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    Is there a list anywhere of console variations? For example I know that there are many different Atari 2600's, two NES's, two SNES's, 3 Genesis's, etc. There are also special versions of the XBOX such as the Halo and Mountain dew edition. Is there a site the anyone can recommend that would show all console variations?

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    For the world or just the U.S.?

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    I've found useful console information on www.vidgame.net a time or two.

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    I've used the vidgame.net website as well. This makes me curious, does anyone know how many Dreamcast variations there are? I can think of: 1. Original grey/white (whatever it is) Dreamcast. 2. Black sports edition. Also isnt there a sonic variations of the Dreamcast.

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    Well counting the X'Eye and CDX there's 5 Genesises. Probably more crazy obscure things I don't know about :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by DefaultGen View Post
    Well counting the X'Eye and CDX there's 5 Genesises. Probably more crazy obscure things I don't know about :P
    6 if you count the Nomad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by suckerpunch5 View Post
    6 if you count the Nomad!
    Actually 7! Genesis Model 1, 2 and 3, Nomad, CDX, X'Eye, Wondermega... heck we can go on with the Amstrad PCs with a build in Genesis, and isn't there the laserdisc addon?

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    Well, I was thinking about just US released variations. Also, I am not sure I would be counting clones for my records. Just color variations or limited releases or button variations. I used to have two Saturns that were nearly identical except for the buttons were shaped different and had a different font style. I would like information going as far back as probably Atari and up to the most recent systems.

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    www.vidgame.net turned out to be exactly the sort of thing I was looking for. Thank you.

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    Anyone know how many US variations of the Dreamcast there are?

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    I think that there is only the white/grey and the black sports edition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icbrkr View Post
    Actually 7! Genesis Model 1, 2 and 3, Nomad, CDX, X'Eye, Wondermega... heck we can go on with the Amstrad PCs with a build in Genesis, and isn't there the laserdisc addon?
    There's also that IBM PC/Megadrive hybrid. I think it's called TeraDrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesides View Post
    I think that there is only the white/grey and the black sports edition.
    The Resident Evil addition too, and a Christmas one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kedawa View Post
    There's also that IBM PC/Megadrive hybrid. I think it's called TeraDrive.
    Correct. They cost alot if you want to get one though. It was released with outdated hardware... like the processor was two generations behind ,,

    oh yea there's also the Aiwa CSD-D1M, portable CD boombox with a sega cd and Genesis add on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Cow View Post
    The Resident Evil addition too, and a Christmas one.
    Where can I see those at?

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    there were 3 differnt varients on the genesis model one as well:

    originaly with "high definition graphics" and 16 bit
    the one without the high definition graphics but still had 16 bit
    and the third without either. (also made with cheaper plastic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kedawa View Post
    There's also that IBM PC/Megadrive hybrid. I think it's called TeraDrive.
    There's the MegaJet

    http://assembler.emugaming.com/Mega_Jet/mega_jet.html
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    http://assembler.emugaming.com/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarianoutkast85 View Post
    I've used the vidgame.net website as well. This makes me curious, does anyone know how many Dreamcast variations there are? I can think of: 1. Original grey/white (whatever it is) Dreamcast. 2. Black sports edition. Also isnt there a sonic variations of the Dreamcast.
    The only ones I know of for the U.S. are the regular one and the Sega Sports. The only other U.S. release that could even be close to being considered in this category is the Holiday pack that came with red and green controllers, but that was just a normal run-of-the-mill console and from what I recall even the controllers were just off-the-shelf colored pads.

    The Sonic system you're referring to is probably the 10th Anniversary promotional system that was a promotional giveaway in Europe. Some people say Sega of America gave away one (1) of them, too, and that would probably be an NTSC model, but I've never seen any confirmation that it actually happened...would be a pretty damn rare LE if it does exist, though. There's something like 50 of the PAL ones.

    There were a couple other promotional LEs given away by Sega in Europe--specifically in Germany from what I've read--but they were actually airbrush mods (very nice ones) of off-the-shelf consoles so I'm not sure they count in this same category. I've seen ones for ChuChu Rocket, Resident Evil, Jet Set Radio and it seems like at least one other game.

    Now, if you want to get into the Japanese LEs, there was tons of them released over there. I can think of about a dozen off the top of my head and I'm sure there's plenty more that I don't even know about.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweater Fish Deluxe View Post
    The only ones I know of for the U.S. are the regular one and the Sega Sports. The only other U.S. release that could even be close to being considered in this category is the Holiday pack that came with red and green controllers, but that was just a normal run-of-the-mill console and from what I recall even the controllers were just off-the-shelf colored pads.

    The Sonic system you're referring to is probably the 10th Anniversary promotional system that was a promotional giveaway in Europe. Some people say Sega of America gave away one (1) of them, too, and that would probably be an NTSC model, but I've never seen any confirmation that it actually happened...would be a pretty damn rare LE if it does exist, though. There's something like 50 of the PAL ones.

    There were a couple other promotional LEs given away by Sega in Europe--specifically in Germany from what I've read--but they were actually airbrush mods (very nice ones) of off-the-shelf consoles so I'm not sure they count in this same category. I've seen ones for ChuChu Rocket, Resident Evil, Jet Set Radio and it seems like at least one other game.

    Now, if you want to get into the Japanese LEs, there was tons of them released over there. I can think of about a dozen off the top of my head and I'm sure there's plenty more that I don't even know about.


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