The Sega Saturn (セガサターン Sega Satān) is a 32-bit video game console that was first released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America, and July 8, 1995 in Europe. The system was discontinued in North America, Europe, and Australia in 1998, and in 2000 in Japan.
While it was popular in Japan, the Saturn failed to gain a similar market share in North America and Europe against Sony's PlayStation and the Nintendo 64, its main competitors.
According to a July 2007 GamePro article, the Saturn sold 9.5 million units worldwide.
In 2009, video game website IGN chose the Saturn to be their 18th best video game console of all time, out of their list of 25.
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