When it comes to retro gaming there’s one brand that you simply cannot ignore. One of the most popular video game brands in the history of gaming, Sega has been around for generations.
Having been responsible for some of the greatest consoles, most championed games, and most loved characters the industry has seen, you can understand why Sega still has so many loyal fans today. Which is why we’re here today to tell you about our new range of Sega merchandise. Our range of Sega merch features a variety of fun trinkets, accessories and gadgets that are all inspired by the Sega – the king of retro gaming.
Where did it all begin?
Sega – which was originally styled as SEGA and short for Service Games – is a Japanese video games developer based in Tokyo that first originated in the year 1960. Originally creating slot machines for US bases in Japan, the company really took off once the arcade game boom began in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with some classics such as Zaxxon, which was the first game with isometric graphics; the industry’s first stereoscopic 3D game – SubRoc 3D; and Astron Belt – the first laserdisc video game.
Ever a pioneering company, Sega released its first home games console in 1983 in the form of the SG-1000. And, as the 80s rolled by it went on to produce a number of classic consoles that people are still talking about today including the Sega Master System and the fabulous Sega Mega Drive. Other consoles that weren’t quite as heralded, but that are not to be scoffed at, include the miniature Sega Game Gear and the Sega Dreamcast – which was the company’s last home games console to date.
Some of the greatest games of all time
On top of releasing a number of memorable consoles, Sega also spawned a number of games that have transcended gaming and forged themselves a place in pop culture forever, namely the brand’s mascot Sonic the Hedgehog.
Other legendary games played on Sega consoles worldwide include Streets of Rage, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter.
Sonic, a true legend…
Sonic the Hedgehog is and always will be a legend in gaming and was officially recognised by the Guiness Book of Records as the longest running video game of all time. The little blue speedster began life as a side-scrolling, platform gaming protagonist who, along with his friends, fought to save the world from the peril of the evil genius Dr. Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik.
So popular was the Sonic the Hedgehog series that it has gone on to sell over 80 million physical copies and over 350 million units when combining physical copies and mobile phone downloads.
A vast array of super-fun Sonic games have been released over the years and the character went on to cement his place in pop culture. In fact, the series has also gone on to produce a number of other great spin offs including a long-running comic book series, cartoons, and an anime series.
The Sega gifts range from Paladone
Our range is fantastic for Sega fans, offering a wide variety of gifts and accessories including the super-fun Sega Smartphone Controller, which allows you to play your favourite classic Sega games on your mobile phone.