Back in 2018, SEGA hit a milestone as a company when on December 18 they had been in the third party business for as long as they were in the first party home console business. The first party period spanned 6,470 days (a little under 18 years) and ended officially on March 31, 2001. As such, today marks 20 years since SEGA left the first party home console business, a period which eclipses the time from SEGA’s debut of the SG-1000 in Japan on July 15, 1983 to that fateful day of March 21, 2001.
Some fans have clung onto those early days, bemoaning what has since become of the company, though if you have been following SEGAbits for the past ten plus years you’d know that while we have fond memories of those glory days we believe SEGA is still a great company. In the time since December 18, 2018 we have seen a slew of excellent SEGA and Atlus games, a light return to the home hardware market by way of plug and play consoles like the Genesis Mini and Astro City Mini, oddball items like the Game Gear Micro and the return of Segata Sanshiro and the debut of his son for the company’s 60th anniversary. Suffice to say, SEGA is far from over and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us in 2021 and beyond.Ad: