Nowadays it’s XBOX vs Playstation, a little while ago it was Saturn vs PS1, and while lots of you readers were still wearing diapers , there was the rivalry between the Famicon and the Sega Mega Drive ……let me not get started on the Atari vs Colecovision vs Intellivision debate , because then I start to sound like a digital paleontologist.
Rivalry has always been big in the game console world and it created loyal fans on both sides, but like with any rivalry there had to be some losers and somehow Sega always ended up on the losing site….it wasn’t for the lack of great games , but more for the fact that Sega hardware never really could translate these games for your TV.
When the Sega Saturn was released, we all dreamed of playing Daytona or Virtua fighter, but the reality hit hard when the final product revealed some really bad graphics.
When Sony released an almost perfect version of Tekken and Ridge Racer…the battle was lost already before the fight had even started.
Still as a serious gamer I had both consoles and I still bought the Dreamcast, even though I owned a PS2 and Xbox I really wanted Seaman..maybe the weirdest game ever.
Don’t feel sorry for Sega though, even if they lost the console race, they are doing mighty fine with their software for various consoles and the 3ds, arcade games and other ventures.
Now Anipane, producer of decorative fabric panels has produced Sega inspired shoes under the ANIPPON brand.
They have three models: The Sega Saturn ANIPPON, the Dreamcast ANIPPON and the Megadrive ANIPPON. Size XS (23 ~ 23.5cm), S (25 ~ 25.5cm), M (27 ~ 27.5), L (28 ~ 28.5cm), each price is 7,500 yen (excluding tax). The release date is scheduled for November 2015
They even come in their own uniquely designed box!
So what do you think Sega fans, can you wait till November while you get your Dreamcast out of the closet for another round of Grandia 2?