Mega Drive consoles in Northern Europe

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The Mega Drive console made its first appearance in this region in August 1990 and in the following months it appeared in other Scandinavian countries.

In the following years, the console appeared in the Baltics. It achieved good sales results there however, Sega had to contend with a hardware clone. Steepler, known in the former USSR for the production of Dendy consoles, sold here Mega Drive consoles produced by them or imported from Asia without Sega's consent. Eventually, Steepeler got along with Russian dealers for selling the official models along with the unofficial ones. Nevertheless, Sega consoles by Steepler have never been popular in the region. Mega Drive is one of the most popular consoles of the 90s in Baltic region along with PlayStation and famiclones.

Baltic States

Steepler

In addition to the official products, it was possible to buy Mega Drive from Steepler. Some of them came from the original sources, for example from Buka and Nissho Iwai, and some were imported from other countries or they are clones.

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
MD2 Steepler Box Back.jpgMD Steepler.jpeg
Mega Drive II (Original console, unofficial box) (1994)
Megadrive2.jpg


MD2 Steepler Box Back2.jpgMD Steepler3 ver 3.jpg
Mega Drive II (Imported from Singapore) (1994)
Megadrive2.jpg
MD2 Steepler 2 manual.jpg


MD2 RU Box Back Steepler Dendy.jpgMD2 Asia Buka RU box front.jpg
Mega Drive II (Import from Buka) (1995)
Megadrive2.jpg
Sega RU Catalogue 2.jpg
Sega RU Catalogue.jpeg


MD2 RU Box Back Steepler Green.jpg
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Mega Drive Steepler2 ver2.jpg
Mega Drive II (Clone) (1994)
Megadrive2.jpg
MD2 Steepler Green manual.jpg
Manual


MD2 RU Box Back Steepler Green.jpg
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MD2 Box Front Asia Green PAL.jpg
Mega Drive II (Clone)
Megadrive2.jpg
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MD2 Asia Green PAL HAA-2502.jpg
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Original consoles

Estonia

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
Mega Drive II (199x)
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Latvia

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
Mega Drive II 120 LVL (199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Lithuania

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
SMD2S2 EU Box Back.jpgSMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II (1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
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Warranty card


Denmark

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
Mega Drive (Brio) (1990)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


Mega Drive (Sega Europe) (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


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Mega Drive II (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Finland

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
Mega Drive (PCI Data) 1495 FIM (1990)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


Mega Drive (Brio) 1295 FIM (1991)
995 FIM (1992)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 and 2 Pads Set 1595 FIM (1993)
1295 FIM (1994)
879 FIM (1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg


MD2 UK Box Front 2Pads.jpg
Mega Drive II 2 Pads Set 850 FIM (1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Mega Drive II Mega Games 6 Set 995 FIM (1996)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Iceland

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
Mega Drive (Skifan distribution) (1990-12)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


Mega Drive (Tölvuhusid distribution) 15.490 kr (1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


Mega Drive Set (Tölvuhusid distribution) 19.990 kr (1991-11)
Megadrive1e.jpg
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Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


Mega Drive (Japis distribution) 15.900 kr (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


Mega Drive II (Japis distribution) (>=1993)
11.900 kr(1994-12)
10.900 kr (1995-11)
9.950 kr (1996-01)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set (Japis distribution) 14.900 kr (1994-10)
13.900 kr (1994-12)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Mega Drive II Lion King Set (Japis distribution) 15.900 kr (1994-12)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Norway

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
Mega Drive (>=1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


Mega Drive II (1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Sweden

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
Mega Drive (1990-09-27)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Brio AB Svarspost SE.jpg
Svarspost
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set 1995 SEK (1993-09-10)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Brio AB Svarspost SE.jpg
Svarspost


Mega Drive II Ice Hokey Set 1995 SEK (1993-09-10)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Brio AB Svarspost SE.jpg
Svarspost


MD2 SE Box Front Elitserien95.jpg
Mega Drive II Elitserien 95 Set (>=1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg


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