3299 Kč3299 (≥ 1993)
[6]
Slovakia SK: (≥ 1993)
Slovakia SK: 2999 Sk2999 (1994)
[7]
Slovakia SK: 2899 Sk2899 (1994-12)
[8]
MasterSystem2.jpg
Master System II manual CZ.jpg
Manual (CZ)
Mega Drive CZ Datart card.jpeg
Warranty card (Datart)
ITO CS warranty card.png
Warranty card (ITO CS)
SMS2 EU Box Back Sonic.jpgSMS2S1 EU Box Front.jpg
Master System II DDC Agency
Czechia CZ: (≥ 1996)
Slovakia SK: (≥ 1996)
MasterSystem2.jpg
Notavailable.svg
Manual (CZ)
DDC Warranty Card.png
Warranty Card
DDC CZ Sega warranty seal.png
Warranty Seal (Under Console)

Estonia

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
SMS2AK EU Box Back.jpgSMS2AK EU Box Front Newer.jpg
Master System II Nissho Iwai
Estonia EE: (1993)
MasterSystem2.jpg

Hungary

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
SMSHO EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Master System Nissho Iwai
Hungary HU: 12900 Ft12900 (≥ 1991)
MasterSystem1.jpg
3005-20-B
3005-20-B label.jpg
PAL-G
SMS Manual HU.jpg
Manual???
SMSAK EU Box Back.jpgSMSAK EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Master System Nissho Iwai
Hungary HU: 9999 Ft9999 (≥ 1992)
[9]
MasterSystem1.jpg
SMS Manual HU.jpg
Manual???
SMS2AK EU Box Back.jpgSMS2AK EU Box Front Newer.jpg
Master System II Nissho Iwai
Hungary HU: (1993)
Hungary HU: 9999 Ft9999 (1993-10)
[10]
MasterSystem2.jpg
Master System II manual PL HU RU.jpg
Manual (HU/PL/RU)
SMS2S12P EU Box Front.jpg
Master System II Alap Set Nissho Iwai
Hungary HU: (≥ 1993)
Hungary HU: 11999 Ft11999 (≥ 1994)
[11]
MasterSystem2.jpg
Master System II manual PL HU RU.jpg
Manual (HU/PL/RU)
Notavailable.svg
Master System II Sonic + Alex Kidd Set Nissho Iwai
Hungary HU: (≥ 1994)
Hungary HU: 7990 Ft7990 (≥ 1995)
[12]
MasterSystem2.jpg
Master System II manual PL HU RU.jpg
Manual (HU/PL/RU)
Notavailable.svg
Master System II Sonic and Strider Set Nissho Iwai
Hungary HU: 10890 Ft10890 (≥ 1994)
[13]
MasterSystem2.jpg
Master System II manual PL HU RU.jpg
Manual (HU/PL/RU)
Notavailable.svg
Master System II Super Set Nissho Iwai
Hungary HU: 16999 Ft16999 (≥ 1994)
[14]
MasterSystem2.jpg
Master System II manual PL HU RU.jpg
Manual (HU/PL/RU)
Notavailable.svg
Master System II Mortal Set Nissho Iwai
Hungary HU: 15999 Ft15999 (≥ 1994-10)
[15]
MasterSystem2.jpg
Master System II manual PL HU RU.jpg
Manual (HU/PL/RU)
SMS2AK EU Box Back.jpgSMS2AK EU Box Front Newer.jpg
Master System II Alex Kidd Set Al-Step/EBM
Hungary HU: (1995/1996)
MasterSystem2.jpg
Master System II manual HU alt.jpg
Manual (HU)
Master System II manual HU.jpg
Manual (HU, alt)
New manual release
SMS2S12P EU Box Front.jpg
Master System II Sonic Set Al-Step/EBM
Hungary HU: (1995/1996)
MasterSystem2.jpg
Master System II manual HU alt.jpg
Manual (HU)
Master System II manual HU.jpg
Manual (HU, alt)
New manual release

Latvia

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
SMS2AK EU Box Back.jpgSMS2AK EU Box Front Newer.jpg
Master System II Nissho Iwai
Latvia LV: (1994)
MasterSystem2.jpg

Lithuania

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
SMS2AK EU Box Back.jpgSMS2AK EU Box Front Newer.jpg
Master System II Vilandra
Lithuania LT: Lt 285285 (1995[16])
MasterSystem2.jpg
3006-20
Notavailable.svg
PAL G
Sega warranty card LT.jpg
Warranty card
Notavailable.svg
Master System II + Sonic zaidimo kasete (Tik balandzio meseni!) Vilandra
Lithuania LT: Lt 285285 (1995-04[17])
MasterSystem2.jpg
3006-20
Notavailable.svg
PAL G
Sega warranty card LT.jpg
Warranty card
Special offer, available only in April

Macedonia

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
SMSHO EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Master System Nissho Iwai
Yugoslavia YU: 2100дин2100 (≥ 1990)
[18]
MasterSystem1.jpg
SMS2AK EU Box Back.jpgSMS2AK EU Box Front Newer.jpg
Master System II Nissho Iwai
FYR Macedonia MK: (≥ 1994/1995)
MasterSystem2.jpg

