Sega wasn't THAT bad - Looking back at the collection of bygone consoles, the Sega Genesis catches a lot more flak than it deserves. We at QD wouldn't go as far as to call it a top tier console, but the myriad of games that debuted on it's platform gave way to some great franchises, not the least of which, Sonic The Hedgehog.
Sonic will turn 30 years old this June, and since it's debut, Sega has followed up with another 24 Sonic titles, selling over 80 million units combined (that's a lot of rings). Better still, in 1991 it was the best selling video game in the world, selling over 15 million copies, the one and only time a Sega game has claimed the title. It wasn't until 2007 where Sega entered a collaboration with Nintendo to bring about the Mario & Sonic Olympic Games (3 games from 2007 to 2011) that the combined micro-series sold 19 million units with the wind of the strong Nintendo cast at their backs.
A strong legacy we all seem to forget. Sonic released on a niche console and found its way into being a household name. It makes you wonder what's in store for the next 30 years of our favorite blue hedgehog.