Saturn consoles in Central and Eastern Europe

From Sega Retro

After the successful sale of Mega Drive in this region, the next step was to promote the new Sega Saturn console. Also, distributors from this region were optimistic about the new console to such an extent that they started importing consoles from Asia in the spring of 1995. This was done in the CIS countries and the Czech Republic, where official distributors began selling consoles in limited quantities during this period.

The console was presented officially in this region for the first time around August/September 1995 in Hungary. In the rest of the countries, sales began in May 1996. Saturn was previously available in several countries such as Russia or Poland from distributors, but full retail sales started in May.

Despite many attempts, Saturn was defeated by PlayStation. The main reason for this was the practical lack of pirated and cheap software that made the Mega Drive and PlayStation popular. Around 1997, a local pirate managed to create the first pirate copies of games for Saturn in Russia, but Sega had already started ditching the console in favor of the new Dreamcast.

Albania

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
Sega Saturn
Albania AL: (≥ 1996)
Sega saturn usa 1.jpg
Sega Saturn
Albania AL: (≥ 1997)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg

Bulgaria

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
Saturn1 EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Saturn Pulsar
Bulgaria BG: (≥ 1996)
Sega saturn usa 1.jpg
Security Label Pulsar.png
Security Label
Saturn2 UK Box Back.jpgSega Saturn PAL model 2 box.jpg
Sega Saturn Pulsar
Bulgaria BG: (1996)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg
Security Label Pulsar.png
Security Label

Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
Saturn1 EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Saturn Europatrade
Croatia HR: (≥ 1996)
Bosnia and Herzegovina BA: (≥ 1996)
Sega saturn usa 1.jpg
Sega Saturn PAL model 2 box.jpg
Sega Saturn Europatrade
Croatia HR: (1996)
Bosnia and Herzegovina BA: (≥ 1996)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg

Czech Republic

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
Sega Saturn Popron Distribuce
Czechia CZ: 25000 Kč25000 (≥ 1995)
SegaSaturn HST-0001.jpg
Sega Saturn DDC Agency
Czechia CZ: (≥ 1996)
Sega saturn usa 1.jpg
Sega Saturn DDC Agency
Czechia CZ: 8998 Kč8998 (≥ 1996-08)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg
Saturn2 UK Box Back.jpgSega Saturn PAL model 2 box.jpg
Sega Saturn Schiel Games Shop
Czechia CZ: (≥ 1997)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg
Saturn CZ Manual.jpg
Manual

Hungary

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
Sega Saturn Al-Step
Hungary HU: 79999 Ft79999 (1995-09)
Hungary HU: 69999 Ft69999 (1996-03)
Sega saturn usa 1.jpg
Sega Saturn EBM
Hungary HU: 59999 Ft59999 (1996-09)
Hungary HU: 49999 Ft49999 (1996-12)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg

Macedonia

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
Sega Saturn
FYR Macedonia MK: (≥ 1996)
Sega saturn usa 1.jpg
Sega Saturn
FYR Macedonia MK: (≥ 1997)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg

