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Sega Game Gear Console

The Game Gear is an 8-bit fourth generation handheld game console released by Sega on October 6, 1990 in Japan, in April 1991 throughout North America and Europe, and during 1992 in Australia. The Game Gear primarily competed with Nintendo’s Game Boy, the Atari Lynx, and NEC’s TurboExpress. It shares much of its hardware with the Master System, and can play Master System games by the use of an adapter. Sega positioned the Game Gear, which had a full-color back lit screen with a landscape format, as a technologically superior handheld to the Game Boy.

  • Manufacturer- Sega
  • Type – Handheld game console
  • Generation – Fourth generation
  • Release date – JP: October 6, 1990, NA/EU: April 1991, AU: 1992
  • Discontinued – WW: April 30, 1997 (Sega), NA: 2000 (Majesco Entertainment)
  • Units sold – 10.62 million
  • Media – ROM cartridge
  • CPU – Zilog Z80 @ 3.5 MHz
  • Memory – 8kB RAM, 16kB VRAM
  • Display – 3.2-square inch backlit screen
  • Graphics – 160 × 144 pixel resolution, 4096-color palette, 32 colors on-screen
  • Sound – Texas Instruments SN76489, Mono speaker, Headphone jack
  • Power – 6 AA batteries, 3 to 5 hours
  • Dimensions – 210 × 113 × 38 mm
  • Successor – Genesis Nomad

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