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Winter CES 1995
Date: 1995-01-061995-01-09
Location: Las Vegas Convention Centerhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Vegas_Convention_Center, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Attendance: 103,282[1]

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The Winter International Consumer Electronics Show 1995 (WCES 1995) was the final CES event in which video games took up a large percentage of the show floor (being replaced by E3 which began later in the year). Due to declining popularity, no "summer" CES event took place in 1995 year, making Las Vegas the sole home of CES.

Sega returned to the Alexis Park hotel, which it had used for several years for WCES, hosting a press conference there prior to the main CES event, detailing the company's strategy, officially introducing the Sega Neptune and naming Deion Sanders as the "official spokesman" for Sega Sports[2].

This year, Sony's representatives were also staying at Alexis Park. Traditionally Sega would put a five-foot Sonic the Hedgehog inflatable outside the hotel's entrance, however this year Sony representatives deflated it and threw it in the swimming pool[3]. In retaliation, Sega defaced Sony's "PSX welcomes Sega" balloons with "Play Sega 32X"[3].

This was the event in which the localised "black" Sega Saturn for Western markets was first shown[4], although Sega's focus was geared around the Sega 32X. Sega also used the event to announce a letter of intent from Microsoft to create Softimage 3D development kits for Saturn developers[5][6]. They also announced an agreement to incorporate QSound technology into their consoles[5].

Acclaim Entertainment had recently signed a distribution deal with Digital Pictures, so its games appeared at the Acclaim booth (alongside some Domark titles). Electronic Arts was not officially at the show, but instead held an event at Planet Hollywood[7]. Its games have been included here for simplicity.

Magicians Penn & Teller appeared on stage to promote Absolute Entertainment's Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors (or "P&T's S&M"[8]), which included a skit where Teller, with a Mega Drive Control Pad attached to his head, was "controlled" by game designer Barry Marx (before being cut in half with an electric saw)[8].

Products featured

Saturn

32X

Mega Drive

Sega

Absolute Entertainment

Acclaim Entertainment

Accolade

Capcom

Core Design

Electronic Arts

Fox Interactive

Namco

Ocean Software

Sunsoft

Taito

Tecmo

T-HQ

Time Warner Interactive

Ubi Soft

U.S. Gold

Virgin

X-Perts was meant to be shown at this event but was reportedly pulled at the last minute[4].

Mega-CD

Mega-CD 32X

Game Gear

Master System

U.S. Gold

Arcade

Floor plan

Magazine articles

Main article: Winter CES 1995/Magazine articles.

External Link

References

  1. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "March 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 16
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 96
  3. 3.0 3.1 Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 88
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sega Magazine, "March 1995" (UK; 1995-02-15), page 10
  5. 5.0 5.1 Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 89
  6. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "March 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 18
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Game Players, "Vol. 8 No. 3 March 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 47
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Electronic Games (1992-1995), "March 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 22
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 9.36 9.37 9.38 9.39 9.40 9.41 9.42 9.43 9.44 9.45 9.46 9.47 9.48 9.49 9.50 9.51 9.52 9.53 9.54 9.55 9.56 9.57 9.58 9.59 9.60 9.61 9.62 9.63 9.64 9.65 9.66 9.67 9.68 9.69 9.70 9.71 9.72 9.73 9.74 9.75 9.76 9.77 9.78 9.79 9.80 9.81 9.82 9.83 GamePro, "März 1995" (DE; 1995-02-24), page 15
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  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Mega Force, "Février 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 17
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Trade events attended by Sega
"Arcade"
American Coin Machine Exposition (ACME) 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96
AMOA / Amusement Expo 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 ... 75 ... 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
Amusement Machine Show (JAA Show, JAMMA, AM Show) 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15
Amusement Trades Exhibition (ATE) 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66
Amusement Trades Exhibition International (ATEI) / European Amusement and Gaming Expo International (EAG) 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16
AOU Show / Japan Amusement Expo (JAEPO) 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18
Feria Española del Recreativo (FER) 84 ... 86 ... 88
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) 95 ... 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17
South America Leisure Exhibition (SALEX) ... SALEX-PARKEX '95 ...
Others IMA 94 | IMA 95 | IFA Berlin 1995 | EAAPA 12 | IAAPI 12 | ENADA 12 | GameNet 12 | RAPPA 12 | DEAL 12 | GTI 12 | Kiev Show 12 | EAS 12 RAAPA 13 | DEAl 13 | EAS 13 | EAS 14 | ATRAX 14 | EAS 15 | Fun & Biz Africa 15 | RAAPA 15 | ATRAX 15 | DEAL 16
"Home"
Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 21
Eurogamer Expo / EGX 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | Rezzed 14 | 14 | Rezzed 15 | 15
European Consumer Trade Show (ECTS) 89 | 90 | 91 | Autumn 92 | Spring 93 | Autumn 93 | Spring 94 | Autumn 94 | Spring 95 | Autumn 95 | Spring 96 | Autumn 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04
Gamescom 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15
International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Summer 83 | Summer 86 | Winter 87 | Summer 87 | Winter 88 | Summer 88 | Winter 89 | Summer 89 | Winter 90 | Summer 90 | Winter 91 | Summer 91 | Winter 92 | Summer 92 | Winter 93 | Summer 93 | Winter 94 | Summer 94 | CES 1995 | 12
SIGGRAPH 93 | 94 | 95
Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 96 | 97 Spring | 97 Autumn | 98 Spring | 98 Autumn | 99 Spring | 99 Autumn | 00 Spring | 00 Autumn | 01 Spring | 01 Autumn | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 22
Tokyo Toy Show 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97
Others The Future Entertainment Show | The Second Future Entertainment Show | Play Box 95 | Play Box 96 | HIT 96 | Gambleriada II | Gambleriada III | Comtek 2000 | Nintendo Conference 2008