History of Sega in Argentina

From Sega Retro

to look into:

(12:30:48 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
"CablevisiĆ³n TCI supposedly carried an Argentine version of the Sega Channel." I really wonder if anybody has the Telecom yellow pages book from 1998
(12:30:57 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
(or was it 1997? around that time)
(12:31:07 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
Sega Channel was advertised in one of the pages
(12:31:11 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
...good luck finding it, though
(12:31:17 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
The damn book is thousands of pages long
(12:31:39 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
On the upside, the ad took half a page, so it isn't easy to miss

(12:32:03 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
"presumably much of the content coming from Brazil" I barely saw stuff from Brazil
(12:32:11 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
Most of the cartridges were bootlegs from Japanese games

- Andlabs 11:32, 16 September 2012 (CDT)


(12:36:01 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
Let me put it simple
(12:36:05 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
100% of the stuff I saw was bootleg
(12:36:08 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
Plain and simple
(12:36:18 PM)  pgandlabs:  
back then?
(12:36:20 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
That Virtua Racing cartridge I have is the exception to the rule
(12:36:21 PM)  pgandlabs:  
and what part of argentina
(12:36:21 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
(12:36:25 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
Buenos Aires

(12:36:32 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
Gran Buenos Aires
(12:36:34 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
Suburbs :v
(12:36:47 PM)  sik_the_hedgehog:  
Near enough the capital

-Andlabs 11:36, 16 September 2012 (CDT)

New San S.A

According to this article, there was also the New San S.A company that sold the Sega Master System. Unfortunately, I do not know when. https://sonicteamargentina.blogspot.com/2018/09/nota-especial-historia-de-sega-sonic-en.html --Lukdriver14 (talk) 05:36, 26 July 2019 (EDT)

It looks that New San S.A. was founded in 1991 as a joint venture between the Argentinian consumer electronics distributing and manufacturing company Grupo Sensei (founded in 1978... owned 55% of New San S.A. shares) and Japanese electronics company Sanyo ... shortly after in the same year the newly formed New San S.A. bought and merged another Argentinian consumer electronics company called Electronic System S.A. ... I would say... 1991?... perhaps? ...--Asagoth (talk) 07:28, 26 July 2019 (EDT)
Maybe. It would be necessary to find some advertisement or article to confirm it.--Lukdriver14 (talk) 10:19, 26 July 2019 (EDT)
I think this has something to do with this site http://retrogaming.com.ar/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17264 --Lukdriver14 (talk) 14:20, 21 August 2019 (EDT)
"User:Diego" of that forum says he bought its "Mega Drive 3" from TecToy (who according to him was "similar to a Mega Drive 2 but was a PAL-N/NTSC model

with a 220v power supply ... that's what he says) in that store in the photo called Nadeshvla (located in this adress "Flores, Rivadavia 6818"... they also had one in the

corner of "Rivadavia, 5206" ... I presume that these are streets probably from Buenos Aires the capital? ... dunno), who as he says were imported to

Argentina by BMG-Ariola Argentina S.A. a division of the Argentinian record label (music...) BGM... He also bought its Master System II from TecToy in that store but these

were imported to Argentina by New San S.A. ... and its essentially that... ;) ...--Asagoth (talk) 16:42, 21 August 2019 (EDT)

Oh ... wait... he also says that later... the brazilian Mega Drive and Master System consoles were imported by Gameland S.A a division of Importronic S.A who was the company that also imported true American Genesis models to Argentina and also Mega Drive clones under a different name (name undisclosed)... they were located in the "first floor of Tucuman 509" ... :| ...--Asagoth (talk) 17:01, 21 August 2019 (EDT)
From what I think BMG Ariola also sold Sega Saturn in Argentina.--Lukdriver14 (talk) 06:45, 22 August 2019 (EDT)
Do you know this website ? They have a lot of Action Games Magazines... you just have to register to download them ... some of them have watermarks ... but not all of them...--Asagoth (talk) 10:00, 22 August 2019 (EDT)
Yes. I found this page a few weeks ago and put it here https://segaretro.org/Sega_Retro:Todo#Action_Games --Lukdriver14 (talk) 10:08, 22 August 2019 (EDT)
Cool :) ... I was unaware ... sorry ...--Asagoth (talk) 10:18, 22 August 2019 (EDT)
It's okay.I have to look through it someday maybe I can find something about Saturn. Unfortunately, many issues from 1996 are missing.--Lukdriver14 (talk) 10:40, 22 August 2019 (EDT)