Fun Fact: The Cheap Hardware That Powered the Sega Genesis

The microprocessor behind the Sega Genesis was the Motorola 68,000. It was the same one in Apple Macintosh computers from 5 years before. It had become inexpensive enough for Sega to become more profitable and developers knew how to use it already which made third parties more likely to develop for it.

Fun Fact: Truth Behind Sega’s Blast Processing

Sega was famous for bragging about “blast processing” on the Sega Genesis versus the Super Nintendo. Later, people who worked for Sega at the time admitted this was mostly just a bunch of bull. The only truth is that the Sega Genesis did have a faster processor than the Super Nintendo.