I’m mainly writing this post to let you know that I went back in time and removed the Jewish Mystic angle from my previous posts. Yes, I’m sorry to admit that I invented the mystic and I really wrote those Top Ten posts. If you already read the lists I recommend that you re-read them as I have fleshed out many of the game descriptions and also added Honorable Mention lists plus lists of classics that were conspicuously missing merely because I have yet to play them. To top off all of that, Scott McFerrin O’Willickers has added screenshots from each of the games so you can see them LIVE AND IN PERSON. And now . . .
SEGA VERSUS NINTENDO
I don’t have a whole lot to say on this topic other than this: the “contest” was never as close as you or I may have believed. Here are some head to head sales numbers for you to wonder at:
Nintendo Entertainment System 62 million vs 13 million SEGA Master System
Super Nintendo Entertainment System 49 million vs 29 million SEGA Genesis
Nintendo 64 33 million vs 9 million SEGA Saturn
Nintendo GameCube 22 million vs 9 million SEGA Dreamcast
As you can see, it was really a whitewash in Nintendo’s favor. Even the SNES vs Genesis battle wasn’t close, which would have been a complete shock to me when I was a young moron looking at video game ads in comic books in the early 90s. I’m not really trying to make any sort of statement here regarding quality or worthiness. I own each of the American-released SEGA consoles and I like them a lot, especially the Dreamcast so I ain’t dissin’.