The Sega Corporation (株式会社セガ Kabushiki gaisha Sega?), pronounced /ˈseɪɡə/ (US/Canada/UK/New Zealand/Australia) and usually stylized as SEGA is a Japanese multinational video game developer, publisher, and hardware development company. The company was originally founded in 1940 in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. as Service Games. The company has manufactured numerous home video game consoles from 1983 to 2001, but financial losses incurred from their Dreamcast console forced the company to restructure itself in 2001, and focus on providing software and video games as a third-party developer. As such many Sega game titles have appeared on Sony and Nintendo consoles in recent years.
Sega's role in The Angry Video Game Nerd
Among the game consoles manufactured by Sega is the extremely popular Sega Genesis, and the Sega Saturn, both made to compete with the Nintendo Entertainment System (Nintendo Famicon in Japan) and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Super Nintendo Famicon in Japan) respectively. Two extensions for the Genesis was made, the Sega CD and the Sega 32X. The Nerd has reviewed both of the add-ons (here and here respectively), and briefly mentioned Sonic the Hedgehog in some of his reviews. He also reviewed Rocky for the SMS.