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 RU Box Back Steepler Red.jpgMD2 RU Box Front Steepler Red.jpeg
Mega Drive II (Original console, unofficial box) (1994)
Megadrive2.jpg


MD2 RU Box Back Dendy White.jpgMD2 RU Box Front Dendy White.jpeg
Mega Drive II (Imported from Singapore) (1994)
Megadrive2.jpg
MD2 Dendy White manual.jpg
Documentation


MD2 RU Box Back Dendy Green.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 RU Box Front Dendy Green 1994.jpg
Mega Drive II (Clone) (1994)
Megadrive2.jpg
MD2 Dendy Green manual.jpg
Manual


MD2 1P Asia PAL box back.jpgMD2 RU Box Front Dendy Blue 1994.jpg
Mega Drive II (Original console) (1994)
Megadrive2.jpg
Sega RU Catalogue 2.jpg
Sega RU Catalogue.jpeg


MD2 1P Asia PAL box back.jpgMD2 RU Box Front Dendy Blue 1995.jpg
Mega Drive II (Original console) (1995)
Megadrive2.jpg
Sega RU Catalogue 2.jpg
Sega RU Catalogue.jpeg


Original consoles

Estonia

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


Latvia

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
Mega Drive II 120 LVL (1994)
50 LVL (1997)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Lithuania

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
MD2 LT Box Front 1Pad.jpg
Mega Drive II (1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Sega warranty card LT.jpg
Warranty card
MD2 LT Manual photo1.jpg
MD2 LT Manual photo2.jpg


SMD2S2 EU Box Back.jpgSMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set (1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Sega warranty card LT.jpg
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 Denmark) (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


Nospine-small.png
Mega Drive II (Sega Denmark) (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Nospine-small.pngMD2S2 DK Box Front.png
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set (Sega Denmark) (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Nospine-small.pngMD2S2 DK 4 Spil Box Front.png
Mega Drive II 4 Spil Set (Sega Denmark)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Nospine-small.pngMD21P DK SF2 box front.png
Mega Drive II Street Fighter 2 Set (Sega Denmark)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Nospine-small.png
Mega Drive II (FunWare) (1996-03-01)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Finland

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


Mega Drive Altered Beast Set (PCI Data) 1495 FIM (1990)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


Mega Drive (Brio) (1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


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


Mega Drive II (1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg


SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 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
MD EU Box Front AlteredBeast.jpg
Mega Drive (Skifan distribution) (1990-12)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


MD UK Box Front 1Pad Older.jpg
Mega Drive (Tölvuhusid distribution) 15.490 kr (1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


MD EU Box Front AlteredBeast.jpg
Mega Drive Altered Beast Set (Tölvuhusid distribution) 19.990 kr (1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
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)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Mega Drive II 2 pads Set (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) (1993)
14.900 kr (1994)
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
MD UK Box Front 1Pad Older.jpg
Mega Drive (>=1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


MD EU Box Front AlteredBeast.jpg
Mega Drive Altered Beast Set 1950 NOK (>=1991) [1]
1850 NOK (>=1991)
1695 NOK (>=1992)
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
MD EU Box Front AlteredBeast.jpg
Mega Drive Altered Beast Set 1995 SEK (1990-09-27)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


MD UK Box Front 1Pad Older.jpg
Mega Drive (1990)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


SMDEASDH SE Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive EA Sports Double Header Set 1495 SEK (199x)
Megadrive1e.jpg
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


Mega Drive II (1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Brio AB Svarspost SE.jpg
Svarspost


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


Unknown

References

  1. Den Norske Hjemmedataklubben #5-1991 page 6


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