Poland

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
SMSHO EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Master System Nissho Iwai
Poland PL: (1992-03[19])
MasterSystem1.jpg
3005-20-B
3005-20-B label.jpg
PAL-G
Notavailable.svg
Manual (PL)
SMSAK EU Box Back.jpgSMSAK EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Master System Nissho Iwai
Poland PL: 1600000zł1600000[21] (1992[20])
MasterSystem1.jpg
Notavailable.svg
Manual (PL)
SMS2AK EU Box Back.jpgSMS2AK EU Box Front Newer.jpg
Master System II Nissho Iwai
Poland PL: (1993[22])
MasterSystem2.jpg
Master System II manual PL HU RU.jpg
Manual (HU/PL/RU)
SMS2S12P EU Box Front.jpg
Master System II Sonic Set Nissho Iwai
Poland PL: (1993)
MasterSystem2.jpg
Master System II manual PL HU RU.jpg
Manual (HU/PL/RU)
SMS2S12P EU Box Front.jpg
Master System II Sonic Set Bemex
Poland PL: (1995/1996)
MasterSystem2.jpg
Master System II manual PL Bemex.png
Manual (PL, Front)
Master System II manual PL Bemex page131418.png
Manual (PL, Content)
Bemex PL Warranty Sega.png
Warranty
New manual release

Romania

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
SMSHO EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Master System Nissho Iwai
Romania RO: (≥ 1992)
MasterSystem1.jpg
SMS2AK EU Box Back.jpgSMS2AK EU Box Front Newer.jpg
Master System II Nissho Iwai
Romania RO: (≥ 1994)
MasterSystem2.jpg

Serbia and Montenegro

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
SMSHO EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Master System Nissho Iwai
Yugoslavia YU: 2100дин2100 (≥ 1990)
[23]
MasterSystem1.jpg
SMSAK EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Master System Nissho Iwai SFRJ: 250 DEM (≥ 1992)[24]
MasterSystem1.jpg
SMSP EU Box Back.jpgSMSP EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Master System Plus Nissho Iwai
Yugoslavia YU: (1992)
MasterSystem1.jpg
SSS EU Box Back.jpgSSS EU Box Front.jpg
Super System Nissho Iwai
Yugoslavia YU: (1992)
MasterSystem1.jpg
SMS2AK EU Box Back.jpgSMS2AK EU Box Front Newer.jpg
Master System II Nissho Iwai SCG: 200 DEM (≥ 1993)[25]
SCG: 85 DEM (≥ 1995)[26]
MasterSystem2.jpg

Slovenia

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
SMSHO EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Master System Nissho Iwai
Yugoslavia YU: 2100дин2100 (≥ 1990)
[27]
MasterSystem1.jpg
SMS2AK EU Box Back.jpgSMS2AK EU Box Front Newer.jpg
Master System II Nissho Iwai
Slovenia SI: 13.99013.990[28] (≥ 1993)
MasterSystem2.jpg

Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova

Main article: Master System consoles in Asia#CIS.

References

  1. Svet Kompjutera (SCG) #73: "Oktobar 1990" page 45
  2. https://www.telecompaper.com/news/video-games-market-small--23097
  3. https://www.telecompaper.com/news/video-games-market-small--23097
  4. Sega Master System- BiT 09/92 (09/1992) page 7
  5. ABC 16/37 page 31
  6. ABC 16/37 page 31
  7. Computer Center Riki 1 (09/1994) page 23
  8. Computer Center Riki 4 (12/1994) page 13
  9. Sega Master System 576 KByte "Június 1992" page 20
  10. Kisalföld 1993-11-13 / 265. szám
  11. 576Kbyte 48 page 2
  12. Novotrade 2C kft Guru 1995-03
  13. [Magyar Nemzet 1994-03-26 Magyar Nemzet 1994-03-26]
  14. 576Kbyte 48 page 2
  15. 576Kbyte 49 page 2
  16. https://tauragesmuziejus.lt/istorija/taurages-kompiuterines-90-uju-reiskinys/
  17. https://tauragesmuziejus.lt/istorija/taurages-kompiuterines-90-uju-reiskinys/
  18. Svet Kompjutera (SCG) #73: "Oktobar 1990" page 45
  19. Video Club #29 Sega Video Gra
  20. File:Radioelektronik_PL_01.pdf, page 37
  21. Konkurs - Echo Dnia 251/22 page 2
  22. Video Club 02/1993 "Sega Dostawca Nissho Iwai Corporation"
  23. Svet Kompjutera (SCG) #73: "Oktobar 1990" page 45
  24. Sega Master System Svet Kompjutera 3/1992 page 40
  25. O konzolama Svet Kompjutera 12/1993 page 38
  26. http://retrospec.sgn.net/users/tomcat/yu/magshow.php?auto=&page=39&all=SK_95_06
  27. Svet Kompjutera (SCG) #73: "Oktobar 1990" page 45
  28. http://pc.sux.org/SK/MG/1993/09/MG_93_09_029.jpg


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