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Game Gear
Sega game gear
Manufacturer Sega
Released Japan: October 6, 1990

Europe: 1991

North America: 1991

Australia: 1992

Generation Fourth
GPU Zilog Z80
Media Cartridge
Codename Project Mercury
Price $150
Units shipped 11 million
Followed by Sega Nomad
The Game Gear is Sega's first handheld video game console made to compete against the Nintendo Game Boy, but failing. It was supposed to be like a portable Master System, with the same graphics, a color screen, and even some of the games available on the Master System. Sega dropped support for it in early 1997. Even though it had 8-bit graphics and color, it was unable to surpass the success of the Game Boy and its popular titles.
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