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The Sega Saturn is a fifth-generation home console developed and released by Sega on November 22, 1994 in Japan and May 11, 1995 in America. Being the first home console to have a dual core architecture, it is the first Sega console to use CD-ROMs instead of cartridges as its main media source, which is different with its predecessor, the Sega Genesis, which used cartridges. being the second mainstream fifth-generation console the be launched in America after the atrocious Atari Jaguar and preceding the largely successful Sony Playstation. Though being a 32-bit console like its competitor, the Playstation, its graphics are rather lackluster, and couple with the fact with next to none third-party titles during its four month early launch in America to counter the Playstation, caused the system the sell poorly in comparison with the largely successful competitor from Sony and later Nintendo, with their new 64-bit console, the Nintendo 64. Having only sold 9.26 million units, the system is considered a commercial failure. The failure to release a new game in the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise, known internally as Sonic X-treme, is one of the factors being considered for the consoles poor performance.

Although there were a few successful games for the Saturn,  including Nights into Dreams, the Panzer Dragoon series, and the Virtua Fighter series, the console still receives mixed to negative comments and a bad reputation due to the fact that it is hard to develop games for it, which causes limited third-party support.

Saturn games the Nerd has reviewed[]