Poland

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
Saturn1 EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Saturn Bobmark International
Poland PL: 1200zł1200 (1996-03-01)
Poland PL: 999zł999 (1996-06)
Sega saturn usa 1.jpg
Bobmark registration card PL.pdf
Registration card
Eltors warranty card PL.pdf
Warranty card
Saturn PL Label.jpg
Warranty seal
Notavailable.svg
Manual
Saturn1 EU Box Front Daytona.jpg
Sega Saturn Daytona USA Set Bobmark International
Poland PL: 1399zł1399 (1996-05-10)
[1]
Poland PL: 1189zł1189 (1996-06)
[2]
Sega saturn usa 1.jpg
Bobmark registration card PL.pdf
Registration card
Eltors warranty card PL.pdf
Warranty card
Saturn PL Label.jpg
Warranty seal
Notavailable.svg
Manual
Saturn2 UK Box Back.jpgSega Saturn PAL model 2 box.jpg
Sega Saturn Bobmark International
Poland PL: 999zł999 (1996-10)
Poland PL: 799zł799 (1997-06)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg
MK-80200A-50
MK-80200A-50 PL Bobmark.jpg
Bobmark registration card PL.pdf
Registration card
Notavailable.svg
Warranty card
Saturn PL Label.jpg
Warranty seal
Notavailable.svg
Manual
Sega Saturn 2 games Set Bobmark International
Poland PL: 999zł999 (1997-06)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg
MK-80200A-50
MK-80200A-50 PL Bobmark.jpg
Notavailable.svg
Notavailable.svg
Bobmark registration card PL.pdf
Registration card
Notavailable.svg
Warranty card
Saturn PL Label.jpg
Warranty seal
Notavailable.svg
Manual
Saturn1 EU Box Front.jpg
Sega Saturn Lanser
Poland PL: (1997)
Sega saturn usa 1.jpg
MK-80200-50
MK-80200-50 PL Lanser.jpg
Saturn PL manual.jpg
Manual
Saturn PL Label Lanser.jpeg
Label
Sega Saturn PAL model 2 box.jpg
Sega Saturn Lanser
Poland PL: 699zł699 (1997-10)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg
MK-80200A-50
MK-80200A-50 PL Lanser.jpg
Notavailable.svg
Demo Disc 1
Notavailable.svg
Demo Disc 2
Saturn PL manual.jpg
Manual
Saturn PL Label Lanser.jpeg
Label
Saturn2 3Ausgaben DE Box Back.jpgSaturn2 3Ausgaben DE Box Front.jpg
Sega Saturn 3 Ausgaben Set Lanser
Poland PL: (1997)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg
MK-80200A-50
MK-80200A-50 PL Lanser.jpg
Saturn PL manual.jpg
Manual
Saturn PL Label Lanser.jpeg
Label
Sega Saturn Game Pack Set (two games to choose) Lanser
Poland PL: 949zł949 (1997)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg
MK-80200A-50
MK-80200A-50 PL Lanser.jpg
Segarally sat eu cover.jpg
Sega Rally (game to choose)
Segarally sat eu cover.jpg
Tunnel B1 (game to choose)
Virtua On Saturn EU Box.jpg
Virtual On (game to choose)
Doom Saturn PL Box Lanser.jpg
Doom (game to choose)
SWS97 Saturn EU Box.jpg
Sega Worldwide Soccer 97 (game to choose)
Saturn PL manual.jpg
Manual
Saturn PL Label Lanser.jpeg
Label
Sega Saturn Pack I Set (one game to choose) Lanser
Poland PL: 818zł818 (1997)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg
MK-80200A-50
MK-80200A-50 PL Lanser.jpg
PrimalRage Saturn EU Box.jpg
Primal Rage (game to choose)
3DLemmings Saturn EU Box.jpg
Lemmings 3D (game to choose)
Saturn PL manual.jpg
Manual
Saturn PL Label Lanser.jpeg
Label
Sega Saturn Pack II Set (one game to choose) Lanser
Poland PL: 868zł868 (1997)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg
MK-80200A-50
MK-80200A-50 PL Lanser.jpg
BattleMonsters Saturn PL Box front.png
Battle Monsters (game to choose)
GhenWars saturn eu cover.jpg
Ghen War (game to choose)
PPtW Saturn PL Box.jpg
Pro Pinball (game to choose)
Saturn PL manual.jpg
Manual
Saturn PL Label Lanser.jpeg
Label
Sega Saturn One game to choose Set Lanser
Poland PL: 789zł789 (1997)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg
MK-80200A-50
MK-80200A-50 PL Lanser.jpg
PrimalRage Saturn EU Box.jpg
Primal Rage (game to choose)
3DLemmings Saturn EU Box.jpg
Lemmings 3D (game to choose)
BattleMonsters Saturn PL Box front.png
Battle Monsters (game to choose)
Saturn PL manual.jpg
Manual
Saturn PL Label Lanser.jpeg
Label
Sega Saturn Sega Rally and One free game to choose Set Lanser
Poland PL: 963zł963 (1997)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg
MK-80200A-50
MK-80200A-50 PL Lanser.jpg
TunnelB1 Saturn EU Box.jpg
Tunnel B1 (free game to choose)
Virtua On Saturn EU Box.jpg
Virtual On (free game to choose)
Doom Saturn PL Box Lanser.jpg
Doom (free game to choose)
OlympicSoccer Saturn UK Box.jpg
Olympic Soccer (free game to choose)
Saturn PL manual.jpg
Manual
Saturn PL Label Lanser.jpeg
Label

Romania

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
Sega Saturn
Romania RO: (≥ 1996)
Sega saturn usa 1.jpg
Sega Saturn
Romania RO: (≥ 1997)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg

Serbia and Montenegro

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
Sega Saturn ActiveMagic 900 DEM (1995-12)
Sega saturn usa 1.jpg
Sega Saturn ActiveMagic
Yugoslavia YU: (≥ 1997)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg

Slovakia

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
Sega Saturn DDC Agency
Slovakia SK: (≥ 199x)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg

Slovenia

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
Sega Saturn Mladinska Knjiga
Slovenia SI: (≥ 1996)
Sega saturn usa 1.jpg
Sega Saturn Mladinska Knjiga
Slovenia SI: (≥ 1996)
Sega Saturn PAL model 2.jpg

References

  1. File:TopSecret_PL_51.pdf, page 37
  2. Gambler #32 Sega Saturn Brakujący Element


Sega Saturn
Topics Technical Specifications (Hardware Comparison) | History (Development | Release | Decline and legacy) | List of games (A-M) | List of games (N-Z)
Hardware Sega Saturn consoles (HiSaturn, V-Saturn, etc.) | North America | Europe (West | North | South | Central and East) | Brazil | Asia | South Korea | Australia

HiSaturn Navi | SunSeibu SGX | Sega Titan Video

Add-ons Backup Memory (third-party) | Sega PriFun | Video CD Card (third-party) | Extended RAM Cartridge (third-party) | Twin Advanced ROM System
Controllers Control Pad | Control Pad (Australia) | 3D Control Pad | Arcade Racer | Infrared Control Pad | Mission Stick | Shuttle Mouse | Twin Stick | Virtua Gun | Virtua Stick | Virtua Stick Pro
Online Services/Add-ons NetLink Internet Modem (NetLink Keyboard | NetLink Keyboard Adapter | NetLink Mouse) | Saturn Modem (Floppy Drive | Keyboard)
Connector Cables 21 Pin RGB Cable | Monaural AV Cable | RF Unit | Stereo AV Cable | S-Video Cable | Taisen Cable
Development Hardware Programming Box | Sound Box | E7000 | CartDev | SNASM2 | Address Checker | PSY-Q Development System | MIRAGE Universal CD Emulator
Misc. Hardware 6Player | SBom Multitap‎ | Saturn region converter cartridges | Action Replay | Pro Action Replay | Action Replay Plus | S-S Promoter | Other cartridges